January 30 Downtown News

Growth Continues

Downtown Construction Projects

Expansions- New Buildings- Renovation

It was noticeable last year that a lot of construction companies were busy at work in Downtown Bismarck.  Keeping them occupied were all sorts of projects, from new construction to rehabilitation.  Here’s an update on a just a few of them.  Broadway Centre in West Downtown- new construction.  Most of the exterior finishes have been installed, interior work continues.  Restaurant Broadway Grill & Tavern and some main level commercial space is close to opening.  Condos on the upper floor under construction, now for sale.  Cowan Building on 4th and Broadway- renovation.  Most exterior work finished, upper floor commercial space in build-out phase, some space already under lease with some still available.  Main Floor retail/restaurant space tenant has not been announced.  Gulch Block at 510 E Main- New Construction Infill.  Exterior finishes completed.  Some interior commercial spaces filled, others for lease.  Main Floor restaurant Humpback Sally’s close to opening. 6th & Thayer Ramp– Parking Structure Infill.  Footings have been placed and parking decks are now going up.  Estimated completion date late Fall 2014.  Stay tuned to the Downtowners website and social media for all the latest news on these projects.


Downtown Bismarck

News & Updates

-Bismarck City Commissioners approved a CORE Technical Assistance Application for Pressdough (doing business as Reza’s Pitch) for services related to possible expansion.  The application was reviewed and approved by the Bismarck Renaissance Zone at their January meeting.
-The Downtown Master Plan has been accepted by the Bismarck City Commission.  Recommendations to appoint an Implementation Committee have been requested.  Please visit www.downtownbismarckstudy.com to see the Final Draft in its entirety.
-Repair work on the Galleria Parking Ramp continues.  Engineers are looking at tendons in the ramp and assessing it’s condition.  The Bismarck Parking Authority received a full report from their structural engineering on possible further study of the condition of the tendons at key locations in the ramp.  The ramp is still fully usable, this has been part of routine maintenance and assessment of their parking structures.  The Galleria Ramp is 30 years old.
-Construction continues on the Sixth and Thayer Parking Ramp.  Portions of off-street parking adjacent to the project along 6th Street and Thayer Ave have been closed.  Please consider using the parking ramps if off street parking is full.
–If you are considering a downtown development or renovation of a Downtown building, the CORE Incentive Programs are once again available through the City of Bismarck.  The CORE Programs currently active are Façade Improvements, Housing Incentive Grant, Technical Assistance Bank, and Sidewalk Subsurface Infill.  The programs are designed to encourage reinvestment, rehabilitation, and new development in the Downtown area.  For more information contact the Downtowners or Jason Tomanek at the City of Bismarck at 701-355-1849.
– The Bismarck Parking Authority is offering free evening parking in the 3rd and Main Ramp from 4pm to 2am daily.  With continued activity and nightlife in Downtown Bismarck, the ramps allow the public to enjoy the city center and not have to search for street parking. *How the After Hour Complementary Parking Works: Use the entrance to the 3rd & Main Ramp on 3rd Street.  Pull into the ramp and pull a time stamped ticket.  The arm will raise and allow the car through to park.  When exiting the ramp, simply use the hourly lane and deposit your ticket in the slot, the arm will already be raised to allow the cars to exit. There is no leeway on timing.  If you enter at 3:59pm or exit at 2:01am, the customer will be charged the normal hourly rate.

Downtowners’ Association

Member News

You can find all our members information at www.downtownbismarck.com

Welcome to our newest member!
Apple Creek Winery
18100 22nd Ave Se
Menoken ND
Apple Creek Winery is the home of the BEARPAW brand honey wines.  BEARPAW Wine is produced locally from blends of North Dakota and varietal raw honeys.  The winery is located a 20-minute drive east of Bismarck near Menoken, ND.  Apple Creek Winery’s new wine tasting and sales building will open to the public in the Summer of 2014.  Check their webpage for the current wine listing and hours of operation.

Member Laughing Sun Brewing’s Sinister Pear Brew has been named top beer from North Dakota by Serious Eats food blog.  Congrats!

Member Fiancee Prom is now open for the upcoming formal season. You can find them at 114 N 5th St.  

-Member Hey Ocean Boutique is opening a second store in Downtown Grand Forks.  Renovations are underway.

-Send all member news and events to Kate@downtownbismarck.com.


What’s Shakin’ Downtown?

Events Downtown

Jan 30- Feb 9
Dakota Stage Presents:
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Jan 30
Trampled by Turtles Concert
Belle Mehus

Jan 31-Feb 1
UMary Jazz Festival Concert
Belle Mehus Auditorium

Feb 7
BAGA Opening Reception

Feb 8
Bis-Man Symphony Orchestra Concert:
Heroic Journeys

Feb 8-Mar 29
BDAC Presents:
Black, Grey & White Exhibit

Feb 14
AARC’s Love Without Fear Dinner
7 Course Meal with Beer Pairings

Feb 14
God’s Child Project Fundraiser
A Roaring 20s Valentine’s Bash

Feb 14-15
Live Stand Up Comedy!
Tommy Savitt

Feb 21
Flashback Films Presents:
The Princess Bride (PG)

Feb 21-23
Bismarck Tribune Sports Show
Bismarck Civic Center