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Downtown Frederick Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for that perfect gift to wow the ones you love? We’ve teamed up with the businesses of Downtown Frederick to curate the ultimate Holiday Gift Guide… just for you! Check out this year’s shoppable guide to all things local at downtownfrederick.org/giftguide.

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Ambassador Program Launches in Downtown Frederick

Downtown Frederick Partnership and the City of Frederick are excited to announce the new Downtown Frederick Ambassador Program, which marks a major step toward significantly improving the cleanliness of sidewalks and streets in the Downtown Frederick area and providing for continual proactive engagement with the public. The Downtown Frederick Ambassador Program establishes a team of […]

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Downtown Frederick is Open for the Holidays!

With more than 250 unique stores and restaurants, Downtown Frederick, Maryland is a shopping destination unlike any other. In an era of increasing online shopping, it’s important to remember that shopping small makes a big difference. An impressive 99% percent of our downtown retailers are independently owned — which means you can enjoy a guilt-free […]

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TONIQ: A Mercantile Rehab in Downtown Frederick

Chandra & Anitha Soma took over the building at 89 S Market St in July 2020. Now, after nearly a year and a half of top-to-bottom renovations, the couple prepares to celebrate the grand opening of TONIQ: Beer, Wine, Deli & More in the heart of Downtown Frederick. The Somas have completely revitalized the space […]

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Happy Stripe in Downtown Frederick

Over the past year, a bright red structure has snaked its way down the alleyway between JoJo’s and Vintage MC. Happy Stripe – with its curving lines, soaring heights and vivid color palette, has certainly made a statement on Patrick Street – bringing the alleyway to life and piquing the curiosity of those who wander […]

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Open on Labor Day just for you…

Take advantage of the long weekend and leisurely stroll the streets. Stock up on fall décor, snag a few long-sleeve shirts, get some season-appropriate outdoor gear – classic Labor Day weekend. And don’t forget to try all the pumpkin spice everything! Plus, with all the fun breweries and delicious restaurants downtown, it’s easy to plan […]

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Maxwell Ave Fence in Downtown Frederick

Maxwell Ave is a highly-trafficked alleyway in the heart of Downtown Frederick. Providing a connection between the Carroll Creek Parking Garage, C. Burr Artz Public Library, Carroll Creek and Patrick Street – there are easily hundreds of people a day who traverse through this small piece of the city. To help brighten things up a […]

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Hood Student Discount Program

As Hood students make their return to campus, Downtown Frederick businesses are ready to welcome them back with open arms and 10% off! Look for the blue and white window decals to find more than 50 downtown businesses who proudly offer a 10% discount to Hood students. Just show your valid Student ID at the […]

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Community Outreach Summary

In 2020, the Partnership began a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion outreach effort guided by Dr. Denise Rollins with The Whole Heart Center. This effort started with 9 focus groups and included a community survey conducted in July 2021, which received 295 responses. As the Partnership works to make Downtown Frederick a welcoming place for everyone, […]

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Downtown Living: Historic Charm + Modern Amenities

Tucked just off the hustle and bustle of Market Street, you’ll find this gorgeous, newly-renovated apartment building sitting in Market Space – one of the many hidden gems in Downtown Frederick. Owners Ingrid Smith and Gerardo Lapetina bought the building earlier this year and have been busy renovating and restoring what is actually one of […]

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