First Friday-May 5, 2017

April 10, 2017 mary
Friday, May 5th 6pm-9pm Check out all our shopping experiences by clicking here! Check out all our dining experiences by clicking here! Live Music Line-Up: Star Power Performing Arts @ 2nd and Broad Damascus Road @ 3rd and Broad Stephen McCullough   @ 4th and Broad Alliance Quartet @ 5th and Broad Ed Howard Band in the 600 Block Classic
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First Friday-April 7, 2017

March 13, 2017 mary
Friday, April 7th 6pm-9pm Check out all our shopping experiences by clicking here! Check out all our dining experiences by clicking here! Live Music Line-Up: South Ridge @ 3rd and Broad DieDra the Blues Diva  @ 4th and Broad Sherwood Seven @ 5th and Broad The New Delusions in the 600 Block Classic cars are invited to cruise-in for
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First Friday-March 3, 2017

February 20, 2017 mary
March 3, 2017 From 5pm-7pm, Downtown Gadsden Inc. will be partnering with The United Way to host the fifth annual “Downtown Gadsden Gives Back” event.  This event is to help local, nonprofit organizations make the public more aware of their missions and to have some fun while doing it. Downtown Gadsden Gives Back is for
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First Friday-November 4th

October 10, 2016 mary
Friday, November 4th ***5pm-8pm (Please note the change in time) Check out all our shopping experiences by clicking here! Check out all our dining experiences by clicking here! Classic cars are invited to cruise-in for a beautiful evening!
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First Friday-October 7th

September 6, 2016 mary
Friday, October 7th 6pm-9pm Check out all our shopping experiences by clicking here! Check out all our dining experiences by clicking here! Live Music Line-Up: Andrea Davis @ 3rd and Broad Kings of Swing  @ 4th and Broad 4 in the Fire @ 5th and Broad Carl Brady in the 600 Block Classic cars are invited to cruise-in
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First Friday-September 2nd

August 8, 2016 mary
Friday, September 2nd 6pm-9pm Check out all our shopping experiences by clicking here! Check out all our dining experiences by clicking here! Live Music Line-Up: Cheryl’s School of Rock @ 2nd and Broad Les and Ken @ 3rd and Broad Matt Harvey Band  @ 4th and Broad Foggy Hollow @ 5th and Broad DieDra the Blues Diva in the 600
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First Friday-August 5, 2016

July 7, 2016 mary
Friday, August 5 6pm-9pm Check out all our shopping experiences by clicking here! Check out all our dining experiences by clicking here! Live Music Line-Up: Little Elvis @ 2nd and Broad Zane and Myles Probus @ 3rd and Broad Phillip Dudley  @ 4th and Broad Jeremy Jackson @ 5th and Broad Trading Faces in the 600 Block
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First Friday-July 1, 2016

June 6, 2016 mary
Friday, July 1st 6pm-9pm Check out all our shopping experiences by clicking here! Check out all our dining experiences by clicking here! Live Music Line-Up: Keegan Bost @ 2nd and Broad David Lusk @ 3rd and Broad Stephen McCullough Band  @ 4th and Broad Courtney Linam @ 5th and Broad SkyDogs in the 600 Block Classic cars are invited
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First Friday-June 3rd, 2016

May 9, 2016 mary
Friday, June 3rd 6pm-9pm Check out all our shopping experiences by clicking here! Check out all our dining experiences by clicking here! Live Music Line-Up: Kevin Moore @ 3rd and Broad Mother May I  @ 4th and Broad Kudzu Junkies @ 5th and Broad Gadsden Line Dancers in the 600 Block Classic cars are invited to cruise-in for a
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First Friday-May 6th, 2016

April 4, 2016 mary
Friday, May 6th 6pm-9pm Check out all our shopping experiences by clicking here! Check out all our dining experiences by clicking here! Live Music Line-Up: StarPower Performing Arts @ 2nd and Broad Damascus Road Band @ 3rd and Broad Brooke Danielle Band @ 4th and Broad Alliance Quartet @ 5th and Broad Jess Goggans Band in the
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April First Friday 2016

