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The Way You Do The Things You Do

A Valentine's Day Poem

It’s Valentine’s Day, and we’re sweet on you,

The things you say and the things you do:

Your obsession with cake balls from Sugar Bee Sweets,

Your knowledge of beers that are bitter or wheat

by Legal Draft, Division, or on up the street

Kool Keg, Hooligan’s, On Tap: your palette can’t be beat.

Your love of live music, the bands that you’ve heard

at Grease Monkey and Growl, and you know every word.

Shows at Levitt or UTA? You sing along like a bird,

and at Theatre Arlington, you’re our sweet show tune nerd.

You the kind of shopaholic we simply adore

You shop local at Collected Treasures -- such a unique store --

and Wondrous Works, The Man's Shop, and more,

Time to get your Maverick on? See you at the UTA Bookstore.

When we kick back old school, you show us the way

to our two favorite hangouts, Truth Vinyl and Free Play;

then on to Gilligan’s, just like back in the day

or Bentley’s or Shipley’s, two more Downtown mainstays.

When it’s date night, we know where to end and begin:

Symphony Arlington or Timeless Concerts for romantic violin,

Dinner in Downtown, wine at Urban Alchemy, and then,

Escape to a spa, Sanford House or the Thornton Inn.

Any day of the year, any time of day too,

You and Downtown: Feels like home, yet always new.

- Happy Valentine’s Day from Downtown Arlington

We want to hear from you!

If you know of any Valentine's Days specials or discounts being offered by Downtown Arlington businesses, of if you have other ideas for great Valentine's Day outings in Downtown, let us know in the comments section below.

About Downtown Arlington 

An official State of Texas Cultural District, Downtown Arlington blends a unique mix of activities, sights, tastes and sounds that attract visitors and locals alike. Within its less than a two-mile radius, Downtown is home to a top tier public research university, prolific fine and performing artists and arts institutions, live entertainment, exciting NCAA and professional athletics, one-of-a-kind dining and retail, and a supportive business climate.

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