Winter Movie Series at The Orpheum

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The Downtown Flagstaff Business Alliance is happy to announce that we have partnered with The Orpheum to put on a FREE Winter Movie Series for all of Flagstaff. We wanted to create a fun family event for everyone to enjoy this holiday season.

The movies will be shown every Saturday, starting November 28th and ending December 19th. The movies will run from 10am-1pm and will be held at The Orpheum in downtown Flagstaff. Not only will we be showing some classic holiday movies, but there will also be crafts, hot cocoa, holiday treats, and pictures with Santa! All ages are invited to join us this holiday season for the first ever Winter Movie Series.

Movie Schedule:

November 28- Home Alone

December 5- How the Grinch Stole Christmas

December 12- The Polar Express

December 19- Elf


Halloween Events in Downtown Flagstaff

There is so much going on in downtown Flagstaff this coming weekend for Halloween, so here are all of the big events in one place for you!

Rendezvous Horror Movie Wednesday


Photo Courtesy Rendezvous Facebook

Every Wednesday night at 8pm, Rendezvous shows a horror movie in the nook. Rendezvous is playing off of the ghost stories of the Hotel Monte Vista, and there is a different movie played each week. This is not just a Halloween event, but it is the perfect opportunity to get into the spirit!


Allen’s Pumpkin Patch

Screenshot_2015-10-26-16-49-26-1Every year downtown on the corner of Aspen and Humphreys, there is the pumpkin patch that us Flagstaffians have grown to love. This is the perfect place to bring your family and pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve and set out by your door! It isn’t Halloween yet, so you still have time to visit!


Halloween Harvest

halloweenharvestThis free event is taking place in downtown Flagstaff at Heritage Square on Saturday, October 31st, from 4:00pm-7:00pm. There will be a spooky pumpkin patch, creepy carnival games, arts and crafts, and the downtown Trick or Treat Trail. It is a perfect way to celebrate Halloween as a family downtown!

Pay ‘N Take Pumpkin Carving Contest


Photo Courtesy Pay ‘N Take

Pay ‘N Take is putting on their 1st ever Pumpkin Carving Contest on Halloween! Bring your PRE-CARVED pumpkins to the shop at 4pm (the start of the Trick or Treat Trail) and the pumpkins will then be judged. Everyone can participate and there will be specials for those who bring a pumpkin! Candles will be provided and all pumpkins will be lit at sundown!! The Grand Prize is $50 cash & 3 gift certificates for a penny beer at Pay ‘n Take, and 2nd & 3rd prizes are a Pay ‘n Take T-shirt & a gift certificate for a penny beer.


Haunted Hotel at the Weatherford


Photo Courtesy Weatherford Hotel Facebook

Saturday, October 31st, starting at 6:00pm, the Weatherford Hotel downtown will be putting on the Haunted Hotel event. There will be a $5 cover at the door and live music featured on all three floors. The Gopher Hole will have a live DJ preforming, Charley’s Pub will have 3 different bands playing throughout the night, and upstairs in Zane Grey there will be a photo booth, taro cards/ fortune readings on the mezzanine, and Larry Holloway will be playing the organ out on the balcony for all of downtown Flagstaff to hear!




Live Music in Downtown Flagstaff

If you know anything about the nightlife in Flagstaff, then you should know that there are tons of places to spend your time downtown and enjoy some live music. However, if you were unaware of the fact that Flagstaff has some of the coolest downtown music venues, well then now you know! The venues range from fairly large to smaller and more intimate settings, which means there is something for everyone.

Hops on Birch

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Photo Courtesy Hops on Birch Facebook

Hops on Birch has established themselves as a great live music venue in downtown Flagstaff, with live bands performing every Thursday through Sunday night, you can be sure to count on a great performances. The music genres vary from folk and bluegrass to rock, which means you will always be surrounded by an ever changing sound. For those of you who want to show off your talent or like to go out on Monday nights, Hops has open mic night that starts at 9 p.m..!calendar/c12q5

The Gopher Hole

Photo Courtesy Hotel Weatherford Facebook

Photo Courtesy Hotel Weatherford Facebook

The Gopher Hole is found in the basement of The Hotel Weatherford downtown. Every Friday and Saturday night they have live bands perform. They primarily focus on booking and supporting local Flagstaff bands, so the genre will be different from band to band. On Thursday nights The Gopher Hole has a dj perform, and none of these shows require a cover charge.



The Orpheum Theater

Photo Courtesy Orpheum Facebook

Photo Courtesy Orpheum Facebook

The Orpheum in downtown Flagstaff is dedicated to bringing a diverse range of music to the theater and is not focused on just one genre. Their events vary from week-to-week, with some weeks having six events and some weeks only having two. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday there is most often times something going on at the Orpheum. They haved hosted big name bands along with smaller local bands, which shows them being dedicated to providing a diverse range of music.

