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Welcome to our Downtown Newsletter!

Dear <<First Name>>,

May is #BikeMonth, and we have plenty of Bike related activities happening in and around Downtown! After all, we are one of the top bike-friendly City's in the nation. If you are looking to explore our 1.38 un-square miles by bike, we have curated a few routes for you using our Bike Map and Downtown Map. We also encourage you to participate in Bike To Work Day, on May 16. DLBA will be an official pit-stop for anyone riding to and from work on Broadway, with free giveaways and water to keep you going. 
As a component of Live After 5ive, we will host a Bicycle Drive-in at Dusk that same day! So get your friends, kids, or pet ready for the screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

This month we kick off Taste of Downtown which showcases our culinary culture. Be sure to save the dates and get your early bird tickets online. On behalf of the DLBA Board of Directors and its Economic Development Committee, we are proud to present the 2019 Annual Downtown Economic Profile. Last, thank you to those who made it out to Celebrate Downtown! Check out some of the photos of the event and learn more about the recipients who received the Spirit of Downtown Award.

Scroll down to find more Downtown news and don't forget to visit our website to share your DTLB events on our calendar

Pedal Movement Helps Long Beach Become More Bicycle Friendly, One Revolution at a Time

“Pedal Movement”: Clever name for a bicycle services organization, referencing both the physical act of propelling a bicycle and the rapidly growing worldwide bicycle movement in general.  This double meaning is also spun into the company’s motto: “One revolution at a time.”

Pedal Movement, the self-described “bicycle services and Transportation Demand Management program provider,” has partnered with the City of Long Beach on such bicycle-forward events as the citywide cycling series Beach Streets, and is a continuing presence at Long Beach events like Music Tastes Good, Pow!Wow! Long Beach, and the DLBA’s Summer and Music series. Read More

Downtown Long Beach Map for Visitors, Residents, and Businesses
DLBA is excited to share its latest edition of the Downtown Long Beach Map for visitors, residents and businesses featuring points of interest and Instagram Worthy locations in Downtown Long Beach. The map folds down to a convenient 3 x 3 inch size and is the culmination of more than a year of input collected from several sources, including hotel concierges, who have gained a unique perspective advising visitors about the many opportunities to explore DTLB. Read More
View Map
Taste of Downtown

Taste of Downtown showcases Downtown’s culinary culture, where restaurants throughout DTLB come to a single place to offer patrons sample-sized portions of some of their best dishes, taking place in May, June and August in different Downtown LB locations – East Village Arts District, Pine Avenue & Promenade, and the Waterfront.

Event Dates:

May 29-30 | East Village Arts District on 1st & Linden

June 26-27 | Pine Ave. and Promenade

August 28-29 | Waterfront

All event days are 6-10PM | Entry is FREE | Taste Tickets are $1 each! | Live Music and Entertainment | Family Friendly

Early Bird Taste Tickets
If you are a restaurant or vendor who is interested in participating click the button below to register and for more information. If you have any questions please contact Nalysiat@dlba.org
Register
Live After 5ive
Whether you're a Downtown resident or have been wanting to explore the different Downtown neighborhoods, Live After 5ive is the perfect way to experience our unique Downtown. Start at the Loop to experience live music, the beer garden, meet Downtown vendors, pick up the free trolley and or Big Red Bus and check out Downtown businesses! 
In light of Bike Month, DLBA will have a Bicycle Drive-In at the Promenade to celebrate the bike lane completion! In addition to enjoying a FREE evening of live music and art in Downtown for Live After 5, we're taking over the Promenade Parking Lot to give the community 
an opportunity to eat, drink, laugh, and socialize at the bicycle drive in. Bring a beach chair and a blanket, and enjoy the classic film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to begin at dusk.
 
Time: May 16, 2019
Date: 5PM - 9PM
Location: Start at The Loop (Ocean + Pine)
Bicycle Drive-in: Promenade Parking Lot off of Broadway 
Time: 8PM (At Dusk)
Economic Profile 2019
On behalf of the DLBA Board of Directors and its Economic Development Committee, we are proud to present the 2019 Annual Downtown Economic Profile, which provides an in-depth look at Downtown data and trends that continue to project a prosperous outlook for business. View Economic Profile
Small Business Education Series
 The Entrepreneur and Small Business Education Series is a six-week program that began on April 20, 2019 and runs on consecutive Saturdays. Anyone interested in attending can still sign up by clicking on the button below. This Saturday we will be covering the financial aspects of a business and covering topics like accounting, funding opportunities, and access to capital. Read More
Register
Google Workshop
Gain the proper tools to promote your business online utilizing Google Adwords Express. In this workshop, you’ll receive guidance on improving your web presence, learn how to reach new customers online and grow your business using Google Adwords Express, Google’s online advertising platform. We recommend registering early because spots fill up fast!
 
Date: June , 2019
Time: 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Location: 
WeWork 100 W Broadway Ste 3000
Register
Downtown Bike Map

In honor of Bike Month we invite you to explore our 1.38 un-square miles by bike through our downtown neighborhoods. With over 40 murals, multiple parks, museums, and other attractions, we’ve got a lot for you to see and experience. In addition, there are plenty of food and drink options along the way. We’ve curated a few routes for you, but we encourage you to create some new ones! View the map below or pick one up from our office.

DLBA Clean and Safe Team: Roadside Assistance
Need to jump start a car battery? Our Safety Ambassadors are equipped to provide basic vehicle assistance to visitors and residents with it's fully charged vehicle jump start kit. The service is free to anyone inside the PBID district during our operating hours. For assistance call our hotline phone number (562)244-1365.
WELCOME TO DTLB
The businesses listed below have recently filed a business license in Downtown. Please note this does not mean they are officially open yet. 
(April 1 - 30)
  • Growing Grape Trees
  • Michael Hong Architects, Inc.
  • Auto Ax
  • Ficklewood Ciderworks
  • National Short Term Rentals
  • Feline Good Social Club
  • D.R.U.G.S Coffee and Boutique
  • Movita Juice Bars, LLC
Grand Opening
You are cordially Invited to the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of New Life Products. Radio Latino will be covering the event with a few surprise celebrity guests.

Local City officials and officials from neighboring cities will be in attendance. Refreshments will be served and Live Music. A New Life gift bag will be given to the first 50 guests.
Beach Concessions & Rental RFP  Deadline May 16
The City of Long Beach is seeking well-qualified business entities to develop, operate and maintain rental/retail spaces and food and beverage concessions for all, a combination of, or a singe location as listed below:
  • Alamitos Beach Café and Concession
  • Alamitos Beach Rental/Retail Space
  • Granada Beach Concession
  • Granada Beach Rental/Retail Space
  • Junipero Beach Concession
  • Junipero Beach Rental/Retail Space
  • Bayshore Beach Concession
  • Mother’s Beach Concession
Anyone that is interested can register and submit a proposal at https://www.planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=15810#.
Bike Month Activities
Caravana Furniture: Cinco De Mom-Yo Event
 
Wine Tasting – Explore California Wines from Napa to Paso Robles
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