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Downtown Newsletter January 2017

Downtown Findlay Newsletter 
January 2017
Art Squad– 5:30-6:30pm- Awakening Minds Arts
Happy Hour– 5-7pm- Gathering Wine
Open Studio– 5:30-6:30pm- Awakening Minds Arts
U pick 3 Beer Buckets– 5-10pm- Divine Wine Bar
Flight Night– 5-9pm-The Wine Merchant
Happy Hour– 5-7pm- Gathering Wine
Live Music– Greek Garden
Sensory Explorers– 10:30-11:30am- Awakening Minds Arts
Throwback Thursdays- 15% off– 5-10pm- Divine Wine Bar
Happy Hour– 5-7pm- Gathering Wine
Live Music– Greek Garden
Drop & Date– 6-8pm- Awakening Minds Arts
Time to ‘Wine’ Down Happy Hour– 3-7pm- Divine Wine Bar
Open Mic– 8-10pm- Coffee Amici
Wine Tastings- 5-7pm- The Wine Merchant
Live Music & Free Food– 9pm-12am- Anvil Upstairs at The Gathering
Live Music– Greek Garden
Beer Tastings- 5-7pm- The Wine Merchant
Live Music & Free Food– 9pm-12am- Anvil Upstairs at The Gathering
Live Music– Greek Garden
January 5
Alannah McCready Band– 7pm- Upper Deck Alexandria’s
January 6
First Friday Art Party– 6-9pm- The Bourbon Affair
Alannah McCready Band– 9pm- Upper Deck Alexandria’s
January 7 
Basics of Scriptwriting Workshop -9am-12pm- The Arts Partnership
Scott Shaull– 8pm- Coffee Amici
Stonehouse– 9pm- Upper Deck Alexandria’s
January 10
Paint and Partake– 6:30-8:30pm- Coffee Amici- Awakening Minds Arts
January 11 
January 13 
Hotel California– 7:30-9:30pm- The Marathon Center for Performing Arts
January 14
My Grown Up & Me Paint and Partake-12-1:30pm- Awakening Minds Arts
Mackinac– 8pm- Coffee Amici
January 15 
MLK Unity Walk Program-3-5pm- Church of the Living God
January 17 
Do Downtown Tuesday– All Day- Let’s ‘Wine’ about Winter- All things Warm! Downtown Findlay
Downtown Findlay Tour Paint and Partake– 6:30-8pm- DiVine Wine- Awakening Minds Art
January 21
Young Playwrights Group– 9am-12pm-The Arts Partnership
DC Taylor – 8pm- Coffee Amici
January 26th
Paint and Partake– 6:30-8pm- The Gathering- Awakening Minds
January 27th
Fritz & Dr. Ike from Big Red Deluxe- 9pm- Upper Deck Alexandria’s
January 28th
My Social Uniform– 8pm- Coffee Amici
The Best of The Second City– 7:30-9:30pm- The Marathon Center for Performing Arts
Fritz & Dr. Ike from Big Red Deluxe- 9pm- Upper Deck Alexandria’s
Visit our website for a full list of upcoming events!
Looking Ahead at 2017:
Design Review: 
The next step in the Design Review process will be at City Council.  If you should have any questions, concerns, or want to voice your approval of this policy, please email Matt Cordonnier, Hancock Regional Planning Director.
Transportation Alternative Plan (TAP): 
According to Brian Thomas, City Engineer, the current schedule shows the job bidding at end of April beginning of May with construction beginning June 1, 2017 and ending September 30, 2017.
Downtown Alley Project: 
From the office of Brian Thomas, City Engineer, the plan is to bid now and get a contractor so that he can install the sewer and waterlines late winter/early spring and pave as soon as the asphalt plants open.

Downtown Findlay Improvement District (DFID):
The DFID had their Annual Meeting on December 13th,
introducing incoming board members.  Duane Wires will be the Chair, Erin Poling Vice-Chair, Jessey Poissant, Secretary, and Treasurer, Karen Logan.  2017 Board Members are: Kent Weaver, Alex Treece, David Spridgeon, and Jeff Cleemput and Bill Johns.  Holding appointed positions are Tom Klein, City Council, Lydia Mihalik, Mayor, Mark Gazerek, Hancock County


Hancock Hotel: 
The hotel is planned to be five stories with approximately 100 rooms including multiple suites, conference and meeting spaces, a large ballroom in addition to an upscale restaurant and bar.
The planned opening is early 2018.
Kan Du Art Studio: 

Center officials hope to occupy the studio by February. The new building will have a single address: 318 W. Main Cross St.
ODOT Repaving:
West Main Cross (from Interstate 75 to Main Street), Trenton Avenue (from Broad to Main Street), East Sandusky Street (from Main Street to Beech Street) and Blanchard Street (from Lincoln Street to Blanchard Avenue). The current schedule that ODOT has on their website for this project is bidding in March, construction starting the beginning of June and construction ending beginning of August.

Promote your Business!  
If you are looking for a unique way to promote your business consider signing up for text alerts through Downtown Findlay.
Texts may be purchased for $25.
Think about sending out a text before you have a special event, before Do Downtown Tuesdays, after the Show at the MCPA, or during the lunch hour,  it would drive people to your business that are already in town!!
Just contact Carla to get this scheduled!
First Friday Art Party
Dee Brown, Owner/Gallery Manager at Delightful Art with Dee has created aN “Art Party” that will be at different Downtown locations on the First Friday of each month in 2017.  Each month the location, artists, and musicians will change.  It will give everyone a chance to be involved.
The very first party will be at The Bourbon Affair on January 6th, 6-9pm.  The artists she will have at this party are Eric Siebeneck, Rose Letherby, Jamie Weeks, Tammie Richard, Randy Bennett, and featured artist will be Clara Proehl.  Edward Molina will be the musician.  If you would like to learn more about the Art Party, contact Dee,
The Downtown Findlay Facebook page, and Website are the best places to go to learn more about Downtown Findlay.  Please reach out to me,, for anything Downtown Findlay.
Carla Treadway, Downtown Coordinator