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Downtown Business Spotlight: Century 21 Advantage


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This week’s Business Spotlight shines on Century 21 Advantage! This unique establishment is located right on #206 4807 50 Ave in Century Centre and provides you with professional commercial real estate services. We spoke with the owner to learn more about this wonderful establishment!

What is your business?
Century 21 Advantage is a full-service Real Estate Office specializing in the Central Alberta area. Associates can be found here that can meet your residential, country residential including farms and commercial listings and sales.
Century 21 Advantage takes pride in being the oldest real estate company in Red Deer, proudly celebrating 110 years of service this year in the Central Alberta area.
Past years have found our office on Gaetz Avene, Ross Street, Bower Mall, Parkland Mall and now we are happy to make Century Centre our current office location.

When did your business open?
Century 21 Advantage has been part of the downtown core for a number of years. The Commercial division of our office has been located here at Century Centre since 1998 when the building was renovated.
Our commercial and residential offices consolidated in 2019.
Upon our lease expiring, we then moved our offices back to Century Centre in December 2020 and started the new year of 2021 in our new location.

What are some products/services that you offer?
Century 21 Advantage is proud to be a full-service Real Estate office with associates specialized in all areas of Central Alberta. Big town little town, country or city, farming or commercial, there is someone in this office that would be happy to assist you on your new venture.
The Century 21 networks are literally worldwide so connections and access to the world are unlimited. Whenever your real estate needs may take you, Century 21 would be able to assist.

Why did you choose Downtown Red Deer as the location for your business?
When looking for a new office location, we drove around the city to find up and coming and possibly unique areas for a real estate office to be located. While there is lots of growth and exciting things happening around Red Deer, we felt the downtown area would best meet our needs.
Our downtown location is central to all corners of Red Deer, with great access to bussing, banks and a variety of businesses that call Downtown Red Deer home. We wanted to be part of the up and coming times in this area and thought it to be very positive to be located in historic Red Deer where our roots and history began as a business.
While only having been here a few months now, we appreciate being able to walk at lunch, the variety of services available and most of all the different food venues that can be found simply outside the doors of Century Centre. We as an office are really enjoying having great lunch places to go and coffee coffee coffee.

What do you think makes Downtown vibrant?
Potential and so much of it. The changes, growth and revitalization are going to be very exciting for this area as people renew their love for a sense of community found within the downtown area.
The Wednesday market is a good example of how people gather weekly and visit Little Gaetz to pick up their local shopping wares. Century 21 Advantage looks forward to being a part of this weekly event.

Finish this sentence: I love Downtown because…
Of its history and roots in the community. The atmosphere and eclectic diversity can be found.

Website: Century 21 Advantage Official Website
Facebook: Century 21 Advantage Facebook Page 
Century 21 Advantage Twitter

We serve approximately 500 businesses and property owners in Downtown Red Deer, Alberta. Our Mission is to build an engaged Downtown community, develop a Downtown brand and enhance the Downtown experience.

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Red Deer DBA announces Entertainment District events

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With great enthusiasm and anticipation, the Downtown Business Association (DBA) is thrilled to share some exciting updates and plans for the future! After careful consideration and a deep understanding of our community’s needs, we are here to announce our latest developments.

Firstly, while we understand the disappointment caused by the cancellation of the upcoming season of the Downtown Saturday Market, we want to assure you that this decision was made with the utmost care and consideration. Our valued vendors and attendees have shown incredible support and enthusiasm for this new venture, and for that, we are truly grateful.

Though we faced time constraints and logistical challenges that hindered our ability to organize the event effectively, we have not lost sight of our mission to bring joy and entertainment to the community. Our plans for the Wednesday Market remain unchanged and we are are thrilled to inform you that the music programming meant for Saturday market entertainment will continue to thrive!