March 7, 2016 mary
Friday, April 1st 6pm-9pm Check out all our shopping experiences by clicking here! Check out all our dining experiences by clicking here! Live Music Line-Up: Revernd Tex and the Hotrod Revival @ 2nd and Broad South Ridge @ 3rd and Broad New Delusions @ 4th and Broad Zillionaires @ 5th and Broad Classic cars are
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Downtown Gadsden Gives Back March 4, 2016

January 6, 2016 mary
Downtown Gadsden Inc. will be partnering with The United Way to host the fifth annual “Downtown Gadsden Gives Back” event.  This event is to help local, nonprofit organizations make the public more aware of their missions and to have some fun while doing it. Downtown Gadsden Gives Back is for nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) title. 
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Home Page Intro Text

October 9, 2015 mpanik
Downtown Gadsden Inc. is a nonprofit community partnership dedicated to fostering the economic development of Downtown Gadsden through a comprehensive process of revitalization that seeks to protect, enhance and promote its architecture and historical heritage.
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September Third Thursday

August 24, 2015 mary
Courtney Linam Music September 17th 6pm-8pm   To learn more about Courtney Linam Music, check out their Facebook by clicking here! We invite you to grab your coolers, dinner and a lawn chair and join us at the water wall – between the Pitman Theatre and Senior Activity Center – Gates open at 5:00pm and the
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August Third Thursday

July 20, 2015 mary
Diedra the Blues Diva August 20th 6pm-8pm To learn more about Diedra, check out her website by clicking here! We invite you to grab your coolers, dinner and a lawn chair and join us at the water wall – between the Pitman Theatre and Senior Activity Center – Gates open at 5:00pm and the free
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July Third Thursday!

June 23, 2015 mary
Charlie and the Foxtrots July 16th 6pm-8pm @ The Waterwall   Based out of Nashville, TN Charlie and the Foxtrots is a meeting of seven musical minds.  A melting pot of sounds, Charlie and the Foxtrots draw on its member’s influences to create poppy, energetic writing intertwined with country/folk instrumentation reminiscent of Fleet Foxes, Mumford
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June Third Thursday!

May 26, 2015 mary
Peanut & Rush – Two of a Kind June 18th 6pm-8pm   With Desiree “Peanut” Fitts on Vocals, and Acoustic Guitar and Earnest “Rush” Smith on Guitar, this awesome acoustic duo from Birmingham, AL is sure to bring an evening of fun! Two of a Kind’s style of music is a captivating blend of Motown,
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Third Thursday!

May 8, 2015 mary
Delnora Reed May 21 6pm-8pm We invite you to grab your coolers, dinner and a lawn chair and join us at the water wall – between the Pitman Theatre and Senior Activity Center – Gates open at 5:00pm and the free concert will begin at 6pm.  Seating is on a first come, first serve basis
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Girls Night Out!

April 2, 2015 mary
May 7 6pm-9pm It’s that time again ladies!  Gather up your friends and make your plans.  Several merchants will be open late with special promotions, refreshments, live music and unique events within their stores.  After you’ve shopped till you drop, the restaurants will be ready to serve you a wonderful dinner and make sure to
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Spring Fling and Easter Things

March 19, 2015 mary
Saturday March 28th 11am-2pm   Bring the family and enjoy all things spring! Let the kids enjoy activities at Imagination Place and the GMA: Gadsden Museum of Art! Check out the eggs hidden on Broad Street! Hop to the shops and check out the great deals at the merchants! Enjoy lunch! Look for the Kidspot
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Pub Crawl!

