Archives for January 2014

March’s Out to Lunch will be at EPH!


Laura Valdez and “The Team” from the City of Elgin will be our special guests for the Monday, March 24 edition of DNA’s Out to Lunch program. Come to the Elgin Public House, 219 E. Chicago, at noon where you will have the pleasure of Greg’s Signature Buffet and a Printpresentation about Elgin’s 311 system, featuring everything one ever wanted to know about 311, but were afraid to ask!

RSVP at 847-488-1456 or online by Friday, March 21. As usual, the cost is $12, tax and tip included. Cash is preferred, and you pay at the event.

DNA has moved!

moveThe Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin, IL has a new location in downtown Elgin!

Computers are up and running, the paint has dried, and we are happy to be settled in our new home at 10 N. Spring Street!  We are above Salon Couture and Blue Box Cafe, with the entrance off of Spring Street.  Our phone number (847-488-1456) remains the same.

Stop by and say, “Hi”!

The DNA Board and Staff would like to thank Leath Partners for letting us land so graciously in their offiice space at 166 E. Chicago.  This space is available for lease!  Some of its features include original wood flooring, beautiful crown molding, a gorgeous tin roof (to be seen!), two bathrooms and much more!  If you would like to see this property, contact the DNA or contact their leasing agent Fox Hollow at 630-235-1869.

DNA is looking for enthusiastic volunteers! It’s true!

The Downtown Neivolunteerghborhood Association is currently looking for volunteers for our Promotions Committee.  If you love the downtown Elgin area and want to work on events such as the Fourth of July Parade, Window Wonderland, Pub Crawls, Cruise Nights and the DNA Gala, let us know!  We’d like you to be on the team that creates these successful promotional events that drives individuals to Elgin’s central business district.  With the support and generosity of volunteers, the Downtown Neighborhood Association organizes some of the most popular events in Elgin.  In addition, the DNA partners with other organizations and committees to promote events such as Nightmare on Chicago Street, Next Wave Art Salon and Home for the Holidays.  With your input and assistance, we can build an even greater downtown Elgin.  If you are interested, please send an email to  Thank you for your consideration of being a part of the DNA team!