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Renovated ‘Mural Mall’ dedicated and celebrated

Posted July 19, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The new ‘Mural Mall’ in downtown Three Rivers was dedicated and celebrated during a ‘Meet Me at the Mall’ event early Thursday evening (July 18) in the gathering spot that also serves as a pedestrian connection between North Main Street and Railroad Drive. Despite heat and humidity, there was a large turnout of people to […]

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‘Community Pride Day’ set for Saturday

Posted May 10, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Sprucing up the town is at the heart of ‘Community Pride Day’ which is set for Saturday (May 11th) from 9 a.m. until noon in downtown Three Rivers. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Carnegie Center for the Arts for donuts and coffee and tools for the job they choose. Activities will include planting […]

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New traffic signals in place and operational at ‘Main Four’ in downtown Three Rivers

Posted May 2, 2013 by Bruce Snook

New traffic signals are in place and operational at the intersection of Main Street and Michigan Avenue in downtown Three Rivers. The old signals – attached to a diagonal cable across the intersection – were removed Wednesday (May 1st) and the new signals were activated. According to Nick Schirripa, communications representative with the Michigan Department […]

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News story reports on ‘Downtown Transformation’ project in Battle Creek

Posted March 19, 2013 by Bruce Snook

For some interesting reading about downtown development – and about downtown Battle Creek, in particular – click on the following link to access a story from MiBiz:  Downtown Transformation:  Battle Creek adds to growing list of downtown amenities, more needed.

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‘Mural Mall’ project moving forward in downtown Three Rivers

Posted January 17, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The project to reconstruct the ‘Mural Mall’ in downtown Three Rivers is moving forward with the goal of having it in place by Three Rivers Water Festival time in mid-June. Work to remove the existing structure began on New Year’s Eve and much has been accomplished since then. Tom Brady of Brussee/Brady, Inc., the contractor […]

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Three Rivers Planning Commission approves special use permit for ‘public place of worship’ at 54 North Main Street

Posted November 13, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Planning Commission has approved a special use permit to allow V x V Ministries to operate a ‘public place of worship’ on the first floor of the property at 54 North Main Street in downtown Three Rivers. The action came on a 4-to-1 vote during the planning commission’s November meeting Monday evening […]

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Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority takes position opposing special use permit for church at 54 North Main Street

Posted November 10, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has taken a position to oppose the granting of a special use permit to allow a church at 54 North Main Street in the city’s central business district. The action came during the November meeting of the DDA Board of Directors Friday morning (November 9) in which the […]

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Parking lot construction progresses

Posted September 1, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Construction of a new parking lot at the south end of the Portage River Parking Plaza in Three Rivers continued to move forward Friday (August 31). Workers from Northern Construction Services Corporation (NCSC) were busy with the process to put the lot, which will add 23 parking spaces to the downtown parking inventory, in place. […]

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Three Rivers City Commission accepts bid for construction of additional parking at south end of Portage River Parking Plaza

Posted August 26, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Twenty-three more parking spaces will be added in downtown Three Rivers in the near future following action by the Three Rivers City Commission Tuesday evening (August 21). The commission accepted the bid of Northern Construction Services Corporation of Niles to complete the construction of a parking lot at the south end of the Portage River […]

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3rd annual Constantine Car Show staged in downtown area

Posted July 12, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Nearly 50 cars were entered at the 3rd annual Constantine Car Show which was held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday (July 11) on East Water Street in the downtown area. There were a few less cars this year for a variety of reasons, but Willie Harder and Jamie Judsen, coordinators of the show, […]

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Michigan Downtown Conference Planning Partners announce consolidation with Building Michigan Communities Conference

Posted April 26, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Lansing, MI – The Michigan Downtown Conference Planning Partners, a coalition of state agencies and statewide nonprofits, has announced it will consolidate its annual conference with the recently rebranded Building Michigan’s Communities Conference (BMCC). The Building Michigan’s Communities Conference is the largest conference of its kind in the country. The consolidation of the Michigan Downtown […]

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Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority approves purchase of cab for tractor used for sidewalk snow plowing

Posted October 7, 2011 by Bruce Snook

When Rick Clements, Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority (DDA) maintenance person, plows snow from sidewalks in the DDA District during the upcoming winter season, he’ll do so more comfortably as the result of action by the DDA Board of Directors during its October meeting. Friday morning (October 7th) the board authorized the purchase of a […]

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‘Sixties’ in the spotlight in Historic Downtown Three Rivers

Posted July 22, 2011 by Bruce Snook

It was ‘Back to the Sixties’ Friday evening (July 22nd) in Historic Downtown Three Rivers as ‘Wildcats’ from that decade gathered for class reunion activity from 6 to 9 p.m. A number of downtown businesses stayed open into the evening hours to be available to the former students who populated the area for a bit […]

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TR City Commission meeting to include public hearing on proposed Historic District Ordinance

Posted May 15, 2011 by Bruce Snook

A proposed Historic District Ordinance will be the subject of a public hearing during the Three Rivers City Commission meeting Tuesday evening (May 17th). The commission set the stage for the public hearing during its May 2nd meeting when it accepted the draft of the ordinance for ‘first reading’ and scheduled the hearing. The process […]

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Downtown Three Rivers ‘washed down’ and ‘spruced up’

Posted May 14, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Downtown Three Rivers got some ‘sprucing up’ Saturday morning (May 14th) with the staging of this year’s ‘Main Street Wash Down’ in the historic central business district. Overcast skies were the order of the day, but the weather was quite manageable for activities that included the traditional ‘wash down’ of the street by firefighters from […]

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Mural painting continues in downtown Constantine

Posted October 8, 2010 by Bruce Snook

The Constantine Community Arts Association (CCAA) is continuing its work on murals in the downtown area. The CCAA has painted several murals with funds donated by local businesses and private individuals. The next round of murals is scheduled for the spring.  According to Trina Patterson of the CCAA, plans are to finish a mural behind […]

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Sturgis releases Request for Proposals (RFP) for downtown liquor licenses

Posted October 1, 2010 by Bruce Snook

STURGIS – The City of Sturgis and Sturgis Downtown Development Authority (DDA) on Friday (October 1st) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for parties interested in obtaining a liquor license for the purposes of developing a destination restaurant in the downtown area.  The competitive RFP process being used is open to both new developers and […]

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“Art in the Park” set for Saturday in White Pigeon’s Wade Park

Posted August 22, 2010 by Bruce Snook

White Pigeon’s “Art in the Park” is set for Saturday (August 28th) in Wade Park. The event – presented by the White Pigeon Downtown Revitalization Association – will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shireen Cline, founder of the Association and organizer of the art event, said she has lined up 25 fine […]

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Ribbon-cutting and open house celebrate new location for Brussee/Brady, Inc.

Posted August 13, 2010 by Bruce Snook

A ribbon-cutting and open house were staged Thursday morning (August 12th) as Tom Brady and crew welcomed members of the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce to the new headquarters for Brussee/Brady, Inc. at 110 West Street in Three Rivers. Brady’s company moved its offices to the former granary building in late May after a […]

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