Downtown Denizen – Tina Wichmann

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Tina Wichmann Co-owner, BUNNYFiSH Studio facebook.com/bunnyfish-studio What is the last book you read? The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson—I was in Chicago three times in June. The last concert you attended? Dave Matthews. What is your favorite virtue? Integrity. If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old self, what […]

Downtown Denizen – Sandrena Lee

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Sandrena Lee People Ops, Downtown Project downtownproject.com What is the last book you read? Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The last concert you attended? The last concert I attended was Sade. What is your favorite virtue? Discipline. If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old self, what would […]

Downtown Denizen – Cinnamon Janzer

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Cinnamon Janzer Events and Engagement, Moveline moveline.com What is the last book you read? On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King. The last concert you attended? I don’t remember who it was, but it was definitely at Brooklyn Bowl. What is your favorite virtue? Socrates’ idea of virtue as knowledge. If you […]

Oak & Ivy: Craft by the Barrel

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Ask Oak & Ivy bartender Chris Gutierrez what sets this American craft whiskey cocktail bar apart, and his answer is simple: “Over the top service. Over the top quality.” Boasting a selection of six barrel-aged cocktails, all unique handcrafted drinks made with high quality, fresh, seasonal ingredients, Oak & Ivy opened in Downtown Container Park […]

Downtown Denizen – Brad Swonetz

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Brad Swonetz Photographer/Brad Swonetz Photography bradswonetz.com What is the last book you read? Wool by Hugh Howey. The last concert you attended? The National. What is your favorite virtue? Compassion. If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old self, what would it be? Don’t worry so much. Who are your heroes in […]

The Bunkhouse Saloon Rises From the Dead

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After a yearlong closure for renovations, The Bunkhouse Saloon is preparing to re-open on August 25 with an all-new Meyer Sound System, a new menu, and a slightly bigger space. But some things will remain the same, like the deer head—returning to a place of glory on The Bunkhouse’s renovated walls—and the venue’s dedication to […]

Welcome to August Creativ Week: Redefining Authenticity in a Digital Age

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Welcome to August Creativ Week, an experience that takes place the first Thursday-Saturday of each month and is focused on finding the “Creativ” in each and every one of us and exploring how creativity can impact a community. Co-curators Apliiq will be joining us for a week centered around the theme of Redefining Authenticity in […]

Downtown Denizen – Sonia El-Nawal

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Sonia El-Nawal Culinary Contessa, Downtown Project downtownproject.com What is the last book you read? Signora DaVinci by Robin Maxwell. The last concert you attended? The Tempest. What is your favorite virtue? Wear my heart on my sleeve, honesty. If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old self, what would it be? Always […]

June Catalyst Week Summary

It’s Catalyst Week again with talks today and tomorrow at the Learning Village. Click here to see the full schedule. In case you missed last month’s event, here’s a summary of some of the talks. Chris Dessi Company: Silverback Social Author and entrepreneur Chris Dessi tells his story and shares that when you feel like […]

Downtown Denizen – Cory Harwell

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Cory Harwell President, Simon Hospitality Group carsonkitchen.com What is the last book you read? I just finished The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Every year for the past 10 years or so, I purchase two copies of this book. A new one for me to read, without any markings in it from previous readings, and a new […]