JULY 2023

Downtown News

Greetings Downtown Partners,

This month at the EDA we celebrate the past and look forward to a bright future as we bid farewell to our rock star Board President, Kelle Vandenberg and welcome our new Board President, Darren Reid.

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Welcome to Ellensburg!

Welcome to Ellensburg!

Special Thanks to the EDA's Outreach Committee and Sophie Wagner Productions.

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Volunteers Are The

Heart of Our Downtown

Make Music Day Volunteers- THANK YOU

Our Make Music Day Committee and volunteers brought their passion for the arts to our downtown community on June 22nd. This talented group of music enthusiasts was led by Tyler Witthuhn, EDA Board Member, along with Jan Jaffe of Make Music Ellensburg, and several other community members. From event coordination to marketing, technical support to venue and sponsor procurement, each of your efforts were vital to the day's success. Your dedication and hard work made the event truly unforgettable. On behalf of the community, we extend our heartfelt appreciation for your selfless commitment to the arts. Thank you for making a lasting impact!

Follow the links to learn more about becoming a volunteer or joining a committee

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Buddy's Barkery

Buddy's Barkery Opens in Downtown Ellensburg! Locally owned and operated, Buddy's Barkery aims to provide top-quality treats, pet food, and health supplements. They specialize in freshly baked, all-natural pastries and celebration cakes for your pet's special events. Humans can enjoy treats from Gallivant chocolates and Nut Sacks. The owner believes in celebrating pets every day. His commitment to all-natural products ensures your furry friends receive the best care possible. During their grand opening on June 2nd, Ellensburg pet owners and supporters flocked to Buddy's Barkery, showing their excitement and support for this wonderful addition to the community. If you're looking for high-quality pet products, make sure to stop by Buddy's Barkery in Downtown Ellensburg. Buddy's Barkery also features a dog-friendly outdoor seating area where pets and owners alike can enjoy their treats and the sunshine!


109 E 3rd Ave Unit 7

Ellensburg WA 98926


Wednesday-Sunday: 10 am- 5pm

Club 301- Patio Grand Opening

Welcome to our newly remodeled beer garden, where we have created a luxurious and cozy outdoor oasis for beer enthusiasts like you. Our attention to detail and commitment to providing a premium experience is evident in every aspect of the design, from the high-end furniture to the inviting fireplaces.

As you enter the beer garden, you are greeted by a charming pathway adorned with vibrant plants and flowers, leading you to the main seating area. The furniture, carefully selected for both comfort and style, features plush cushions and elegant designs. To create a warm and inviting ambiance, we have incorporated several fireplaces throughout the beer garden. These fireplaces, strategically placed to maximize both warmth and aesthetics. They provide the perfect focal point for gathering with friends, engaging in conversations, and enjoying the company of fellow beer enthusiasts.

Customers seeking both quality and relaxation will enjoy this new outdoor space all year long. 

We would like to give a special thank you to Stephanie Castillo with Rumble Interiors for designing and making this vision a reality, the City of Ellensburg for working with us on the project, SC Design out of Yakima for helping us engineer the plans for the deck, JPS Construction, and anyone else who helped Club 301 build our beloved beer garden. 

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Interested in sponsoring an event? Click here for a list of EDA Sponsorship opportunities. Contact Teresa Chanes to get involved!

Main Street Tax Credit Program

Thank you to all of the businesses who have chosen to keep their B&O tax dollars local by pledging to the Ellensburg Downtown Association. In return, these businesses will be receiving a 75% tax credit for 2023.

Ellensburg has the opportunity to secure $213,333.33 for 2023. By choosing to keep your tax dollars local, you are investing in the advocacy and community programming the EDA provides through the funding of this tax credit program. For more information on this program please follow the link here or contact Director@ellensburgdowntown.org.

Learn More: Keep Your Tax Dollars Local

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EDA Events

Events brought to you by the Ellensburg Downtown Association

Hoedown in the Downtown- August 30th

Saddle up and mark your calendars! Join us for an exciting Hoedown in the Downtown event on August 30th from 6-10 PM. Get ready for a foot-stompin' good time in the downtown. Join us for live music, line dancing, delicious food, family friendly activities, and more! Don't miss out on this lively celebration as we kick off the 100th Ellensburg

Rodeo. Stay tuned for more details coming soon. Yeehaw!

Ellensburg Night Market-

July 19th

The first Ellensburg Night Market on June 21st was a resounding success! Thank you to all our vendors for sharing your passions with our community. With a vibrant atmosphere, extraordinary volunteers, and a variety of local vendors, it was a true celebration of community. From delectable food to unique crafts, the night market offered something for everyone. We look forward to more memorable evenings ahead! Hope to see you at our next night market on July 19th!

Ellensburg CommUnity

Within Community we find Unity and the Ellensburg Downtown Association is proud to announce a city-wide campaign focused on bringing the community together.

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CommUnity Happenings in June:

If you're a downtown business and would like to see an event highlighted in our newsletter please email information HERE.

Business Resources: Did you know?

The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce has free resources available for businesses in all stages of development.

In partnership with Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC), U.S Small Business Administration (SBA), and Washington State University, the SBDC is now providing advising services to businesses in Kittitas County on behalf of the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce.

Visit the links above or the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce for more information!

Congratulations to The Mule Bar and House and Heart Boutique! 

Main Street America announced the 2023 recipients for the Backing Small Businesses grant program, presented by American Express, to provide financial support to small business owners to address critical needs and make a positive impact in their local communities. Grants of $5,000 have been awarded to 350 U.S. small business owner and two of those businesses are right here in Ellensburg! Congratulations to The Mule Bar and House and Heart Boutique!

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Brenda DeVore - Executive Director - director@ellensburgdowntown.org

Teresa Chanes - Community Engagement Specialist - community@ellensburgdowntown.org

Katie Holm - Events and Marketing Coordinator - programs@ellensburgdowntown.org

Rachel Van Herpen- Night Market Coordinator- Admin@ellensburgdowntown.org

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