About three and a half years ago, our downtown community welcomed a new small business to Second Avenue: Bob’s Bullpen. Bob’s Bullpen is your local go-to spot for new and vintage comic books, graphic novels, posters, toys, gifts and games. … Continue reading Bob’s Bullpen: More Than a Comic Book Shop
REGISTER HERE: Chowder and Chili Cook-off Registration Packet 2018 Save the date: The 5th Annual Downtown Alpena Chowder & Chili Cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 12-4 pm. Like last year, the event will take place on Second … Continue reading Registration is live for the 2018 Downtown Alpena Chowder & Chili Cook-off
Alpena is one of 120 sites worldwide that will be a host for the Paddling Film Festival World Tour, and according to Stephanie Gandulla, who worked to bring the festival here, one of the few sites in Michigan selected to show the films. Continue reading Paddling Film Festival coming to Downtown Alpena this Thursday
1.Start the day off with a bloody mary or mimosa at Fresh Palate. From 9 am- 3 pm, the Palate will have build-your-own bars for both beverages. Grab a breakfast burrito or bowl while you’re at it. 2. Catch the … Continue reading Ten things to do in Downtown Alpena this July 4th
Since it was just ninety degrees this last Sunday and I heard Walmart and Meijer nearly sold out of air conditioners, I think it’s safe to say that it is officially summer in Alpena, Michigan. And that means it’s graduation … Continue reading 10 Gifts to Get Your Grad Downtown
Thunder Bay Theatre’s summer season opens June 20, 2018– and twenty-eight theater professionals from around the country have arrived in Downtown Alpena to begin rehearsing and assembling TBT’s summer season of shows. On the playbill for Summer 2018 includes: Joe DiPietro’s All … Continue reading Thunder Bay Theatre explores topics of diversity and inclusivity with summer season, core company
APPLY HERE About the Program The DDA is looking for creative, outgoing, and motivated individuals to be Downtown Ambassadors. Downtown Ambassadors share their positive experiences downtown on Instagram on designated Posting Days during a three month season. Participants must… Be … Continue reading Downtown Alpena Ambassadors Program!
As promised, here is our second installment of highlighted downtown businesses: the business behind the beautiful floral arrangements, Classic Designs by Doreen Thomas CF. According to Thomas, her love of growing flowers began at age ten and since then, every year … Continue reading Business Spotlight: Classic Designs by Doreen Thomas CF
It’s been awhile since we’ve done of these. So if you haven’t been in Downtown Alpena over the last few months, here’s some of the news you may have missed: 1. The Royal Knight Movie Theater closed. About a year ago, … Continue reading News in brief: April 2018
Know someone with a background in urban design? The Alpena Downtown Develoment Authority (DDA) is hiring a summer intern in the field of downtown beautification, green-space development, and downtown maintenance. The DDA summer intern will be responsible for researching downtown … Continue reading The Alpena DDA is hiring a summer intern!
Just thinking about what kind of fun you can get into this weekend? Here’s what’s happening tonight and tomorrow: Fresh Palate The Fresh P & Nucleus Lounge kick off their weekend-long celebration today. Some of the specials available both Friday … Continue reading St Patrick’s weekend events in Downtown Alpena
Curious about Essential Oils? Want to learn what they’re all about? Here’s your chance. On Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 12-4 pm, come to the Fletcher Street Depot for an afternoon of learning about essential oils, oil-infused products, and the … Continue reading Want to learn more about essential oils? Here’s your chance