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downtown

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the central or lower part of a city, esp the main commercial area
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Advertise--It might seem counter-intuitive but, even though money is tight, this is NOT the time for downtown organizations or downtown businesses to stop marketing.
Luoma says the downtown core has recently begun a trend of positive growth, with an estimated 12 businesses having been established in the area in 2006.
The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership will combine the resources and functions of four local economic development organizations: The Downtown Brooklyn Council, The BAM Local Development Corporation, The MetroTech Business Improvement District and The Fulton Mall Improvement Association.
The closing of the last downtown Woolworth stores in the 1990s provoked markedly different responses in downtown customers.
Urban enthusiasts like Tom Gilmore, a developer who has converted several downtown buildings into loft apartments, have lobbied hard for an ordinance to limit telecom space, particularly in the five-block swath of streets designated the neighborhood's "historic core.
As if to prove this point, the transformed Pershing Square, the traditional civic space of Downtown Los Angeles, was opened with enthusiastic celebrations on February 6, only 20 days after the devastating earthquake that measured 8.
Produced by nationally renowned downtown experts HyettPalma, the presentation allows local officials to show their constituents what the America Downtown program is all about and what it can do for their downtowns.
The arrival of Wal-Mart and Home Depot in the Sault's north end has downtown merchants and the city looking for ways to keep the community's core vibrant and diversified.
According to his firm's research, if 10 million square feet of new office space is added at the WTC site as planned and the pace of economic growth slows or even stops with a national recession sometime over the next 10 years, then the office sector in the downtown market may never truly rebound.