Dear Downtowner,

This afternoon, I want to take a moment to reflect with you on the successes of our Downtown Business Community, particularly a flurry of new businesses that have made strides in the last six months.

We have been so excited to see that in recent months, all but one tiny storefront along East and West Pearl have been filled (excluding Alec’s, which is on hold for the proposed Performing Arts Center). Made Men Barbershop & Lounge and Aerial Moon are two of the latest additions. 

Jo Louise Beauty is on slate to open soon at the corner of Temple and Main. O'Brien's Sports Bar is undergoing an extensive renovation, along with the addition of Odd Fellows Brewing Co. Fuego Bar & Grill (click for coupons) recently opened on that block as well, with a complete renovation where Vietnam Noodle House used to be. 

A new Nashua Gauchos Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse is coming soon, next to the Elm Street Garage, which will also double as the delicious Suzette's Creperie.  Graffiti Paintbar has moved Downtown to 143 Main this past Summer. WineNot Boutique completed a significant expansion last fall. Camaraderie Boutique opened last spring. Our friends at Millyard Brewery have just hosted a soft opening of their new considerably expanded tasting room!

The City Moose Café & Catering company is moving to Downtown Nashua from Derry, to 30 Temple Street. Bobola's Family Restaurant is set to open on Simon Street in early 2018. Rambling House and Talespinner Brewing Company are on slate to open at the 57 Factory Street location. A combo plant/gift/coffee shop has begun to take shape at 100 Main Street, stay tuned for more on this in the coming months!

To make a long story short: businesses are showing their confidence in our Downtown as a great place to expand or get their start!

Housing and lodging starts are well underway too, with the most recent flurry of activity taking place on Marshall Street at the corner of East Hollis, where the groundwork is being laid for over 140 units of workforce housing. Over 180 new apartments are opening at the Lofts 34 project that Brady Sullivan Properties LLC is working on. There is a bid in to the city for a hotel on school street. Another 152 units of market rate apartments are going up on Bridge Street as part of the Residences at Riverfront Landing project.

Downtown Nashua is on a clear upward trajectory, and with the brisk wind of residential development and the strong Southern NH economy at our back, we are poised for these and many other success stories to unfold over the next 2-3 years. You can read more about our recipe for success in NH Business Review, who share that "energy, collaboration and commitment fuel Downtown Nashua's 
revival."

We're looking forward to sharing more on these and other success stories at our upcoming public meeting. I hope you have saved the date, and will be able to join us for our Annual Public Meeting on February 20th at 5:30pm at Nashua City Hall! Each year, we gather to share what we've accomplished together, and how we will set out to build on the successes of our community in the year head! I hope to see you there!

Have a great week!

-Paul

Paul Shea
Executive Director
Great American Downtown
 
 
          
 
 
Photo of the Week
 
 
 
 
Our photo of the week is from today's internship fair at Rivier University! Over 30 area companies and non-profits gathered to meet students and alumni of Rivier today at Memorial Hall. Thanks so much to Rivier for the invitation, and we look forward to continuing to build relationships with students and the University! 

Do you have some great pictures of our vibrant Downtown you'd like to show off? Post them to our Facebook page, or send them to us by email! We love to share images that capture the beauty and excitement of Downtown Nashua.   

Without further ado, here is what's going down and coming up in Downtown Nashua!
 
 
 
 
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
 
 
 
 
 
Girls Night Out
@ Graffiti Paintbar!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6   
6:30-9pm

Create, Sip & Catch up with your Besties. 
Tuesday, Feb. 6th is GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT at GRAFFITI PAINTBAR. Your first drink is INCLUDED! We’ll be painting our popular Haute Couture painting. 
 
 
Click Here to Sign-Up Now!
 
 
 
iUGO's February Social
@ The Flight Center!
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
5:30-7:30pm

iUGO, Nashua's Young Professional Network, will be at The Flight Center on February 7th. Bring your business cards! The monthly social is a great place to meet new people!
 
 
Click Here to RSVP!
 
 
 
Love Yourself! Barre + Shopping & More
@ Camaraderie Boutique!
 
 
 
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8
7-9pm

Local Beauty Barre & Camaraderie Boutique are teaming up for a special Love Yourself event! Join this barre class and private shopping event!
 
 
Click Here to RSVP!
 
 
 
Coffee & Cameras
@ jajaBelle's!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8
10am-12pm

This ongoing series discusses all things cameras, from iPhones to DSLRS. This is ideally intended for moms who would like to learn more about photography so that they can photograph their own children better. Stay tuned as we announce the them for each month.
 
 
Click Here to RSVP!
 
 
 
Women in Business: 
The Ups & Downs of Business
@ CWE New Hampshire
30 Temple Street!
 
