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Did you know? Downtown Wilmington Offers Free Safety Ambassador Services!

Downtown Wilmington DE Safety Ambassadors

Whether you need directions on where to go, are curious about the local history of the beautiful buildings that surround you on Market Street or would like someone to walk you to your vehicle late at night, the Downtown Visions Safety Ambassadors are here to serve you. 

Did you know the friendly folks in the bright yellow along the Market Street corridor receive over 80 hours of training on topics such as crime prevention, customer service, local history and local attractions? These individuals serve the community daily at no cost to the public and have increased their service hours recently to Monday through Thursday starting at 6 AM until 11:45 PM and weekend hours are 9 AM thru 1:45 AM. 

Simply call (302) 425-4200 x1 to request a free Safety Escort anywhere within the neighborhood.

Interested in joining the team and serving the local community? Click here for current career opportunities.

Only One Plot Left at Downtown Wilmington's Community Garden!

Community Garden Downtown Wilmington, DE

24 Garden Plots at 4th and Orange Street are making city dwellers with green thumbs dreams a reality! 

Sponsors and supporters including Mayor Mike Purzycki and Downtown Visions Executive Marty Hageman will gather Friday, June 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at the new community garden to celebrate a dedication. 

Only one plot in the sought after urban garden space is left! Plots are $40 per season, plus a $25 gate key deposit. To reserve your spot, contact Pat Shay at pat.shay@comcast.net or 267-469-5882.

The site was previously Gross Lighting Center, which originated in 1909 before it was heavily damaged by fire in August of 2013 and was eventually demolished. The City obtained the property earlier this year, and with the assistance of former property owner Phil Gross and the Downtown Civic Association, it was jointly decided that the site would be used for an urban garden while the plot remains undeveloped. Ironically, it was another fire around the corner in the 400 block of Market Street that displaced the original Downtown Community Garden.

A true community effort, thanks to Bank of America, which has been supporting Downtown Vision's Main Street Program since 2010, for their contribution to purchase soil and supplies, Wohlsen Construction Company which contributed and installed the fencing that secures the site; water for the site supplied through Harry Wolkind of neighboring Rave Reality Corporation; and the Buccini Pollin Group which provided in-kind graphic design.

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Increased Summer Safety Patrol Hours Means Later Nights Enjoying All that The City has to Offer!

Downtown Visions Safety Ambassador

Beginning in May our Downtown Visions Safety Ambassadors team started new, increased hours within the Downtown Development District.  Hours during the week include Monday through Thursday starting at 6 AM until 11:45 PM and weekend hours are 9 AM thru 1:45 AM. 

We hope these enhanced service hours provide guests, residents and tourists with the opportunity to enjoy all that the city has to offer this summer. From the brand-new restaurants such as Stitch House to late-night shows at The Grand Opera House and The Queen. Our safety ambassadors are here to help you! 

You'll see our Safety Ambassadors up and down Market Street wearing bright yellow jackets. Our friendly team is devoted to serving you. Each ambassador receives 80 hours of in-house training in addition to field training on topics such as crime prevention, customer service, local history and local attractions. They can give you directions, information on restaurants, hotels and local shops — just ask!

The ambassadors also offer a safety escort service. Simply call (302) 425-4200 x1 to request a free Safety Escort anywhere within the neighborhood.

Wilmington's Dining Scene Welcomes an Authentic French Brasserie

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For those of us craving authentic French food with no place to appease our palate, our dreams have been realized. Margaux Restaurant in downtown Wilmington, DE is now accepting reservations.

The downtown dining scene is rapidly expanding its offerings and Margaux is a perfect compliment to all that Market Street has to offer. 

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The closest thing to a trip to France (and much less expensive) Margaux features signature cocktails, an authentic French cheese plate, a wide-variety of menu options to please even the pickiest of guests and desserts that make us request seconds.

If you are looking for a place to celebrate, or just want to make an ordinary day a special occasion, visit the newly opened Margaux at 902 N Market Street. Be sure to call ahead to make reservations, limited seating is available, 302-929-7080.

View the full menu here.

Concerts Galore in Wilmington, DE this Summer

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If you are a big music fan you are in luck, downtown Wilmington, DE is bursting with concerts and music festivals this summer. We have all the details so you can plan your schedule accordingly.

Bromberg's Big Noise Music Festival Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park

Big Noise Festival

Click here for tickets.

2018 DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

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Free and open to the public, more information can be found here.

The People's Festival 4 Peace Tribute to Bob Marley

 The People’s STREET Festival will be FREE to the public for the first time in 24 years, thanks to our collaboration with Live Nation!

The People’s STREET Festival will be FREE to the public for the first time in 24 years, thanks to our collaboration with Live Nation!

The People’s STREET Festival will be FREE to the public for the first time in 24 years, thanks to the Delaware Art Museum's collaboration with Live Nation! Complete with a concert within The Queen and a street festival outside, enjoy the works of Jamaica’s Queen of Reggae, ETANA , The Iconic Meditation Band and Ska phenomena; Hip Abduction.

Tickets on sale soon here.