Dec 21 Downtown Bismarck News

Shoppers Embrace Small Business Saturday

Great weather and an abundance of shops, services and restaurants within walking distance made 2017’s Small Business Saturday Downtown Neighborhood Event Nov. 25 a success!  The majority of member respondents participating reported higher customer traffic for Small Business Saturday, with a more muted Black Friday.  Additionally more participants are getting in on Cyber Monday than past years.  All signs point to Downtown Bismarck closely following national retail trends this year.  Thank you to everyone who supported the crew on Small Business Saturday!

Association News 

Member KDAK 102.5 FM (Dakota Media Access) will be participating in the nationwide Give Big to My Station fundraising campaign. On December 29 & 30 KDAK, a community radio station, will be going live throughout the two-day period featuring local musicians, volunteer producers, and KDAK supporters.  Your donation allows KDAK, to offer local producers and artists access to training, resources, facilities and equipment. The GiveBig portal is open now! Invite your friends and tune in.

Member Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network will be helping out with the Open Your Heart campaign, sponsored by the Lloyd Spetz Post of the American Legion. Open Your Heart helps people every year because of the thousands of volunteers and contributors who so faithfully work and who so generously contribute their time, food, and money to make Christmas brighter for these families. The Bis-Man YPN Service Team will be packing baskets for communities in need. If you are interested in helping make deliveries to families on Saturday, December 23 from 6:30am-10:30am. If you would like to volunteer at this event, please RSVP, here.
Boutique 23 is now open in Downtown Bismarck! Located  at 201 W Main Ave (former Junk Yard Chic), Boutique 23 offers the latest trends in fashion and home décor.
Member CC’s Physical Therapy & The Studios will be having FREE classes Friday 12/22 and Saturday 12/23. MindBody app is recommended and space in class is limited. All class participants will be invited to join in private in-house specials, offered and announced only to those attending class Christmas weekend. Click here for more information!
The North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum will be hosting free Family Film Festival Dec 27-3. Movies will be showing at 10am and 12:30pm.
Dec. 27 – The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
Dec. 28 – Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998)
Dec. 29—101 Dalmatians (1961)
Dec. 30—Charlotte’s Web (1973)
Dec. 31—WALL-E (2008)

Holiday Window Contest Ballot 
We have received all submissions for our Downtown Holiday Window Contest! Members- please click HERE to vote for your favorite downtown holiday windows! The winners receive prizes for 1st-3rd Place. Thank you for participating!

Downtown News 
Owners of Fireflour Pizzeria & Coffee Bar have requested approval of a Lease Renaissance Zone project of the existing building at 101 North 5th Street (formally occupied by One World Imports.) Howard has proposed to rehabilitate the interior main floor of the building and occupy this space with a restaurant concept. The application was approved by the Renaissance Zone Authority at their last meeting and will now go to the City Commission and State for approval.

Downtown Events
Dec 22
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
JL Beers

Dec 27
Wizard of Oz 
Bismarck Event Center

Dec 29
Stand Up Comedy 
Sixteen03 Main Events

Dec 31
Times Square New Year’s Eve Party 
Sixteen03 Main EventsDec 31
NYE @ The Pond 
The PondDec 31
New Year’s Festivities 
The Blarney Stone Pub