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Rocking chairs of Downtown Racine to be auctioned off starting Sept. 1

Di Bottoni by Chelsey Cacciotti Giardino – RACINE — The art installation of rocking chairs in Downtown Racine will soon go up for online auction to support the cultural diversity and further enrichment of businesses in the area. 16 Amish-crafted rocking chairs will be up for bidding, each with a starting bid of $300. “The […]

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Downtown Racine earns Main Street America™ 2022 accreditation

RACINE – Downtown Racine Corporation (DRC) has again been designated as an Accredited Main Street America™ program by the Main Street America organization. Racine joins 863 communities throughout the U.S. meeting performance standards for preservation-based economic development and community revitalization. DRC’s performance is evaluated annually by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC) Wisconsin Main Street […]

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November 27 is Small Business Saturday in Downtown Racine

Small Business Saturday, held nationally as a special shopping day to support locally-owned small businesses, is always the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Small Business Saturday falls on November 27. “This year, more than ever, it is crucial we support small businesses. We have such a wonderful mix of retail shops, you are sure to […]

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Racine’s Monument Square To Become “Deer District Racine” In Support Of The Milwaukee Bucks During the NBA Finals

City of Racine – Today, Mayor Cory Mason announced that Racine’s Monument Square will become “Deer District Racine” for the remainder of the NBA Finals. With support from the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services (PRCS), Downtown Racine Corporation, Pub on Wisconsin, and Littleport Brewing Company, Monument Square will be set up for […]

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Public Art Bistro Tables & Chairs Unveiled in Downtown Racine with Scavenger Hunt

For the 20th consecutive year, the Downtown Racine Corporation has unveiled a public art project in Downtown Racine. This year’s project featured Bistro tables and chairs. 25 artists were selected to adorn the table sets with their creativity. 25 sets are scattered through Downtown. Similar to last year’s public art project that featured flowerpots, there […]

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Downtown Racine ‘Excited and Hopeful’ for Spring/Summer Events

Like spring flowers, Racine County is reblooming after a very long winter exacerbated by the COVID-19 global pandemic of the past year. Therefore, many are looking forward to spring and summer events in Racine. Two organizations – the Downtown Racine Corp. and Real Racine (Racine County’s destination marketing organization) – recently announced spring/summer events. Also, […]

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DRC Celebrates 2020 Silver Linings and Those Who Made a Difference

DOWNTOWNTOWN RACINE- During Downtown Racine Corporation’s Annual State of the Downtown and Achievement Award Presentation on Thurs., Feb. 25 more than 50 people gathered via Zoom to celebrate the silver linings from 2020, recognize those who made a difference, and look ahead to 2021.  “We are extremely proud of our accomplishments this year and the […]

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Downtown Racine Achievement Award Nominations

DOWNTOWN RACINE – Celebrate Downtown Racine at the Downtown Racine Corporation’s State of the Downtown and Achievement Award presentation on Thursday, February 25 at 9 a.m. via Zoom. The presentation agenda will consist of the State of the Downtown address and the announcement of 2020’s Downtown Achievement winners. Some of the highlights during the address […]

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Downtown Racine Publishes Online Valentine’s Gift Guide

RACINE – Downtown Racine has created a new way to shop and support local businesses for Valentine’s Day via an online gift guide at RacineDowntown.com/downtown-gift-guide/. The website is a collaborative effort created by Downtown Racine Corporation and The Journal Times. Visitors of the site can view 65 gift ideas, all from local businesses in Downtown […]

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Downtown Achievement Award Nominations Needed

The Downtown Racine Corporation is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Achievement Awards in which individuals, businesses, or organizations are recognized for their contribution to the vitality of downtown during the past year. Nominations are being accepted for the following categories: Downtown Showcase Award – An exciting event, person, or organization that has helped attract […]

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Downtown Racine in 2020: ‘Intense Challenges Faced’

RACINE – Downtown Racine Corp. (DRC) this week reported a few silver linings amid a 2020 that was dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Downtown business development and promotional organization summarized its accomplishments in its 2020 Review. “Despite the intense challenges we faced, we were able to pivot and provide major resources to the Downtown […]