Downtown

Mansfield Rising Plan: Other Cities Have Seen Success

18 Mar , 2019  

Since March 1, “action items” from the Mansfield Rising downtown revitalization plan have been profiled daily on Richland Source.

Our first post on the plan can be read here.

As of Sunday, some 17 items have been shared, ranging from free downtown wi-fi, volunteer coordination, and branding to re-developing the large vacant municipal parking lot along East Fourth Street between North Main and North Diamond. More…

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Downtown

Secret City Tour Tickets Available

5 Mar , 2019  

Tickets for this year’s edition of one of Mansfield’s favorite tours are now on sale.

As a part of RichHistory Weekend, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. will again be hosting the Secret City Tour downtown. This annual event is an opportunity to peek behind the front door of several of the city’s interesting spaces with great reuse potential. More…

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All Things Business, Downtown

Downtown Rising

1 Mar , 2019  

On Thursday, the Richland County Foundation unveiled the final document which profiles the “Mansfield Rising” revitalization strategy.

The focus of that plan is easy to articulate — an intense focus on and effort to revitalize a multi-block area in the middle of Mansfield that has, in its day, served as the city’s retail, social, and political center. More…

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All About Richland, Downtown

Sea Monsters, Music, Green Cookies, And More: March Monster Madness Hits Downtown

24 Feb , 2019  

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. is hosting its monthly First Friday Shop Hop in the historic downtown on Friday, March 1.

This month several merchants will participate in the March Monster Madness theme. This event will include Monster themed crafts, art, ice cream, and more. More…

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Downtown

Donations Sought For Downtown Beautification

22 Feb , 2019  

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI) has announced that it is continuing their beautification program for 2019. In addition, the folks at DMI will be planting the evergreens in planters throughout downtown this year during the holiday season.

Last year, DMI planted spring and summer flowers in over 120 planters, purchased several new planters for the downtown, and filled many planters with evergreens during the holiday season.  They were so happy with the results that they are looking to grow those efforts. More…

Downtown

Winter And Chocolate And Downtown Mansfield: A Great Mix

28 Jan , 2019  

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. is hosting its monthly First Friday Shop Hop in the historic downtown on Friday, February 1. This month several merchants will participate in the Winter Festival and Chocolate Walk theme. This event will include carriage rides, chocolate treats, and more!

Over fifty independent businesses now populate the city center. To celebrate longtime patrons and welcome new guests, downtown businesses offer entertainment, hold unique events and offer specials during the First Friday Shop Hop. Guests are encouraged to meet friends and explore the new face of downtown Mansfield. More…

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All About Richland, Downtown

Deck Downtown With Boughs Of Holly Friday At Christmas Time In The City

6 Dec , 2018  

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. is hosting its annual Christmas Time in the City celebration this Friday, December 7.

The Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6:00 PM. Additionally, Richland Carrousel Park will have live reindeer on the lawn, carriage rides, and photos with Santa. The Tiny Tim Christmas Shoppe will be open from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at 32 North Walnut Street. More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: Vasbinder Fountain

21 Nov , 2018  

It sits now as it originally did, anchoring Central Park and providing a pleasant oasis of sight and sound.

The Vasbinder Fountain is certainly a Mansfield landmark of the first order. Dedicated on July 4, 1881, it was removed in the late 1950s during the creation of the then-controversial Park Avenue cut-through, and after storage and a temporary placement at Malabar Farm, it was returned to Central Park in 1979.

As a commemorative plate shares, the fountain was donated by David and Jane Vasbinder. More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: The May Building

11 Nov , 2018  

By the time that the May Building was constructed on the southeast corner of South Main and South Park Streets, facing Central Park, the name “May” had been known by Mansfielders for some 90 years. More…

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Downtown

November First Friday Shop Hop To Feature Food, Music, And More

1 Nov , 2018  

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. is hosting its monthly First Friday Shop Hop in the historic downtown on Friday, November 2. From 5:00 to 7:00 PM, guests will have the opportunity to see visit several downtown businesses for an evening of live music and festivities. More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

The Ghosts Of Hidden Mansfield Architecture

31 Oct , 2018  

In honor of Halloween, we’re asking you to join us in a look behind closed doors in downtown Mansfield. These ghosts of the city’a past could be a vital part of an exciting future with some attention and investment.

In 2012, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. joined statewide organization Preservation Ohio in hosting the Forbidden City Tour. On a warm June afternoon, several downtown buildings, rarely open to the public, were available for tours. Hundreds attended. More…

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All About Richland, Downtown

Soggy Skeletons And Wet Witches Can Still Have Fun

28 Oct , 2018  

It was a misty and occasionally wet morning and noon hour Saturday on the streets of downtown Mansfield, but the weather failed to have a chilling effect on throngs of children and their families.

The annual Monsterfield Masquerade saw dozens of merchants and businesses participating in Trick-or-Treat. At noon, the Halloween Parade stepped off from the corner of North Main and Fifth Street, heading up the hill toward Central Park. Bands from St. Peter’s, Madison, and Senior High Schools participating. More…

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All About Richland, Downtown

Monsterfield Masquerade This Saturday; We Look Back At 2016

25 Oct , 2018  

Downtown Mansfield will be one very spooky place this Saturday, as Monsterfield Masquerade takes over its streets and sidewalks. More…

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All Things Business, Downtown

DMI Announces Fall Storefront Design Contest Winner

17 Oct , 2018  

As a part of its Beautifield program, designed to create a brighter and more festive downtown, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. has announced that the winner of the Fall Storefront Design Contest is What Goes ‘Round Thrift Shoppe. More…

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