February 25, 2015 mary
March 17th The event will kick off at Back Forty Beer Co. at 5:30 pm. The other bars and restaurants participating are: Back Forty Beer Company Jefferson’s Blackstone Pub and Eatery Tre Ragazai’s Italian Cafe  Mater’s Pizza and Pasta Emporium Chestnut Station Old Havana Cigar Bar The Tavern King’s Olive Oil Co. The Courtyard The
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Girls Night Out

February 9, 2015 mary
Thursday February 19th 5pm-9pm Ladies, book your babysitter, tell your husband he’s having leftovers for dinner, round up your friends and get ready for a fun girls night out!   Downtown Stores will be open late with special promotions just for you! Several stores will be serving refreshments! And don’t miss the unique events being offered by
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8th Annual Chili Cook-Off

December 18, 2014 mary
Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 7, 2015 for the 8th Annual Downtown Gadsden Chili Cook-off!  Are you interested in participating as a cook?  Pick up your application at the DGI office at 635 Broad Street or check it out on the Downtown Gadsden facebook event page! The cooks will begin arriving around 7:00am so
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Snacks with Santa

November 24, 2014 mary
December 13 10am-Noon at the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts   Children will have a chance to visit with Santa and enjoy cookies and milk.  The Sugar Plum Fairies from the Downtown Gadsden Dance Conservatory will be there and parents are encouraged to bring your cameras to capture that moment of your little
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Downtown Gadsden Presents: Girls Night Out

November 3, 2014 mary
Thursday, November 20th 5pm-9pm Book your babysitter, put a meal in the Crock-pot for the family at home, round up your friends and come out for a night of fashion, food, fun and friends!  Several of our merchants will be open late with special promotions, refreshments, and unique events within their stores. What a perfect time
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Howl-O-Weenie Paw-ty

October 23, 2014 mary
Saturday, October 25th Don’t miss out on the fun as our furry friends come dressed in their finest Halloween attire.  Registration begins at 9:00am at the corner of 4th and Broad Streets and there is a $5 fee per animal to enter.  All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society Pet Rescue and Adoption Center.  Not
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Third Thursday

September 22, 2014 mary
Delnora Reed October 16th 6pm-8pm at the Pitman Theatre   Delnora Reed is an Entertainer based out of Nashville, Tennessee. She has been performing her signature blend of roots, country and folk music across the country since she was a teenager, continuing a long and distinguished family tradition in music.   Throughout her career she
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Third
Thursday

August 22, 2014 mary
Kelli Johnson September 18th 6pm-8pm @ The Water Wall When Kelli Johnson sings, people listen. She grabs your attention with a voice so clear and haunting you are drawn in and held captive. She mesmerizes crowds with her heartfelt and emotional performance style, and leaves them wanting more. Her songwriting is honest and heartfelt. She
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Third Thursday

July 21, 2014 mary
New Delusions August 21st 6pm-8pm @ The Water Wall The New Delusions are a diverse group of local musicians. Each member contributes their own personality and styles into Country, Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Motown, covering favorite hits. We invite you to grab your coolers, dinner and a lawn chair and join us at the
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Third Thursday

June 27, 2014 skinny
July 17 6:00 – 8:00pm  (gates open at 5:00) At the Water Wall between the Pitman Theatre and the Senior Activity Center Nashville-born Charlie and the Foxtrots is a meeting of seven musical minds.  starting in January 2013, Chas Wilson (vocals/guitar) recruited each of the “foxtrots” one by one into the current line up:  James
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Third Thursday

May 16, 2014 mary
Peanut & Rush-Two of a Kind June 19th 6 pm-8 pm @ The Water Wall between the Pitman Theater and the Senior Activity Center An awesome acoustic duo from Birmingham, AL!  Two of a KIND’s style of music is a captivating blend of Motown, R&B, and Jazz fused together with a touch of Rock. Performances
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Third Thursday

May 5, 2014 mary
Jim Dawg Parks May 15 6-8 pm @ The Water Wall between the Pitman Theater and the Senior Activity Center     The Jim “Dawg” Parks Band is one of the most versatile groups on the music circuit today. The Jim Dawg Parks Band is best known for their ability to perform various musical styles
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Party with a Purpose

May 2, 2014 mary
Sunday May 4th 4 pm Pitman Theater   This family friendly event will raise money to go towards continued renovations of one of downtown Gadsden’s historical landmarks, The Pitman Theater.  Come join us  for some fun and don’t miss the opportunity to hear from some of the area’s finest musicians:   Randy Sitz Gary Linam
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Celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday!