Monte Vista Cocktail Lounge

Photo Courtesy Monte Vista Facebook

Photo Courtesy Monte Vista Facebook

The Monte Vista always has something going on. Each week, on Friday and Saturday, there are live bands performing, providing a variety of rock and roll music. Wednesday nights there is a dj that performs, and then Tuesday’s and Thursday’s are karaoke nights, which means locals or visitors can show off their singing abilities. The Monte Vista is a great place to visit if you are looking for fun bands and some space to dance the night away.

The Green Room

Photo Courtesy The Green Room Facebook

Photo Courtesy The Green Room Facebook

The Green Room wants to provide diverse music for a diverse community. Flagstaff is a very unique city and The Green Room wants to embrace this community. There is music seven nights a week at The Green Room, ranging from punk rock to EDM. A large portion of the bands that perform here are large market bands, and they are constantly working to bring in bigger bands. The prices vary for each show depending on the band performing.



Photo Courtesy Firecreek Facebook

Photo Courtesy Firecreek Facebook

Firecreek is often times just thought of as a downtown coffee shop, but did you know they are also a performance venue and put on great shows! Their events vary each week, but every Tuesday night is open mic. They next show they have coming up is this Friday, October 16, at 8pm and The Railsplitters will be performing!



Flagstaff Brewing Company

flagbrewBeyond providing craft-beer and whiskey to Flagstaff, Flagbrew wants to further their ambiance and provide a casual and friendly atmosphere. They have an awesome outdoor patio with a stage, and will sometimes put on afternoon shows, in addition to the nightly weekend performances. 

Mia’s Lounge

Photo Courtesy Mia's Lounge Facebook

Photo Courtesy Mia’s Lounge Facebook

Mia’s Lounge is south of the railroad tracks in downtown Flagstaff and has live music performances from week-to-week. At the end of the month they have a Halloween show that will include performances by I’D DIE FOR LO-FI, La Migra, and local artists The Shindaggers and Ice Sword. Be sure to check them out and celebrate Halloween with an awesome show.

National Coffee Day

National Coffee Day is tomorrow, and we have found the best spots in Downtown Flagstaff for you to enjoy your coffee and celebrate the day! Here is your excuse to drink coffee all day. But do we really need a reason to grab a hot cup of coffee at any hour of the day? All of our downtown coffee shops are unique and the perfect place to become a regular.

Flag Buzz Coffeehouse


Located in the heart of downtown, Flag Buzz is a 100% organic coffeehouse. They strive to provide you with the most ethically sourced, pure, and healthful products available. If you are looking for something new to celebrate National Coffee Day, try one of their many specialty drinks. The Honey Almond Latte and Horchata Buzz are two of the most unique flavors offered, and why not start your day with your coffee smiling back at you!

Firecreek Coffee Company


Photo courtesy Firecreek Coffee Instagram

At Firecreek the details matter, and that is why all of their coffee is hand roasted in very small batches. Their motto is “It matters to them, they matter to us”. Firecreek wants to be sure that every cup of coffee has amazing flavors and freshness, regardless of how you drink it. Not only will you be able to enjoy the fresh roasted coffee, but also the beautiful gallery space surrounding you. 


Flagstaff Coffee Company


Photo courtesy Flagstaff Coffee Company Facebook

If you are looking to try some exciting, new flavors, or just a new place to drink your coffee, then look no further. Flagstaff Coffee Company has a great location and an outdoor patio for you to soak up the warm sun during our last days before the cold, in addition to some delicious coffee.


Higher Grounds Coffee House

Photo courtesy Jenny Cummiskey

Higher Grounds Coffee House is a non-profit organization that donates to local shelters in Flagstaff. All of their coffee comes from Washington, is organic, and fair trade certified. All of the drinks at Higher Grounds are unique to them and can’t be found anywhere else in downtown. They are also going to be having a surprise special promotion, so be sure to give them a visit!

Late For the Train Coffee Shop

Photo courtesy Late For the Train Facebook

Late For the Train is located downtown on Birch Ave. When they opened their doors downtown in 1993, their mission of “brewing community in a world class cup” was set in motion. They have specialty drinks with an Arizona twist, and are on the map for having fresh dark roasts. If you want just the basics though when it comes to your coffee, they are the last refuge in downtown for a simple cup of black coffee.



Photo courtesy Rendezvous Instagram

Photo courtesy Rendezvous Instagram

Located in The Hotel Monte Vista, Rendezvous is a coffee shop that has lattes specific to them, and uses scratch made ingredients. They also recently started serving brewed coffee for only $2 a cup! If you are looking for a good story to go along with your drink, we recommend the Ghost Blend. The Ghost Blend is their own espresso blend and got the name because of the story of The Hotel Monte Vista being haunted.

