March 13 Downtown News

Master Plan Implementation

The Bismarck City Commission named 11 members to the Downtown Sub-Area Study Implementation Committee.  The announcement came from Commissioner Seminary at the March 12 meeting.  City officials have asked the committee to focus on developing implementation strategies with portions of the Downtown Master Plan.  Chairs of the Committee are Mayor John Warford and Commissioner Brenda Smith.  Members include: Attorney Jim Hill; Jim Christianson of Northwest Companies; city planner Jason Tomanek, Kate Herzog, assistant director of the Downtowners, Dawn Kopp, executive director of the Downtowners, Kelsey Ruhland owner of Crabapple Floral Downtown; Kayla Ver Heist of Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson; Kevin Ruhland intern at JLG Architects, and Larry Oswald of Montana-Dakota Utilities.  To view the final plan in its entirety, visit

Downtown Sidewalk Seating Guidelines Finalized

Patrons who enjoyed the summer of 2013 dining and socializing on Downtown Bismarck’s sidewalks will have another great summer to look forward to. The City of Bismarck finalized their Sidewalk Seating Guidelines at their March 11 meeting, after a pilot year in 2013.  Officials reached out to the groups using the sidewalk and the Downtowners for feedback on formalized guidelines.  Applications can be made to the city requesting sidewalk seating for 2014 and beyond.

Downtown News & Updates

A HUGE Thank you to Dakota Community Bank & Trust for assisting the Downtowners with removal of the Winter Banners & Lights for another season.

Association News
Welcome to our New Member!

Moe Moe’s Garden
109 N 4th St
Moe Moe’s Garden is a family owned baby boutique that specializes in eco-friendly solutions for families with young children. They carry cloth diapers, glass bottles, wooden teething toys, Melissa and Doug, Bison Booties, and much more.

Member Reza’s Pitch will be celebrating their 4 Year Anniversary the month of March.  Reza’s, along with Member Jerome Distributing and Red Lodge Brewing Co. are donating the profits from sales of all Red Lodge beers to Member Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation.  Congratulate Reza on 4 Years Downtown!

Member Action Jackson Comics is holding a Comic Book Character Art Contest.  Be sure to  vote for your favorite submission by this Friday March 15.  Click here to start voting:

Upcoming Events
March 14, 21, 28 @ BDAC
March 22 @ Historic Gov’s Mansion
April 11 & 12

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