May 24 Downtown Bismarck News

City Moves A Step Closer on Development
A request from Denizen Partners regarding a proposal to develop the City-owned gravel parking lot behind the Radisson Hotel, was presented to the City Commission on May 22, 2018. The property has been listed for sale since middle of 2017. The City of Bismarck issued a RFP (Request for Proposal) to allow for the sale and redevelopment of this site. Denizen Partners submitted a proposal for a 3-story, mixed-use building with apartments and small-scaled ground floor retail space.  The proposal includes the developers purchasing the land from the City of Bismarck. The City Commission recommended that city staff begin negotiating the price of the land with the Denizen Partners and report back.

Congrats to Start Bismarck for being selected as the 2018 Live First Community Grant Recipients! Start Bismarck is a huge supporter of the entrepreneurial growth of downtown and our community, and now you have the option to have an impact of that growth as well! Start Bismarck has now made it easier for individuals to better and support the work of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Start Bismarck is a grassroots organization that exists to connect people, celebrate entrepreneurship and to build a better community. The goal of Start Bismarck is to be cheerleader, support people and groups and move the community forward; they do so by hosting 1 Million Cups and Startup Drinks, creating events, and initiating and helping a variety of other makers and doers. The team at Start Bismarck has a lot more to offer to this community, and with the help of others, they can make it happen.
Businesses that are interested in supporting Start Bismarck, please email- to learn more.

Association News 

Welcome New Members!

Halberstadt’s ND has grown to be a premier menswear destination. They are a family run company, providing everything from designer suits to casual wear. Whether you need to build your workwear wardrobe or need wedding suits to own for your wedding party, they are here to provide exceptional customer service and a product whose quality and price cannot be beat. Located at 508 East Main Avenue.
Welcome to the neighborhood! 

Downtown Events
May 24
Spring Pop-Up Party 
lula b.

May 24
Urban Harvest 2018 Season Public Meeting
Bismarck Public Library

May 25
Trivia @ Sixteen03
Sixteen03 Main Events

May 25
Flea Market
Bismarck Art & Galleries Association

May 26
Comedy Night
Sixteen03 Main Events

May 29
Cash Mob: Black Tie Optional
Black Tie Optional

May 29
2018 Market Logistics Meeting

May 30
1 Million Cups 
Dakota Stage Ltd.


May 31
Bismarck Larks Blarney Stone Tailgate Party
Blarney Stone Pub

May 31
Missouri River Festival 
Bismarck Event Center

May 31
CSS Doesn’t Suck- If It’s Sassy

June 1
Opening Reception: The Sky is the Limit
Bismarck Downtown Artist Cooperative

June 1
Opening Reception: Forces of Nature
Bismarck Art & Galleries Association

June 3
The Okee Dokee Brothers
Bismarck Public Library

June 20
1st Downtown Power Lunch
First Presbyterian Church

Member Bismarck Cancer Center will host the first Bloody Mary Fest, sponsored by Absolut & Effen Vodka. This event will take place at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck on June 10. The event runs between 11am-2pm and  includes Bloody Mary samples and a breakfast buffet. Local bars will be serving up Bloody Mary samples and participants will be able to vote for their favorite drink. This event is held to recognize blood cancers in our community and all proceeds benefit the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation. Tickets are $30 and will be available to purchase online or at Caffe Aroma Bismarck.