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Below are recent news articles from the District, our businesses, local nonprofits, art groups, and our Banner Sponsors.  View our Downtown Calendar to see a list of upcoming events. Subscribe to WHAT'S UP DOWNTOWN to receive these updates via email twice a month! 
The Butterfly Stroll is Taking Shape (or..Taking Wings??)Things are coming together for our 2nd Annual Butterfly Stroll! So far we have 11 Butterfly Inspired creations that will line Main Stree...
Small Business Owner Spotlight: I immigrated from Bangledesh a little over 20 years ago. As an immigrant, I wanted to contribute to my community. Owning my own business...
What IS "The Downtown District" anyways?Have you ever wondered, "just what IS Downtown Manchester?" Perhaps you have seen our logo of the outlined buildings and the tag, "See w...
Sponsor Highlight: The Firestone | Art Studio & CafeThe Firestone Art Studio + Cafe aims to ignite the power of creativity in the local community. The Firestone filled a long-desired n...
Visit Downtown Manchester this Saturday for our 2nd Satu... Head to Downtown Manchester for 2nd Saturday Downtown this weekend!Plan to visit WORK_SPACE on Saturday, April 9th, from 10am to 2pm to ...
Bright Banners & Art Benches Line Main StreetHave you noticed the colorful orange and purple banners lining Downtown Main Street? This year a record number of businesses stepped up ...
Create a Butterfly for the Butterfly Stroll!Create a butterfly for Downtown Manchester's 2nd Annual Butterfly Stroll!  Last year the Butterfly Stroll was a huge success and hundred...
Commissioner Meetings Return to In-PersonThe Downtown Manchester Special Services District is managed by an elected group of volunteers, the Board of Commissioners. The Commissi...
Welcome to the Board, Ryan Fagan!Ryan Fagan is co-owner and head brewer of Urban Lodge Brewing Company. Opened in August 2019, ULBC was created to serve as a welcoming, ...
Welcome to the Board, Sophia Dzialo!According to our ordinances, the Board of Commissioners is tasked with filling mid-term vacancies that arise.  We thank Bob Sulick, of M...

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