December 6 Downtown Bismarck News

Flippin’ for 1MC

Celebrate 1 Million Cups Bismarck/Mandan past 5 years, connect with the community, and hear what’s coming up in January 2019 when 1 Million Cups Bismarck-Mandan kicks up again! Join us Wednesday December 12 for pancakes, sausage, and of course, coffee at Juniper’s Workantile for 1MC breakfast.

December 12 (9am-10am)

Juniper Workantile
122 N 4th St (second floor)

Who: All are welcome!


Downtown Events
Dec 6
Riboli Family Winter Wine Dinner 
The Toasted FrogDec 7
Miracle on 34th Street
Dakota Stage Ltd.Dec 7
Opening Reception: “Eighth Foot in the Door”

Dec 7
Member Art Show Reception

Dec 7-9
The Nutcracker
The Bell Mehus Auditorium

Dec 8
Downtown Cocoa Crawl 
Downtown Bismarck

Dec 8
Holiday Makeup Event
Glance Salon & Spa

Dec 8
Grand Opening Gala
First Western Bank & TrustDec 8
2018 Santa Run 
State Capitol GroundsDec 12
December Designer Purse Bingo 
Sixteen03 Main Events

Dec 13
Wreath Workshop 
Concrete Daisiez

Dec 15
Pillow Fundraiser for Furry Friend’s Rockin Rescue

Dec 15
Santa at Camp Hancock 
Camp Hancock

Dec 20
Trivia Night!
Sixteen03 Main Events


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Winter Decoration Installation was a great success!  Thank you to our volunteer group from Dakota Community Bank & Trust for all their help installing our winter banners and snowflake lights Downtown for the winter season!  Over 10 years of decoration volunteering from DCBT!


25 Days of Downtown Giveaways

Koo Koo’s Nest 25 Days of Downtown Giveaways is happening once again!
Get to know your downtown all month, the stores, the shop owners and some amazing products.  Different giveaways every day of December.
Stay updated on all giveaways on Koo Koo’s Nest Facebook Page!


City Begins NDDOT Urban Grant Applications
From City Engineering to the City Commission: “The Urban Grant program focuses on the inner core of communities with greater than 5000 population. The focus of this program is reinvesting and fortifying a community’s existing transportation assets which maximizes the public return on investment. The program focuses transportation investments inward toward the established community rather than outward expansion. There is $4.6-$7.6 million annually available statewide for this competitive grant program. The NDDOT is soliciting for 2021 projects at this time. The project that I would recommend pursuing is the concrete pavement rehabilitation of downtown streets. The project limits would be 3rd Street on the west, Main Avenue on the south, 6th Street on the east and Rosser Avenue on the north. The pavement rehabilitation project would consist of street improvements including concrete pavement repairs, curb and gutter repairs, sidewalk repairs, inlaying plastic pavement marking, roadway and pedestrian lighting and signage. I would recommend the project be submitted in two phases with the Broadway Avenue, 4th Street and 5th Street phase of the project requested for 2021 and the 6th Street and Thayer Avenue phase of the project requested at the solicitation for 2022 projects that would occur next year at this time.” – Gabe Schell

First Western Bank & Trust 

First Western Bank & Trust celebrated a ribbon cutting for their new building on the corner of Front Avenue and 3rd Street in Downtown Bismarck on Monday, December 3. According to the building permit filed by the city, the value of the building is worth an estimated $12.6 million.  A great investment into the city center!
First Western Bank & Trust Grand Openiong Gala will take place on December 8 from 6:30-9pm. Refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment will be provided.  Please RSVP by emailing