February 6, 2014 mary
Thursday April 24, 2014 and Friday, April 25, 2014  Don’t miss the entertainment as we enjoy the fast paced review of Shakespeare’s works in “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abirdged” at the Pitman Theatre! Tickets will be $4.50 and all proceeds will go to the continued work at the Pitman! More information coming soon!
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7th Annual Chili Cook-Off

December 30, 2013 mary
Saturday February 1, 2014 In front of Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts Deadline to enter is January 27th Entry fee is $40 Entry fee includes 2 T-Shirts.  Additional shirts can be purchased for $5   Prize money will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. A crowd favorite will also be
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Old Havana Cigar Now Open!

November 25, 2013 mary
Check out the newest business in historic downtown Gadsden! Old Havana Cigar Bar has expanded from Georgia with the new store located at 438 Chestnut Street in downtown Gadsden. Give them a call at 256-444-7291. Their store hours are Monday-Saturday from 11am to 11pm.  Old Havana stores boast more than 800 facings of Premium Cigars,
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Sunset Sips 2013

October 17, 2013 mary
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King's Olive Oil Company Now Open!

October 17, 2013 mary
Located at 618 Broad Street 256.459.4719   Tuesday-Friday:  10am-6pm Saturday: 10am-3pm   King’s Olive Oil Company is an olive oil and vinegar tasting room. With over 40 flavors of olive oil and vinegar, we guarantee to have the broadest selection of the finest and freshest oils.  
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Sunset Sips

September 17, 2013 mary
October 15, 2013 5:30pm-7:30pm  The Memorial Bridge will be closed providing the perfectly unique venue for a night full of fun with friends over the Coosa River watching the sunset.   Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by the Fish Market, Back Forty Beer Company and The Stone Market will provide beverages and Frios Gourmet Pops
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It's Fashion Week in Downtown Gadsden

September 10, 2013 mary
It’s fashion week this week!  So bring yourself Downtown and find the style that fits your personality!  We have it all!  Summer sales, new fall, shoes, handbags, jewelry and other accessories to bring the perfect outfit together!  Fashion for all ages and all styles!  You don’t have to go to the big city to take
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Welcome to Downtown Gadsden

August 19, 2013 mary
Uptown Home Fine Consignment & Gifts   Located at 632 Broad Street Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am-3pm Downtown Gadsden would like to welcome its newest addition, Uptown Home Fine Consignment & Gifts.  Stop in and visit them and find treasures of the past.  They have seasonal rooms and gifts for everyone.  If you
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Frios Gourmet Pops Now Open!

August 6, 2013 mary
414 Broad Street is now the new home of Frios Gourmet Pops!   Frios are hand-made frozen pops made from locally grown fruits, vegetables and dairy products, whenever possible.  They began on Broad Street selling from a stand between Blackstone and Tre Ragazzi.  The demand was so high, the need for a store came very
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Live, Laugh and Love New Location

July 25, 2013 mary
  Now located at 116 Court Street   Gifts for Every Occasion – Jewelry, Custom & Personalized Items, Wedding Gifts,  Inspirational Items, Engraving, Custom t-shirts, Vinyl & Heat Press!! Natural Life, Mud Pie, Paparte, Willowbrook and Tony Bowls!!  Stop by and visit them at their new home and see all the wonderful things they have
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Welcome to Downtown Gadsden!

