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Shop Small Saturday in DTLB

It’s become an annual tradition for many shoppers in DTLB. The first Saturday after the Thanksgiving Holiday is now a national push to support buying from small businesses similar to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The program was created about 10 years ago by American...

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Halloween in Downtown Long Beach

Halloween is almost upon us, and Downtown streets will soon be filled with ghosts, goblins, and ghoulies who are rarin' to go after being denied a proper Halloween last year, due to the pandemic. While the pandemic has impacted several events, here are a few major...

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Closing “The Loop”

The southeast corner at the intersection of Pine Avenue and Ocean Boulevard is a prime piece of Downtown Long Beach real estate, connecting the waterfront with the heart of the City, yet it was vacant and boarded up for 30 years. The Downtown Long Beach Alliance...

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Board Profile: Monica Garrett

The Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA) would like to introduce you to new Board Member Monica Garrett, who also serves as Chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee. As Founder and CEO of her own Downtown digital marketing company, Garrett brings a wealth of...

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It’s Arts Month, DTLB Style

October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM), but Downtown Long Beach locals are lucky enough to celebrate all year long. DTLB has no shortage of artwork and artists: between the many galleries, POW! WOW! murals, street art, ornate architecture, and...

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