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June 25, 2020

DTP Announces Two New Grants to Assist Businesses

  DTP Announces Two New Grants to Assist Businesses DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, June 25, 2020 – To help businesses in the downtown Business Improvement District (BID) overcome financial, marketing and operational challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Downtown Tucson Partnership has teamed up with Pima County to create the Downtown Outdoor Café Grant and Downtown Rebound Grant […]

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June 22, 2020

Pima County Partnering with DTP to Distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Pima County Partnering with DTP to Distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, June 22, 2020 – On June 19, the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted to enact a countywide public health protection resolution requiring the wearing of face coverings when in public if six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained. The […]

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June 25, 2020

DTP Announces Two New Grants to Assist Businesses

  DTP Announces Two New Grants to Assist Businesses DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, June 25, 2020 – To help businesses in the downtown Business Improvement District (BID) overcome financial, marketing and operational challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Downtown Tucson Partnership has teamed up with Pima County to create the Downtown Outdoor Café Grant and Downtown Rebound Grant […]

June 18, 2020

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Now Available for Downtown Businesses

  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Now Available for Downtown Businesses   Pima County officials realize that some businesses may need support in acquiring non-medical PPE (face masks, sanitizer, and gloves) for employees until supply chains stabilize. With that, Pima County and Downtown Tucson Partnership will begin distributing PPE to local downtown businesses located in the […]

June 10, 2020

Ninth and Final Gift Card Round Goes Live Friday at 9 a.m.

  Ninth and Final Gift Card Round Goes Live Friday at 9 a.m. DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, June 10, 2020 – Get set for the ninth and final round of Downtown Tucson Partnership’s hugely successful DTP Gift Card Incentive Program starting at 9 a.m. Friday, June 12. Sponsors of this “Community Round,” which will make 800 […]

June 2, 2020

A Message from the Downtown Tucson Partnership

  Like so many in our community and across the country, the Downtown Tucson Partnership is deeply disturbed by the tragic loss of George Floyd and support the peaceful expression of our community members to publicly grieve, voice their thoughts and opinions, and demand justice. As an organization made up of businesses and non-profits located […]

May 20, 2020

Holualoa Companies keeps DTP Gift Card Incentive Program going strong!

  Holualoa Companies keeps DTP Gift Card Incentive Program going strong! DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, May 20, 2020 – The DTP Gift Card Incentive Program continues with another round of gift cards thanks to the generous support of Holualoa Companies. Holualoa Companies steps up to sponsor Round 8 scheduled to be released this Friday, May 22 […]

May 19, 2020

El Rio Health Provides Testing for Downtown Ambassadors

  El Rio Health Provides Testing for Downtown Ambassadors DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, May 19, 2020 – Professionals from El Rio Health provided COVID-19 testing for the Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) Clean and Safe team last Thursday. DTP is thrilled to announce that all tests came back negative and 23 healthy crew members remain on the […]

May 13, 2020

Downtown Tucson Apartments in partnership with Presidio Tucson Sponsor Lunch Hour Round of DTP Gift Card Incentive Program – Friday, May 15 at noon!

  Downtown Tucson Apartments in partnership with Presidio Tucson Sponsor Lunch Hour Round of DTP Gift Card Incentive Program – Friday, May 15 at noon! DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, May 13, 2020 – Downtown Tucson Apartments in partnership with Presidio Tucson are stepping up to sponsor Round 7 of the DTP Gift Card Incentive Program. Round […]

May 6, 2020

Rio Nuevo Sponsors Happy Hour Round of DTP Gift Card Incentive Program – Friday, May 8 at 5 p.m.!

  Rio Nuevo Sponsors Happy Hour Round of DTP Gift Card Incentive Program – Friday, May 8 at 5 p.m.! DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, May 6, 2020 – Rio Nuevo responds to public demand by sponsoring another round of the DTP Gift Card Incentive Program. Round 6 goes live Friday, May 8 at 5 p.m. “Numerous […]

April 23, 2020

Thank you to our Safety and Maintenance Ambassadors

  Thank you to our Safety & Maintenance Ambassadors Kathleen Eriksen, President & CEO During these difficult times, it is the frontline workers who keep Downtown Tucson clean, safe and beautiful. The work these people do is difficult but essential, so we offer them a heartfelt thank you as they shoulder a heroic burden. We […]

April 22, 2020

Another 1,000 Gift Cards Sold and $35,000 raised in just 13 Minutes!

