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Valentine’s Day in Downtown Red Deer


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Downtown Romance – Valentines Day Guide to the Most Romantic Locations

Valentines Day is fast approaching and we’ve compiled a list of just a few wonderful ways for you to celebrate in the heart of Red Deer’s Historic Downtown! Whether you’re looking for that quiet little corner, or a more upbeat room with live music, or even something a little different… we think the list below has something for everyone looking to celebrate Valentines Day this weekend!

How about a classic Italian dinner in a warm and inviting setting? The team at La Casa Pergola have created a special Valentine’s Menu for you and your date, or you can choose to dine from their regular menu as well! Located at 4909 48 st.  Call 403-342-2404 to make your reservation.

Looking for some live music as an accompaniment to your romantic dinner? The folks at Tribe have just what you’re looking for! For just $65 per guest, you can enjoy a 7 course meal complete with bubbly, and listen to the sounds of local pianist Curtis Labelle throughout dinner service in an absolutely stunning room! Located in the Farthing Block on Ross Street – Call or text 403-302-3580 to book your seats!   OR… More live music and a 3 course meal can be found around the corner at Burgundy’s Food & Stage. Enjoy 3 courses for $40 plus the musically stylings of Ryan Cardnuff and other guests as well! Call 403-986-1332 to book!

Don’t want to be pinned down to a set time or day? Why not pop in to Original Joe’s? From now until Feb 16 they have a special Valentine’s menu available anytime for you to enjoy, including wine specials and more! OR swing on over to the hip new revamped cocktail bar that is the talk of the town, Occam’s Razor, for a delicious meal paired with hand crafted cocktails from some of the most knowledgeable bartenders in the industry. (They have a pretty sweet wine selection too).

Maybe you’re looking for something a little different? Downtown’s legendary back alley gem, The Velvet Olive Lounge, is hosting Open Magic Night on Valentines Day.  Similar to their popular open mic night, but with a twist! Each performer will have 5-7 minutes to perform either one trick or a short routine. You will be judged on presentation and creativity. Prizes will be awarded for various skill categories. Or just go and watch the show! No cover!

Our suggestion? Why not make a tour of it? Maybe a nice dinner at one location, a quick stroll for a cocktail afterwards, and end the night with a little “magic”?

So many options in the heart of the city. Happy Valentines Day!

Stay in touch!  We’re Downtown Red Deer Adventures and we’re usually up to something fun downtown!


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Downtown Business Spotlight: City Center Vacuum

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This week’s Business Spotlight is with City Center Vacuum Sales & Service. This business has been in operation for the past 27 years, in the same location at 5311 – 50th Avenue. They are known for carrying high-quality products, fair pricing, and excellent customer service.  Its no wonder they have people that travel from out of town just to shop with them! We sat down with James and Rose-Marie Sherman to learn more!

What is your business?

We are vacuum sales and service with janitorial products as well. Our products include portable vacs, built-in vacs, carpet shampoo, vacuum bags, belts, and service repairs.

When did your business open?

We opened in May of 1993 and have been in the same location ever since.

What makes your business unique?

It’s a go-to business, it’s a destination. We supply what people can’t find elsewhere and our products are of high quality, people come to us when they are tired of buying disposable products. Customers like our 1 on 1 service. They like the honesty and sincerity we offer when they come to us for repairs. James is awesome with customers over the phone as well, he can assess what’s going on by asking the customer to perform different tests they can do at home, and then go from there. A lot of times the customer ends up being able to fix it at home and we can help them through it. It saves them from having to make a trip down here or us having to go to them.

What are some products/services that you offer?

As mentioned, we do repairs on most models of vacuums, we carry items that are hard to find elsewhere, Canadian Tire or Walmart won’t carry all the accessories for vacuums that we carry. We have a whole wall in the store dedicated to bags, filters, belts, and shampooing parts. We also carry janitorial supplies for commercial use. Some of these products are also for household use too. If you need something to clean toilets or hard water stain removal, then we have that available.

Why did you choose Downtown Red Deer as the location for your business?

I ran another vacuum store downtown for several years before we opened this one. It was a partnership but when that ended, we moved to this location. This was a built-in vacuum store called Air Stream, so we just absorbed it and went from there.

What do you think makes Downtown vibrant?

I think it’s about retailers and family business owners that believe in building and supporting downtown. We’ve had a lot of bad representation and even gossip that’s not always true. What is happening in downtown is happening everywhere in Red Deer. We want to stay in downtown and help to support the other businesses in the area.

Finish this sentence: I love Downtown Red Deer because… The sense of community, family, local businesses, and its always in motion. It has taken care of me and my family for the past 27 years, it helped me raise 5 kids by providing me with a good location for a business. I find most of the downtown people support each other.

City Center Vacuum Sales & Service are truly experts in their field. Their highly knowledgeable team will make your shopping experience a pleasure and you will know you are getting exactly what you need for a great price.


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Investment in high profile downtown property should boost downtown

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From Cam Tomalty of RE/MAX Commercial Properties


Downtown Office Building Sold

Some good news for Red Deer’s downtown core. The former Abacus Datagraphics Building, located at 4814 Ross Street, has sold to a local investor. The purchaser is excited about this new venture and will be making some upgrades to the building in hopes of attracting new tenants. The four-story building overlooks beautiful City Hall Park and is anchored by IDA Drugs. There are currently two new tenants undertaking tenant improvements with the hopes of occupancy in September. Sunreal Property Management Company has been retained to professionally manage the property and will be handling the day to day operations. The new owner plans to work attracting new tenants to the building and is offering Naming Rights to a qualified tenant.

“This is a positive sale for our downtown”, states Cam Tomalty of RE/MAX Commercial Properties. “We have seen many businesses close or relocate from the downtown core, so it is promising to see an investor willing to commit to the purchase, put money into renovations, and work at attracting new businesses to help revive the downtown core. In addition to the Abacus sale, over the past few months RE/MAX has been successful in selling the historic Prairie Office Products building and the Old Mill. Both locations are opening new businesses, which is more positive news for Downtown. As of last week, the former Roger’s Insurance building was sold as well, filling up a downtown office building that has been sitting vacant. We are hopeful this is a sign our economy is improving and is encouraging news for our City’s downtown”.

If you would like more information, please call Cam Tomalty at 403.986.777 or email him at [email protected]

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