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323 S Broad, 2
Mondays at 5pm
January 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
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coming to 90.9 in 2018!!
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Join Destination Downtown Lancaster on January 25th at
Mill Event Center
to celebrate the successes of 2017 and to
hear what exciting developments are coming for Downtown in 2018!
5:30pm- Meet and Greet
Heavy Hors d’oeuvres
$20 SID/DDL Member
From the Director's Desk
There are great things happening in Downtown Lancaster! As the remnants of the last snow have been washed away and we prepare for the possibility of more winter weather, we are grateful to our Special Improvement District property owners (SID) for their investment in the maintenance, beautification, and economic development efforts of downtown. Work continues on all fronts to move Downtown forward and snow removal services are key to keeping people safe and insuring business can thrive this time of year. The Special Improvement District is comprised of property owners on
(from Memorial to High) and Columbus and Broad Streets (Wheeling to Walnut).
Destination Downtown Lancaster, alongside our SID, provide a unified Downtown that is focusing full time efforts on revitalization and economic development. We are grateful for these property owners who value a vibrant downtown. They have a vision for our community and they know that investment in the heart of our city will insure a legacy of prosperity for decades to come.
Weekly Greetings Friends-
Chaos...some organized, some not... has been the theme for this week! Between my desk and Mother Nature I'm not sure which is more of a hot mess right now! Is it Winter? Is it Spring? Will it rain, snow, sleet or something else in between that is obnoxious?! My goodness, just trying to figure out what to wear to work is exhausting me every morning! But we muddle through and eventually pick out just the right outfit (and shoes) make it to work and get through the piles on the desk! A messy desk for me means that Downtown is busy and that excites me! Plus I suppose it's a bit of job security! ;)
I told you last week about the upcoming events, so I'll just remind you to look at the calendar above in this newsletter to see what's happening Downtown! Plus I can say there are a few things in the works that aren't on the calendar, so stay tuned!
Change has also been a theme this week, and as we know, the only thing constant is change! That goes for Downtown too. Change isn't always bad in a Downtown, it keeps things fresh and growing. So as you hear of these changes just keep in mind that while we will miss some of the old, we welcome the new. DDL is excited as to what's to come and we encourage you to keep visiting as there will be new experiences to be had!!
Chaos and change- words that are often scary. But we roll with it, we try to embrace it and be excited by it. So buckle up and try to enjoy the ride!
No Wild Woman Wednesday to report, the darn chaos and change got in the way! In two weeks the new exhibition "Artists of the Winding Road A-Z" opens at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio and we plan to go see it!
This exhibition features innovative work in a wide range of genres by many of the nationally recognized artists who live and work in Appalachian Ohio.
Soft shenanigans to follow ;)
Have a great week! Come Downtown and eat, shop, play and enjoy! We work hard to make it a destination for everyone!
See you Downtown!!
Director of Programs and Marketing
The Art of Chalkboard Lettering
at 10 AM - 12 PM or 1 PM - 3 PM
Looking to add charm to your kitchen?
Designing a menu board for your restaurant?
Planning a farm-style wedding?
Discover the art of chalkboard lettering from local resident and artist, Jason Goupil, of the Art and Craftsman Company. In this workshop, Jason will share his expertise and you’ll learn how to care for a chalkboard, perfect the craft, and stand out with a unique skill. Included in the class fee, you’ll receive everything you need to get started. This workshop is open to all, as chalkboard lettering ability is rooted in natural handwriting, and less in artistic talent!
MATERIALS INCLUDED IN THE CLASS FEE:
Small water bottles
Rags / paper towels
17” x 23” chalkboard with oak frame
Hosted by Keller Market House
134 South Columbus Street
Register for AM class
Register for PM class
Join the Destination Downtown Lancaster Players for their seventh season of
Mystery Dinner Theatre in Downtown Lancaster!
The Downtown Players will be performing "Once Upon a Murder in Fairyfieldland" on Friday, February 9, 2018 and Saturday, February 10, 2010,
both shows begin at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm.
Dress the part as your favorite fairytale character if you like!
Unfortunately, not all of the characters will be enjoying their dinner.
Listen for clues throughout the evening and you will have your chance to
identify the killer and possibly be named as the evening's "Super Sleuth"!
