June 23 Downtown Bismarck News

Main Ave Info Session Held

The Downtowners held a Main Ave Info Session on June 22 for members located on Main Ave to discuss the upcoming improvements to the roadway.  After a brief presentation, members had a Q&A with city staff and the Downtowners.  Overall the feedback was positive for the upcoming trial run and members were able to give feedback on the current roadway issues.
A trial run of the new configuration will run from Washington to 6th St for the bulk of the summer.  The new configuration, which is a part of the Downtown Sub-Area Study plan, reconfigures the Main Ave roadway from 4 lanes with no dedicated turn lane– to 3 lanes using a dedicated left turn lane. Parking will remain unchanged.  The new configuration improves safety and the pedestrian environment.
Another upcoming info session will be planned in the near future.

Association News

Welcome to our Newest Members!

First Western Bank & Trust (Loan Production Office)
First Western Bank & Trust is a full service financial center providing traditional banking products (deposit accounts and loans) as well as trust services, all lines of insurance, investments, leasing, and much more.


Glasser Images 
Glasser Images is a photography studio that provides quality and creative wedding, family, children, baby, senior graduation, business headshots, and commercial photography as well as video, graphic design, and website design & development services.


Other member news…
Member Dakota Stage Ltd. will present The Canterbury Tales, a colorful collection of the boisterous beloved characters of Chaucer. Dakota Stage Ltd. will hold its run of the Shade Tree Player’s The Canterbury Tales on the main stage located at 412 E Main Ave. Performances will be held at 7pm July 6-9, and 2pm July 10. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, seniors and military and may be purchased in advance online at www.dakotastageltd.com or at the door on the day of the show. For more information on this and other Shade Tree Player’s programs visit www.shadetreeplayers.com.Art & Wine Walk: Thank you to everyone who participated in the Downtowners Art & Wine Walk 2016!  24 businesses and over 400 attendees!  What a great night, thank you to our businesses, artists/musicians, Captain JacksJeff Japel (New York Life), and all our volunteers.  Grand Prize Winner: Grand Prize Sponsored by Jeff Japel (New York Life)— Private Wine Tasting for 6 @ Captain Jacks OR IPad Mini Winner-Sheryl Terry (Bismarck). Best Business: Voted on by Passport Holders of the Event Caffe Aroma. Best Artist: Voted on by Passport Holders of the Event. Josh Kehr Music @ Old Time Wood Creations and Things.

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Downtown News

GO! Bismarck-Mandan will be hosting BisMarket at Kiwanis Park every Saturday (June-October) from 10am-1pm and every Tuesday (July-August) from 4pm-7pm at Good Shepard Parking Lot. BisMarket provides access to a variety of locally grown, high quality, farm fresh products from local producers, plus much more. Learn more about BisMarket at http://www.bismarket.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/bismarketnd/.