July 24 Downtown Bismarck News

Crowds for German Days 

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the Downtowners 1st Annual German Days event.  This was also the first event programmed in the Depot parking lot, the site of a future community gathering space.  Having the event right in the heart of Downtown Bismarck made for a scenic venue. Keep your eyes and ears open for more events and gatherings to take place there. A HUGE thank you to our sponsors and supporters who worked to make German Days a great success!  Please support these businesses that support these community events:
Jerome’s Distributing, McQuade Distributing, Hertz Equipment Rental, Sam’s Club of Bismarck, Coca-Cola, BNC National Bank, Kupper Automotive- Volkswagon, Dakota Community Bank & Trust, Image Printing, Spiffy Biffs, Dakota Fence, Townsquare Media, KFYR-TV, Depot Properties, Bismarck Parks & Rec, Bobcat of Mandan, CJ Rigging, all our vendors, volunteers, and our great performers!
See you next year!
View German Days pictures from member Elevate Studios here!  http://www.imelevate.com/German-Days-Downtowners/

Association News

Welcome to our newest members!
Brand Aware Marketing-BAM
Brand Aware Marketing is a consulting firm focused on leveraging or improving your current brand for your company’s success.

Bartlett & West 
3456 E. Century Avenue
Bartlett & West is a full-service engineering and technology solutions firm with 14 offices in 10 states. Then firm has operated in Bismarck since 1981, and serves local and regional municipalities, water district, rail companies, land developers, architects, private industry and other clients.

Member Dakota Stage Theater is hosting auditions for 39 Steps directed by Dan Rogers, a clever, funny and highly theatrical version of the classic Hitchcock film. They are searching for four actors skilled in physical comedy and dialects who can create a wide variety of roles at break-neck speed. Open auditions will be held Sunday, August 9, 2015 by advance appointment. Call or email for a time and to receive audition sides from the show, 701-258-4998 or artdir@dakotastageltd.com. Invited call backs will be on Tuesday, August 11. For more information visitwww.dakotastageltd.com

Downtown News
CORE and Renaissance Zone Applications for various Downtown projects have been moving through the process at the city level.  Preliminary plans for a bar/restaurant at 114 N 3rd St in the former Historic Prince Hotel (Blue Blazer Lounge Location).  Owners of Lucky Ducks Deli & Catering and The Pond have a purchase agreement on the former Corwin Churchill Appliance building directly north of their existing businesses.  Initial plans indicated various dining spaces.  A bank new to Bismarck has also asked the Bismarck Renaissance Zone Authority to consider amending the city’s development plan to have up to a 3 block Renaissance Zone island allowed by state law.  Discussions on that request are continuing.

Upcoming Events
July 28
Bismarck Event Center
July 31
Belle Mehus Auditorium
August 1-2
State Capitol Grounds
Thursdays in August
Bismarck Urban Harvest