 
 
 
 
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8
9am-10:30am

How can you move from the start up to growth phase? How do you identify when you’ve plateaued and determine how to take your business to the next level? What should you do when it may be time to exit your business? Whether you are deciding to launch, grow, or dissolve your business, this forum is for you! Hear from experienced women in business about the good, the bad, and the ugly. The panel of experts will cover every stage of the business cycle:

- Plan
- Start
- Grow
- Plateau
- Uh-oh

Meet the panelists:
Kristin Hardwick of Kristin Hardwick • Photographer
Tricia Utley of American Apothecary
Christine Collins of Bad Penny Factory
Christine Brown of Bella Luna Sleep Consulting
Liz Racioppi of Elizabeth Grady - Nashua

This is a free event, but registration is required. 
 
 
Click Here to Register Now!
 
 
 
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
[Abridged]
presented by the Peacock Players!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Two weekends of performances!

Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield

“PITHIER THAN PYTHON. IRRESISTIBLE.” New York Times

“STUPENDOUS, ANCHORLESS JOY!” The Times of London

“ROLLICKING, FAST-MOVING AND HILARIOUS!” The Guardian

“IF YOU LIKE SHAKESPEARE, YOU’LL LOVE THIS SHOW. IF YOU HATE SHAKESPEARE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SHOW!” The Today Show

All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre. Join this small band of madcap merry-makers as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

Warning: This show is a high-speed roller-coaster type condensation of all of Shakespeare’s plays, and is not recommended for people with heart ailments, bladder problems, inner-ear disorders, outer-ear disorders, Shakespearean scholars with degrees in Elizabethan history, and/or people who do not like to laugh out loud repeatedly for whatever weird reason.
 
 
Click Here to Buy Tickets Now!
 
 
 
Wild Bird Feed Talk
@ Nashua Farmer's Exchance, Inc.
 
 
 
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10
10am-11am

Come and learn about your local wild birds and the feeds that they love! Discuss local bird species that you'll see at your feeder, types of suitable bird feeders and houses, habitat, and the seeds that your birds love!

There will be in-house experts on all things birding--so feel free to come with questions!
 
 
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Poetry Contest: NH Bacon & Beer Festival
@ The Flight Center
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11
1pm-4pm

Since we had so much fun last year we decided to do it again! Chance to win free tickets to NH Bacon & Beer Festival 2018.

Write & recite your best bacon & beer themed poem at The Flight Center on 2/11. Silly, serious, haikus, limericks, quatrain...you decide! Style points are awarded so don't hold back. 

48 beers on tap and bacon are on the menu! 

Check out the recording from last year on The Tap Handle Show podcast. It got really good by round 3. 

Everyone that comes by and hangs out will receive a presale code for advance ticket purchase in March!

Last year it snowed so we have planned for a Snow Date of Feb 18th just incase.
 
 
Click Here to RSVP!
 
 
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
 
 
 
 
Performing Live at Peddler's Daughter...
Pop Farmers!
 
 
 
 
 
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9
9:30pm-12:45am

A great live show at Peddler's Daughter in downtown Nashua!
 
 
Click Here to RSVP!
 
 
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
 
 
 
 
Performing Live at Riverwalk...
House of Waters with Same Size Feet!
 
 
 
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9
8pm-11pm

“In today’s world, there are no musical boundaries,” says Max ZT of House of Waters, a trio that makes those words come alive as they incorporate elements of West-African, jazz, psychedelic, indie rock, classical and world music into their astonishingly unique sound.
Five years after their groundbreaking Revolution, House of Waters now returns with its eponymous follow-up. Featuring Max ZT on hammered dulcimer, Moto Fukushima on six-string bass, and newly added percussionist Argentinian-born Ignacio Rivas-Bixio rounds out the touring trio. The album also features virtuosic cellist Dave Eggar, flautist Sam Sadigursky and the singer Priya Darshini.
 
 
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Performing Live at Fody's Tavern...
Katrina Marie Band!
 
 
 
 
 
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10
10pm-1am

KatrinaMarie-Band LIVE at Fody's Tavern! 

About the band...
DEEP, SOULFUL, VOCALS WITH VERSATILE ACCOMPANIMENT, THAT WILL MAKE YOU QUESTION WHAT DECADE YOU'RE IN.
Katrina Marie (Lead Vocals)
Dave Barber (Guitar / Vocals)
John Libby (Keys / Vocals)
Jon Grogin (Bass / Vocals)
Rich Crowley (Drums)
 
 
Click Here to RSVP!
 
 
 
Performing Live at Dolly Shakers...
BoneShakerz!
 
 
 
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10
8:30pm-12am

Have a rockin' good time at Dolly Shakers! 
 
 
Click Here to RSVP!
 
 
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
 
 
 

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There is always something great happening in Downtown Nashua. In fact, there is so much great stuff going on that we can't fit it all into our newsletter. Make sure to follow along with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and at DowntownNashua.org to make sure you don't miss out! 

See you Downtown!


Paul Shea

This newsletter was created in part by Carolyn Walley, Marketing Coordinator at Great American Downtown Inc. a 501(c)3 Non Profit

If you would like to submit an event to be featured in The Downtowner, or are interested in any other marketing opportunities through Great American Downtown, drop Carolyn a line
 
 
          
 
 
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