  Another 1,000 Gift Cards Sold and $35,000 raised in just 13 Minutes! DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, April 22, 2020 – Round 4 of the DTP Gift Card Incentive Program sells out again – this time in just 13 minutes! Round 3 and 4 of the program were generously sponsored by HSL Properties who incentivized an […]

April 20, 2020

More Sponsors Needed to Keep Gift Card Program Momentum Going

  More Sponsors Needed to Keep Gift Card Program Momentum Going DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, April 20, 2020 – The Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) is looking for additional sponsors to keep its wildly successful DTP Gift Card Incentive Program going. In three sold-out rounds, 3,000 gift cards to more than 60 participating downtown businesses have been sold, infusing $105,000 […]

April 17, 2020

1,000 Gift Cards Sold in Less Than 15 Minutes!

  1,000 Gift Cards Sold in Less Than 15 Minutes! DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, April 17, 2020 – Round 3 of the Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) Gift Card Incentive Program sold out in less than 15 minutes this morning! That’s right, 1,000 cards sold and $35,000 raised in less than 15 minutes! This brings the grand total […]

April 15, 2020

DTP Releases Third Round of the Gift Card Incentive Program with Help from HSL Properties

  DTP Releases Third Round of the Gift Card Incentive Program with Help from HSL Properties DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, April 15, 2020 – Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) is stepping up again to infuse cash into the downtown community through the DTP Gift Card Incentive Program, this time with help from HSL Properties. The great success of […]

April 9, 2020

DTP Releases Second Round of the Gift Card Incentive Program with Help from Rio Nuevo

  DTP Releases Second Round of the Gift Card Incentive Program with Help from Rio Nuevo DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, April 9, 2020 – Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) is stepping up again to infuse cash into the downtown community through the DTP Gift Card Incentive Program, this time with help from Rio Nuevo. The great success of the […]

April 3, 2020

DTP Infuses Cash Into the Downtown Community

  DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, April 3, 2020 – Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) is stepping up during this challenging time to infuse cash into the downtown community through the DTP Gift Card Incentive Program. Buy a $25 gift card from the Downtown Tucson Partnership for use at your favorite downtown business and receive a free $10 bonus. That’s […]

March 20, 2020

City Waiving Public Transit Fees During COVID-19

  City Waiving Public Transit Fees During COVID-19 Tucson, AZ, March 20, 2020 – To help support our community and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Tucson will make the following changes to transit services: Beginning Saturday, March 21, 2020, the City of Tucson will waive the fares on Sun Tran, Sun Link […]

March 13, 2020

Stay Safe and Support Downtown Businesses

    Stay Safe and Support Downtown Businesses Kathleen Eriksen, President & CEO   The safety of Downtown Tucson residents, workers, and visitors is of the utmost importance to the Downtown Tucson Partnership. We want you to know that we are monitoring all recommendations and updates from government officials surrounding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), and we […]

February 27, 2020

City High School partnership with Watershed Management Group and Downtown Tucson Partnership

  City High School partnership with Watershed Management Group and Downtown Tucson Partnership City High School with Watershed Management Group received a NOAA Recharge the Rain grant to create community resilience and green infrastructure.  City High teacher Jennifer Knochel says “This grant is important for our students because it empowers them to be leaders and […]

February 12, 2020

Haiku Hike Literary Contest Now Open

  Haiku Hike Literary Contest Now Open This year’s theme is “Living in the Present Moment” DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, February 12, 2020 – Calling all creatives, writers and aspiring poets from the Old Pueblo and beyond! The Downtown Tucson Partnership together with the University of Arizona Poetry Center are proud to announce the 2nd annual […]

