The public is invited to celebrate the Bryan Crough Memorial Sculpture Unveiling on Tuesday, June 13th at 11:45 pm. A picnic lunch will be provided at noon by Maxbauer’s Market and the dedication will take place at 12:15 pm. The Bryan Crough Memorial was made possible by a $25,000 grant from Rotary Charities. The Downtown Development Authority was able to fundraise for the matching $25,000 through many generous donations from community members that cared deeply for Bryan. The memorial is the first public art installation by the Traverse City Arts Commission and will be celebrated at the newly renovated Lay Park on Union Street in the Old Town District.
Meet Our Intern, Brianna
Hi! My name is Brianna. I'm a senior at Michigan State University studying business management. When I'm not in class or at work, I'm dancing with the MSU Irish Dance Team, or helping raise money to finance microloans for entrepreneurs in developing countries with the Spartan Global Development Fund.
I'm incredibly excited to be interning for the DDA this summer and to learn as much as I can about marketing, especially on social media platforms. I’m also looking forward to attending the many fun events we have in store for this summer!
Downtown Annual Dinner
Celebrate Lyle DeYoung Winners Mike & Denise Busley
The Downtown Annual Dinner will make its return to the City Opera House this year on Thursday, June 8th at 6pm and you’re invited! A broad array of DTCA members are involved in making this event happen. The Franklin will be providing delicious food and Bistro Foufou will be tending bar with their unique cocktails and local libations. The Cheese Lady will be offering a selection of delectable cheeses. Grand Traverse Pie Company will be providing one of downtown Traverse City’s dessert staples: pie. To accompany this dessert, Espresso Bay will be donating some of their delicious coffee. Finally, Morsels will be concocting another creative and delicious morsel in honor of the Lyle DeYoung Award Winner.
The Lyle DeYoung Award honors a special someone who has dedicated their time and talents over the years to make a better Downtown Traverse City. Mr. DeYoung truly made a difference in his time and we are grateful to have a list of past recipients who continue to support and develop Downtown.
Tickets for the event are $40 per person, which includes dining, live music, and a presentation of the Lyle DeYoung Award. Please RSVP by calling 231.922.2050 no later than Thursday, June 1 at 5 pm.
The DTCA Board of Directors will be seeking raffle prizes in the coming days. Please contact the Downtown Office at 231.922.2050 or email@example.com if you are interested in donating a prize.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PREVIOUS LYLE DEYOUNG AWARD WINNERS: R.E. Boots Wolff - 1993 W. Bruce Rogers - 1994 Ann McHuron - 1995 Carol Hale - 1996 Ken Zacks - 1997 Maurie Allen - 1998 Chuck Judson - 1999 Peter Strom - 2000 Jim Lutfy - 2001 Ross Biederman - 2002 Marcia Bellinger - 2003 Tim Burden - 2004 Bryan Crough - 2005 Craig & Bill Golden - 2006 Rick Stein - 2007 Kay Jerome - 2008 Todd McMillen - 2009 Michael Moore, Doug Stanton, & John R. Williams - 2010 The Hagerty Family - 2011 Beth Guntzviller - 2012 Amy Reynolds - 2013 Dave Denison - 2014 Amy Joslin - 2015 James C. Smith - 2016 Mike & Denise Busley - 2017
Parking Permit Renewal 2nd quarter permits expire on June 30 and need to be renewed for the 3rd Quarter by July 1.
Complimentary Parking on Weekends Take advantage of complimentary parking on the weekends. “Permit Only” parking lots (lots S, T, V, and Z) are free all-day on Saturdays and Sundays. Check out the INTERACTIVE PARKING MAP to learn more.
$2 Daily Permits This permit is perfect for part-time employees. You can purchase daily permits online https://downtowntc.t2hosted.com/. Daily permits are available online for $2 per day. The permits are linked right to your license plate so there is nothing to print or pick-up from our office. These “virtual” permits are valid in any of our permit surface lots Monday-Friday 8 AM-6 PM. Permits lots are not enforced and are FREE on Saturdays and Sundays.
Park Street Construction Park Street will remain closed through June 30th. To access the Hardy Parking Garage when the Front Street Entrance is closed, you will need to take Cass Street to State Street, and use the State Street Entrance.
Lot D Pay-by-plate Construction is nearly complete and Lot D will be reopening in early June. The lot no longer has metered posts and has been converted to a pay-by-plate lot. To pay for parking, you will enter your license plate at the pay station.
Lot RB Pay-by-plate This lot has been converted to a pay-by-plate lot. To pay for parking, you will enter your license plate at the pay station.
Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair
The Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair will return to the Old Town District on Sunday, June 25 from 10 am to 5 pm. Over 100 vendors will feature their arts and crafts along Union Street between 6th and 8th.
The DTCA will be seeking volunteers to help at the Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair on June 26 and the National Cherry Festival Arts & Crafts Fair on July 2 with set up, booth sitting during the fair and the close of the show. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
National Cherry Festival Window Display Competition
The DTCA will team up with the National Cherry Festival and Traverse City Film Festival to host window contests. NCF sign up deadline is June 30th. Click here to fill out the form. Great prizes awarded to the winners!
Wednesday Farmers Markets Begins
June 7th launches the first Wednesday market of the beloved Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market. With over 100 vendors, our Market has been noted as one of the largest in the state and boasts a beautiful array of fresh and local products. Check out the market's Facebook Page to get a list of the vendors that will be coming downtown every month!
As a reminder, markets run Saturdays, May through October, 7:30 to Noon and Wednesdays, June through October, 8:00 to Noon. The market will relocate to the ground floor of the Old Town Parking garage during the National Cherry Festival.
Parking is available in Lots T (on Saturdays), C, and A that surround the market (All standard rates and permit regulations apply during the market hours.)
The Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market will be accepting the four food assistance programs: EBT, Double Up Food Bucks, Senior Project Fresh, & Project Fresh. EBT & DUFB start in May, with the other two starting in June.
DTCA Board Elections
Congratulations to our new and returning board members to the DTCA Board:
Misha Neidorfler, Morsels Espresso + Edibles
John McGee, Sorellina
Liz Lancashire, Fustini's Oils & Vinegars
Downtown Discount Card
Downtown Discount Cards expire June 30th! Send a representative from your downtown business to come and pick them up from the DDA/DTCA Office on July 3rd! Although we try and order enough for all employees of downtown, do know that cards go quickly so be sure you stop in as soon as possible!
GLITZ & SPURS
Need some motivation for some great summer shopping? Glitz & Spurs has got you covered!
Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market
June 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, & 28
Downtown Annual Dinner June 8
Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair
DDA & DTCA BOARD
DTCA Board Meeting
303 E. State St.
DDA Board Meeting
400 Boardman Ave.
THE DISH CAFE
The Dish Cafe is back open for business! Same great flavors and some new menu items for lunch and dinner! Stop in and check them out soon!
GOOD MORNING DOWNTOWN
Returning in September
Park Street Construction 100 Block - S. Park St. Projected to be completed June 30th
Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair
Union St., Sixth to Eighth St. June 25th 6am to 7pm