Oct 29 Downtown Bismarck News

Downtowners Membership Movie Night Nov. 17!

Phone Home and join fellow Downtowners Association members for a night of retro movie fun (we’ll be showing the classic E.T.)!  Members and their families are welcome to attend, concessions will be availalble!  Take some time out of your busy day and let us say thank you!  This is a great date night or family movie night.  The event is free of charge for members, as a thank you for your continued efforts in making Downtown Bismarck a destination!


Association News

Member D&N Cinematics LLC will be having an open house and ribbon cutting on Oct. 29, at 208 East Broadway, Suite A. Come celebrate with them!

Member Seeds of Hope will be opening their Christmas store on Oct. 30 for the holiday season. The Christmas store premier will be held from 5pm-8pm, with the entire store also open until 8pm. The premier will include a silent auction.The Christmas store’s normal hours are 9:30 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday through the end of the holiday season.

Member Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestraannounced their ever-popular holiday concert. “Roasting by an Open Fire: Your Holiday Favorites” will be their next performance in the BMSO’s 40th anniversary season on Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21-7:30 pm at the Belle Mehus.  Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling 701-258-8345, visiting the BMSO office at 215 N, 6th Street or online at www.bismarckmandansymphony.org .

Member AARC, Abused Adult Resource Center, has announced that they will be teaming up with Verizon to a create a renewed drive in the Bismarck-Mandan area to collect and recycle no-longer-used cell phones and wireless devices through Verizon’s Hopeline program, benefiting victims of domestic abuse. Donations of old equipment, in any condition, from any carrier, are available at the Verizon store at 311 S. 3rd Street or AARC’s Seed of Hope Thrift and Gift Store. Businesses interested in helping collect devices can recieve HopeLine kits by contacting the AARC at 701-222-8370.

Downtown News

Bismarck City Commissioners vote 5-0 in favor of an ordinance that would require Parking Structures in the Downtown zoning areas to have first floor retail space.  The ordinance states that parking ramps on the “retail streets” as outlined in the Master Plan and areas that are mainly retail, should have active first floors that engage pedestrians and strengthen Downtown retail districts.  The Downtown Master Plan specifically called out 5th Street and Main Ave as primary retail streets, but this ordinance could apply to other areas Downtown that are mainly retail and service based.  The Downtowners spoke in favor of the ordinance at the Oct 27 City Commission meeting.

Upcoming Events
Oct 29-30
Art Gallerie on Main
Oct 30-31
Fort Lincoln
Oct 30
Bismarck Event Center
Oct 30-31
Bismarck State College
Oct 31
Downtown Bismarck
Nov 6-28
Nov 6-7
Belle Mehus Auditorium
Nov 9
Sidney J Lee Auditorium