February 4, 2020

Rio Nuevo Tucson Craft Beer Crawl returns downtown on February 15

  Rio Nuevo Tucson Craft Beer Crawl returns downtown on February 15. Featuring 12 local venues and over 30 craft brewers in this walkable downtown festival that raises thousands for local non-profits. January 22, 2020 (TUCSON, AZ) – On February 15, downtown Tucson will be ‘crawling’ with craft beer fans for the return of the […]

January 11, 2020

6th Annual Tucson Jazz Festival

  6th Annual Tucson Jazz Festival Presented by HSL Properties TUCSON, AZ – The 6th annual TUCSON JAZZ FESTIVAL has been announced with some of the biggest names in jazz arriving to perform on stages all over the city. The 11-day TUCSON JAZZ FESTIVAL January 10-20, 2020, is presented by HSL PROPERTIES and features headliners […]

January 10, 2020

2020 Dillinger Days

2020 Dillinger Days Dillinger Days Speakeasy WHEN: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm WHERE: Hotel Congress, 311 East Congress Street, Tucson, Arizona 85701 WHO: Ages 21 and older COST: Tickets are $45 each Dillinger Days weekend begins with the Dillinger Speakeasy, an exclusive Hotel Congress experience to travel back to the 1930s. Celebrate the first night of Dillinger Day’s weekend with tastings […]

December 19, 2019

Final holiday movie of the season in Downtown Tucson

  This Friday Wraps Up Outdoor Holiday Movie Series Downtown , ‘Friday Food, Fun and Flix’ DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, December 19, 2019 – The Friday Food, Fun and Flix holiday movie series lit up the big screen on Fridays this December with a series of family-friendly flicks downtown. Families flocked to the events, which features […]

December 16, 2019

10th Annual Downtown Window Decorating Competition

  Vote for your favorite holiday window display Downtown Businesses Compete in the Holiday Window Decorating Competition DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, December 16, 2019 – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Downtown Tucson! Downtown businesses are decorating their storefront windows for the holidays, vying for the distinction of best dressed window. Grand prize […]

December 10, 2019

Free Outdoor Holiday Movie Series Downtown, ‘Friday Food, Fun and Flix’

  Free Outdoor Holiday Movie Series Downtown, ‘Friday Food, Fun and Flix’ DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, December 10, 2019 – The Friday Food, Fun and Flix holiday movie series lit up the big screen on Friday to kick off a series of family-friendly flicks downtown. Families flocked to the event, which features a gigantic screen in […]

November 29, 2019

Downtown Tucson Small Business Saturday: Shop small & give the gift of downtown

  Shop small & give the gift of downtown Downtown merchants launch holiday season with Small Business Saturday DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, November 29, 2019 – Headed downtown for the 25th Annual Parade of Lights & Festival on Saturday? Come early, ride the streetcar for free, and grab some great deals from local merchants as part […]

November 27, 2019

Entertainment Lineup for the Mister Car Wash 25th Annual Parade of Lights

  A multicultural celebration of music, culture and light! Don’t miss the Mister Car Wash 25th Annual Parade of Lights & Festival on November 30 DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, November 26, 2019 – Celebrate the holidays Tucson-style at the 25th Annual Parade of Lights & Festival, a colorful, multicultural display of lights, music and creativity sure […]

November 27, 2019

Free Streetcar Rides on Small Business Saturday, November 30th

Free Streetcar Rides on Small Business Saturday, November 30th Ride Sun Link and shop local in Tucson districts   Tucson, AZ, November 27, 2019, Press Release via Sun Tran – This Saturday, November 30th, holiday shoppers can take part in Small Business Saturday and ride the streetcar for free all day. The free streetcar service begins at 8 […]

November 5, 2019

25th Annual Parade of Lights shines with help from Mister Car Wash

  25th Annual Parade of Lights shines with help from Mister Car Wash DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, November 5, 2019 – Downtown Tucson will become the sparkling heart of the city on November 30 as the 25th Annual Parade of Lights kicks off five weeks of holiday festivities. Mister Car Wash, this year’s title sponsor, is generously supporting the […]

October 29, 2019

Downtown Tucson Partnership shares accomplishments, goals in just-released FY 18/19 Annual Report