July 9, 2013 mary
Churchill’s Antique Mall Located at 612 Broad Street Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (256) 613-2874   Downtown Gadsden would like to welcome our newest addition, Churchill’s Antique Mall!  If you haven’t been by to check out their treasures you should!  Antiques, vintage, collectibles and much, much, more. Merchandise is added all week every week.  To see some great
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Restaurant Spotlight of the Week

July 2, 2013 mary
The Coffee Well Located at 124 Court Street 256.547.4446 Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Sat: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm   The Coffee Well offers a complete coffee house experience with fresh brewed coffee and espresso drinks, pastries and desserts. In addition to being a coffee house we are a cafe with
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Restaurant Spotlight of the Week

June 25, 2013 mary
Blackstone Pub and Eatery Located at 525 Broad Street (256) 543-7473 Mon: 4:30 pm – 1:30 am Tue – Fri: 11:30 am – 1:30 am Sat: 6:30 pm – 1:30 am   Blackstone is now open for lunch!! Tuesday-Friday starting at 11:30am, stop by for some great Pizza fresh off the stone, awesome quesadillas, and
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Restaurant Spotlight of the Week

June 18, 2013 mary
Mater’s Pizza & Pasta Emporium Located at 329 Locust Street 256.547.2556 Monday-Thursday: 11am-9pm Friday & Saturday: 11am-10pm   Welcome to Mater’s Pizza & Pasta Emporium, home of the 7 pound Better Boy pizza.  At Mater’s we make our dough from scratch, make our pizza sauce, blend our cheese, and use the very best toppings available. 
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Restaurant Spotlight of the Week

June 11, 2013 mary
The Choice “Your Family Restaurant”  Located at 531 Broad Street  256-546-9055  Monday-Friday:  6am-2pm Saturday:  Closed Sunday:  11am-2pm   A great hometown Restaurant!  The Choice offers a  “meat and three” menu with a rotation of daily specials.  They also have great sandwiches, salads and desserts.  Bring in the family and enjoy the historic value!  Old photos
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Restaurant Spotlight of the Week

June 4, 2013 mary
Jefferson’s  Located at 529 Broad St  256-546-4112  SUN-WED 11am-10pm Thur-Sat 11am-11pm     People love their huge juicy Burgers, fresh gulf oysters and world famous delicious wings. Click here to visit their website and check out their menu and daily specials!      
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Restaurant Spotlight of the Week

May 28, 2013 mary
Tre Regazzi’s Italian Café Located at 519 Broad Street 256.543.2726 Mon – Thu: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Sun: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm   They offer great hometown Italian.  Pizza with homemade dough made fresh daily, calzones and subs, pastas, salads, and great desserts! Tre Regazzi’s
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Restaurant Spotlight of the Week

May 20, 2013 mary
SugarBakers  “A Southern Bakery and Deli”  Located at 203 North 3rd Street  256.467.4022  Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm Saturday 10am-2pm   Step back to a time where things are made from “scratch”.  They serve fresh tossed salads, sandwiches and hand-patted burgers, with freshly baked bread, old-fashioned soups, and lots of “scratch” desserts. SugarBakers invites you to stop by
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Blooms on Broad!

May 13, 2013 mary
DGI would like to welcome our newest member, Blooms on Broad!   Located at 428 Broad Street, they offer fresh cut  flowers, other beautiful floral arrangements and great gift items! Everyone take some time to go visit Blooms on Broad and see everything they have to offer!         Tuesday-Friday 10:00-5:00 Saturday 10:00-2:00
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Happy Mother's Day

May 2, 2013 mary
    We just wanted to wish all the Moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day!!  Here is a little poem for all of you!     “Happy Mothers Day”   “Happy Mother’s Day means more than have a happy day. Within those words lie lots of things We never get to say. It means
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"Party With a Purpose at the Pitman"

April 11, 2013 mary
On Sunday, April 28 beginning at 4:00p.m., make plans to join your friends at “Party with a Purpose at The Pitman.”
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Third Thursday 2017

March 13, 2013 Michael Ray
Grab your coolers, dinner and a lawn chair and join us at the water wall – between the Pitman Theatre and Senior Activity Center – every third Thursday of the month from May to October, 6pm-8:00pm.  Kick back and enjoy great music in this relaxing atmosphere! May 18 – Kelli Johnson June 15 – Courtney
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SHOP LOCAL! SHOP HISTORIC DOWNTOWN GADSDEN!

