April 28 Downtown Bismarck News

Downtown Awards 2016

Join us at next week’s State of the Downtown Event, a portion of our program will be honoring two members with Volunteer of the Year and the June & Jim Thompson Downtown Leadership Award.  Winners will be announced May 3 at Dakota Stage Theater (8am-9:30am).  State of the Downtown will highlight some major projects underway in Downtown Bismarck, including Five South and the Depot public gathering space.  The City of Bismarck will be providing an economic snapshot of Downtown Bismarck with the Downtowners hosting this inaugural event.
Tickets for the event are free to Downtowners Association members and their employees, $15 for non-members.  Click here for tickets!

Click here to learn more about the June and Jim Thompson Downtown Leadership Award from our talented partner Jason Heupel.

Association News

Member Bombshell Salon will be teaming up with Loom to host Snip Snip Give 2016, a 6 hour cut-a-thon to benefit the Woman’s Shelter on May 1. Bombshell Salon will perform as many haircuts as possible from 12-6pm with all proceeds going to AARC’s Women’s Shelter. With a donation of $30 get a haircut of your choice or a Bombshell Blowout. There will be 6 silent auction prizes from local businesses to bid on and a trunk full of handpicked spring clothes to pick from. Grand prize winner will receive free haircuts for a year by Rebecca Aman. For more information visit: http://bombshellsalonnd.com/?p=441

Member The Studio at CCs is hosting their first ever, Buti Glow Event on Friday, May 6 at Sixteen03 Main Events. Join certified instructors for a 60 minute Buti Yoga class complete with black lights, body paint and glow sticks. Buti Yoga is a fusion of yoga, plyometrics and tribal dance. For tickets, please call or stop by The Studios at CC’s 701-751-0994.
For more information visit:https://www.facebook.com/events/1613540725632448/

Member Dakota Stage Ltd. will present the final show of Live Stand-up Comedy on Friday and Saturday, May 20 & 21 at 8pm. Headlined by the hilarious, nationally touring comedian Dave Landau. Concessions will be available for purchase at the theater and a cash bar will be provided in house. This is an adult’s only show featuring mature language and content. Seating is limited so patrons should reserve early to ensure tickets. For tickets and information visit:www.dakotastageltd.com, email execdir@dakotastageltd.com or call 701-258-4998.

Member Blink Eyewear will be hosting their 3rd Anniversary Trunk Show on Wednesday, May 11 from 3-7pm at their location. Sales Rep will be on hand, plus discounts the day of the show; 20 percent off prescription eyewear and 10 percent off non-prescription. Drinks, food and door prizes will be provided.Kimi’s Catering food truck will be set up in the parking lot. Blink Eyewear is located at 234 W Broadway Ave.

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Downtown News

Main Ave Road Diet demonstration project was approved 4-1 by the Bismarck City Commission.  The project would reconfigure the existing Main Ave (Washington-6th St) from four lanes to a three lane configuration (including a new dedicated left turn lane).  The new configuration is more efficient and increases safety at intersections for pedestrians and vehicles.   Parking will remain the same.  The demonstration project will start early summer and be monitored for effectiveness through the fall. Downtowners will work with engineers to monitor the changes with businesses and property owners during the duration of the demonstration project.  Main Ave Road Diet is part of the city’s Downtown Sub-area Study accepted in 2013.  The results of the change will also be to “re-establish a pedestrian-friendly environment and stimulate considerable in-fill development and redevelopment of existing ground floor storefronts.”