    Downtown Tucson Partnership shares accomplishments, goals in just-released FY 18/19 Annual Report. DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, October 29, 2019 – Jácome Plaza is humming with activity, colorful planters beautify the streets, and hundreds of special events are making Downtown Tucson a place people want to live, work and play, according to Downtown Tucson Partnership’s new FY […]

October 14, 2019

Parade of Lights Celebrates 25th Anniversary

  Parade of Lights Celebrates 25th Anniversary Apply by November 8 to participate in this year’s event! DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, October, 14, 2019 – Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season by walking, riding, pedaling or even dancing your way through downtown as the annual Parade of Lights – with a new title sponsor, Mister Car […]

September 30, 2019

Record attendance projected for 2019 TENWEST Impact Festival

  Attendees encouraged to “discover their role” in the Tucson community through ten days of exhibitions, talks, and interactive experiences from national experts and local heroes. September 20, 2019 (Tucson, Arizona) via Storyteller PR — Startup Tucson’s TENWEST Impact Festival returns October 11-20, with ten days of exhibitions, talks, and interactive experiences from national experts […]

September 18, 2019

Healthy Feet on the Street

  Healthy Feet on the Street New wellness program helps downtown staff put best foot forward Downtown Tucson, AZ – Keeping downtown Tucson clean, safe and well-maintained requires a lot of boots on the ground. That’s why Downtown Tucson Partnership has partnered with El Rio Community Health to launch a new staff wellness program, Healthy […]

August 19, 2019

First Annual Sonoran Restaurant Week Features Several Downtown Favorites

  Savor meals from local restaurants during inaugural Sonoran Restaurant Week: A Celebration of Tucson City of Gastronomy — supporting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Via Laura Reese, Storyteller Public Relations – July 30, 2019 (TUCSON, AZ) – This September, Tucson-area restaurants come together for the first annual Sonoran Restaurant Week: A Celebration […]

July 23, 2019

Sun Link 5-year Anniversary Celebration, July 27th

  Sun Link 5-year Anniversary Celebration, July 27th Free rides all day and events along streetcar route TUCSON, Ariz. – The Sun Link streetcar celebrates its 5th Anniversary! On Saturday, July 27th, Sun Link will mark the milestone with free rides from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., sponsored by Rio Nuevo, and special events within the Districts along the streetcar route. All events are open to the […]

July 16, 2019

Brings Coworking Launches in Tucson’s Historic Brings Building

  Brings Coworking Launches in Tucson’s Historic Brings Building The brand new Brings Coworking, above the Owl’s Club bar in Downtown’s Armory Park neighborhood, combines Tucson charm with modern office amenities. The coworking space repurposed the second floor of the Historic Brings Building, which now hosts Tucson professionals in private offices and open-plan resident desks. […]

July 11, 2019

Downtown Desert Deals Are Here!

  Downtown Desert Deals Downtown Businesses Offering Deals and Specials for the Summer Season Downtown Tucson, AZ, July 11, 2019 – Looking for summer savings? We got you. Downtown Desert Deals are back for the summer, brought to you by the Downtown Tucson Partnership. Over 35 businesses including restaurants, bars, shops, entertainment venues, museums and […]

June 25, 2019

Rio Nuevo Accepts Priority List For $65M in TCC Improvements

  Rio Nuevo Accepts Priority List For $65M in TCC Improvements Via Rio Nuevo, June 25, 2019 – The Rio Nuevo board unanimously accepted a list of priorities for a $65 million renovation plan for the Tucson Convention Center. The package of improvements, upgrades and additions throughout the Convention Center campus includes work on the […]

June 12, 2019

American Flags to Grace Downtown Tucson Streets

  American Flags to Grace Downtown Tucson Streets DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, June 12, 2019 – Downtown Tucson streets will be lined with American flags this summer. Over 40 American flags will adorn light poles along popular Downtown corridors including Stone Avenue, 6th Avenue, Church Avenue and Pennington Street. Local non-profit, Flags for the Flagless (FFF), […]

