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Upstairs-Downstairs Tour Returns to Main Street this Friday

Upstairs-Downstairs Tour Returns to Main Street this Friday, November 2, 2018

Three Rivers, MI–The “Upstairs Downtown” Upstairs-Downstairs tour of downtown Three Rivers will take place on Main Street this Friday, November 2, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

The event, which is a fundraiser for the downtown revitalization program of the DDA and Main Street, features an opportunity to see parts of the downtown buildings that are normally not visible to the public. As of press time, this year’s tour includes three upstairs apartments above the historic storefronts, including two that have never been on the tour before. “The apartments are some of the best in Three Rivers, with historic hardwood floors, exposed brick, and views of the rivers, and they show the kind of development that we’re trying to encourage and that is continuing to happen in our downtown,” said Dave Vago, Executive Director of the DDA/Main Street program.

The tour also includes the 1920s-era rear section of the former Ford dealership and Shell hidden behind the newer façade of Lynn’s Garage. Tour participants will be able to make their first stop at 88 North Main Street, the tour’s starting location, where they can pick up a map and program. This building, formerly a bank, will feature an open house and sneak peek at the space for the future Three Rivers Public Library.

Tickets will be required for access to the behind-the-scenes tour locations, and ticket holders will be eligible to enter their ticket stubs into a prize drawing to be held at the end of the evening. Prizes will be contributed from a number of downtown businesses. Ticket prices are $10 in advance, through Thursday evening, and $15 the day of the event. Ticket sale locations include the Chamber of Commerce, Lowry’s Books, the Riviera Theatre, Kelsey Block Brewing Company, Harding’s Market, Main Street Café, Rooster’s Wing Shack, Peaceful Rivers Massage, and WLKM/WRCI Radio. Participants who buy their tickets through the radio station will be able to pay for them in advance on the WLKM/WRCI website, and then pick them up at the station.

Volunteers and staff from the Three Rivers DDA/Main Street program have been working with property owners to set up the program, which has always been a great success in the past. “It’s been a popular event and a good fundraiser,” says Danielle Moreland of the Rivera Theatre. According to event chair Tim Raakman, organizers “may add additional tour locations before the end of the week, depending on availability of suitably interesting properties.”

This event continues Downtown’s monthly First Fridays series. In addition to ticketed tour locations, drinking, dining, and retail businesses will stay open during the event, with many remaining open afterward. There will be live music on the street featuring Mark Higgins. While most First Fridays offer businesses and the public alike a chance to explore later hours and casual entertainment, some, like this Friday’s tour, feature special themes. Interested persons may visit a ticket sales location, contact the Three Rivers DDA/Main Street program at [email protected], or watch the events section of the Downtown Three Rivers page on Facebook for the latest details and developments on the Upstairs-Downstairs tour and the First Fridays series.

Special Meeting Notice for Friday, October 19, 2018

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

OF THE CITY OF THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

 

Notice is hereby given that the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) of the City of Three Rivers will conduct a SPECIAL Meeting of the Board of Directors on Friday, October 19, 2018, at 9:00 am at the following location:

 

Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce/DDA Office

57 North Main Street – Three Rivers, MI 49093

 

The purpose of the change is as follows:

 

  • To conduct comprehensive program strategy alignment and evaluation activities in compliance with Michigan Main Street required practices and timelines.
  • To vote on possible minor or major revisions to DDA/Main Street program strategies going forward, including for the current and next fiscal years, based on such evaluation.
  • To review any possible, minor work plan revisions for events or event planning that must take place prior to the next regular meeting in order to stay on schedule.

 

Any interested person may attend and participate or submit written comments to the address at the top of this notice.

 

American with Disabilities (ADA) Notice:

The City will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon one (1) day notice to the City of Three Rivers.  Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Three Rivers.

