Posts by Jeff

Fall Festival 2017

Individual Store’s Specials- Fall Festival & Girls Night Out   Creative Touch FF-  25% OFF any one regular priced item. GNO- 25% OFF your entire purchase….4-7 pm   Bon Jos FF- Sidewalk savings of 50% – 75% OFF. GNO- 10% OFF Storewide. Hors d’oeuvres served.   Scandinavian Gift Shop FF- Select Discounts throughout the store.…

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Wine Ale & Art Crawl August 10 2017

Join us on Thursday, August 10th from 5:00-7:30pm for Wine Samples, Ale Samples, Artist Exhibits and Demonstrations! Start at the Andria Theater to get your writeband for Wine & Ale tasting and refreshments Maps are available at all downtown locations! See you there!

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2017 Party in the Street

Join us for the 2017 Party in the Street! Event Activities… JULY 21ST 2017 PARTY STREET BROADWAY’S DOWNTOWN ALEXANDRIA VINTAGE CAR & TRACTOR SHOW 4:00 – 8:00PM Vintage Car Club Pioneer Tractor Club DANCE, FOOD AND FUN Karaoke – 4:00-7:00PM Switch – Live Music – 8:00-11:00PM KXRA, KX92, Z99 – Live Broadcast Raaper’s Eatry &…

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Wine Ale and Art Crawl June 15th 2017

Join us for Wine Samples, Ale Samples, Artist Exhibits, and Demonstrations! Start at the AAAA Theatre and purchase your $10 wristband for Wine & Ale tasting and refreshments. Then move on down the street for all the fun and excitement! Maps are available at downtown locations and here on our website.

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March Specials in Downtown Alexandria

Visit www.BluebirdShopper.com for LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS Runestone Museum Eat, Discover, Be Entertained– a collaboration between 4 local businesses to treat the community of Alex. Take advantage of great discounted entertainment packages for March 4th & 11th. You get tickets to hilarious comedies at both Alexandria Area Arts and Lakes Area Theatre, dinner at Bello Cucina and…

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2017 Events have been posted

Here are the 2017 events for Downtown Alexandria Memorial Day May 25-29, 2017 Wine, Ale & Art Crawl June 15 th , 2017 Wine, Ale & Art Crawl July 13 th , 2017 Party in the Street July 21 st , 2017 Crazy Days August 3-5 th , 2017 Wine, Ale & Art Crawl August…

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Hometown Christmas 2016

Get ready for another Hometown Christmas in Downtown Alexandria! Join us for refreshments and in store specials. Saturday, November 26th, 2016

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October 2016 Gen Membership Meeting Minutes

Friday, October 28th, 2016– Raapers Call to order at 8:00 am. Introductions made. About 34 in attendance. Reports of the Board Secretary’s Report- November newsletter will be sent to 907 subscribers next Tuesday, Nov. 1st. Please email info. by Monday afternoon. Facebook “Likes” increased to 2,811 which is up 43 from last month. Treasurer’s Report-…

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Shoppers on the Hunt – Downtown Alexandria

Join us on November 3-5, 2016 for Shoppers on the Hunt! In Downtown Alexandria Refreshments and In Store Specials! AND – Start your holiday shopping in Downtown Alexandria on November 26th with our Hometown Christmas Experience! Specials offered by participating stores: Ravnik & Co: 20% off in stock pillows, throws, and bedding Dawns Quilt Shop:…

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Sept 2016 General Membership Meeting

September 2016 General Membership Meeting Minutes Friday, September 23rd, 2016 @ Raapers Eatery & Ale Call to order at 8:00 am….new members introduced as well as current member introductions. Attendance = 27. Reports of the Board Secretary’s Report-  905 subscribers will receive our October newsletter which will be sent on Monday, Oct. 3rd. A reminder…

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Girls Night Out 2016 Prize Winners!

Girls Night Out 2016 Prize Winners! Ace Hardware – Paige Rardin Alexandria Audrey’s – Leah Roell Alexandria Bon Jos – Heidi Schroeder Alexandria Charlie’s – Bazaar Julie Allen Alexandria Creative Touch – Donna Larson Alexandria Diekman’s Jewelry – Amanda Kuhlman Glenwood Hair Profiles – Debbie Fearing Alexandria Hello Beautiful Boutique – Joyce Watson Glenwood Jackie…

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Fall Festival 2016

Join us for our Fall Festival and Sidewalk Sale It’s Thursday, Friday and Saturday Sept. 29th – Oct 1st, 2016 Girls Night Out – Thursday 4pm – 7pm   Individual Store’s Specials- Fall Festival & Girls Night Out Audrey’s FF- Silver Jeans $39.99-$49.99 GNO- Silver Jeans $39.99-$49.99 Creative Touch FF- 25% OFF any one regular…

