Jan 5 Downtown News

Quiet Rail Zone Implementation 

Quiet Rail in downtown Bismarck has taken effect as of Jan 3. Trains will no longer sound the horn at the intersections of third, fifth and 12th street where motorists cross. Extra protection has been added to all three crossings for motorists and pedestrians, which include four-quadrant gates and flashing lights to prevent drivers/pedestrians from driving/walking around barriers to cross tracks. The Downtowners Association has supported Quiet Rail Zone implementation in Bismarck and we’re looking forward to the future opportunities that it could bring the community.  With the installation of the Quiet Rail system, Bismarck can be more successful in attracting infill housing in the central portions of the city, saving on new infrastructure costs.  The Quiet Rail zone provides a much better environment for current businesses in Bismarck like our hospitals, central hotels, and private businesses Downtown who’ve invested in the community.  The new system also provides added levels of safety equipment at the quieted crossings for motorists and pedestrians Downtown.  The additional of Quiet Rail also brings Bismarck in line with communities like Fargo, Jamestown and others who’ve implemented Quiet Rail systems to benefit their communities.

Association News

Welcome to our Newest Members!
Uptowne Loft Boutique 

Uptowne Loft Boutique is now open in downtown Bismarck. Uptowne Loft Boutique started as an online business venture and has now has expanded to a storefront in Downtown Bismarck, occupying the space that was formerly Hey Ocean. The new store, located on 204 East Broadway Ave, sells a wide variety of of women’s clothing, shoes, hats, scarves jewelry, accessories, gift items and more. Uptowne Loft Boutique is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am-6pm, with promotions offered regularly. For more information please visit: Uptowne Loft Boutique Faceook Page.

Member Bismarck Cancer Center will host the 4thAnnual Masks in the Moonlight on February 4 at Sixteen03 Main Events. The evening will include a live auction, silent auction, dinner entertainment, a live band and dancing. Money raised from the 4th Annual Masks in the Moonlight event will be used to increase the level of care cancer patients receive during their journey at the Bismarck Cancer Center. For more information on how to purchase tickets please visit: Masks in the Moonlight  

Holiday Window Contest 
The ballots are closed and the results are in!
1st place: Exposure Boutique & The Studio
2nd place (three-way tie): The Capital Gallery, CoSchedule, Lot 2029 
Prize money from 2nd, 3rd, and Critic’s Choice will go to our three-way tie for second place. Congratulations to our winners! We would also like to thank all of our members that participated in the contest and hope to see your windows next year!

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Downtown News

The Street Department will begin snow removal in downtown Bismarck in the “No Parking- Street Cleaning” areas starting Thursday, Jan 4- Sunday, Jan 8. Please move vehicles off the street and keep them off the streets until snow plows are finished in your area. Businesses along these signed street cleaning areas, that have not already been cleaned, should have their sidewalks cleaned before midnight on their designated day. The Bismarck Police Department will be towing and ticketing vehicles parked on these streets.
Downtown Snow Removal beginning at 12:01 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Thursday, January 5:  East – West  streets and alleys in the downtown signed areas.
Friday, January 6 North – South  streets and alleys in the downtown signed areas.
Saturday, January 7:  East – West  streets and alleys in the downtown signed areas.
Sunday, January 8 North – South  streets and alleys in the downtown signed areas.
For the latest updates on snow removal in the downtown area please visit: http://bismarcknd.gov/CivicAlerts.