Celebrate Mother’s Day Downtown

Mother's Day

Looking to treat Mom to something special this weekend?  Downtown businesses have specials that are sure to please…even Mom.

Check out our favorites (specials are for Sunday, May 10 only unless otherwise indicated):


CuveeMother’s Day brunch from 10am – 4pm.  Try Lavender French Toast, Fried Chicken and pancakes, or Loco Moco.  $5 Mimosa’s and Bloody Mary’s, and $3 Draft Beer. 6 East Aspen @ Heritage Square, 928-214-9463 for reservations.

Majerle’s - 30% off for all mom’s, plus $4 Bloody Mary’s and $3 Mimosa’s. 102 W. Route 66, 928-744-6463.

PastoMother’s Day brunch with tasty offerings like Smoked Salmon Quiche, Eggs Florentine and Truffled Egg.  $5 cocktails, including Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Irish Coffee, Moscow Mule and Blood Orange Margarita. 19 E. Aspen, 928-779-1937 for reservations.

Sweet ShoppeHuge selection of fresh chocolate dipped strawberries. 15 E. Aspen, 928-255-4919.

The Toasted Owl - Mother’s Day brunch, 121 E. Birch Ave., Suite 100, 928-255-4919 for reservations.

Tourist Home - $2.50 chocolate covered strawberries, $8 Mimosa’s, 52 S. San Francisco St., 928-779-2811.


Aspen Sports20% off all women’s clothing and women’s footwear. 15 N. San Francisco, 928-255-4919.

Fizzy Bella Bath BoutiqueEgle Rucci will be outside Fizzy Bella handing out Carnations to the first 50 moms, and kids can build a FREE craft for mom!  (Saturday, May 9 from noon – 4pm while supplies last). 113 E. Birch, 928-255-4919.

Mountain SportsHalf Price ‘Wag More Bark Less Mug.’  Mom’s can choose from a wonderful selection of mugs! 24 N. San Francisco, 928-226-2885.

Peace Surplus15% of ALL clothing, 60% off select items.  (Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10).  14 W. Route 66, 928-779-4521.


Downtown Business Passport

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Get ready to sip, taste and shop Downtown Flagstaff this Saturday!  Grab your walking shoes for a self-guided tour visiting over 30 businesses offering treats, discounts and special offers.  The specials below are good all day Saturday, April 18 – so plan your course now and discover what Downtown businesses are offering.

Stop by the DBA / Local First table at the Earth Day event taking place at Heritage Square from 9am – 4pm and pick up your passport.  For each purchase, you will receive a sticker.  Earn 7 or more stickers and you will be entered to win gift certificates to Downtown businesses or passes to an upcoming show at the Orpheum Theater.  Anyone can participate!!

Participating Businesses 

A’scentual Beauty Boutique - $5 for a 10 minute pressure point cranial massage with aroma therapy (12 E. Route 66)

Animas Trading Company - $3.99 buy one friendship bracelet, get one free (8 E. Route 66)

Aspen Sports$10 – 27 oz Klean Kanteen sports cup, silver (reg price $20) (15 N. San Francisco St.)

Babbitt’s Backcountry Outfitters$5 card and lip balm; $10 – water bottle + scratch labs drink mix; all other bottles 15% off (12 E. Aspen)

Bigfoot BBQ$5 slider sampler: one each pulled pork, chicken and beef brisket (120 N. Leroux, basement)

Collins Irish Pub & GrillFREE mini nachos with the purchase of any two beverages at regular price (2 N. Leroux)

Cuvee 928 – 10am – 2pm – $5 breakfast burritos; 2pm – 6pm – buy 2 signature cocktails at happy hour prices and get a FREE happy hour appetizer (6 E. Aspen)

Dark Sky Candle Company$1.99 votive candles; 25% off dipping candles (21 E. Aspen)

Downtown Diner$5 hot dog and fountain drink (7 E. Aspen)

Fizzy Bella Bath BoutiqueFREE lip balm with $5 purchase (113 E. Birch)

Flag Buzz$5 for a 12 oz. honey almond latte and pastry (107 N. San Francisco)

Flagstaff Coffee Company$5 stuffed croissant & 12 oz. coffee; $5 burrito & 12 oz. coffee (22 E. Route 66)

Flagstaff Soap10% off any soap with the color green; “Planet Earth” soaps available (21 N. San Francisco)

Flagstaff Sports Exchange$5 off Maxx HD sunglasses; $5 of in-store trade credit on over 50% of store owned items; FREE Flagstaff Sports Exchange sticker (19 W. Aspen)

Gallyvant - $5 sample pack including all-natural black soap, pure shea butter & incense (12 E. Route 66, Suite 103)

