Exciting News! New Seasons Market is now officially OPEN! Located at 16th & Main directly across from Clark County Historical Museum. After decades in the making, we're thrilled to announce the grand opening of our new grocery store that bridges the gap between downtown and uptown. This marks a significant step towards improving the quality of life for our community and creating a healthier, more robust residential center. THE COLUMBIAN—Vancouver’s Downtown Association also believes the soon-to-open grocery store will be a boon for the area, improving
RevitalizeWA 2023 was a resounding success! 🌟 This week, VDA had the privilege of hosting 350+ attendees, representing 72 Washington communities, and 8 states. Over the course of 3 exciting days, we gathered at 15 downtown venues to engage in 50 thought-provoking workshop sessions centered around economic development, placemaking, and preservation. Our downtown lit up to welcome these attendees, many of which were bustling at our local restaurants and retailers. We are thrilled to announce that this conference contributed over $204,000 in economic activity to our
VDA unveiled Volunteer Corner, an awe-inspiring 7-ft metal sculpture and a charming miniature public plaza, right at the heart of Vancouver - at the intersection of E Evergreen & Broadway. This remarkable project is a tribute to the boundless spirit of volunteerism that pulses through our city. It's a celebration of the profound impact of Vancouver's Downtown Association (VDA) and City of Vancouver volunteer networks. The new public plaza is more than just a beautiful addition to our cityscape; it's a place to pause, reflect, and
Step into a realm of grooming sophistication at Blind Tiger Barber Co., an urban sanctuary located at 111 W. 9thStreet. Under the visionary helm of owner Quincy Blanchette, this barber shop transcends mere haircuts to deliver an elevated experience. With a fusion of old-world charm and modern aesthetics, Blind Tiger Barber Co. boasts a skilled team that meticulously sculpts hair and refines beards, conjuring personalized works of art. The ambiance exudes a blend of vintage allure and contemporary vibes, creating an atmosphere where clients feel
Flight Form Fitness: Elevating Fitness to New Heights Elevate your fitness journey with Flight Form Fitness, located at 600 Washington Street. Vancouver’s premier destination, where innovation meets inclusivity. Helmed by Owner Diana Alcomendas, this dynamic haven offers a transformative experience for individuals of all fitness levels. Step into the future of fitness with cutting-edge Lagree and EVO2 training on state-of-the-art machines, meticulously designed to challenge and sculpt your body. Defy gravity and limitations through exhilarating AntiGravity classes, unlocking new dimensions of strength and flexibility.Whether you're a
August 4-6 | Free and open to all ages, the Vancouver Arts & Music Festival invites you to enjoy three days of world-class music, art, dance, food and fun! Stages, pop-up galleries, family activities and food vendors will be available throughout downtown Vancouver and Esther Short Park. LEARN MORE: https://www.vancouverartsandmusicfestival.com SCHEDULE: https://vdausa.org/wp-content/uploads/363804793_761878042605876_8243029960930742850_n.pdf
We are excited to announce the passage of Senate Bill 5336! This bill secures Vancouver’s place in the Washington Main Street Program, providing the framework and resources needed to support the critical work that we do. SB 5336 was passed unanimously by both the Senate and House, signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee on 4/14/23. “The passage of SB 5336, spearheaded by Sens. Cleveland, Mullet, Wilson, and the City of Vancouver, is a huge win for the economic prosperity of southwest Washington and downtown
Vancouver Sign Co. celebrates 100 years of being in business! Founded in downtown Vancouver in 1923, VSC has been a staple in the community with major recognizable signs including: Kiggins Theatre, Dick Hannah being the largest sign in Vancouver, Burgerville on Fourth Plain, Steakburger, the first signs for both the Vancouver Chamber and The Columbian and so many more. VSC became innovators in the industry during the switch over from neon signs to LED. Changing to LED allowed customers to cut costs by two-thirds. Electrical
Presidential Cabinet Member, Isabella Guzman, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez, and Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, paid a special visit to VDA and downtown businesses last week! During this site visit, officials met one-on-one with our small business owners to identify their needs & challenges, in addition to connecting them with funding, counseling, training, contracting assistance, and more. A huge thank you to the SBA and our elected officials for this opportunity & their support of downtown Vancouver!
The Vancouver's Downtown Association is thrilled to announce that Downtown Vancouver will be host site for RevitalizeWA 2023! RevitalizeWA is Washington’s annual statewide conference focused on the continued care of place through historic preservation, placemaking, and economic development. Save the date! October 4-6. Sign up for updates about registration, speaker and session proposals, and more: preservewa.org/news-events/revitalizewa Thank you to our conference partners: Washington Main Street, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.