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The Amherst Business Improvement District (Amherst BID) invests its resources to improve downtown Amherst’s vibrancy, sustainability, and economic health.

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The BID’s downtown events calendar aims to connect visitors and residents to the many events in Amherst that highlight the downtown businesses and enhance your experience in downtown.

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This downtown directory  helps connect you to Amherst’s unique blend of restaurants, shops, and cultural destination that make downtown Amherst a great place to live, work and play.


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If you’d like more information about the BID, events, or downtown Amherst in general, please contact the BID office. 413-345-2945. Stop by 35 South Pleasant Street, Amherst MA 01002.

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KA POW! It's LISA YEE, live and in person. #lisayee #DCcomics #joneslibrary #amherstbooks ♥️We are excited to announce that local author Lisa Yee will be visiting the Jones Library on Thursday, March 22nd, from 4-5pm for a special author visit. There will be a book signing to follow, with books available for purchase through Amherst Books. Save the date! ... See MoreSee Less

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