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Wishing You a Green Holiday Today’s environmental buzz word – sustainability - is really an old concept, hailing from the 1970s energy crises. It means protecting our environment by promoting the use of renewable resources. As simple as this seems, America continues to have artificially low energy costs, which in turn temps us to conduct business without a long range plan to reduce our reliance on foreign energy. During the ‘70s the price of oil rose to an unheard of $30 per barrel, and the pundits warned of running out of oil by the turn of the century. In national solidarity to conserve fuel, we turned the house heat down to 65 degrees in the winter, wore long johns under our jeans, and drove small fuel efficient vehicles like the VW Beetle. I recall a couple of winters during which we were urged NOT to decorate outside our homes with holiday lights. (It was quite a dismal time.) Sustainability has a new meaning today. With evidence of global warming confirmed, it has taken on a world-wide context, and this is even more alarming than the energy crises of the 1970s. Sustainability is currently synonymous with the broader, more insidious implications of climate change due to carbon emissions. And there’s a complication – because of the explosive development and tremendous needs for energy in China and India, the world’s appetite for dwindling resources is only increasing. So, what does global warming have to do with downtown Manchester? As the world
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Manchester’s annual Christmas Parade will kick off at 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 1. Santa Clause will be there to celebrate the spirit of the holidays. Kids, don’t forget to bring your letters to Santa! The U.S. Postal Service will be collecting letters at the parade and bringing them straight to the North Pole. And since it is the season of giving, Manchester’s firefighters will be walking the route collecting money for the Union Leader’s annual Santa Fund Drive. The parade route begins at 1750 Elm St. and concludes at the intersection of Elm and Lake Avenue. Trophies will be awarded for

the best floats and radio personalities from WZID will be on hand to be the master of ceremonies for the event. A special holiday thank you to St. Mary’s Bank, Citizens Bank, Northeast Credit Union Hampshire First Bank and the Kiwanis Club for helping to underwrite this joyful community event. For more info, visit or contact Sue Butler, 2007 Christmas Parade Organizer, at 645-6285.

Moonlight Holiday Shopping Stroll
Thursday, November 29 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Downtown Manchester
Come downtown and shop during special extended hours at participating retailers until 9:00 p.m. Santa Claus will light up the City’s Christmas tree in Stanton Plaza at 6:00 p.m.

Free parking during event

Enter to win up to $300 in downtown shopping gift certificates!
A Break In Time Audrey’s Musical World Benton Shoe Castro's Backroom The Currier Downtown D’Vine Wine & Gifts Desjardins DumBass Gifts Edible Arrangements Elizabeth’s On Elm Æ
Sponsored by

George’s Apparel Grolen Communications Harris Trophy Kats Eye La Cage Boutique Manchester Art Association Meet Me at Eliza’s /Weepeats Pearsons RN Fashion Runner’s Alley

Small Indulgences Tee Shirt Bodega A Timeless Treasure The New England Sampler The UPS Store Trinity Health & Wellness Victorian Jewelers With Heart and Hand Unique Gifts Xilox Boutique
Presented by

For information and event details contact Intown Manchester, 889 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 603-645-6285

