Best of Flag 2017

Screen Shot 2017-12-18 at 1.39.00 PMThe Downtown Business Alliance would love to give a big congratulations to all the Best of Flag 2017 winners in Downtown Flagstaff! Many downtown businesses were recognized this year for their exceptional service, and their involvement in the community. Below is a list of the downtown business that won Best of Flag this year:

Catering: Bigfoot BBQ

Bookstore: Bright Side Bookshop

Clothing Boutique: Shoes and Such, Basement Marketplace

Florist: Sutcliffe Floral

Gift Shop: P.J. Chilcottage, Flagstaff General Store

Meat Department: Proper Meats + Provisions

Musical Instruments: Arizona Music Pro

Outdoors Store: Peace Surplus, Aspen Sports

Retail Wine Selection: FLG Terroir, Vino Loco

Bakery: Tourist Home, Biffs Bagels

Bar Food: Lumberyard Brewing Co. Annex Cocktail Lounge, Beaver Street Brewery

Bartending Staff: Rendezvous

Breakfast: MartAnne’s Breakfast Palace, Toasted Owl Café

Burgers: Diablo Burger

Candy Store: Sweet Shoppe, Flagstaff Nut House, Flagstaff Chocolate Company

Coffee House: Macy’s European Coffee House, Late for the Train

Deli Sandwich: Aspen Deli

Dessert: Shift

Dive Bar: Monte Vista Cocktail Lounge, Gopher Hole, Altitudes Bar & Grill

Sushi: Karma Sushi Bar Grill

Late Night Snack: Aloha Hawaiian BBQ, GringoDillas Food Truck

Salad: Mix

Sports Bar: Majerle’s Sports Grill

Tacos: Criollo Latin Kitchen, La Santisima Gourmet Taco Shop

Thai: Pato Thai, Dara Thai, Swaddee Authentic Thai

Vegetarian Selection: Red Curry Kitchen

Again, congratulations to all the winners! Now it’s the perfect time to come downtown and show your love to the businesses that won Best of Flag this year!

Meet the Clean Team Ambassadors

Screen Shot 2017-10-11 at 8.47.20 AMIf you’ve been wondering who the people are wearing the bright blue shirts while vigorously cleaning the streets of Downtown Flagstaff, well, they’re the wonderful Clean Team Ambassadors of the Downtown Business Alliance.

Their job is to keep Downtown Flagstaff looking beautiful at all times, which entails removing any sort of litter, graffiti and even overflowing trashcans off the streets. The Clean Team Ambassadors also assist patrons, employees, residents, and visitors with excellent customer service, while providing them information about Downtown Flagstaff.

Whether it’s places to eat, different activities to do, where to shop, or places to stay, the Clean Team Ambassadors are your go-to resources.

There are currently two employees working as a Clean Team Ambassador, their names are Ashley Kritzstein, and Macie Guard.

Kritzstein is a freshman at Northern Arizona University and is brand new to Flagstaff.

“My major is business management with a minor in merchandising. I am originally from Phoenix, but I am excited to be more involved in the Flagstaff community” Ashley says, “That is the main reason why I am a member of the Clean Team because I get to learn more about where I live while at the same time being outside and helping people.”

On the other hand, Guard has lived, worked and gone to school in Flagstaff for 24 years.

I have a Bachelors Degree in History from NAU and a great interest in the Southwest and Environmental histories. I have spent the last two years working for the Arizona Conservation Corps, tracking rare species of plants, as well as running a chainsaw to remove invasive tree species.” Macie said. “I have volunteered at the Hart Prairie Nature Conservancy leading nature walks, and can point you to any beautiful place you want to go in the Coconino National Forest. I am currently working part-time jobs to get more experience in the local Flagstaff work industry to better understand the dynamics of our city.”

For the month of October, Ashley and Macie:

  • Cleaned 46 alleys
  • Swept 229 blocks
  • Helped 192 people with the new parking system
  • Assisted a total of 133 visitors, and 117 residents with any questions that had about Downtown Flagstaff

In addition, Tequila Sunrise happened this past weekend on Oct. 28th. The Clean Team was up at 6 am to make sure the streets of downtown were clean at all times. They picked up an immense amount of trash throughout the day, a total of 116 pounds.