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Fall 2016 Events coming up

Some of the 2016 events coming up are going to be fantastic! We hope you’ll come on downtown and enjoy! Coming events: Downtown Fall Festival September 29 thru October 1st, 2016 Downtown Trick or Treat October 31st Shoppers on the Hunt Downtown November 3-5 Beaujolais Noureau Wine Dash November 17th, 2016 A Hometown Christmas Experience…

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Your Turn Boardgames

A FUN place to shop, enjoy a boardgame and have a great time in a place created to inspire, motivate, and open up a new world to boardgames! Your Turn Boardgames 213 6th Ave East Alexandria, Minnesota 56308 Phone: (320) 219-6434 Email: office@yourturnbgc.com Website: http://www.yourturnbgc.com

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August 2016 Meeting Minutes

Downtown Merchants Association August General Membership Meeting Minutes Friday, August 26th, 2016- Raapers Call to order at 8:00 am and members welcomed by Joe. Reports of the Board Secretary’s Report. September Newsletter will be sent next Friday, Sept. 2nd to 907 recipients. A reminder will go out to membership on Monday. Please reply to reminder…

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July 2016 Meeting Minutes

Downtown Merchants Association July General Membership Meeting Minutes Friday, July 22, 2016– Raapers Call to order at 8:00 am and member introductions made. Reports of the Board Secretary’s Report- A reminder will be sent next week to gather info. for the August newsletter. It will be sent to our public list of 916 subscribers on…

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Crazy Days 2016

CRAZY DEALS DOWNTOWN Check out all CRAZY deals in Downtown Alexandria! August 4,5 and 6 Most stores will be opening up early on August 4th!

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Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission

The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) is a non-profit, 501(c) (6) corporation and was established in 1990 by the City of Alexandria as a result of the Star City Program. The AAEDC’s mission is to provide regional leadership in a collaborative effort to facilitate job growth. Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission 324 Broadway, Suite…

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Party in the Street 2016

“Party in the Street- 2016 is Official” (Alexandria, MN) After receiving the official go-ahead from MnDOT, the Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association (ADMA) is going ahead with plans to host a third annual “Party in the Street.” Friday, July 22nd several blocks in the downtown region on Broadway street will be blocked off for the celebration.…

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Wine and Art Crawl June 16th 2016

Join us for the 1st Wine and Art Crawl of 2016! Thursday, June 16 5:00pm – 8:00pm Wine samples Artist Exhibits Door Prizes Demonstrations Starting location AAAA Theatre to purchase a $5 wristband for wine tasting and refreshments Maps available at downtown locations

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Wine and Art Crawl 2016

Join us for the 1st Wine and Art Crawl of 2016! Thursday, June 16 5:00pm – 8:00pm Wine samples Artist Exhibits Door Prizes Demonstrations Starting location AAAA Theatre to purchase a $5 wristband for wine tasting and refreshments Maps available at downtown locations

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May 2016 Meeting Minutes

Downtown Merchants Association May General Membership Meeting Minutes Friday, May 27th, 2016– Raapers Called to order 8:05 am by Mr. President Korkowski. Introductions with a brief on what Memorial Day means to you. Reports of the Board Secretary’s Report- Newsletter reminder sent to merchants Thurs., May 26th. Newsletter will be sent Monday, June 6th to…

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Ready for Memorial Day 2016

The flower baskets are up and we are ready for the 2016 memorial day weekend! Sidewalk sales are happening and we’re looking foward to the Memorial Day parade on Monday! It starts at 10am. We’ll be handing out small american flags for everyone to wave as the parade goes by. We hope to see you…

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Downtown Alexandria is Alive

It’s an annual rite of passage; the day when Alexandria’s downtown region comes to life. The addition of more than 80 enormous flower pots along Broadway Street marks the unofficial start of summer. The Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association collects funds and coordinates the project in conjunction with the City of Alexandria. In addition to all…

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2016 ADMA Board of Directors

(back row) Patti Stewart, James Feist, Pam Botker, Ben Klipfel, Cammie Rassat, Sandy Jackson, Jeff Lanoue, Morgan Hauer (front row) Jackie Lybeck (Treasurer), Becky Christensen (Sec.), Joe Korkowski (Pres.), Andy Mellgren (VP)

