Free Dine & Ride program starts this weekend

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Press release from the Downtown Improvement District:

Free Dine & Ride program starts this weekend
A free park and ride program to help you enjoy dinner and a show downtown hassle free!

The Downtown Improvement District (DID) is proud to once again bring you Dine & Ride – a free service to patrons of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Masterworks and Pops Series as well as Broadway at the Embassy. Starting this Saturday, October 3 with The Philharmonic’s Michael Cavanaugh concert, patrons can park and dine at any of the participating downtown restaurants before eligible concerts and board the CTN bus to be taken directly to the front doors of the Embassy Theatre. After the concert, board the bus to be taken back to the restaurant. This service is free and brought to you by the DID, Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Embassy Theatre.

“By creating this partnership, we hope to increase traffic at downtown restaurants and at Embassy and Philharmonic performances. It’s a win-win for downtown’s nightlife,” says DID Marketing & Event Coordinator Courtney Tritch.

Participating Restaurants

  • Bourbon Street Hideaway, 135 W. Columbia Street*
  • Club Soda, 235 E. Superior Street
  • Hall’s Gas House, 305 E. Superior
  • Henry’s, 536 W. Main Street
  • L’Asiatique, 200 E. Main Street
  • J.K. O’Donnell’s, 121 W. Wayne Street
  • Toscani’s, 120 W. Wayne Street

*Buses pick up on west side of Harrison Street at Columbia.

** Buses run the route approximately every 15-20 minutes. Two buses travel the route continuously, so please wait if the first bus is full. Please note patrons will be picked up curbside, not in the restaurant parking lot. For shows starting at 7:30, buses run before each show from 6:15 – 7:30pm. For shows starting at 8:00pm, buses run before each show from 6:45 – 8:00pm.

Eligible Concerts & Dates

  • Philharmonic Masterworks concerts (except Opening Night)
  • Philharmonic Pops concerts (except Holiday Pops matinee)
  • Embassy Broadway Series

More Information
For eligible concert dates and additional Dine & Ride program information, visit the DID website.  For ticket information, visit the Embassy or Fort Wayne Philharmonic on-line.

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