8 Tips for a Successful Downtown El Paso Business

Holland's Department Store

It’s no secret that for both the consumer and the business owner that Downtown El Paso is both exciting and a risky venture at the same time. The challenge of acclimating a “driving city” to an urban environment that has been dormant for so long is daunting but the potential reward for creating a worthwhile business in the midst of this revitalization is too good … [Read more...]

Chico Grrr-ing up for a New Season!


On Thursday, April 9th the El Paso Chihuahuas will thrill an anxious crowd for opening day at Southwest University Park in downtown El Paso. For a whole season their mischievous mascot Chico kept the energy alive between the sports action. His signature “grrrr” exemplifies the spirit of the team as the underdog who doesn’t know when to quit. The INSIDER … [Read more...]

Night Owl Pub and Grill Opens


It’s not often,… in fact I don’t believe I have ever written a piece for the Insider in the first person. Shying away from editorial style, I tend to remove myself from the story but there is a first time for everything. In this case, General Manager Rick Vielma of new bar, Night Owl Pub and Grill on 316 S. Santa Fe Ave. left me no recourse. My experience was … [Read more...]

DMD Board Approves Facade Grants for 3 Downtown Projects

504 San Francisco Ave.

The Downtown Management District (DMD) Board of Directors approved a total of $65,336.92 in Commercial Façade Improvement Grant funds for three (3) downtown projects at its February 26th meeting. The projects include the W.S. Hills building at 211 E. San Antonio Ave., the OLO Gallery at 504 San Francisco Ave., and a building at 502 North Oregon. The historic … [Read more...]

Two More Restaurants Open in Downtown El Paso


Downtown is known for many things – it evokes thoughts of commerce, politics, shopping, entertainment but most of all,… food. Imagine for a moment the silence that sweeps over your mind when someone asks you, “Where do you want to eat?” If you work downtown the struggle is even more real with so many great food options – choices, choices, choices. Two more … [Read more...]