Archive for 2016

Downtown Gift Certificates

It’s not too late to order your downtown gift certificates! Order by Wednesday, December 20, to be sure your certificates arrive in time.

ADDA’s office will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21, due to a closed-session board meeting. Our office will also be closed on Friday, December 23.

ADDA Executive Director Opportunity

ADDA is beginning the search for a new executive director. Please click here for more information on this position’s requirements. Please submit your resume to

Spend Your Holiday Downtown

Come on downtown on Saturday, December 3, between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. for DABA’s Spend Your Holiday Downtown open house, featuring carriage rides, Santa, Elsa and Ana from “Frozen,” and a Find-the-Elf scavenger hunt!

Sponsored by


Agora Vintage

Cheeky Peach

Dynamite Clothing



Heery’s Too!

Kum’s Fashion & Gifts

Native America Gallery

The Rook & Pawn

South Kitchen + Bar

Tena’s Jewelry

Trappeze Pub

DABA 2017 Membership Drive

Information on DABA and the benefits of membership are here and here.

Membership form is right here.

Athens-Clarke County Panhandling Roundtable

October 4, 2016 5:00pm 

City Hall Room 103


Discussion/Information Items

Homeless and Poverty Coalition Update
Police Department Update – including outreach/training sessions
Outreach opportunities to students – discussion of venues and volunteers needed to perform outreach.

Action Item

Recommendation to replace existing coin meter for homeless support on College Square with a re-purposed “contemporary” (credit card accepting) meter head. This would be a one-year trial with outreach read more >

ACC-PD Vendors’ Meeting on Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service

Join ACC-PD Chief R. Scott Freeman, Ph.D., and the Council on Alcohol and Drugs at a special meeting on safe and responsible alcohol sales and service. This two-hour course will include tips from the UGA PD on recognizing fake IDs. Other topics include civil liabilities issues, alcohol license laws, and the community health risk assessment being conducted in downtown Athens.

October read more >

Bike Repair Stand Installed Downtown

This collaborative project is located at the College Avenue parking deck, and is available to everyone!

Downtown Athens Fireworks Spectacular

The Downtown Fireworks Spectacular, presented by Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.D., and Landmark Properties, will kick off on Friday, July 1, at 5:00 p.m. Come on downtown and join us for a children’s festival area, arts & crafts and food vendors, a beer garden at South Kitchen, live music (starting at 6:00), and – at 9:30 – a fireworks read more >

Seeking Vendors for Downtown Fireworks Spectacular

On Friday, July 1, Athens Downtown Development Authority will host the Downtown Fireworks Spectacular. ADDA’s planning partner, Atlanta Creative Events, is seeking vendors for this event: food carts and trucks, face-painters, etc., are encouraged to contact Jim Shumake at for more information on participating.


This event will begin at 5:00 p.m. on July 1, with the fireworks show beginning read more >

June ADDA Board Meeting

The June ADDA Board Meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 14, at 3:00 p.m., in ADDA’s office, which are located at 250 West Broad Street, Suite 108.

Approval of Minutes – May 10, 2016 Regular Meeting

May 23, 2016 Work Session

Public Input – Three-minute limit per person

Community Reports


Director’s Report

Update on Downtown Firework Spectacular     [no materials in packet]
Update on Downtown bike racks                          read more >

ADDA Work Session


Athens Downtown Development Authority

Board of Directors Work Session

Monday, May 23, 2016

1:00 pm

ADDA Office

250 W. Broad Street

Suite 108




Call to Order


Fy17 ADDA Budget
Parking Management Fee
Receptionist Position


DABA Contract
Gift Certificate Program


Parking Enforcement Status


ADDA Boundary Expansion Update from Jim Warnes

Executive Session – if needed


Next Meeting –        Tuesday, June 14, 2016

250 read more >

Tree Removal Downtown

Athens-Clarke County Central Services will be removing some trees in the downtown area due to damage and/or disease. A schedule for the removal of these trees is not currently available, but Central Services will post a sign on trees designated for removal several days in advance.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Athens-Clarke County Central Services at 706-613-3530.

ADDA’S new office at the gateway to downtown Athens

Check out our new office space! ADDA moved to The GameDay Building at 250 West Broad Street, near Pulaski, this spring. This is where the public monthly board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month from 3-5. These meetings are open to the public.

Here you can see the new sign installation for our new Athens Downtown Development Authority offices read more >

Video Post

Spend a time-lapsed day in downtown Athens, Georgia, and see why it’s the place to be.

From the Farmers’ Market with gorgeous fresh produce and locally made goods to The Classic Center with its convention space and live shows. With one-of-a-kind boutiques, outdoor cafes, and live music most nights — in clubs and on the street. All this and you’re only steps read more >

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