This weekend, come on down to Downtown Alpena to shop back-to-school locally during the Back to School Shopping event on August 21st, 2021. This will be a full day of shopping with sales, backpack giveaways, and giving back to local … Continue reading Shop and give back during the Back to School event in Downtown Alpena
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!
Written by Kingsli Kraft | April 28th, 2021 In honor of National Small Business Week, the Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is hosting a new event, the Small Business Showcase. The Small Business Showcase is a week-long event meant to celebrate … Continue reading Alpena DDA Celebrates Small Business Showcase
As you may have seen on Facebook, read in the Alpena News or heard on the radio, we’re collaborating with twenty downtown merchants to host Flannel Fun Night this Thursday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm! If you haven’t already, … Continue reading Flannel Fun Night Prize Basket Reveal!
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
Written by Kingsli Kraft | September 27, 2019 Just because summer is falling behind us, doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do downtown! We have a jam packed October ahead of us! As part of a new monthly feature, I’ll be … Continue reading What’s Up, Downtown? | October 2019
Written by Kingsli Kraft | June 7, 2019 This is your guide to the perfect weekend in Downtown Alpena, at least from my perspective. I was born here, raised here, I went away to school and now I’m back, and … Continue reading The Perfect Summer Weekend in Downtown Alpena
There’s no lack of festive activities happening in Downtown Alpena from now until Christmas! Here’s a round-up of events happening to get in the holiday spirit. Continue reading Your 2018 Guide to Holiday Events in Downtown Alpena
The Alpena Downtown Development Authority in conjunction with downtown businesses will be hosting the first ever Downtown Gingerbread Competition. For $10 anyone can enter a gingerbread creation into the contest. All creations will be on display in several downtown businesses … Continue reading Downtown Alpena’s First Ever Gingerbread Competition
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
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