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Downtown Long Beach is one of Southern California’s most unique waterfront urban destinations to live, work, and play. Board one of the many brightly colored, free Passport buses that travel throughout all five districts. Whether you’re relaxing at the Waterfront, joining the bustle of the West Gateway, experiencing the historic charm of North Pine or the creativity of the East Village Arts District or just enjoying the excitement of Pine Avenue.

Dog Haus Biergarten (& free hot dogs!) Coming to Long Beach Friday!

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Dog Haus, the celebrated Pasadena-based concept known for its gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers, and one-of-a-kind creations, will debut its first Biergarten franchise in Long Beach Friday, January 29. Located at The Promenade at 210 East 3rd Street, this will be franchisee Tenny Megerdichian’s second location of the emerging restaurant brand, which was founded in 2010 by Partners Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz, and André Vener to recapture the nostalgic childhood experience of eating a hot dog.

DLBA Set to Host Another Exciting New Year’s Eve Celebration

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Following last year’s record-breaking New Year’s Eve (NYE) celebration, when 13,500 people descended upon DTLB to ring in the new year, the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) will continue to host the largest party in town as it welcomes a plethora of SoCal’s finest musicians to take part in a three-stage, three-block festival in the heart of Downtown located on Pine Avenue between 1st and 4th Streets.

Councilwoman Gonzalez Invites Community to 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration

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First District Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez invites the Long Beach community to attend the 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration in the First District on Pine Avenue on Saturday, November 7th from 5-10 PM.

Community Invited to Rename City Place Long Beach Shopping Center

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City Place Long Beach officials, in partnership with the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), today announced their invitation to the community in the renaming of the shopping center. Members of the community can partake in the process at www.facebook.com/cityplacelongbeach now through January 4, 2016.

Another Power Outage Hits Downtown Long Beach

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Earlier today at 4:45 PM, an underground SCE vault fire occurred in downtown Long Beach, resulting in a power outage which initially impacted an area roughly bounded by Spring Avenue to Shoreline Drive and from Santa Fe Avenue to Alamitos Avenue.

Downtown LB Gives Visitors Parking Meter Holiday This Weekend

Parking meters in Downtown Long Beach will be free July 24–26.

Parking meters in Downtown Long Beach will be free July 24–26. The City of Long Beach, in collaboration with the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), will have a street parking meter holiday, starting on Friday, July 24, at 12:00 am through Sunday, July 26, at 11:59 pm.

Teams Get Ready for Downtown’s Amazing Chase

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The Chase is back! For the third year, up to 150 visitors and residents will solve clues, perform challenges and explore the urban landscape, competing for fabulous prizes in Downtown’s Amazing Chase on Saturday, July 25, 2015 in Downtown Long Beach.  

Wee Folk Village at the Folk Revival Festival Offers Interactive Fun For Young and Old Alike

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The 3rd annual Long Beach Folk Revival Festival invites families and folk fans of all ages to enjoy a pure American jamboree with banjos, crafts, beards, beers and more folk than imaginable. The festival will take place on Saturday, September 19 from 11 a.m.

Second Saturdays: Room + Border Explore Scale in Abstract Paintings

Rebecca Giesking will exhibit at ArtX in June as part of Large Scalle // Small Scale at Room + Border.

Rebecca Giesking will exhibit at ArtX in June as part of Large Scalle // Small Scale at Room + Border. ArtExchange (ArtX) will host national artists, art sales and featured exhibitions for “artXwalk” happening June 13, 2015.

Could an Activated Corner Be the Catalyst for Revitalization on Pine?

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Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal and Councilmember Lena Gonzalez see great potential in a critical but almost forgotten corner in Downtown Long Beach. Both representatives in the Downtown wish to see the southeast portion of Pine Avenue and Ocean Boulevard come alive with pop-up retail, tourist wayfinding, historical, art or other type of activity similar to what is being done in New York, San Francisco and San Diego.

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