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Downtown Improvement District & Harristown
Announce Streetlight Repair & Streetscape Project in Downtown

Harrisburg, PA - December 19, 2013 -
The Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District and Harristown Enterprises, Inc. recently partnered on a large downtown streetscape project.  The scope of the project included the repair and replacement of 38 streetlights as well as planting nearly two dozen trees.  The project also included sidewalk and curb repairs.  The project is expected to be fully complete by year-end.
Residents, and visitors, as well as daily employees commuting into downtown will notice the streetscape changes along Market, Third, Fourth, Chestnut and Walnut Streets.  With the increased lighting, businesses can welcome customers confidently during evening hours.   Safety is a key component of welcoming residents and visitors, not only for Harristown, owner and operator of downtown’s largest mixed use office and retail complex [Strawberry Square], but also for the Downtown Improvement District, whose mission has been and continues to be keeping downtown clean, safe and beautiful.  Harristown is a founding member of the Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District.

 

Hydrant Hysteria Fires Up Downtown Community Votes Tallied, Winners Selected

Harrisburg, PA - Take a stroll through Downtown Harrisburg and you will see a vibrant display of creativity and artistic talent on 58 fire hydrants. The Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District recently concluded their summer beautification program, Hydrant Hysteria. Hydrant Hysteria is an initiative focused on making downtown beautiful and inviting for visitors and residents, alike. Read More

Hydrant Hysteria Fires Up Downtown

Harrisburg, PA - Take a stroll through Downtown Harrisburg and you will see a vibrant display of creativity and artistic talent on 58 fire hydrants. The Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District recently announced the kick off of a summer beautification program, Hydrant Hysteria. Hydrant Hysteria is an initiative focused on making downtown beautiful and inviting for visitors and residents, alike.Read More

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Harrisburg's First Ever Restaurant Week

Harrisburg, PA - The Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District (HDID) is cooking up Harrisburg’s first ever Restaurant Week, titled “Pamper Your Palate on Restaurant Row.” Restaurant Week 2008 is set to take place from September 7-11 in beautiful downtown Harrisburg. The HDID has extended its territory for this dining extravaganza to include such restaurants as The FireHouse along with the restaurants that are already in its district. Read More

Improvement District Prepares for Spring

Harrisburg, PA - It’s that time of year again. Spring has arrived and that means hanging flower baskets in the City of Harrisburg. Each year the Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District lines the streets of the city with hanging flower baskets. Starting on Monday and Tuesday, May 12th and 13th over 300 hanging baskets will be placed throughout downtown
Harrisburg. Read More

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Hometown Heroes Banners Earns 3rd Award

Harrisburg, PA - The Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District and Jeff Murison, Executive Director were awarded Top Tourism Promo Product of the Year by the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau. Murison and the HDID were responsible for the Pennsylvania Hometown Heroes Banners that were displayed throughout Downtown Harrisburg from May until October of 2007... Read More

Takin' It to the Streets, Again

Harrisburg, PA, July 2, 2008 - The Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District in conjunction with Strawberry Square Development Corporation are excited to bring family fun to the streets of downtown Harrisburg with its 2nd Annual Harrisburg Street Festival, featuring the Steven Courtney Band on Saturday, July 12 from 12-6 pm. Read More

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Cyclists to Race through Downtown Harrisburg

Harrisburg, PA - Many mid-state residents are excitedly awaiting tomorrow’s inaugural Tour of Pennsylvania cycling race. “Though participants will speed through a short, mapped-out region of the downtown area, our city can, nonetheless, be proud of being part of this unique sporting event,’ noted Gregg Cook, Sports Marketing Manager for the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau (HHRVB). “Even visitors who happen to be in the right place at the right time as cyclists ride by on Walnut Street, will enjoy the thrill of the sports competition and the vibe it generates throughout the downtown area,” Cook said. Read More

Articles

Harrisburg Turns on the Lights

A lively night scene helps brighten up Pennsylvania’s Capital Article courtesy of The Washington Post. Read More

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Sleepy old Harrisburg a happenin' place today

Harrisburg is alive. At one time Harrisburg was a city alive only during daytime hours, with the hustle and bustle of elected officials, lawyers, government officials and lobbyist. Things have since changed and now Harrisburg is a vibrant, thriving city all hours of the day. Article courtesy of Tracie Mauriello of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau. Read More

Kiplinger's recognizes Harrisburg as a Best City

Kiplinger Magazine recognizes Harrisburg, PA as one of the best cities for retired folks to settle down. Article courtesy of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, June 2007. Read More

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Some Cities Better than Others at Attracting Night Life

Jason Brudereck, David Mekeel and Darrin Youker explore the inner workings of the night life in Pennsylvania. Article courtesy of Reading
Eagle. Read More

Harrisburg has a capital idea to revive Downtown

Harrisburg has an abundance of restaurants and bars on restaurant row in Downtown Harrisburg. Read about the Reading Eagle’s look into the night life in Downtown Harrisburg. Article courtesy of Reading Eagle. Read More

 

 

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