Do Lunch In Style-DOWNTOWN

Whatever you are in the mood for, chances are, downtown Red Deer has something to tickle your fancy! The last few years has produced exciting new developments and opportunities with the revitalization of the downtown district. Specialty shops, expanding arts and entertainment and most importantly, the emergence of variety of restaurants has given this area a new vibrancy and energy. Our ‘small town yet urban city’ can unequivocally boast about its fine upscale restaurants, unique cafes, gourmet coffee shops and flavour focused multi-cultural eateries. To get people reacquainted with the ‘new’ downtown, the Red Deer Downtown Business Association is running a ‘Time for Lunch’ campaign where restaurants are featuring their promotional lunches during the month of June. Knowing my love for food, I was asked to take a culinary tour through downtown. Over the next few weeks, I’ll relate my experiences and share my gastronomic journey through downtown Red Deer. Read more

Lunch…With More

Second in a series of articles on the Downtown Business Association’s Time for Lunch campaign. There’s a time for grabbing a takeout lunch or hitting a chain restaurant with friends, and then there’s a time for treating yourself to the fine dining experience! Continuing with “Time for Lunch” Campaign by the Downtown Business Association, this week, my culinary journey led me through Red Deer downtown restaurants that are waltzing to an elegant tune while boasting some of their best culinary fare. KIA-ORA, La Casa Pergola and Botanica are restaurants of choice if one is looking to enjoy a meal that is authentically prepared using high-quality ingredients and served in an atmosphere of quiet elegance. Read more

A World of Choice

Third and final installment in a series on the Red Deer Downtown business Association’s Time for Lunch campaign. I am on the last mile for my culinary tour through downtown Red Deer. This week, I was treated to some Authentic Greek fare, some traditional Chinese dim sum, and then a walk through International coffee house that offers a taste of food from different regions of the world and finally walk through Grandma’s kitchen at Café Millennium. Read more

DBA To Extend Facade and Shopfront Program

The DBA’s facade and shopfront improvement program has been extended for another year. The project was initiated in 2011, and in this time was a huge success, seeing approximately 90% of the $30 000 allocated to the program being claimed in 2011. Read more

Facade Program Receives More Funding

For the second year, the facade and shopfront improvement program will help businesses of downtown renovate their store fronts. The Board of the Downtown Business Association believes in the program and wishes to continue the successes from last year. They have decided to expand the program by increasing the funds available by $10,000 to a total of $40,000.00. Read more

Great Strides Celebrates Diamond Anniversary with Free Shoes for a Year

Bev Krausher from Great Strides started in hockey before she elegantly walked into the land of gorgeous footwear. Rebels hockey. She was part of the management group responsible for bringing our beloved WHL team to Red Deer. Wanting a change, she knew she was going into business, though she didn’t know what that would look like. Read more

Ten Thousand Villages is On the Move

Ten Thousand Villages is excited to announce that they are moving! The store is relocating from Southpointe Common to the historical Bawtinheimer building on Alexander Way (48 Street). The store will be opening its doors Saturday, March 3rdat its new location at 4925 – 48 Street (across the street from the Millennium Centre Parkade). The new store will have a great fresh new look with more space to accommodate a greater selection of fair trade products. New stock has been arriving and you will want to check it out. The store carries jewellery, scarves, bags, fair trade coffee, teas, spices, chocolate and many other unique items including rugs and musical instruments. Read more

Top Competitors To Cycle in Red Deer

Some of the best in the cycling world will race to Red Deer as part of the inaugural Tour of Alberta Pro Cycling Event in September. The host communities for Alberta’s first international professional cycling event were revealed in Red Deer on Tuesday. The five-stage race begins on Sept. 3 in Edmonton and wraps up on Sept. 8 in Calgary. Red Deer will host the Stage 2 finish on Sept. 5, when cyclists will ride in from Devon, 185 kilometres north of Red Deer. Read more

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