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Mansfield Rising Plan: Revitalizing North Central Ohio’s Downtowns

1 Apr , 2019  

This post is part of a series concerning the Mansfield Rising revitalization plan recently unveiled by the Richland County Foundation. Our previous posts can be read here, and the entire plan can be accessed here.

As Mansfield begins a comprehensive effort to bring renewed economic and social vitality to its center, we have already looked revitalization in another mid-sized Ohio downtown, and also at the remarkable successful of a retail center which is only two decades old.

Today we’ll stick a bit closer to home. We’re looking at Richland and surrounding counties to identity what communities have taken or are now taking steps to generate economic activity in their respective downtowns. More…

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All About Richland, Downtown

Spring Shop Hop Down Downtown Streets

31 Mar , 2019  

Celebrate all things spring as Downtown Mansfield, Inc. hosts its monthly First Friday Shop Hop in the historic downtown on Friday, April 5.

This month, several merchants will participate in the Spring Shop Hop. This event will include popcorn, book talks, live art and music, furry friends, and more. More…

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All Things Business, Downtown

Mansfield Rising Plan: Considering Easton Part Two

26 Mar , 2019  

If you missed Part One of our two-part series on Mansfield and Easton, it can be found here.

So let’s answer that question. Can Easton’s obvious success provide important lessons for downtown Mansfield revitalization?

Before we delve into that, we’re going to address the 800 pound gorilla in the room. Obviously, Easton and downtown Mansfield are competitors, as both draw — or could draw — specialty retail shoppers from this part of Ohio. More…

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All About Richland, Downtown

Mansfield Rising Plan: Considering Easton Part One

25 Mar , 2019  

Here’s an intriguing question – could a development which is barely 20 years old provide relevant lessons which could be used in another location which has been around for over 200 years?

Over the next two days, we’ll share some ideas on that topic. More…

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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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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

Hudson & Essex Nearing Opening; Unveils New Website

25 Feb , 2019  

Last fall, we shared news that the new Hudson & Essex restaurant at the corner of Fourth and Diamond had launched a new online presence.

Now that the days are winding down to the eatery’s official launch, the restaurant has updated that site with a large amount of additional information. More…


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Winter Storefront Design Contest Winner Announced

30 Jan , 2019  

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. has announced that the winner of the Winter Storefront Design Contest is Tara’s Floral Expressions and The Chill Downtown Ice Cream Parlor.

The window display at Tara’s is full of bright, festive, Valentine’s day themed decorations and embodies the efforts of the Beautifield initiative. More…

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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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Sign Up To Help Beautify Downtown

24 Jan , 2019  

On Wednesday, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. announced that it has launched an online signup for groups to volunteer and be part of the initiative to keep downtown Mansfield clean and beautiful.

The online signup can be found at More…

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All Things Business, History & Tourism

State Board Recommends That Downtown Mansfield Be Designated A National Register Historic District

16 Dec , 2018  

The Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board met earlier this month at the Ohio History Center at I-71 & 17th Ave. in Columbus.

At the meeting, the board recommended nine proposed Ohio nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, either individually or as part of a National Register Historic District. The latter group included a several-block area of downtown Mansfield, labeled the “Downtown Mansfield Historic District,” roughly bounded by Fifth Street to the north, Diamond Street to the east, Second Street to the south, and Mulberry Street to the west.

According to the announcement: 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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Make Your Mark On Mansfield By Owning A Landmark. Or Two. Or Even Three.

24 Nov , 2018  

A trio of downtown Mansfield’s most iconic buildings are on the market, according to two notices placed on craigslist, the Internet’s best-known site for classified advertisements. All three have been subjects of our “Landmarks of Mansfield” series.

And, for the sum of $2,725,000, you might well be able to buy all three – as well as a 51 spot parking lot and the claim of owning the tallest building in Richland County. More…

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All About Richland

Patriotism Warms The Chill

12 Nov , 2018  

FROM 1812: As Sunday’s Veterans Day Parade was canceled due to low temperatures, we thought we’d re-post our coverage from the 2017 Parade along Park Avenue West, including photos and video.

The number of onlookers may have been substantially less than the previous year, fueled by the 28 degree temperature, but the patriotic enthusiasm was the same as the 2017 Veterans Day Parade took place Saturday morning in downtown Mansfield. More…

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