The cast is sure to make you laugh as the show unfolds around you with
dinner served throughout the show.
The theatre will be hosted at the new Mill Event Center,
431 S. Columbus St., Lancaster, Ohio.
You will enjoy a great show, a delicious meal, and a few laughs!
$85/couple ($75/couple for DDL Members)
$45/person ($40/person DDL Member)
There are not physical "tickets" for this event.
Your name (and those in your party) will be placed on the Guest List.
Please ask your guests to give your name upon arrival
if you are purchasing for the whole party.
Symphony of Voices
Choral Landscapes and Transcriptions
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 8:00
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2151 Dorset Road, Columbus, Ohio
Sunday, February 18, 2018, 4:00
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
105 East Mulberry Street, Lancaster, Ohio
Fresh Pasta Workshop
Saturday, Feb. 24
Join us at the Keller Market House as Chef Doug Weber demonstrates how to make fresh pasta at home. Learn the whole process and sample three delicious pasta dishes!
We’ll learn how to make - and then enjoy - Italian Sausage Marinara, Shrimp Alfredo and a vegetarian Pasta Primavera. The recipes will feature many local Keller Market ingredients including
Berry Family Farm
sausage, farm fresh eggs and
Marinara Sauce. We’ll see how to use both a hand cranked pasta machine as well as one that attaches to a KitchenAid.
This workshop is a fundraiser for our future Keller Community Kitchen, and all proceeds will go towards necessary renovation & construction. Chef Weber will also bake a delicious Italian dessert, to be raffled off at the class. The lucky winner will get to take it home to accompany their new pasta skills!
The class fee is $30 Register
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Thank You DDL Members!!
Shaw & Holter Inc.
The Mithoff Companies
PARTNERS OF DDL
Ale House 1890
Big Ideas Branding & Apparel
Fashion & Vanity Cleaners, Inc.
Four Reasons Bakery & Deli
Halteman Fett & Dyer Funeral Home
Huddle Tire Co.
Hurley Investment Counsel Ltd
KC’s Downtown Express
Lancaster/Fairfield Co. Chamber of Commerce
Lancaster Parks & Recreation Department
Lunn Fabris, LTD
Michaels Oral Surgery
Natural Remedies Massage, LLC
Ohio Glass Museum
Promotions by Design
John and Kam Sigafoos
Sitterley, Vandervoort & Davis, Ltd.
Two Broke Artists
David and Perla Uhl
SUPPORTERS OF DDL
A Season in Time
Art & Clay on Main/Square 7 Coffee House
Chris Febes Insurance Agency LLC
Double Edge Brewing Co.
Dryden Investments, LLC
Emerald Phoenix Mystic Boutique
Fairfield County ADAMH Board
Fairfield County Auditor
Fairfield County Parks
Friends of the FCD Library
Geneva Hills Group, Inc.
Fox Realty Inc.
Joni Campbell State Farm Insurance
Lancaster Board of Realtors
Lifetime Financial Planning Solutions, LLC
McGlothin Insurance and Financial
My Favorite Things
Restore and Adore
Sparkle and Rust LLC
Suzannah Gallery & Taproom
The Becker Law Firm
The Confectionary LLC
The Frame Shop
The Smoke Stack Hobby Shop
The Studio on Fifth
Tracie Lynn’s Collection
Wagon Wheel Wines
FRIENDS OF DDL
John and Marcia Baughman
Carol L. Bowen
Pat and Ronnie Dodds
Bryan and Amanda Everitt
Jack and Pattie Frohnapfel
Larry and Michelle Garlinger
Bill and Jackie Heath
Brian and Elaine Householder
Sam and Chrissy Kittle
Bruce and Nancy McAtee
Andy Parker and Kate Smiley Parker
Phil & Kim Sheldon
David S. Smith
Downtown Available Properties Listings
to view and click on symbols for full description of each property.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions about bringing your business here or investing in downtown real estate. Downtown SID property owners, let us know if you have a listing! Call Amanda Everitt (740)277-6607 or email@example.com
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Leave a Lasting Legacy!
Memorialize the people, businesses, and organizations
that are a part of your life and our community in the sidewalks
of Lancaster's Historic District!
Your $75 donation supports Downtown Lancaster and personalizes a 4"x8" brick paver with your inscription and location of choice!
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