Discovering Our (Grass) Roots

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We all know to eat our vegetables, but never have they tasted so good—or been so creatively hidden in original juices, blends, and bites. Grass Roots, Downtown’s new expertly-run juice bar, is spearheading a vitality revolution with superfoods and signature craft. “We’re hoping to blow your mind,” Chef Shane Stuart says. “You won’t have an […]

Welcome to July Tech Cocktail Week

The Tech Cocktail team is excited for July and the 30 amazing entrepreneurs, media, and investors joining us, as well as our friends from Dell who are graciously sponsoring this week’s event. To make the week even more exciting, our regular monthly sessions event will be extra special. Not only will we have some great […]

Downtown Denizen – Kate Neuhaus

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Kate Neuhaus Head of Culinary Programming for Life is Beautiful lifeisbeautiful.com What is the last book you read? Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton. The last concert you attended? OAR at Brooklyn Bowl. What is your favorite virtue? Empathy. If you could give one piece of advice […]

Downtown Denizen – Krista Tallarida

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Krista Tallarida Ranger, Downtown Rangers facebook.com/DowntownRangers What is the last book you read? The last book I read was about dreams, and what they mean. The last concert you attended? Bruno Mars. What is your favorite virtue? Honesty. If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old self, what would it be? Go […]

Downtown Denizen – HeidyNoelle Stamper

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HeidyNoelle Stamper The Pixie of Positivity, Downtown Project dtpsingle.dev What is the last book you read? Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan. The last concert you attended? P!nk. The Kin were her opening act, and they just played at Container Park in March. What is your favorite virtue? Empathy. If you […]

A World of Wonder at Studio 8 Ten

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The gift shop and gallery at downtown’s Studio 8 Ten is filled with whimsy. One-of-a-kind earrings and butterflies, handmade from soda cans adorn selves, stuffed alien dolls and lizards run across the ceiling and walls, and rows of tote bags made out of Capri Sun and Kool-Aid packages fill shelves. Cards made of recycled paper, […]

Welcome to June Catalyst Week: Digital and Social (Media) Impact

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Welcome to June Catalyst Week. This month, CatalystCreativ has partnered with Silverback Social on a week focused on the influences of digital and social media on our lives and businesses. Our speaker series will feature talks by individuals who have worked creatively with digital or social media platforms and have stories and tips to share with […]

Downtown Denizens – Daniella and Jose “Chepe” Villamil

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Daniella and Jose “Chepe” Villamil Owners, Cheffini’s Hot Dogs & Daniella Villamil Interiors facebook.com/cheffinishotdogs & daniellavillamil.com What is the last book you read? DV: Resistance, Rebellion, and Death: Essays by Albert Camus. CV: El Gato Con Botas (Puss in Boots) by Charles Perrault and Giovanni Francesco. The last concert you attended? DV: Avicii at XS. CV: […]

Downtown Denizen – Crystal Whitford

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Crystal Whitford Chef and General Manager, O Face Doughnuts facebook.com/ofacedoughnuts What is the last book you read? The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. The last concert you attended? The Airborne Toxic Event. What is your favorite virtue? Loyalty. If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old self, what would […]

Downtown Denizen – Veronica Hoffman

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Veronica Hoffman Host of The Window, Downtown Project dtpsingle.dev What is the last book you read? J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone. I’m rereading the series. The last concert you attended? Life is Beautiful Festival. Before that I went to a Rise Against concert just to see one of their openers, Gaslight […]