May 13, 2019

Construction Commences on Tucson Convention Center Hotel: A DoubleTree by Hilton

  Caliber and Ryan Companies Us, Inc. Break Ground on Opportunity Zone Project Construction Commences on Tucson Convention Center Hotel: A DoubleTree by Hilton TUCSON (May 13, 2019) — Caliber –The Wealth Development Company, Rio Nuevo, The City of Tucson, Ryan Companies US, Inc., and the Barrio Viejo Neighborhood gathered today to break ground on […]

April 22, 2019

New Trees Planted Downtown in Celebration of Earth Day

  New Trees Planted Downtown in Celebration of Earth Day Tucson Clean and Beautiful, City of Tucson and the Downtown Tucson Partnership Come Together to Plant Trees DOWNTOWN TUCSON, April 22, 2019 – In celebration of Earth Day, seven new trees will be planted in the downtown core made possible through the combined efforts of […]

April 17, 2019

Agave Heritage Festival 2019

  TUCSON, Ariz., (via Hotel Congress)— From the Tucson Basin, home to the succulent plants used to create tequila, bacanora, mezcal, pulque, and rich culinary and cultural arts traditions dating back 8,000 years, comes the 11th annual Agave Heritage Festival, with over 10 days of colorful and flavorful events from April 23rd to May 5th. […]

April 10, 2019

FSL Plans Grand Opening of Marist on Cathedral Square on April 11

  FSL Plans Grand Opening of Marist on Cathedral Square on April 11 Tucson, Ariz. (April 3, 2019) – FSL is holding a grand opening for the new Marist on Cathedral Square on Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.m. The new affordable senior living apartments are located at 111 S. and 235 S. Church Ave. […]

April 4, 2019

Meet Me at Maynards Celebrates 10th Birthday!

  Meet Me at Maynards Celebrates 10th Birthday with music/more music/walk/run/games/food/ musical after-party! TUCSON, AZ (March 27, 2019) – Get Out! And head downtown to join in the celebration for Meet Me at Maynards’ (MMM) 10th birthday party, Monday, April 15, title sponsored by HealthOn, powered by TMC Healthcare and El Rio Health. The birthday […]

March 27, 2019

Downtown Tucson Partnership Annual Report FY 17-18

A Message from Kathleen Eriksen, President and CEO of the Downtown Tucson Partnership: FY 17/18 was a landmark year for the Downtown Tucson Partnership. Significant changes can be seen everywhere. From the remarkable transformation of Jacome Plaza and a dramatic decrease in chronic street homelessness, to the impressive holiday décor and building illumination program. This […]

March 19, 2019

Old Pueblo Poems Literary Competition to Announce Winners on the 1st Day of Spring

  Old Pueblo Poems Literary Competition to Announce Winners on the 1st Day of Spring The Mayor and Tucson’s Poet Laureate to Recognize Winners this Thursday DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, March 19, 2019 – The Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) and U of A Poetry Center are pleased to announce the winners of the 1st Annual Old […]

March 16, 2019

Arizona Theatre Company’s ‘American Mariachi’ is impossible not to love

February 20, 2019

The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities Report – Now Available!

  Second Edition of The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities Report Released by IDA Downtown Tucson included in economic and community impact analysis of 24 downtowns across the nation DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, February 20, 2019 –The International Downtown Association (IDA) has released the Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities: Second Edition report. […]

February 5, 2019

Old Pueblo Poems, Literary Contest Now Open

  February 5, 2019, Downtown Tucson, AZ – Calling all creatives, writers, and aspiring poets from the Old Pueblo and beyond! The Downtown Tucson Partnership together with the University of Arizona Poetry Center are proud to announce the 1st annual Old Pueblo Poems literary competition. Twenty winning haiku poems will be chosen to be featured […]

December 5, 2018

Downtown advocates to help homeless find jobs and housing

  Downtown advocates to help homeless find jobs and housing Savanah Modesitt, Special to Tucson Local Media Caroline Shive has experienced homelessness herself, so she had a special passion for helping other people living on the streets find shelter. As Old Pueblo Community Services’ community engagement specialist, Shive’s helped 84 homeless individuals find homes. She […]