Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: February 16, 2017 - Newsletter Issue 365 

GE Campus Redevelopment
General Electric has chosen a Baltimore firm to develop its 31-acre local campus, a project estimated at roughly $284 million.

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CUBE Lunch
Anthis Career Center

Thank you to Christian, Ann, and Jalyn for the delicious CUBE lunch! The boxed lunch program is by the Culinary Art Students at Anthis Career Center in Downtown Fort Wayne.

Masquerade Ball
Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana

Don't miss Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana's Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball! Bring a date or a friend, and make plans for Saturday, February 25 at the Embassy Theatre!
Fort Wayne: Destination City
Mayor Tom Henry's State of the City Address

"We continue to be a city on the move and we're seeing the results," Henry said, noting that about 6 million people visited Fort Wayne and Allen County last year. 

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Vince Gill
Embassy Theatre

Mark your calendars because Vince Gill is coming to Fort Wayne! He will be at the Historic Embassy Theatre on Sunday, April 23, at 7 p.m.

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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening
Kamylle's Spa Bar

Join Kamylle's Spa Bar on Thursday, February 23, at 10 a.m. for their Grand Opening Ceremony! Then, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Angie Nash from Majic 95.1 will be live from Kamylle's Spa Bar where they will be providing lunch and hourly give-aways until 7 p.m.
Celebration of Movie Musicals
Cinema Center Sings The Oscars

2016 marked the return of the Hollywood musical, both at the box office and the Oscars, so Cinema Center wanted guests to be entertained throughout our favorite night, with fun performances based on the truly sonically charged genre at Cinema Center's annual Oscar Party Fundraiser, Cinema Center sings the Oscars, held on Saturday, February 25!
DeBrand Downtown
Ash Skyline Plaza

Have you been to DeBrand Fine Chocolates in Downtown Fort Wayne yet? You can find them on Harrison Street in the new Ash Skyline Plaza.

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Downtown Event Center
Plan Unveiled

Plans for Fort Wayne's proposed Downtown arena, now labeled an "event center", were unveiled Thursday morning. The center would house a basketball court with seating for about 5,700 and could house concerts with just under 6,000 seats.

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MMJ Comedy Festival
Multiple Downtown Locations

Are you ready for the best laugh in Fort Wayne? The MMJ Comedy Festival is coming! Get ready to see the regions best comedians deliver amazing comedic acts from March 31 - April 2. 

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Downtown Gateway Feature

IPFW Day at Science Central
Free Admission

On February 18, more than 40 faculty and students will be in attendance, giving hands-on demonstrations and sharing their research with the community. TagArt will also be there with face painting and mastodon balloon animals!

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