Hops on Birch$9 for a flight of any 3 beers; happy  hour pricing (22 E. Birch, Suite 2)

Il Rosso Italiane$8 french fries w/red gravy + 12 oz. beer (105 N. Beaver)

Incahoots Vintage Clothing - 20% off vintage and used items (9 E. Aspen)

Late for the Train$5.25 for a 12 oz. Mother Earth Mocha (22 E. Birch)

MIXBuy one, get one FREE coffee bar drinks (120 N. Leroux)

MonsoonFREE California roll with the purchase of any two beverages at regular price (6 E. Aspen, Suite 100)

Mountain Oasis International Restaurant$7 – Italian sub + soda (11 E. Aspen)

Mountain Sports - FREE pair of Patagonia merino wool socks…all you have to do is “Voice Your Choice” and cast a vote for your favorite local participating environmental and conservation organization to compete for a $5,000 One Percent for the Planet grant.  No purchase necessary.  Limit one pair per customer. (24 N. San Francisco)

Northern View Artist Studios - $5 printed cards from Aspen Lofts Artists (7 E. Aspen, 2nd Floor)

Peace Surplus15% off all Peace Surplus logo Nalgenes (14 W. Route 66)

Rainbows End20% off one item (not including consignment or sale items) (12 E. Route 66)

Rendezvous$10 for a “MothaLova” cocktail (100 N. San Francisco)

Shoes & Such20% off catwalk vegan handbags; 20% off Bungalow360 handbags made of natural canvas and water-based inks (17 E. Aspen)

Steep Fine Tea - Buy one Earth Day Special tea, get one half-off (1 E. Aspen)

The Golden Hive - FREE small beehive candle when you spend more than $15 (8 W. Route 66)

The State Bar$4 beer specials; $6 wine specials (10 E. Route 66)

The Sweet Shoppe$4 for a medium gelato, plus an extra stamp on card (15 E. Aspen)

The Toasted Owl - $5 for 1 sweet pastry, 1 savory pastry and a side salad (121 Birch Ave, Suite 100)

Vino Loco Wine Shop & Bar$5 red and white wine specials; 3 – 6pm happy hour with $1 off all offerings; 1/2 off corkage fee (122 E. Birch, Suite 1)

New Executive Director

The FDBA is happy to announce the hiring of Terry Madeksza as our new (and first!) Executive Director. Terry’s entire career has been devoted to downtown management. Most recently, Terry served as the Vice President for Downtown Phoenix Partnership where she worked for 17 years. In that role, she was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the core downtown area, including oversight of key programs and budget responsibilities for their highly successful Downtown Ambassadors program, streetscape management, parking and transportation coordination, public safety and event coordination.

Prior to her time in Phoenix, Terry worked for the Downtown St. Louis Partnership. She began her career in downtown management and advocacy working at the International Downtown Association. The International Downtown Association (IDA) is the professional association for downtown development practitioners, and a forum to connect with peers that share best-practices. As a member of IDA, Terry presents at conferences and participates as a “Brain Trust” member.

We are very excited to have Terry on board and look forward to her start in early February.

Executive Director Candidates Meet & Greet

The Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance will be hosting the two final candidates for the position of Downtown Executive Director on Tuesday 12/2 for two public “meet & greet” meetings.

Our national, statewide and local search resulted in over a dozen applications that were narrowed down to 5 in person and/or skype interviews, the results of which are the two finalists that will be here on Tuesday 12/2.

The “meet & greets” will take place at the Hotel Weatherford on Tuesday 12/2 from 8:00am-9:00am and again from 5:00pm-6:30pm.

All downtown stakeholders are invited to attend either or both meetings to meet the candidates and provide feedback.

Executive Director Search

The Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance (FDBA) is currently searching for an Executive Director to provide creative leadership, vision and management to support economic growth and vibrancy of historic downtown, advance FDBA’s ongoing initiatives and pursue new opportunities.

Experience in successful downtown management, economic development, budgeting and finance, advocacy, collaboration with diverse stakeholders, parking solutions, and organizational management desired.

Outstanding written and interpersonal communication skills required.
Please see click here for complete job description and application process.

Applications close October 20.


Throughout the 1980’s, downtown Flagstaff was a blighted district with little economic vitality or community excitement.  In the early 1990’s downtown stakeholders came together to begin a process that would transform our downtown into a thriving and vibrant district.

Main Street Flagstaff Foundation was formed, funded and managed leading to many historic facade renovations and a general sense of business revival.  Shortly thereafter, the City of Flagstaff and private property owners downtown formed a Special Improvement District (SID), with property owner contributions of over $1M, resulting in a sorely needed infrastructure and streetscape facelift.  Upon the dissolution of the Main Street Flagstaff Foundation in early 2000, downtown stakeholders created the membership based Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance (FDBA) to continue stewardship of historic downtown.