Flood Wall Project Gets Underway

The flood wall phase of the City's comprehensive flood remediation is now underway on the riverfront. Slated to be completed next spring, this project will not only protect our valuable downtown from flooding, it will transform our riverfront from being auto centered to people centered. For a look at the plans and public presentations, go to http://www.burlingtoniowa.org/2503/Phase-V-Overview.  
 
A Very Vintage Market

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 15! The second annual Very Vintage Market takes place from 9 AM to 4 PM on the 100 to 500 blocks of Jefferson, the 200 blocks of N. Third and N. Fourth, and the 300 block of Valley. This event, presented by Titan Broadcasting, was huge last year, and this time we have three times as many vendors! With thousands of new visitors coming from hours away, this is an opportunity to make sure they are impressed by our great downtown.

Farmers Market Events

As we get into the height of the season, the Jefferson St. Farmers Market has a lot going on! To celebrate Independence Day, the July 6 market will feature apple pie and hot dogs - with a 5:30 pet parade down Jefferson! You and your four legged friends are encouraged to come decked out in red, white, and blue. The July 13 market will be Kids Day, with special games, a horse drawn trolley, and additional activities. The Jefferson St. Farmers Market runs every Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30 PM and is supported by Two Rivers Bank & Trust.
 
Outdoor Movies Continue Downtown

Three more great movies will be shown on the side of Drake Hardware and Software at Fifth and Valley Streets this summer:

Friday, July 7              Sing
Sponsored by Dr. Mark C. Pothitakis
 
Friday, July 28            Moana
Sponsored by Mobil 1 Lube Express Burlington Prolube

Friday, August 4         Fantastic Beasts and Where to
   Find Them
Sponsored by TD&T
 
The movies start at dusk, but there are games and activities beforehand. Check the Downtown Burlington, Iowa page on Facebook for updates in case of inclement weather. Thanks to Drake Hardware and Software and Elks Lodge #84 for making the 5 & V Downtown Cinema possible. 

 
The Latest News...
     
  • Congratulations to The Som for being chosen as a finalist in Main Street Iowa's Open 4 Business competition! They are receiving an $8000 grant for upgraded kitchen equipment and will give a pitch for an additional award of up to $20,000 at the Iowa Downtown Conference on August 1 in Sioux Falls. 
  • Steepletown Development also got much deserved recognition at the recent Preserve Iowa Summit. They received a Preservation at Its Best award for Burlington Bent River Brewing Co. in the Large Commercial Rehab Project category. 
  • At last, the former Typewriter Shop at 300 Washington has a new roof! The work was aided in part by the State Historical Society of Iowa, Historic Resource Development Program and by a Main Street Challenge Grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Downtown Partners has listed the building with Jesse Caston at Terrus Real Estate and looks forward to seeing what the future holds for this landmark.  
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