September 12 Downtown E-News

The Downtowners’

City Center Newsletter

September 12, 2012

What You Will Find…

□ It’s Street Fair time!

□ Downtown Updates

□ Upcoming Events

□ Association News


It’s Street Fair Time!

39th Show Runs This Friday & Saturday…

The 39th Annual Downtowners Street Fair is almost upon us.  Over 180 vendors will pack seven city blocks of Downtown Bismarck Friday Sept 14 from 10am-8pm and Saturday Sept 15 from 9am-6pm.  Look for a vendor map in last week’s Mandan Finder, the Sept 12 Bismarck Tribune, or our website

Remember to have fun and support your community partners.  On top of Street Fair being a fundraiser for our non-profit Downtowners organization, Street Fair is also a fundraiser for over 20 local organizations.  You help raise funds for churches, PTOs, Boy Scout Troops, Service Clubs, area non-profits, and other organizations by supporting the show.

Here is some last minute information regarding the Street Fair:

The Streets will be closed Thursday at 5pm for Street Fair setup.  This includes Broadway Ave from 3rd Street to 6th Street, 4th Street from Thayer Ave to Main Ave, and 5th Street fromThayer Ave to Main Ave.   “No Parking” signs were hung in the effected areas on Monday.  Any cars remaining on these streets after 5pm will be towed.  Please remind your staff and customers of the change.

Public parking is available in the three city owned ramps.  The 3rd & Main Street Ramp as well as and The Parkade and Galleria Ramps located near the Radisson.  The rate is $1/hour and it caps at $6/day.  These ramps have handicapped parking and elevators as well.  Visit for more information on using the ramps.

For more information visit:

Downtown Updates

— The Bismarck City Commission recently approved the Downtown Vendor Policy using the sidewalks.  The Downtowners Association worked with the city to help craft the adopted policy.  With the recent interest in food trucks in the Downtown, the policy will outline the steps and regulations for potential vendors wanting to use the Downtown area.  A copy of the policy is available through the City ofBismarckor the Downtowners Association.


Upcoming events

What’s Shakin Downtown…

Sept 12

United Way Give ‘n Grill

Starts: 11:30am

MDU Lot Downtown 4th St

Sept 14-15

39th Annual Downtowners Street Fair

Downtown Bismarck

Sept 15

Kroll’s Marathon


Sept 16

Gallery 522 Artist Reception

Open to the Public

200 W Main St

Sept 21

Beerfest 2012


Sept 22

Dakota Stage Present’s

Living Masterpieces

Sept 22-23


Buckstop Junction

FMI:  Bismarck Cancer Center

Thru Sept 29

BDAC Presents Exhibit:

Harvest: Fall Into Art



Downtown Clean Up- Let’s Make a Great Impression At Street Fair

As Street Fair is almost here, we have a chance to make a great impression to upwards of 45,000 people visiting our Downtown.  A few members have asked if we’d pass along this reminder.  Make sure your property and store front look its best!  Please pick up any trash or weeds that surround your property or business.  Remember that the property line goes all the way to the curb so it would be much appreciated if everyone’s sidewalks and buildings looked great for those visiting our beautiful city center.  Cleaning up and weeding tree grates, parking lots and plantings, sweeping, and sprucing up even the alleyways as they are very well traveled during the show goes a long way. 

If you don’t have anyone physically able to do some of this work, please call our office and we will try and assist you.

Thank you so much!


Downtowners’ Association News

Organization and member news …

Welcome to our Newest Member Lucky Duck’s Deli & Catering!

You can find Lucky Duck’s and all of our member’s information at:

Member Dr. Mandy Dietz, owner at Life Expression Family Chiropractic will be celebrating her Grand Opening Monday September 17.  She will have a ribbon cutting, refreshments, snacks, and door prizes from 10:45am-6pm. Be sure to stop in and see her at 418 E Broadway Suite 222 or contact her at 223-8413.

Specialized Cleaning & Restoration is offering a Free Lunch on Wednesday, September 12th, beginning at 11:30 a.m. – until the food runs out.  This event will be in member MDU’s downtown parking lot on 4th st.  A good will donation with 100% of the proceeds going to member Missouri Slope Area United Way will be accepted.  Your opportunity to eat and give!

Member CC’s Feminine Fitness will be celebrating ONE YEAR as your premiere sensual dance studio in the Bismarck/Mandan area. Treat you and your girlfriends to a night of cocktails, appetizers, and lots of fun dancing demonstrations. Mia from HOT 97.5 will also be in house for a live broadcast. They will be giving away a ton of fabulous prizes including one grand prize valued at $150: a free 6 week Journey Session. Must be present to win. See you all Friday Sept 14 at 7:30pm!

Member Gallery 522 presents“WRAPPING UP THE FALL: DAKOTA BEAUTY”: Audrey Bauer, Artist. WOMAN’S LIFE ART EDUCATION DAY. Reception Sept. 16 4-8 pm. Exhibit Oct. 31st. Gallery 522 at 200 West Main,Bismarck. Hours are 12-5 Tuesday-Saturday.   Free and open to the public.  255-3195.


Please send all member business news and events to:

Check the Downtown Business Association’s websites for updated news and events or

Please forward this on to people interested in Downtown news!