April 30 Downtown Bismarck News

German Days Planned Downtown For July 17-18

The Downtowners are launching a new annual event called German Days, scheduled for July 17-18, 2015 in Downtown Bismarck.  German Days will be a family friendly celebration of all things German, including German and Germans from Russia music, food, and beer.
Friday afternoon, Kinderfest will feature German storytelling, fairy-tales and activities for kids.  Staging will be set both days for authentic live entertainment including polka music, clogging, oom-pah music and activities.  Authentic German-styled beer will served along with traditional foods.
The location of German Days will be the Depot parking lot along Main Ave between 4th and 5th Streets.  Access to Fiesta Villa Mexican Restaurant will remain open using the public sidewalks.  This is the first event planned at the Depot in anticipation of its future use as a public gathering space as directed in the city’s Downtown Master Plan.  For more information on German Days or to read the full press release, visitwww.downtownbismarck.com.

Association News

Member Impact Gallery and Gifts is hosting their 17th Annual Sidewalk Art & Art Show/Sale, to be held on 4th and Broadway:
Sidewalk Art -Thursday, April 30th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Art Show/Sale- Friday, May 1st & Saturday, May 2nd from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Member Branded Envy will be having their Grand Opening in their new location – 919 E Main April 29-May 2nd.  They will be having “Sizzling Specials” in store, along with door prize daily with a chance to register to win an American Hat or pair of Lane Boots and more. Branded Envy will be open Tuesday – Friday 10am-7pm and Saturday 10am-5pm during the Grand Opening.

Member Bismarck Cancer Center’s Project HOPE Event will take place May 4-8, 2015.  Project HOPE is a community wellness event designed by the Bismarck Cancer Center to educate businesses and their employees about healthy lifestyles, cancer prevention and early detection. In addition, Project HOPE enables employees to give hope to cancer patients and their families affected by the disease.
Every day of the week, employees who have made a project HOPE donation may dress casual and/or wear the awareness colors of representing cancers diagnosed in North Dakota each year.
Monday, May 4:  Skin Cancer Awareness – Black
Tuesday, May 5: Breast Cancer Awareness – Pink
Wednesday, May 6: Pancreatic and Head/Neck Cancer Awareness – Dark Purple/Burgundy
Thursday, May 7:  Lung Cancer Awareness – White
Friday, May 8:  Cancer Survivorship – Purple
To register your business for project HOPE, go towww.bismarckcancercenter.com/project-hope.

Member Blink Eyewear will be having a 2nd Anniversary Trunk Show on Wednesday May 6th, from 3-7 p.m. There will be 20% off prescription eyewear the day of the show and 10% off non-prescription eyewear. They will have a sales rep on hand featuring brands from Christian Dior, Jimmy Choo and Juicy Couture.
Blink Eyewear is located on 234 W Broadway Ave

Downtown News

The Main Ave 4 to 3 lane conversion or “Road Diet” is currently being looked at by engineers at part of a project in the Downtown Master Plan.  The 3 lane conversion would be one east bound and one west bound lane, with a center-left turn lane.  This set up will move the same amount of vehicles as a 4 lane configuration with no turn lanes.  Look for the possible reconfiguration late this summer.

Ordinance #6111, relating to mobile vendors in the City of Bismarck, went through it’s first public hearing on April 28.  City Attorney Whitman said the proposed ordinance has been drafted to take the city’s existing mobile vendor policy adopted in 2012, and move it into an ordinance that is more enforceable.  The commission heard testimony and voted to continue the hearing, assemble a work group with representatives of all parties, and work on revisions to the draft.  Visit www.bismarck.org and look under the April 28 Agenda to review the proposed ordinance draft.

Please send all member news and events to Kate@downtownbismarck.com
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Downtowners Association of Bismarck

Upcoming Events
May 1
Dakota Stage Theater
May 2
Bismarck Art & Galleries Association
May 2
Sanford Woman’s Health Center
May 2
Seratoma Park, Shelter 6
May 8
Bismarck Event Center
May 8
New Parade Route
Audrey Bauer Retrospective
Gallery 522
May 16