Dec 23 Downtown Bismarck News

Downtown Design Guidelines

In 2015, the City of Bismarck Community Development  Department in conjunction with the Bismarck Renaissance Zone Authority, reached out to the community’s design professional to get feedback on new Downtown Design Guidelines.  City staff and stakeholders also participated and a public hearing was held before commissioners approved the design guidelines for the Downtown area.  Anyone wishing to improve or revitalize a property Downtown, especially exterior renovations, should take a look at the guidelines and consult the City of BIsmarck for Design Review.  The guidelines ensure that the historic nature and feel of Bismarck’s downtown continue to flourish and as a result be a productive tax generator for the community.  If you’re interested in reading the guidelines you may review it here or contact the City of Bismarck.

Association News 

Welcome to our Newest Members!
Dakota Nuts-N-Candy 

Dakota Nuts-N-Candy is a small specialty boutique that carries over 50 kinds of nuts and a variety of nostalgic candy. Dakota Nuts-N-Candy will meet needs of all nut lovers; from raw, roasted and salty, to candy coated, chocolate (both milk and dark) and several kinds of spicy mixes. They also do gift baskets and offer fund raising opportunities to local clubs, groups and schools.

Sixteen03 Main Events
Sixteen03 Main Events is a full service event facility hosting on-site parties, live entertainment, private functions and off site catering.

Old Time Wood Creations and Things 
Old Time Wood Creations and Things sell barn doors, barnwood furniture, home decor, and vintage windows, plus other creations.

Member Dakota Stage Ltd. will be hosting interviews and auditions, for students between the ages of 14 and 18, for their Shade Tree Players Apprentice Program. The Apprentice Program is a program that will allow students that are interested in a college track or career path in the theatrical arts to create and craft their own theatrical production from the ground up. If you would like to register for an interview, please email artdir@dakotastageltd.comwith your name, age, address and phone number, no later than 5pm on Thursday, January 14th.  For additional information email, call 701-258-4998 or visit

Member Lucky Ducks Deli and Catering & The Pond will be adding to their already established restaurant(s). The owners of Lucky Ducks Deli and The Pond are expanding to create what will be known as “The District.”  The District will consist of a full-service breakfast restaurant called Avery’s A.M. Eatery plus a casual fine dining that will be named J60.

Upcoming Events
Dec 27
North Dakota Heritage Center
Jan 12
Sixteen03 Main Events
Jan 15
Sixteen03 Main Events
Jan 16
Belle Mehus Auditorium
Jan 22-23
BSC-Sidney J Lee Auditorium
Jan 28
Dakota Stage Ltd.
Jan 28
Ramkota Hotel Bismarck
Jan 29
Sixteen03 Main Events