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New Website Pages
Downtown's Best People Watching
Carriage House Art Gallery Opening
Earth Hour
Kidlinks Golf Tournament
Website Survey Results
Parking Pay station Q & A
Website Tips and Tricks
Spotlight On: Kathy & Robin Beeck of BIFF


New Website Pages
We have a couple of great new web pages for the community to enjoy at The first is our Happy Hour Page, housing a comprehensive list of Downtown Boulder happy hours in one convenient location, which can also be downloaded as a PDF.

The other newbie is our Sales and Promotions Page. This page features the latest in sales and promotions in downtown and is updated weekly. If your store would like to be added, please email us. We encourage you to check out both of these stellar debuts.


Win $50 Downtown Boulder Gift Card
Did you know that hanging out and people watching is the number one activity in Downtown Boulder? For the inaugural issue of our new magazine: "Downtown- Local Shops Local Stories" we would like to know where you people watch Downtown. Vote for your choice by clicking here. Respondents will be entered into a drawing for a $50 DBI Gift Card.


Carriage House Gallery Opening @ Zing Salon
The Carriage House Homeless Community Center invites you to its first gallery opening of selected work by our homeless artists. Entertainment will be provided by Holly and the Husbands and refreshments will be served. All proceeds from sales of artwork will benefit artists and programs at Carriage House. Location: Zing Salon, Friday, March 28th, 7:30pm - 9:30 pm


Earth Hour
Earth Hour is an international event to raise awareness about energy use. From 8-9 pm on March 29th, cities across the world will participate by turning off lights for one hour in buildings, homes and restaurants. For more information visit


KidLinks Golf Tournament
Help Downtown send special kids to summer camp by participating in the KidLinks Golf Tournament on Wednesday, May 21st at Lake Valley Golf Club.
Downtown businesses can play in the tournament or participate by contributing prizes. To donate a prize or for more information, contact Renae Foxhoven (


Website Survey Results
Thank you to the 683 persons that took our recent online survey rating the Downtown Boulder website. The results showed that 70% primarily use the site for event information and 39% visit for shopping/dining information. When asked satisfaction with the website on a scale of 1 to 5 (1=”Very Unsatisfied”/5=”Very Satisfied”), the average score was 4.1.

Downtown Boulder would also like to congratulate Ellen Buckley of Westminster on winning the $150 gift card drawing of those that took the survey.


Parking Paystation Q & A


Q: What happens if a pay station doesn’t work?

A: The pay stations communicate with the parking division employees to report a problem. The problem will be corrected quickly, but until it is fixed, it is your responsibility to pay another nearby unit.

If you have a specific question you would like answered send an email to


Website Tips and Tricks
Did You Know…

We have a comprehensive section on starting a business in Boulder?

Try it...

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the “biz” icon (shaking hands, 4th row, 2nd column)
  3. On left side, click on “Resource Guide” button

Use the links to navigate and find a wealth of information on starting a business in Boulder!





Easytrack Payroll
Contact: Brian Senjem
4247 Prado Drive | (303) 618-7287

State-of-the-art web based payroll service specifically designed for small businesses with 1-50 employees. Taxes filed for you, direct deposit, Quickbooks import, email reminders, employee online access to paystubs, MBA business quality support, and more.


Contact: Kat Guay
1147 Pearl St. | (303) 449-2199

With deep roots in rock climbing and yoga, prAna designs include performance and lifestyle apparel. PrAna is truly unique in its ability to blend purposeful fabrics and features with contemporary style, creating genuine versatility. PrAna is also known for its contributions to sustainable business practices including use of renewable energy and integration of organic and recycled materials.


Oliv Me & You
Contact: Patti Scott & Jodi Spencer
2043 Broadway| (303) 444-1118
Specializing in Olive Oils from around the world as well as fine foods and gifts. Serving espresso drinks, teas, patries, and ciabattas. Come in and enjoy a European experience right here in Boulder.



BIFF and the Beeck Sisters

As the founders of the Boulder International Film Festival, which just completed it's fourth season in Downtown Boulder, Kathy and Robin Beeck have worked hard to see their dream become the successful reality it is today.