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March 2016 Meeting Minutes

  Downtown Merchants Association March General Membership Meeting Minutes Friday, March 18, 2016- Raapers   Joe called meeting to order at 8:05 am. Introductions made, and merchants reported on fun and exciting events happening in their businesses. Many are clearing out winter merchandise to make space for newly arriving spring items! SAWA will be celebrating…

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Light Parade in Downtown Alexandria

First Annual Celebration of Lights Parade is being planned for November 28th, 2015 at 5:00 pm Here’s more information for those interested in participating: First Annual Celebration of Lights Parade-rvsd Parade Rules How to light a float directions RULES & REGULATIONS The PARADE starts at 5:00 pm SHARP on Saturday, November 28th, 2015. The route…

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Alexandria Senior Center

To support healthy active living for people over 50 by providing social, educational, nutritional and information services. 414 Hawthorne Street 320-762-2087 senior@rea-alp.com

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Potomac Bead Company

The Potomac Bead Company provides an extensive selection of gemstones, seed beads, glass, crystals, finding and tools to make jewelry and crafts. They also carry quality yarns and yarn supplies. Longarm quilting services are also available. 518 Broadway Street Alexandria, MN 56308 (320) 219-7888 (814) 251-5447 cell alexandriamn@potomacbeads.com Deb Kerr / Kyle Anderson Hours: Monday-Wednesday:…

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Party in the Street 2015

The party in the street was another big hit for Downtown Alexandria. This was the 2nd annual party in the street wish an estimated 3000 people in attendance!

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First Wine & Art Crawl of 2015 a Success!

We had an awesome turn out at the Wine & Art Crawl! There were a lot of people shopping and enjoying the art! It would be pretty safe to say we had a good 500+ turn out for our first WAC of the season!!! We’ve also heard from several stores the sales were also up…

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Party in the Street- 2015 is Official

“Party in the Street- 2015 is Official” (Alexandria, MN) After receiving the official go-ahead from MnDOT, the Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association (ADMA) is going ahead with plans to host a second annual “Party in the Street.” Friday, July 31st several blocks in the newly revitalized downtown region will be blocked off for the celebration. (2:00pm…

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Kindred People

    Kindred People is a shop for women who seek unique clothing, accessories, shoes & gifts. Fashion for occasion or everyday wear + regionally made artisan gifts all come at affordable prices at KP. Everything is handpicked and we only get a few of each item, so stop in frequently! 111 6th Ave E…

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Downtown Hopes to Bring Flower Baskets Back

Now that the downtown construction project is in the rear-view mirror the Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association is looking forward to summer 2015 and beyond. One plan is to bring back the popular flower baskets that have adorned utility/light poles along the downtown city streets. Kevin Mahoney is chairing a Beautification Committee that is looking for…

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Kik FM Radio

The Alexandria Lakes Area’s 100,000 watt Country Music Station… 100.7 KIKV-FM! Their proven country format combined with ABC News make KiKv the obvious choice for thousands of country music listeners in the lakes area. Studio Location: 604 3rd Ave. West Alexandria, MN Website: www.kikvradio.com KIKV Studio Line: 320-763-KIKV Office: 320-762-2154 Fax: 320-762-2156

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Retail Reactions, Alexandria | What Should Legislators Do

To the Downtown Merchants: Join the Minnesota Retailers Association, the Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association, and the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce January 14 for a one hour feedback session surrounding an important area of economic growth–Minnesota’s retail economy. Retail Reactions, Alexandria | What Should Legislators Do (Or Not Do) To Grow The Retail Economy?…

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Christmas Winners

AND THE WINNER(S) IS……. The Hometown Christmas Experience was this past weekend and we have the winner of the $250 downtown dollars. The Winner is Rose Steussy. (Congrats!) There was also a contest for the best window decorations……and the business with the most votes was Trumm Drug…. There are still plenty of reasons to head…

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12 Days of Xmas Winners

The WINNERS for the 12 Days of Christmas December 5th drawing are: Deb Bjerke Taylor Evjen Barb Gerdes Jenny Erickson Ruth Osterberg Stu Wood

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Local Musician plans Video in Downtown Alexandria

Ciara Rose (Drexler) from Barrett, MN is planning to produce music video in downtown Alexandria. Ciara is an online teacher with Fergus Falls Public Schools. She recently recorded a debut EP entitled “Beautiful You” in LA with Warren Huart. Together they recorded 5 of her songs (genres including pop, jazz, and country) which recently became…

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La Ferme

  La Ferme is open for both lunch and dinner service!! They are extremely proud to support our local farmers by using fresh, seasonal ingredients from farmers located in the Alexandria area, put together by Chef Matthew Jensen. A fabulous selection of Beer and Wine is also available for guests to enjoy, either dining in or…

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