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Learn more about downtown’s historic churches with Library’s new self-guided tour

On Friday, the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library officially launched a new historic walking tour that highlights the places of worship throughout the City of Alpena. The self-guided walking tour highlights fifteen of Alpena’s historic churches and places of worship, including the historic churches that are located in downtown. Continue reading Learn more about downtown’s historic churches with Library’s new self-guided tour

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DDA launches recruitment grant to encourage existing businesses to grow in Downtown Alpena

Do you own a business and have interest in joining the growing downtown community? The Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) recently launched a new Recruitment Grant Program to encourage existing businesses to relocate or expand into Downtown Alpena. The program … Continue reading DDA launches recruitment grant to encourage existing businesses to grow in Downtown Alpena

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Reopening – 7 Things You Can Do as a Customer to Shop + Dine Safely

Written by Kingsli Kraft | May 22, 2020 Some of our downtown restaurants, bars and retail shops are reopening this weekend with social distancing measures in place, per Governor Whitmer’s executive order. For businesses, that means reduced capacity requirements, new … Continue reading Reopening – 7 Things You Can Do as a Customer to Shop + Dine Safely

Celebrate Downtown Day this Saturday in Downtown Alpena

Join the statewide celebration of Michigan Downtown Day this Saturday in Downtown Alpena! This second-annual Downtown Day (September 25) is aimed to honor and support downtowns and the small businesses located within. The Michigan Downtown Association (MDA), a state-wide, non-profit organization and a driving force in the interest and growth of downtowns and communities throughout Michigan, made the push with Governor Whitmer last year to officially claim the fourth Saturday in September as Downtown Day. “Downtowns, and their small businesses, deserve to be celebrated for they distinguish a community, are the drivers of economic development, and help to offer a … Continue reading Celebrate Downtown Day this Saturday in Downtown Alpena

Fish for Downtown Dollars During Sidewalk Sales This Weekend!

July 15th, 2021 | Written By Kingsli Kraft Downtown Sidewalk Sales kick off TODAY!! Sidewalk Sales always coincide with the Annual Michigan Brown Trout Festival and this year Sidewalk Sales start today, Thursday, July 15th and run through Saturday, July … Continue reading Fish for Downtown Dollars During Sidewalk Sales This Weekend!

Alpena DDA Seeking Artists For Third Year of Fresh Waves the Downtown Mural Project

May 7th, 2021 | Written by Kingsli Kraft Artist Applications are now open for the Alpena Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) mural project, Fresh Waves. Applications are due on May 25th, 2021 by midnight. This is the third year the DDA … Continue reading Alpena DDA Seeking Artists For Third Year of Fresh Waves the Downtown Mural Project