September 27 Downtown Bismarck News

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New Italian Restaurant on Main Ave Underway
The owners of Fireflour Pizzaria and Coffee Bar are adding a new restaurant to Downtown on 5th and Main which is currently under construction. Follow them on Facebook for updates (click logo above).
“Anima Cucina is going to be a different sort of concept as a restaurant. Inspired by several of our favorite places during our time in Italy, it’ll be a “little bit of everything” like many of the wonderful cafes and restaurants there: coffee bar, deli/lunch/dinner, wine bar. The biggest thing to be aware of is that we won’t have traditional table service. Instead, it will be counter based. You’ll be able to come up and talk to a knowledgeable and well-trained staff member about the phenomenal wines, beers, and products we’ll have available. Grab a bottle of wine, relax, enjoy time together and some amazing food. Live life a little slower.”

The CraftCade to Open on 4th St
A new business concept is coming to Bismarck, an arcade/bar-restaurant call the CraftCade is currently renovating a space next to Glance Spa & Salon on 4th Street.  The business will feature retro video games, pizza, brews and more.  The “barcade” concept has taken off nationally including regionally in Rapid City, Fargo, Minneapolis.  This will be the first of its kind in Bismarck.  Find them on Facebook for progress updates (or click logo above).

September 29
Kiwanis ParkOctober 1
Indian Supper 

October 3
1 Million Cups
Dakota Stage Ltd.

October 4-6
Fall Used Book Sale 
Bismarck Public Library

October 4-6
The Addams Family 
Dakota Stage Ltd.

October 4
Custom Canvas Pillow 
Stella’sOctober 5
Bismarck Baby Expo 
Bismarck Event Center

October 9 & 11
Floristry Basics 
Crabapple Floral

October 10
Arrive 2045 Futures Summit
Bismarck State College

October 11
Sixteen03 Main Events

October 13
Makewell-Workshop Marathon: Fall Edition

October 13
The Pursuit of Health & Happiness
Belle Mehus Auditorium





Thank you!

Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters for being a part of the 45th Annual Downtowners Street Fair, a longstanding annual Downtowners and Bismarck-community event! Crowd estimates were 68,000! A big huge gigantic THANK YOU to our dozens of volunteers, supportive businesses, hardworking vendors, talented Buskers, and of course our great Sponsors & Supporters: U.S. ArmyFirst Western Bank & Trust,  AARPYour Home ImprovementJacobsen MusicTownsquare Media BismarckDakota Fence and HealthSource Chiropractic.

Paint the Town Pink

The Bismarck Cancer Center will be hosting the 7th Annual ‘Paint the Town Pink’ event. Downtown Bismarck businesses will be raising awareness as you shop, eat and drink at participating businesses throughout the day while they support the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation by kicking back a percentage of sales or making a donation to help those battling cancer.
The day will end with a Paint the Town Pink Party in Bismarck’s Art Alley from 5-8pm. The night will include music, appetizers, and pink cocktails along with a silent auction and cancer survivorship celebration. $10 tickets can be purchased in advance or $15 at the gates, while supplies last.

Ruff in the YMCA Rouzie

Missouri Valley Family YMCA will host ‘Ruff in the Rouzie’, a furry friends fundraiser for our “You are Y” community programs. Things are going to get “ruff” in the Rouzie pool before it shuts down for the remodel of the new First International Bank and Trust Family Splash Center. Bring your furry friends for a hour of splashing and swimming. Each puppy will get a free treat bag, courtesy of KT Animal Supply.