Nov 23 Downtown Bismarck News

Small Business Saturday!

Small Business Saturday (Nov. 26) encourages people to “Shop Small” and support local independent businesses for the holidays. Occurring the Saturday after Thanksgiving it’s a great way to support our local Downtown Bismarck businesses!  Nearly 40 Downtown businesses are participating with sales, specials, and deals!  Click here for the Small Business Saturday Sales Flyer and Interactive Map!
#ShopSmall #ShopSmallBis

Association News

Welcome to the Newest Members! 
Terra Nomad Company 
Terra Nomad is a unique café and concept store in downtown Bismarck, that aims to provide quality coffee and food in a comfortable setting.

Other member news…
Winter Decoration Installation was a great success!  Thank you to our volunteer group from Dakota Community Bank & Trust for all their help installing our winter banners and snowflake lights Downtown for the winter season!

Member Dakota Stage Ltd. will be screening  “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” a 1966 Christmas animated musical comedy television special, on Small Business Saturday, November 26. Dakota stage will be open from 10am-4pm, with showings on the hour and half hour. Hot cider and open concessions will be available. Admission is free, donations are appreciated. For more information please visit:

Member AARC/Seeds of Hope has hired a new volunteer/special events coordinator. LeEtta Schafer has been hired as the new volunteer and special event coordinator at the Abused Adult Resource Center (AARC). Anyone interested in volunteering or learning more can contact LEetta at the AARC at 222-8370 of by email at

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Downtown News

Bismarck City Commissioners voted to continue with the demonstration of Main Ave (4-lanes to 3 lanes) after reports showed crashes have decreased making Main Ave safe in the 3 lane configuration.  The city will continue to monitor the demonstration in the winter months, particularly how the roadway functions with snow removal.

Santa Claus will be making an appearance at Camp Hancock on December 2 from 6pm-8pm! Parents are encouraged to bring their camera for this photo op taking place in the 1881 Bread of Life Church. Admission is free, donations are welcome, and will be used to support restoration efforts at the historic site. The Camp Hancock Museum will be open during Santa’s visit with complimentary hot cider. Photos posted to social media should use the hashtag #hancocksanta. Santa at Camp Hancock, and the lighting of the locomotive are sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. For more information please visit: