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City continues updates at the Alpena Marina, approves leases for repair shop and gourmet market in marina building

The City of Alpena is getting ready for another busy boating season at the Alpena Marina. Located just a short walk from the heart of downtown, the marina is a popular destination for transient and seasonal boaters, fishers, and visitors … Continue reading City continues updates at the Alpena Marina, approves leases for repair shop and gourmet market in marina building

Downtown Alpena Restaurant Week kicks off this Saturday. Here’s all the specials

Downtown Alpena’s first-ever Restaurant Week kicks off this Saturday! From February 19 through Saturday, February 26, 2022, enjoy special deals, promotions, and menu items at thirteen participating cafes, restaurants, and eateries downtown. The culinary scene in Downtown Alpena has been … Continue reading Downtown Alpena Restaurant Week kicks off this Saturday. Here’s all the specials

Browse nearly thirty ice sculptures throughout downtown at Ice Fest on February 12

Enjoy nearly thirty sparkling ice sculptures on display throughout the streets of downtown, stores open late to warm up and shop, and burn barrels with cozy fires during the Alpena Ice Fest on Saturday, February 12, 2022 that starts off … Continue reading Browse nearly thirty ice sculptures throughout downtown at Ice Fest on February 12

Two downtown businesses selected for Match on Main funding totaling $46,250

Yesterday, the Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was notified the grant requests they submitted on behalf of two downtown businesses were selected for funding through the Match on Main Program through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The Alpena DDA submitted … Continue reading Two downtown businesses selected for Match on Main funding totaling $46,250

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