Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: January 4, 2017 - Newsletter Issue 411

Savor Fort Wayne
Enjoy 12 delicious days of menu deals during Savor Fort Wayne!

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Nawa opens on The Landing
Asian fusion eatery

The restaurant lends itself to the revival plans for The Landing. The City of Fort Wayne, and The Model Group as project developer, has planned to reinvent The Landing as a potential art district with a mix of housing, businesses, and entertainment.

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Banner Year
Allen County, GFW Inc. 

The Allen County economy boomed in 2017, with a flurry of business expansions and relocations, jobs being added, and an infusion of new payroll entering the market. 

Fizz Fest 2018 
USF Performing Arts Center

On February 10, Downtown Fort Wayne will have even more fizz and pop at the inaugural Summit City Craft Soda Festival and Winter Carnival, aka Fizz Fest

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Winter Cozy
Riverfront Fort Wayne

Celebrate Winterval the Riverfront way with a heated tent, cozy furniture, warm cocktails and food for purchase, live music and games, ice sculptures, drink luges, and even a bounce house that adults won't have to share with kids. 

GE Complex Development
Lofts, Office Space, Food Hall

Fort Wayne's downtown has new loft buildings, condominiums, farm-to-table restaurants and coffee shops, and its downtown population has grown by 14% from 2000 to 2017, compared with 5% for Fort Wayne as a whole. 

Winterval 2018
Outdoor Winter Fun 

Celebrate winter with a visit to Downtown Fort Wayne! The 7th Annual Winterval promises a full day of indoor and outdoor winter fun for all ages. 

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360 Downtown Virtual Tour
Explore Downtown Fort Wayne

Explore Downtown Fort Wayne streets, activities, and attractions, brought to you by the Downtown Improvement District!

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January Hot Spot
YLNI at Columbia Street West

Mark your calendars! The first Hot Spot in 2018 will take place at Columbia Street West on Thursday, Jan. 18. Join them for a fun, relaxing evening from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Winter Contingency
Emergency Shelter Plan

The memorandum outlines the primary responsibilities of the parties in the implementation of the Winter Contingency / Emergency Shelter Plan in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Downtown Gateway Feature

Outgoing Director Reflects 
Community Foundation of Greater FW

Because of the foundation's growth and increased funding of charities and public projects, Bennett expects the organization and its incoming executive director to take more leadership in Fort Wayne.
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