 

Submitted by:

David Vago

Executive Director

Downtown Development Authority

Special Meeting for Board Candidates

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

OF THE CITY OF THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN

 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND LOCATION CHANGE

Notice is hereby given that the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) of the City of Three Rivers will conduct a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors for Friday, July 20, 2018, at 8am at the following location:

Venue 45, 45 N. Main St. Three Rivers MI 49093

The purpose of the meeting will be to conduct a discussion about, and make possible recommendations for prospective board members, including brief, public introduction.

Please note that this location is different from the location of the regular monthly meetings of the Board of Directors. The purpose of the change is to accommodate a large group in a fun, relaxed location.  The regular August meeting will take place at the normal location.

 

 

American with Disabilities (ADA) Notice:

The DDA will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon one (1) day notice to the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority.  Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Three Rivers.

 

Submitted by:

David Vago, Executive Director

Downtown Development Authority

Important July Meeting Updates

For those of you who like be involved with future planning for our organization, or just to stay up on our meetings, two notable things are happening in July.

First, the regular July meeting of the Board of Directors for the DDA/Main Street program is moving from Friday, July 6th to the following Friday, July 13th at 8:00 am, and for one time only, the location is moving to World Fare, 37 North Main Street.

Second, the board is trying something new: an annual planning retreat. This will be an informal brainstorming session on the shore of beautiful Corey Lake, including a potluck barbecue and various water activities. We’ve always held something we called a ‘retreat’ just after the New Year, but it was really just our annual budget meeting. This new activity creates the space and the environment to talk about the future of our downtown and our work to continue its revitalization and growth. Board members will be there, and we urge committee members and interested members of the public to join us. It will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 1pm at 59880 Shafer Bros. Road, just outside of Three Rivers.

Official notice for both meetings are as follows:

 

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

OF THE CITY OF THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF MEETING DATE & LOCATION

Notice is hereby given that the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) of the City of Three Rivers will conduct its regular Meeting of the Board of Directors on Friday, July 13, 2017, at 8:00 am at the following location:

World Fare – 37 North Main St. in Three Rivers (main floor)

This replaces the regular meeting date of Friday, July 6, 2018. The purpose of the change is to accommodate any potential conflicts of schedule during the July 4th week. The Board will resume holding its regular meetings at the regular location on the first Friday of the month in August. Any interested person may attend and participate or submit written comments to the DDA at 57 N. Main St., Three Rivers, MI 49093.

American with Disabilities (ADA) Notice:

The City will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon one (1) day notice to the City of Three Rivers.  Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Three Rivers.

Submitted by:

David Vago, Executive Director, Downtown Development Authority

 

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

OF THE CITY OF THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) of the City of Three Rivers will conduct a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors and Committee Members for Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 1pm at the following location:

59880 Shafer Bros. Rd. Three Rivers MI 49093

The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a strategic planning retreat and brainstorming session. Any interested person may attend and participate or submit written comments to the address at the top of this notice.

Please note that this location is different from the location of the regular monthly meetings of the Board of Directors. The purpose of the change is to accommodate a large group in a fun, relaxed location.  The regular August meeting will take place at the normal location.

American with Disabilities (ADA) Notice:

The DDA will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon one (1) day notice to the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority.  Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Three Rivers.

Submitted by:

David Vago, Executive Director, Downtown Development Authority

Don’t Miss HarmonyFest & Artists’ Guild Fundraisers – Next Two Weekends!

If you are a follower of ours on Facebook, you may know that we have two great Saturday events occurring downtown over the next two weekends:

EUCHRE TOURNAMENT –

The first, a fundraiser benefiting HarmonyFest 2018,  is occurring tomorrow, Saturday, June 23 from 12 to 3 at Rooster’s Wing Shack. The number of four person games will depend on the number of attendees. Registration is $10 and opens at 11:00 am. The tournament winner will receive a Rooster’s gift certificate. See the Facebook event page for the latest updates:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1577706215688192/

PAINT OUT THE TOWN –

The next, sponsored by the Three Rivers Artists’ Guild to highlight our beautiful downtown and its surrounding parks and rivers, takes place on Saturday, June 30th. Participants can gather at Memory Isle Park and paint or watch as others paint. Registered artists will scatter about town to paint various scenes outdoors. Registration to paint is $20 and runs from 10:00 am to noon, and judging of the completed works will take place from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. The works will be offered for sale afterward, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Artists should come prepared with their own supplies. Proceeds benefit the artists. The printable event flyer, with full details, is available here:

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We hope to see you in Downtown Three Rivers on the next two Saturdays for these two great events!

