Oct 1 Downtown Bismarck News

Joint Agreement Approved

In a 4-1 vote in favor, the Bismarck City Commission approved a joint development agreement with the developers of “Five South”, a large mixed-used project along 5th Street between the Kirkwood Mall and Front Ave.  After a lengthy public hearing and discussion from the commission, the agreement was approved to amend Bismarck’s Urban Growth Plan and agree to designated public improvements should the developers meet certain benchmarks or triggers.  Five South is spearheaded by Bismarck Futures, a group of investors and area businesses working to bring a large scaled mixed-used project to an underdeveloped area in the city center.  Improvements and additions include, parking structures, housing, hotel, and commercial space.  For more information visitwww.bismarcknd.gov or www.fivesouthbismarck.com.

Association News 
Welcome to our Newest Members!
North Dakota Heritage Center
The North Dakota Heritage Center is home to the State Museum, State Archives, ND Geological Survey, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota. The Society manages 57 historic sites and museums across the state.

Realty Concepts 
Realty Concepts, formerly known as Bakken Realty Concepts, make owning a rental property a hassle-free cash flow venture. Realty Concepts take care of nearly everything: marketing and renting your property, caring for it, and making ownership a valuable investment for you.

Member Impact Gallery has many things to offer to the public, from private group art lessons to Gallery space rental. Owner/Artist Lynn Prouty will be offering Calligraphy lessons for $45 per hour, supplies included, ages 12 and up. Prouty’s Husband also Owner/Artist Wayne Pruse will be offering Airbrush lessons to beginners to advanced in private 2 hour sessions for $45 per hour, supplies included. Their Gallery, Impact Gallery, will also be offered for space rental for parties and events. Please call Impact Gallery for more details and information regarding all things offered, 701-255-6410 or also stop in at the corner of 4th and Broadway in Downtown Bismarck.

Member McQuade’s Distributing will be hosting an Oktoberfest Pub Crawl benefiting the Bismarck Cancer Center. The Pub Crawl will be held in Downtown Bismarck on October 3, 2015. Participants will be starting at The Pond at 10:30 am for Keg and Eggs following with a mug and a map for $10.  For more information about the event and what businesses will be participating please visit

Member Dakota Stage Ltd will be hosting Standup Comedy Show with headliner David Beck on October 23 & 24. David started out as an observational comedian, he has evolved into a more versatile, higher energy style which includes quick one liners. Never one to leave himself out of the show, everything in his personal life is fair game. For more information about this show or how to buy tickets please visitwww.dakotastageltd.com.

Downtown News

Thank you to everyone that came to and supported the 42nd Annual Downtowners Street Fair. It truly means a lot, and we would not be able to continue to keep doing this event without the wonderful people who attend, businesses who sponsor and the vendors that make this happen. See you next year!

Upcoming Events
Oct 3
Belle Mehus Auditorium
Oct 4
Bismarck Events Center
Oct 6-24
Bismarck Art & Galleries Association