October 22 Downtown Bismarck News

Groundbreaking for 630 Main

Denizen Partners broke ground last Tuesday, October 13  for the 630 Main project, a $9.8 million dollar 3-story mixed-use building with 52 residential units and small- scaled ground floor retail space.
“Downtown Business Association CEO Dawn Kopp said a project like this has been wanted for decades. She described the building as filling in the “missing tooth” of downtown. Kopp also said that the success of local boutiques and restaurants will only increase with the Main Avenue project.”
630 Main is located south of the Radisson Hotel in downtown Bismarck, and expected to open spring of 2022.

The Hartbeat of Main Street Grant Program
In partnership with The Hartford, Main Street America have created a grant program to support brick-and-mortar businesses in commercial districts as they enter the next phases of reopening across the country. The HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program will fund solutions that help small business owners respond and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and also help to revitalize and strengthen older and historic downtown commercial districts. Grants of $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded on a competitive and first-come, first-served basis.

BND Business Recovery Program
Applications are open now until October 30 for the COVID-19 Pace Recovery II Program. This program is based on a ranking application and is not first come first serve.
“The COVID-19 PACE Recovery II (CPR II) Program assists North Dakota businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide a buydown on interest expense accrued (in the form of a grant) on eligible existing debt from April 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020.” Click below for the FAQ, restrictions and eligibility. Contact your local bank or credit union to apply.

Free Ride Day on Election Day 
Bis-Man Transit will be offering free rides for both CAT Bus riders and Paratransit riders on election day, Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020.  Free ride day provides a great opportunity for the community to learn more about Bis-Man Transit.  Free rides will be offered for all hours of operation on November 3rd, 2020, and to all locations.

SAVE THE DATE: Small Business Saturday November 28!
Downtown Events
October 22
Comedy Live Returns!
Sixteen03 Main Events

October 24
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Dakota Stage Ltd.

October 24
Coal Country Tap Takeover
Gideon’s Brewing Company

October 25
ALL AGES: Hocus Pocus Ruckus 
The CraftCade

October 28
1MC: Intrapreneurship Panel
Dakota Stage Ltd.

October 30
Boo-ti Glow
Soul Haven Studio

October 31
Halloween Open House
Former Governors’ Mansion

November 6-7
Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos 
Belle Mehus Auditorium