June 2018 Meeting Date & Location Change – NOTICE

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN

NOTICE OF MEETING DATE & LOCATION CHANGE

Notice is hereby given that the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) of the City of Three Rivers will conduct its regular June Meeting of the Board of Directors on Friday, June 8, 2018, at 8:00 am at the following location:

Sue Silliman House Museum, 116 South Main Street, in Three Rivers.

The purpose of the change of date is to accommodate board and staff schedules to ensure attendance. The purpose of the change of location is to avoid possible room scheduling conflicts at the regular meeting location. Any interested person may attend and participate or submit written comments to the address at the top of this notice. The regular meetings will resume operation at the regular location, 57 North Main Street, on July 6, 2018.

American with Disabilities (ADA) Notice:

The City will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon seven (7) days notice to the City of Three Rivers. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Three Rivers at City Hall, 333 West Michigan Avenue.

Submitted by:

David Vago
Executive Director
Downtown Development Authority

Special Meeting Notice: Director Review

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN

NOTICE OF MEETING LOCATION CHANGE & SPECIAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) of the City of Three Rivers will conduct a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors for Friday, May 11, 2017, at 8:00 am at the following location:

920 W. Michigan Ave. Three Rivers MI 49093

The location is in the main meeting room at the Three Rivers Public Library. The purpose of the change is to accommodate the Board whose normal meeting place is already scheduled with another group.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the evaluation of the DDA/Main Street Director. Any interested person may attend and participate or submit written comments to the address at the top of this notice.

American with Disabilities (ADA) Notice:

The DDA will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon one (1) day notice to the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Three Rivers.

Submitted by:

David Vago
Executive Director
Downtown Development Authority

NOTICE: 2018-19 Fiscal Year Downtown Budget Hearing April 6th at 8:00 am

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN

NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Downtown Development Authority of the City of Three Rivers will conduct a public hearing on the proposed 2018/2019 budget of said Downtown Development Authority at the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce conference room, 57 North Main Street, Three Rivers, MI 49093, on Friday, April 6th 2018 at 8 a.m. and that a copy of said budget is available for inspection at City Hall, 333 West Michigan Avenue.

Any interested person may attend and participate or submit written comments to the address above.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Notice:

The City will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon seven (7) day notice to the City of Three Rivers. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Three Rivers at the above address.

Melissa Bliss
City Clerk
269.273.1632

David Vago
Executive Director, Downtown Development Authority
269.273.1632

NOTICE: DDA/Main Street 2018 Strategic Planning Retreat

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN

MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Main Street Program of the City of Three Rivers will conduct its annual strategic planning retreat on Friday, January 19th, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and continuing on Saturday, January 20th, 2018, at 8:00 am. The Friday portion of the meeting will take place at the following location:

Rooster’s Wing Shack, 16 N. Main St., upper loft, in Three Rivers

The Saturday portion will take place at the following location:

Three Rivers Community Center, 103 S. Douglas Av., Three Rivers

The purpose of the meeting is as follows: to establish priorities and begin planning for the 2018-19 Fiscal Year. Any interested person may attend and participate or submit written comments to the address at the top of this notice.

American with Disabilities (ADA) Notice:

The City will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon one (1) day notice to the City of Three Rivers. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Three Rivers.

Submitted by:

David Vago
Executive Director
Downtown Development Authority

LAST NIGHT OF 2017 MAIN STREET HOLIDAY STROLLS ON 12/22!

The program for tonight’s family-friendly Main Street Holiday Stroll is here:

Last Minute Sales PROGRAM for WEB

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