Have you heard the news? The State Theater marquee is going to remain in Downtown Alpena– not only will the marquee keep its iconic “State” lettering, it will also receive some upgrades to make it fully functional again. A few … Continue reading State Theater marquee to keep lettering, receive upgrades
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!
For of all of you Facebook and instagram users out there, you may have seen these extra-awesome photos floating around facebook and instagram a few weeks ago: This stylized, bohemian photo shoot was a collaboration between many downtown businesses and … Continue reading Business spotlight: Amy Elisabeth Photography
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
It’s Valentine’s Day Week! Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or just want an excuse to splurge, here are some of the specials happening throughout downtown this week. 1. Valentine’s Day dinner & food specials: Fresh Palate: From 4-9 pm, … Continue reading Valentine Day’s Guide 2018
If you have been on facebook lately, you may have seen a new page that your friends had like, commented on, or shared: C.I.A. Restaurant. No, not the CIA taking up shop in Alpena– but a new restaurant coming to … Continue reading New restaurant coming to Downtown Alpena
We all know that downtown is full of some amazing shops and people– but we’d like to get to know them a little better. Welcome to our new series, where we will be making our way through downtown businesses, getting … Continue reading Business spotlight: Soaps and Such
After the last blog post, a few readers asked: What about kid-friendly things to do in Downtown Alpena over the winter months? Here’s what I could find: Young kids 1.Preschool Playdate at Alpena Public Library. Every other Tuesday, kids 3-5 years … Continue reading Things to do in Downtown Alpena over the winter: Kids Edition!
One of the questions I often hear is: what is there to do around here in the winter? Or, in the non-question form: this place dies around here in the winter. Don’t believe it! Here are some of the special and ongoing … Continue reading What’s there to do in Downtown Alpena over the winter?