The sisters, who spent their youth dispensing popcorn and movie tickets at now bygone theatres here in Boulder, realized that the silver screen was in their blood. After both spent time in the corporate world, they made the switch to cinema with the documentary "Grandpa's In the Tuff Shed" in 1998 with Kathy as Producer and Robin as Director. They reprised the theme with 2003's " Grandpa's Still in the Tuff Shed".

In 2005, after more than a year of planning, they brought Downtown Boulder the first Boulder International Film Festival. That first year less than 5,000 people attended and by this year more than 13,200 chose to take in more than 50 films, featuring filmmaker Q&A's and the popular opening and closing night galas.

Festival Director Kathy Beeck remarked that "Being Downtown makes it easy for everyone to access venues and receptions and be able to enjoy all the wonderful facilities." With an increase in audience of 65% over last year's festival, this four year old festival just keeps getting bigger and better!

Downtown Boulder salutes Kathy and Robin Beeck for bringing the world of independent film to Boulder. If you would like to become a sponsor or volunteer with the BIFF, visit their website at

Picture of the Week

March 13th - March 30th

This Weekend's Weather

Fri 45/23

Sat 45/20

Sun 51/30

For more information about
an event, click on the title!

Thursday, Mar 13th, 2008
Downtown Community Exchange @ Vectra Bank

Friday, Mar 14th, 2008
27th Anniversary Boulder Bach Festival @ First Methodist
Murder Mystery Dinner @ Hotel Boulderado
Potcheen Folk Band @ Conor O'Neills

Saturday, Mar 15th, 2008
27th Anniversary Boulder Bach Festival @ First Methodist
Anne Sportun Trunk Show @ Art & Soul Gallery

Sunday, Mar 16th, 2008
Anne Sportun Trunk Show @ Art & Soul Gallery
Conor O’Neill’s World’s Shortest St. Paddys Day Parade
Live Music @ West End Tavern
Persian New Year @ Dushanbe Teahouse
Sunday Evening Blues & Happy Hour

Monday, Mar 17th, 2008
A St. Paddy's Day Extravaganza @ Trilogy Wine Bar
The Champagne Chair Tour 2008 @ Design Within Reach

Tuesday, Mar 18th, 2008
2nd Annual Bookclub Night @ Boulder Bookstore
Tuesday Night Jazz & Wine @ Seven on Pearl

Wednesday, Mar 19th, 2008
ClimateSmart Community Dialogue @ Boulder West Senior Center

Friday, Mar 21st, 2008
Murder Mystery Dinner @ Hotel Boulderado
Spring Creek @ Boulder Theater

Saturday, Mar 22nd, 2008
Journey into Rest @ Om Time

Sunday, Mar 23rd, 2008
Easter Brunch Buffet @ Hotel Boulderado
Live Music @ West End Tavern
Sunday Evening Blues & Happy Hour

Tuesday, Mar 25th, 2008
Tuesday Night Jazz & Wine @ Seven on Pearl

Friday, Mar 28th, 2008
Carriage House Art Gallery Opening @ Zing Salon

Saturday, Mar 29th, 2008
10th Art Auction Benefit for Boulder County AIDS Project
Rebecca Folsom Band CD Release @ Boulder Theater

Sunday, Mar 30th, 2008
Live Music @ West End Tavern
Sunday Evening Blues & Happy Hour


13th St Saloon & Steakpit- Steakhouse/Saloon
AMG National Bank - Bank
Arapahoe Animal Hospital - Veterinarian
Bodywork Bistro - Massage
Elixir- Nightclub
Patagonia - Apparel
prAna- Apparel

Applied Trust Engineering - IT Security
Barris Laser and Skin Care - Beauty
Pennyweights- Jewelry

Bacio Gelato - Gelataria
bimbamboo - Asian Cuisine
Cafe Zesta - Cafe
Ku Cha House - Tea
Scotch Corner Pub - Pub

1701 Pearl St.
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