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Bianca Shoneman

President & CEO, Cool Spring Downtown District, Inc
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Bianca Gentile Shoneman is an urban place manager with over 15 years of experience in growing city skylines and cultural amenities. When she’s not perfecting her pesto recipe, she’s been awarded millions of dollars in grants, w

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Dec 6, 2023

Downtown Fayetteville Celebrates the Holidays with a Decorating Competition and New Year’s Eve Spectacular Event

Downtown Fayetteville businesses and stakeholders have made getting festive a friendly competition. Visit the city center throughout the month for a self-guided walking tour of the Art and Entertainment districts’ decorated buildings. As you stroll a

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Nov 1, 2023

Fayetteville’s Field of Honor Will Pay Tribute to Service Members Sept. 11 - Nov. 12

For 16 years, the North Carolina Field of Honor® has been a hallmark of Downtown Fayetteville from September 11 through November 12, Veterans Day. The Cool Spring Downtown District is proud to work with the Airborne & Special Operations Museum Fo

Economic Development
May 2, 2023

Downtown Fayetteville is Booming with Millions in Investments to Expand and Renovate a Range of Properties

A charitable, non-profit corporation formed in 2017, the Cool Spring Downtown District works to position Fayetteville as a vibrant center of artistic, cultural, civic, and commercial activity. The District is excited to announce recent investments th

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Feb 3, 2023

Cheers to Downtown Fayetteville’s Social District!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, downtown Fayetteville’s Social District has launched! An open container policy created by the Cool Spring Downtown District and the City of Fayetteville, the Social District allows patrons to carry the alcoholic beve

Economic Development
Jan 5, 2023

Cool Spring Downtown District Celebrates Fayetteville’s Growth and Looks Ahead to 2023

Established in 2017, The Cool Spring Downtown District (CSDD) is a nonprofit corporation formed to support downtown Fayetteville as a vibrant center of artistic, cultural, civic, and commercial activity. Proud to support Fayetteville’s growing arts a

Business Growth
Jul 1, 2022

$275,000,000 in Investment was Announced for Downtown Fayetteville between 2017-2019

Pan- Sandwiches & Deli opened at 105 Hay Street recently. Formed in 2017, a charitable, non-profit corporation, Cool Spring Downtown District, works to position Fayetteville as a vibrant center of artistic, cultural, civic, and commercial ac

Commercial Real Estate
May 2, 2022

$70,000,000 in Private Investment Announced for Downtown Fayetteville

Formed in 2017, a charitable, non-profit corporation, Cool Spring Downtown District, works to position Fayetteville as a vibrant center of artistic, cultural, civic, and commercial activity. The District is excited to announce new investments aimed a

Business Growth
Jan 31, 2022

Ride the Vibe! The ‘Can Do’ Coldwell Banker Trolley Rolls in Downtown Fayetteville

A charitable, non-profit corporation formed in 2017, the Cool Spring Downtown District works to position Fayetteville as a vibrant center of artistic, cultural, civic, and commercial activity. The Cool Spring Downtown District is excited to announce

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Walk through history: Fayetteville's African American Heritage Trail announces plans for revitalization and renewal

The trail highlights specific historic landmarks and other areas with markers such as the one pictured above at Fayetteville State University - Photo by GFBJThe African American Heritage Trail of Fayetteville has been a project in the works for over


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Logo provided by CBAColdwell Banker Advantage in Fayetteville, a company long recognized for its pioneering spirit, vision and innovation, is celebrating 50 years of serving real estate clients in southeastern North Carolina. The golden anniversary w


Happy February! Black History Month, Valentine's Day, and out first Power Breakfast of 2024!

January has finally passed and we are closer to seeing the end of winter! I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I am excited to finally be done with January. Did it seem to last forever for anyone else? As we enter into February, it is a