December 23, 2012 skinny
When you shop local, you are keeping your hard earned dollars in our community!  That means better police and fire protection, better schools and better roads.  Isn’t that what we all want?  Our locally owned and operated businesses in historic downtown Gadsden thank you for your support!  We ask that you THINK LOCAL FIRST for
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APRIL FIRST FRIDAY!

December 23, 2012 skinny
April 5 is First Friday!  If you grew up around here, you will probably remember the miracle ointment, Cumarindine!  It was great on burns, cuts, scrapes, stomach ulcers and much, much more!  We are proud to help kick off the “re-birth” of Cumarindine so come on down and check it out! Entertainment for First Friday
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Happy New Year!

December 23, 2012 skinny

 Downtown Gadsden, Inc. and your downtown merchants wish you a HAPPY 2013!  We are looking forward to a wonderful new year with great things in store for you!  Get ready for the new banners that will be on the lamp posts and Shop*Sip*Eat*Play*Learn LOCAL again in 2013!

Happy New Year!!!!

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SHOP LOCAL!

November 27, 2012 skinny
 If half the employed population spent $50 each month in a locally owned independent business, it would generate $42.6 billion in revenue.*   For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.  If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here.
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SHOP LOCAL!

November 27, 2012 skinny

 If half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue*.

For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.  If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here.  Spend it online and NOTHING stays

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SHOP LOCAL!

November 27, 2012 skinny

 If half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue*.

For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.  If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here.  Spend it online and NOTHING stays

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SHOP LOCAL!

November 27, 2012 skinny

 If half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue*.

For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.  If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here.  Spend it online and NOTHING stays

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SHOP LOCAL!

November 27, 2012 skinny

 If half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue*.

For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.  If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here.  Spend it online and NOTHING stays

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SNACKS WITH SANTA

November 27, 2012 skinny
 Bring the kids to the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts on Saturday morning, December 15 for “Snacks with Santa”, sponsored by The University of Alabama, Gadsden Center.  Santa will be there from 10:00am – noon and we’ll have cookies and milk for the kids. While you’re there, don’t miss the Festival of Trees
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Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

November 20, 2012 skinny
Head to beautiful and historic downtown Gadsden on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday this weekend!    Come and enjoy a leisurely shopping experience where you will deal directly with the owners of the locally owned shops. Then take a break and have lunch in one of our great restaurants.  If you’re looking for nightlife,
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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 20, 2012 skinny

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We'll be looking for you downtown on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!  Get your Christmas shopping done at our great stores and boutiques and have lunch at our wonderful restaurants!   

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 20, 2012 skinny

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We'll be looking for you downtown on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!  Get your Christmas shopping done at our great stores and boutiques and have lunch at our wonderful restaurants!   

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 20, 2012 skinny

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We'll be looking for you downtown on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!  Get your Christmas shopping done at our great stores and boutiques and have lunch at our wonderful restaurants!   

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Sunset Sips!

