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Downtown Member Spotlight : Bon Jos Women’s Apparel & Tanning

Bon Jos has been in business since 1964.  They offer quality missy, petite and career fashions at competitive prices. You’ll find brands such as Sympli, Miss Me, Tribal and Ruby Rd, to name a few. Along with clothing, Bon Jos offers shoes, handbags, jewelry and Shapeez shapers. They also have two Sundash tanning beds.  Call 320-763-5157…

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Downtown Member Spotlight : Yesterdays

Yesterdays started 24 years ago with a couple used sofas, tables filled with dishes, lots of books and a dream that this second hand store could evolve into something much more. Today, they are a premier antique store in downtown Alexandria. With 25 unique dealers, they offer a wide variety of antiques, furniture and home…

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Downtown Member Spotlight : Jackie J’s Bridal and Formal Wear

Jackie J’s has been in business since March of 1991, serving brides and their families for over 27 years. Specializing in making wedding planning as smooth as possible, they work one-on-one with each bride and her entire group to turn her vision into the wedding she’s always dreamed of.  With over 20 top bridal gown designers, they…

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Downtown Member Spotlight : Travelers Inn

Travelers Inn is Alexandria’s oldest eating establishment dating back to 1924. Through the years Travelers Inn has grown exponentially. From a small kitchen restaurant to the bustling brunch spot it is today. Ben and Helen Sieve purchased Travelers Inn in 1967 and their sons, Jon and Kurt, assumed control in 1972. It was remodeled in…

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Downtown’s May Specials & Events

  MAY DOWNTOWN NEWSLETTER & SPECIALS! To Receive these Updates directly to your Inbox: Join our mailing list for updates Specials and Events for May in Downtown Alexandria! The Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association is gearing up for summer and is looking for sponsors for the flower basket project. Find more information on the project and how…

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Downtown Supporting Member Spotlight : Viking Bank

Viking Bank is your locally owned community bank.  Viking Bank was chartered in 1981 and has been operating in Alexandria since that time.  Being a community bank, Viking Bank is able to make decisions quickly and right here in Alexandria.  Viking Bank moved to its new location at 4277 Dakota Street in January 2017, to…

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Downtown Member Spotlight : Your Turn Boardgames

If games and fun are your thing …. Your Turn Boardgames is the place to be! Owners Kent and Lynette have created a place for you and your family to enjoy year round. Your Turn Boardgames opened May of 2016, and has expanded 2 times since then. They just recently opened up another 500sqft of…

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Downtown’s April Specials & Events

APRIL DOWNTOWN NEWSLETTER & SPECIALS! To Receive these Updates directly to your Inbox: Join our mailing list for updates   Specials and Events for April in Downtown Alexandria! The Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association is gearing up for summer and is looking for sponsors for the flower basket project. Find more information on the project and how…

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Downtown Member Spotlight : Larson Insurance

Larson Insurance is a family owned, local independent agency with locations in Alexandria, Fergus Falls and Elbow Lake.  Larson Insurance, since 1983, has and continues to represent some of the finest insurance companies in the industry. The agency is built on relationships where everyone is treated and feels like family. The construction of these relationships…

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Downtown’s March Specials & Events!

MARCH DOWNTOWN NEWSLETTER & SPECIALS! To Receive these Updates directly to your Inbox: Join our mailing list for updates   Specials and Events for March in Downtown Alexandria! RAVNIK & CO. Join Betty Ravnik from Ravnik & Co. on Saturday, March 17th to learn about why the construction of furniture matters. Enjoy a light breakfast, learn…

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Downtown Supporting Member Spotlight : Glenwood State Bank

Glenwood State Bank is your locally-owned, family-owned, and family-operated community bank with locations in Glenwood, Villard, and Alexandria.  Ten years ago, in 2008, Glenwood State Bank opened its doors in Alexandria and has been serving this community with pride ever since!  Their ownership structure allows them to make fast decisions and offer products and services…

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Downtown Member Spotlight : Karrow Jewelers

Karrow Jewelers is your local full service retail jeweler selling fine diamond jewelry with both a GIA gemologist and licensed watchmaker on the premises.  Karrow’s opened their downtown location in 1973 and expanded to the Viking Plaza Mall several years later.  Customer service is Karrows most important focus as they not only service what they…

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Downtown Member Spotlight : Diekman’s Jewelry

Diekman’s Jewelry has a long history of offering quality service and fine jewelry to the Alexandria Lakes Area. Kyle Diekman has owned and operated the store in its current location since it opened in July of 1980. His father had owned another jewelry store in the area in the 1960s and 1970s so their expertise…

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Downtown Alexandria February Specials!

FEBRUARY DOWNTOWN NEWSLETTER & SPECIALS! To Receive these Updates directly to your Inbox: Join our mailing list for updates Find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone in Downtown Alexandria! BON JOS Winter Liquidation Sale! 50 – 75% OFF all remaining Fall and Winter Fashions. Stop on in.  The selection is still good. STORE…

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Downtown Alexandria January Specials!

JANUARY DOWNTOWN NEWSLETTER & SPECIALS! To Receive these Updates directly to your Inbox: Join our mailing list for updates The Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association wishes you good health and happiness in 2018! BON JOS HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us at Bon Jos. Thank you for supporting us in 2017 and may 2018 be a…

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December Downtown Specials!

DECEMBER DOWNTOWN NEWSLETTER & SPECIALS! To Receive these Updates directly to your Inbox: Join our mailing list for updates Don’t forget to head Downtown for A Hometown Christmas November 30-December 2nd! More info HERE RUNESTONE MUSEUM                  *Free Donation Day at the Museum* Monday, December 11 from 10 AM-4 PM. One free admission for every two…

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A Hometown Christmas

Enjoy unique and festive holiday fun in Downtown Alexandria! Find personalized service and unique gifts on top of the specials in the locally owned shops! Enjoy holiday festivities and find special gifts for the special people on your holiday lists! Find Our Shop listings HERE  and  Restaurants HERE November 30-December 2nd For Updates on Future Sales and…

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Small Business Saturday

It’s time to get out there and show your support for local business! Kick off the holiday shopping season after thanksgiving and visit Downtown on Small Business Saturday! Come Downtown Alexandria for deals, treats and a unique and local shopping experience in our many boutiques, gift shops, antique stores, restaurants and more. Find Our Shop…

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Shoppers on the Hunt

When the guys are hunting for a buck, the girls get out and have fun! – Shoppers on the Hunt in downtown Alexandria: November 2-4. Hunt for great deals and store specials downtown and grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants.

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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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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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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

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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

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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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Crazy Days 2016

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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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Party in the Street 2016

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“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

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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

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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Ready for Memorial Day 2016

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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

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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

2016 Directors of Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association

(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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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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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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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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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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