Downtown Business Association

Another View: Auburn pillars leave lasting legacies

I love the sound and, more importantly, the meaning of the Latin word “gravitas.” Gravitas was one of the Roman virtues. A person with gravitas is a man or woman who ha ...

Another View: It takes an incubator to grow a business

Philosophers have long debated the age-old question: “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” It is a pretty good question, although not really specific enough to be ...

Auburn business community braces for Costco

While no deals have been signed or agreements reached to place a Costco on Placer County-owned property in North Auburn, businesses are bracing for its potential arrival. Like Wal ...

Businesses ‘up in arms’ over homeless shelter proposal

  Leslie Brewer has been monitoring how jurisdictions have responded to the state law requiring permanent homeless shelters to be allowed by right in at least one area of eve ...

Our View: Collaborate, don’t isolate when promoting shopping local

We are officially engulfed in the throes of the holiday shopping rush. Thoughts of gift ideas, budgets and where to shop dance through our heads as we hunt for that perfect gift. ...

Black and White event done deal

(Recently) the Downtown Business Association held its board/general meeting at the Monkey Cat Restaurant. Present were eight DBA board members and three DBA members. Bruce Cosgrove ...

Keep Auburn streets beautiful

Twelve years ago the Downtown Business Association assessed itself by doubling members’ dues to start the planter program. Auburn was a drab mess of stone and concrete and busine ...

Business association debates $20,000 plant contract

While some downtown business owners disagree about the need for a $20,000 plant service, others say the greenery has been vandalized on numerous occasions and needs to be protected ...

Wednesday Night Live winds up six-week run

Downtown Auburn’s Wednesday Night Live ends its six-week run tonight with mixed reviews. It succeeded on some levels, according to Chamber of Commerce CEO Bruce Cosgrove. But it ...

Wednesday Night Live returns to Auburn today

High Street will have its own block party when Wednesday Night Live returns to Downtown Auburn tonight. The weekly evening of family entertainment, sponsored by the Chamber of Com ...