Volume 12, Issue 4

December 2007

7- Holiday Open House, Millyard Museum 4:00 p.m. 2- Australian Pink Floyd, Verizon Wireless Arena, 7:30 p.m. 7-9, 14-16, 21-23- Palace Theatre Presents “A Christmas Carol” 4- Manchester City Marathon, Veterans Park (start) 8- Manchester Monarchs vs. Chicago Wolves 7:05 p.m. 8:50 a.m., Registration required 14- Manchester Monarchs vs. Portland Pirates 7:05 p.m. 4- Manchester Monarchs vs. Hartford, 7:05 pm. 15- Boston Pops Holiday Concert, Verizon Wireless Arena 5- Women’s Health Forum, Manchester Health Dept., 7:30 p.m. Rines Center 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. 16- Manchester Monarchs vs. Worcester Sharks 4:05 p.m. 7-8-Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Verizon Wireless Arena, 27- Manchester Monarchs vs. Portland Pirates 7:05 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 28- Amoskeag Fishways Open House, 11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. 9- Manchester Monarchs vs. Hartford, 7:05 p.m. 30- Manchester Monarchs vs. Hartford Wolf Pack 7:05 p.m. 9-17- Palace Theatre Presents: “Dreamgirls” 31- Manchester Monarchs vs. Worcester Sharks 7:05 p.m. 10- Manchester Monarchs vs. Lowell, 7:05 p.m. 31- New Hampshire Festival Orchestra – “A New Years 16- Manchester Monarchs vs. Portland, 7:05, p.m. Gala Event”, Palace Theatre 6:00 p.m. 17- Manchester Monarchs vs. Springfield, home, 7:05 p.m. 23- Manchester Monarchs vs. Worcester, 7:05 p.m. JANUARY 23- Palace Theatre Presents Jose Feliciano 8:00 p.m. 5- Manchester Monarchs vs. Binghamton Senators 7:05 p.m. 24- NH Philharmonic Presents: Holiday Pops, Palace 9- Manchester Monarchs vs. Albany River Rats 7:05 p.m. Theatre 8:00 p.m. 11-12- “Thunder Nationals” Monster Truck Show, 29- Open Doors Manchester Trolley Tours, 5:00 p.m. Verizon Wireless Arena, Friday, January 11th at 7:30 p.m. 29- Moonlight Holiday Shopping Stroll, and Saturday, January 12th at 2:00 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. Downtown Manchester until 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 17- Rascal Flats, Verizon Wireless Arena 8:00 p.m. 29-30- Palace Theatre Presents “The Nutcracker” 19- UNH Men’s Hockey vs. Dartmouth, Verizon Wireless 30- Manchester Monarchs vs. Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Arena 7:00 p.m. 23- Manchester Monarchs vs. Worcester Sharks 7:05 p.m. DECEMBER 1- Christmas Parade – Elm Street, Manchester 4:00 p.m. 25- Manchester Monarchs vs. Lowell Devils 7:05 p.m. 26- Manchester Monarchs vs. Scranton Penguins 7:05 p.m. 1- Manchester Monarchs vs. Rockford Ice Hogs 7:05 p.m. 30-31- Disney On Ice Presents Disney / Pixars 5- Evanescence, Verizon Wireless Arena 7:00 p.m. “Finding Nemo”, Verizon Wireless Arena 6- John Mellencamp, Verizon Wireless Arena 7:30 p.m.


Intown Manchester is gearing up to produce a new round of street banners in downtown and the Millyard. For 2008, our marketing plan for downtown will explore a partnership with the Manchester Economic Development Office (MEDO), which has invested significantly in tools to market the city beyond NH’s borders. As always, we can’t produce this highly visible program without the support of local businesses. While our street banners will help to reinforce MEDO’s business recruitment efforts, they present local businesses the unique opportunity to display their company name or logo for an entire year, while joining in the effort to keep downtown vibrant and competitive. Proceeds from the street banner program fund our efforts to beautify and market downtown Manchester. If your company would like to participate in this highly visible and popular program, please give us a call at 645-6285.

For more event information, visit

The Majestic Theatre will be running their last “Open Doors” trolley tour of 2007 on November 29th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. The popular arts and cultural tour of Manchester will conclude it’s 2007 season with it’s final run to ten of the city’s most remarkable cultural institutions. Trolley rides and admission to all tour destinations are free. For information on trolley stops or any of the participating galleries, call (603) 669-7469 or visit the Majestic Theatre’s website,

The opportunity for downtown to shine and project it’s status as a vibrant, dynamic city nationwide is one not to be missed. While the date for the Primary has yet to be set, it could come sooner than we think. We’ve learned that ABC news will be broadcasting all of their news programming from outside City Hall and each of the other major networks will also have a strong presence downtown. The city will be glowing for the holidays and storefronts should be decorated early for the season. Businesses should make sure that staff is ready and prepared to deal with the crowds.

This year’s award winners have gone the extra mile to consistently serve as an example for downtown’s best practices. Each year, Intown Manchester selects nominees who have displayed exemplary efforts to make their properties attractive. The 2007 Manchester Magnifique winners are:

Max Pruna, Owner

Kim Roy, General Manager

Dick Anagnost, Owner

Business owners and property owners in the northern section of the Central Business District have been waiting for a decade to continue the downtown streetscape improvements initiated in 1997. In January, they will have an opportunity to weigh in on a collective vision for the area, north of Bridge St, that we are calling “the NOB”. Arrangements are being made to host the event at the Masonic Temple, on Elm Street, after the Primaries. Stakeholders in the area should watch for correspondence from Intown Manchester with details of the event. Joining Intown as host of the event is Michael Castagna, of Castagna Consulting Group in Manchester. Michael is an expert in the charrette format, and he currently serves as president of Plan NH, an organization dedicated to improving NH communities. Design professionals interested in participating in the NOB Charrette are urged to contact either Michael at or Intown Manchester at 645-6285. Funding has been secured, in part, through a grant from the Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation.