The Clean Team Ambassadors even work winter hours, making sure to remove snow from sidewalks so people can walk around Downtown Flagstaff without any issue.

Furthermore, if you’re ever in Downtown Flagstaff and have questions, don’t hesitate to ask one of the members of the Clean Team. If you have any other concerns about the Clean Team Ambassadors, please contact the program supervisor JB Dewitt at

Halloween Harvest & Second Locals’ Night



October is sure to be a special month for Flagstaff residents as a SECOND Locals’ Night is being added and combined with the annual Halloween Harvest to deliver an all-in-one exciting event, that will include trick-or-treat trails and the usual Locals’ Night red carpet treatment.

The event is free to all and will take place in Heritage Square and throughout Downtown Flagstaff from 4-7pm on Tuesday, October 31st.

If you think you’re too old to be trick-or-treating, don’t fret because you’ll have a great opportunity to grab dinner and a drink from your favorite eatery and sit back, relax and enjoy the multitude of festivities provided by Halloween Harvest.

This year’s festivities include carnival games, arts and crafts, a BOOgie dance party, a freaky fashion show including pets, and an appearance by the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile! There will also be a trick-or-treat trail with over 20 stops including:

  • Certa Pro Painters
  • Karma Sushi
  • Tangled Lilac Photography
  • Sweet Shoppe
  • Mountain Sports
  • Bright Side Bookshop
  • Hoot Mart
  • Shift
  • Earth Bound Trading
  • Flagstaff Soap Company
  • Shoes and Such
  • Fire Creek
  • Rainbow’s End
  • Shane Knight Gallery
  • Babbitt’s Backcountry
  • 22 Leroux
  • The Golden Hive
  • Aloha BBQ
  • Supernova Froyo
  • Aspen Deli
  • Mozelle’s Bakery
  • Peace Surplus
  • Flagstaff Sports Exchange
  • Flagstaff Chocolate Company
  • Crystal Magic
  • Majerle’s Sports Gril
  • Orpheum Theater
  • Sage Brush Trading Co
  • PJ Chilcottage
  • Black Hound Gallerie
  • Basement Marketplace
  • Mix Flagstaff
  • Bigfoot BBQ
  • Whyld Ass
  • Late for the Train
  • Criollo
  • Cornish Pasty
  • Headlines 2000 Hair Studio

Download map here: Halloween Harvest Map

In addition, this second October Locals’ Night will feature many special offers from new businesses that are participating for the first time. The businesses with Locals’ Night specials are:

  • Altitudes Bar and Grill – One free dessert with a $10 purchase of non-discounted food
  • Tangled Lilac Photography – 25% off any services purchased that night
  • Shift – Free Halloween dessert with costume and food purchase
  • Zombies – 10% off any item except for cigarettes
  • Bright Side Bookshop – Free Magic Butterfly w/ any book purchase
  • Mountain Sports Flagstaff – 25% off one full price item
  • Sweet Shoppe – Buy 1lb of fudge receive a 1/2lb any flavor free
  • Hoot Mart – Buy 1 bottle of wine get a second 1/2 off (equal or lesser value)
  • Rainbow’s End – 40% off one item
  • Shoes and Such – Come by to pick up a 50% off coupon
  • Salt and Peak – Free wax melt with the purchase of a 16oz candle
  • INCAHOOTS – 25%-50%-75% off entire store
  • The Golden Hive – 15% off candles
  • Peace Surplus – Free carabiner and 15% off any non-sale item
  • Flagstaff Sports Exchange – 20% off store owned items
  • Whyld Ass – Half off any one-menu item per person
  • Late for the Train – 50% off all drinks
  • Winter Sun – 20% off
  • Aspen Sports – 20% off one non-sale item
  • Bigfoot BBQ – BOGO drafts
  • Criollo – Mason Jar Margaritas and happy hour pricing
  • Majerle’s Sports Grill – Free root beer float w/ purchase of meal

Download list of offers here: Locals’ Night Flyer


Don’t miss this exciting event and your chance to take in the finest that Flagstaff has to offer. Come out and support your local businesses!