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Feel like a VIP - No secret passwords required

We have a sneaking suspicion that some of the properties associated with Commonwealth Properties had some VIP/insider tendencies long before we got involved with them. Case in point: The Commodore Bar and Restaurant used to be the go-to spot during the Prohibition era, and reportedly operated a successful speakeasy in the basement. You might find out via word of mouth, and you probably had to know a guy (or gal) or a secret password to get in.

What’s it like to be an insider at Commonwealth Properties today? Now it’s legal—but it’s still very…rewarding.

And we mean that in the literal sense. Have you heard about our rewards program? Perhaps you’ve noticed someone at W.A. Frost or the Commodore Bar and Restaurant pulling out a sleek card along with their payment. That means they’re a reward member, and they’re earning points for every time they dine with us, stay with us, or celebrate with us.

Points can be exchanged for money to be used at any of our sister properties. In addition, you’ll receive special gifts for your membership anniversary and your birthday, along with exclusive access to special promotions.

There’s no fee to join and no obligation of any kind. Anyone aged 21 or over can register online or complete an application in person.

We like to think of all of our guests as VIPs, but this adds a little something extra. And again, this time it’s totally legal. Come feel like a VIP, no secret passwords required.

Join Commonwealth Properties Rewards HERE

For more information about the rewards program visit our website at

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Are you a regular?

Even if you’ve never watched the show, you can probably sing a long to part of the Cheers theme song: Where everybody knows your name; and they’re always glad you came.

It’s an ode to being a regular somewhere.


Where can you go where everyone knows your name?

Where can you go where they know your favorite bite to eat, or your favorite drink—how you take it?

Where can you go where you know you’ll see friendly faces who are always game for a chat—but who’ll also be able to tell when you need a quiet moment to work or reflect?

In previous generations, it was common to be a regular somewhere. Things changed. Social and recreational clubs went the way of top hats and pocket watches. Restaurants and bars became flashes in the pan, closing before anyone could get used to the menu. And we all began to recede behind our screens, favoring electronic communication.

If anything, this shift has made “being a regular” feel even more special. These days, it’s a novelty to find yourself in a social environment with likeminded people, especially when it also includes staff who know who you are and actually care.


Where are you a regular?

Why you should celebrate small holidays

When it comes to big holiday celebrations, most of us fall into one of two camps: We can’t get enough, or we can’t get away fast enough.

Either way, there’s bound to be some dissatisfaction. Do you loathe the pressure, expectations, and work involved in holiday celebrations? Or do you live for the festivities and feel major letdown when it’s all over?

Whichever camp you fall into, we have a novel idea:

Celebrate minor holidays.

Grandparent’s Day. National Doughnut Day. You name it, there’s a day for it.


Here’s why:

If you love holidays, celebrating minor holidays will provide additional opportunities for celebration. Shrink the lulls between the revelry.

If you find holidays overwhelming, focusing on minor holidays takes the pressure off. Making a big deal out of Arbor Day? No need to make an elaborate meal or find gifts. Grab a loved one or two and plant a tree. Perhaps have a picnic. Focusing on Women’s Equality Day? (August 26th.) Join a few of your favorite women for dinner or drinks and toast to the fight that your foremothers put forth. When you have several successful minor holiday celebrations under your belt, the big ones might not seem so scary (and you might even feel less pressure to go all out).

At Commonwealth Properties, we’re in favor of any occasion for celebration. We host a number of holiday-related events (for both major and minor holidays), and we encourage our members and friends to use our extraordinary spaces as backdrops for their own celebrations.

Which minor holidays do you celebrate?