36 Amherst Street

Radisson Hotel & Convention Center

33 S. Commercial Street

It used to be that if you wanted a delicious thin crust gourmet pizza, you’d head down to Boston… those days are gone. If you are looking for quality gourmet brick oven pizza made with the finest high end ingredients shipped straight from Naples, look no further than downtown Manchester. 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria offers authentic wood fired pizza with “a lot of soul behind it” says Erik Sealander, Head Chef and co-owner. Erik and his business partner Priscilla Lane – Rondeau chose to open a Neapolitan style pizzeria, to offer simple, high quality pizza in the style from which pizza originated, Naples Italy, cooked in a wood fired oven above 700 degrees. 900 Degrees offers a myriad of specialty pizzas, all created by Erik, as well as superbly fresh salads, made with local organic produce, desserts, and even some mouth-watering appetizers, like their marinated wood fired vegetable platter and fresh oven baked bread. Special attention was put into building the gorgeous bar that runs almost the full length of the restaurant. It seats 20 guests and has a special viewing spot directly in front of the wood oven where you can watch Erik create your pizza. Their scrumptious pizza is available for takeout, but if you’ve come to stay, you’ll enjoy blues music and in an authentic Neapolitan atmosphere with an earthy yet modern feel. 900 Degrees is located at 50 Dow Street, Manchester, NH. 603.641.0902 or visit them on the web at

Owners of City Flame Smokehouse, the Simons are bringing over twenty years of cooking experience to downtown Manchester. Millena and her husband moved here from Bulgaria in 1999. The couple, who had previously worked in Mass., found Manchester through their research and decided there was a market for quality Memphis style barbeque. The Simons have turned their love of barbeque into a successful business. Using hickory smoked wood and smoker that holds 50 lbs of meat, they offer favorites like sumptuous pulled pork, beef brisket and St. Louis style ribs. One menu item, the City Flame Sampler, is packed with ribs, smoked chicken & turkey, pulled pork, smoked sausage, beef brisket and comes with two sides… now that is a sample!! City Flame is open Monday thru Saturday, 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Come check them out at 363 Chestnut Street (Next to the Police station) or call them with your order at 603.622.6022.

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explores its global options, we can each do our part by reducing our carbon footprint and “Going Green”. Green development is a logical approach to preserving our natural resources, protecting our environment, and saving money. Reducing our carbon footprint isn’t so difficult in older cities, where buildings are close together, commutes to work are relatively short, and there is economy of scale. In fact, the renovation of an older building is better for the environment than building a new one. Economic forecasters say that successful commercial developers will be those who are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified, and future tenants will look for LEED certification as a cost savings to them as well. The US Green Building council at has guide lines for achieving sustainability and LEED certification in five performance areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. Here are three simple and cost-saving things that everyone can do today to achieve a greener environment: Purchase energy efficient appliances, replace your incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs (the neon tubes resemble a cork screw), and recycle. Going green is much easier to implement today than in the 1970s, and it doesn’t call for self sacrifice as much as self discipline. Meanwhile, the savings are real. We wish you a GREEN holiday!

A quarterly publication of Intown Manchester Management Inc. We welcome your comments and suggestions. PO Box 659, Manchester, NH 03105-0659 (P)603.645.6285 • (F)603.669.6597 email: Stephanie Lewry, Executive Director Suzanne Butler, Director of Marketing Samantha Appleton, Special Projects Administrator Linda Feinberg, Bookkeeper


INTOWN MANCHESTER is a private, non-profit organization, whose mission is to act as a catalyst and partner for downtown redevelopment in cooperation with the City of Manchester, to enhance the economic vitality of the Intown district, and to promote the downtown’s attractiveness as a dynamic mixed-use center for the benefit of the community.

Michael Harrington, Senior Broker, CBRE New England, Chairman Dick Anagnost, President, Anagnost Companies, Vice Chairman Walter Meyer, Executive Director, Ernst & Young LLP, Treasurer Mary Tebo, Community Forestry Coordinator, UNH Cooperative Extension, Secretary Christopher Allwarden, Esq., PSNH Jim Anderson, VP Northeast Region, IPC US REIT Management Greg Barrett, Principal, Kas-Bar Realty Maureen Beauregard, Executive Director, Families in Transition Robin Comstock, President & CEO, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Brian Dacey, Principal, Main Street Development Corporation Kenneth Edwards, Assistant Executive Director, Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority Ben Gamache, Sole Proprietor, Gamache Enterprises LLC Frank Guinta, Mayor, City of Manchester Pat Long, Alderman Ward 3, City of Manchester Ralph Sidore, One Dow Court Gary Simmons, Deputy Chief, Manchester Police Department Arthur Sullivan, Principal, Brady Sullivan Properties Seth Wall, Executive Director of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

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