September 10, 2012 skinny
Join us for a fun fundraiser on the Memorial Bridge on Tues., October 16th!  We’ll start at 5:30 and end at 7:30.  Tickets are $40 and we will have hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages provided by The Fish Market and The Stone Market. Of course we will have libations from the Back Forty Beer Company.
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First Friday, September 7

July 2, 2012 brittany
Meet up with old friends and make new ones as you enjoy the night in beautiful downtown Gadsden! SHOP, SIP, EAT, PLAY, LEARN! Classic Cars! Buggies, Buses and Beetles in the 600 block! Live Entertainment: Kate Falcon at 3rd Street five foot something at BB&T, 4th Street One Ton Tomato at Mary G. Hardin Center
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July First Friday

July 2, 2012 brittany
Join us for First Friday on July 6th, 6-9pm! Merchants will be open late with specials and sales, enjoy great eats from the downtown restaurants or street vendors and rock into the night with entertainment from: A Tribute to Boogie McCain at BB&T Bank, Valley Road at the Center for Cultural Arts, mr. blackwell's PETTY THIEVES at 301 Broad, The
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Third Thursday, June 21 - PEANUT!

May 22, 2012 skinny
 Bring your lawn chair, your dinner and cooler and enjoy one of our favorite musicians, Desiree Fitts, known to us as Peanut on Thursday, June 21 from 6:00pm til dark at the water wall next to the Pitman Theatre in historic downtown Gadsden!
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Small Business Saturday - November 24th

April 10, 2012 skinny
Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. Last year, over one hundred million people* came together to Shop Small® in their communities on Small Business Saturday®. Enrollment for the American Express $25 Statement Credit Cardmember Offer opens November 18. For more information visit: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/Shop-Small/
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Pro Angler Clay Dyer shares Life Philosophy at DGI Annual Meeting

March 13, 2012 brittany
The Messenger Friday, March 09, 2012 by Chris McCarthy http://gadsdenmessenger.com/  Clay Dyer did not carve out a successful career as a successful angler by seeking sympathy or assistance due to his physical challenges.  Born without lower limbs a left arm and a partial right arm, the Hamilton native was the keynote speaker at Downtown Gadsden’s
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March First Friday Canceled

March 2, 2012 brittany

Gadsden Times Staff Reports

Tonight’s First Friday has been canceled because of the threat of severe weather.

Downtown Gadsden Inc. Director Kay Moore said the decision was made following consultations with the Gadsden-Etowah Emergency Management Agency.

The next First Friday will be April 6.


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Non-Profit First Friday slated for March 2nd

February 9, 2012 brittany
 Downtown Gadsden, Inc. and the United Way of Etowah County have partnered together for “Downtown Gives Back: Non-profit First Friday” on March 2nd, 2012, 5-8pm. Participating United Way agencies will setup at First Friday with games and activities. Downtown merchants and First Friday food vendors will give a proceed of their sales from that night
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Chili Cook-off Winners Announced!

February 9, 2012 brittany
The 5th Annual Downtown Gadsden Chili Cook-Off took place Saturday, February 4, 2012. The event was a huge success with more than 400 attendees that came out to taste the various chili recipes from 24 participating teams. Upon a blind judging by eight judges, scores were tallied and the winners were chosen. They are as
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Help support DGI on Alabama Gives Day!

January 31, 2012 brittany
 http://www.razoo.com/story/Downtown-Gadsden
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Downtown Gadsden Shows Growth in 2011

January 4, 2012 Michael Ray
By Andy PowellTimes Staff Writer Despite a slow economy, downtown Gadsden showed growth in 2011 with 13 new businesses opening, according to Brittany Abrams Megois, marketing and development manager for Downtown Gadsden Inc. One business closed during the year, Megois said, so there was a net gain of 12 businesses downtown. That does not includes
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5th Annual Downtown Gadsden Chili Cook-off

December 7, 2011 brittany
The date is set… Join us on Saturday, February 4th for our 5TH Annual Chili Cook-off in historic downtown Gadsden! Start preparing your best chili recipes and get your teams ready for this “spicy” competition! We will begin taking registrants soon! Download Application: Chili Cookoff Application 2012
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Christmas Open House

November 11, 2011 ashley
Don't miss Christmas Open House Thursday, November 17 - Saturday, November 19. Call DGI at 256.547.8696 for details.
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