Every Saturday from 2-4pm, the public patio will come alive with soul-stirring performances from amazing artists from all over Central Alberta and beyond. Best of all, this event is free and open to the public, inviting everyone to share in the magic of live music. This will be in addition to the regularly scheduled Tuesday – Friday Programming, with an extra special open mic night every Thursday evening. Friday’s will take it up a notch with business-led events that will make your evenings truly unforgettable.

We have an incredible lineup of events and activities planned for this summer to enhance your enjoyment of the Ross Street Patio, day and night. To stay up-to-date with all the showtimes and artist line-ups, we encourage you to follow us on our social media channels.

In addition, our Host-It! Program offers community partners the opportunity to use the stage every Saturday throughout the summer. Imagine the possibilities—music, theatre, art galleries, and so much more. We are committed to providing a platform for diverse activities that will invigorate the heart of our downtown. And let’s not forget the festivals! The Downtown Business Association is proud to support several upcoming festivals on Ross Street and nearby this summer. These celebrations will infuse the area with a joyful and festive atmosphere, attracting thousands of visitors to revel in the excitement. After immersing yourself in these vibrant events, the Ross Street Patio will be the perfect spot to unwind and savor a refreshing beverage.

Our little Entertainment District has flourished, and we couldn’t be prouder. The first full summer season with this new bylaw in place promises to be an absolute triumph, as we are still the only Entertainment District in Alberta.

Looking ahead, the DBA remains dedicated to fostering a vibrant and thriving downtown. We are already hard at work planning an afternoon market for next year based on valuable community feedback. This revised schedule will provide vendors with greater flexibility and the opportunity to participate in other morning markets. We are committed to announcing and implementing these efforts earlier, ensuring that vendors have ample time to plan their seasons accordingly.

Together, as a united community, we will continue to create successful opportunities for all. Let’s embrace the vibrant future that awaits us and build a downtown that will inspire and uplift us all.


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Downtown Business Association announces Saturday market for Red Deer on Little Gaetz

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Red Deer Downtown Business Association launches Downtown Saturday Market

The Red Deer Downtown Business Association (DBA) is proud to announce the launch of a brand-new downtown market for Red Deer, starting Saturday, May 20th at 10am, located on Ross Street and Little Gaetz. 
This open-air urban market will have no restrictions on vendors and can accommodate everyone!  The downtown business community are thrilled to welcome visitors to the core and their offerings are sure to delight.  Attendees can enjoy the many benefits of the Entertainment District, which includes revelling in the numerous food and beverage options on the Ross Street Patio while taking in the local live music.
The cost to be a vendor in the new DBA Downtown Saturday Market is an affordable $40 per week and all vendors must complete an application form to attend.  The application will be live on on Thursday, April 27th, 2023 (tomorrow) at noon.  The application can be both completed and submitted online.  Once the application is approved, vendors will be contacted by the Market Manager to confirm the online payment process and be provided with a booth number and map for access.
To follow along for the latest information, head to the social media accounts:
Instagram – @reddeerfarmersmarket
“This is an exciting opportunity for the DBA to really showcase the downtown and its businesses.  It will enable visitors to shop local with both the vendors and brick and mortar businesses while exploring some of the other attractions, including the many murals that are located all over downtown”.
Amanda Gould, DBA Executive Director.
“The new DBA Downtown Market will be transformative for downtown Red Deer as it shows the community the countless positive things we have to offer while attracting various demographics.  This is not just a win for the downtown, but for the community, and if we want to succeed in revitalizing the downtown core, this is the biggest and most effective step we can take”.
Brandon Bouchard, DBA Board Chair and General Manager at Tribe Restaurant.
The Downtown Business Association has been operating in Red Deer for 40 years, serving approximately 450 business owners in the Downtown area. Through partnerships and leadership in advocacy and promotion, the DBA is the catalyst for a vibrant and prosperous downtown that is the place to live, work, play and do business.
For more information, please contact:
Amanda Gould Executive Director
Red Deer Downtown Business Association
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