Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Long Live Dekalb! and Obama


Obama-inspired special menus, drinks, discounts and other offers (See list below). Friday, January 16-Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

Twenty-nine restaurants, cafes, boutiques and retail stores of the Dekalb Avenue Merchants’ Association in Fort Greene, (a Brooklyn neighborhood long known for its multi-cultural diversity) invite you to “Celebrate the Inauguration on Dekalb” and continue the electrifying celebration that began in the streets on election night and continues right through Inauguration Weekend, Friday, January 16-Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

Participating Dekalb Avenue businesses will be offering discounts, coupons, reduced-price prix-fixe menus, drink specials, vouchers for discounts on return visits or 2-for-1 specials all weekend long. Plus on the day of the Inauguration, locations with big screen TVs will be opening early to broadcast the ceremony and will have live music, DJs and even more specials throughout the day.

The list of participating merchants and their offers include… 20% discounts to celebrate the 20th of January, 2009… 44% discounts to celebrate the Inauguration of our 44th President… special menu creations reflecting President-elect Obama’s multi-cultural background… plus coupons, vouchers and other special offers. (Download a map of participating businesses and their offers here:

Inauguration Route - Dekalb Avenue

ALSO: “Obama” posters created by students at Dekalb Avenue’s Ronald Edmonds Learning Center, Middle School 113, will be exhibited in windows up and down Dekalb during the celebration weekend. Come see the work of these young artists who have been so profoundly inspired. Plus students from the school’s Academy of Performing Arts Choir and Band will be performing at select locations on Inauguration Day.

This event re-launches the Dekalb Avenue Merchants’ Association (DAMA). The Association covers Dekalb Avenue from Washington Avenue to Ashland Place, plus businesses on intersecting side streets. The association is about businesses working together on issues of mutual interest, connecting with the community and promoting this vibrant strip in the heart of one of Brooklyn’s great neighborhoods.

Information from: http://dekalbavenue.wordpress.com/