All About Richland

Tomorrow Night It’s ‘Christmas Time In The City’

1 Dec , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. is hosting its annual Christmas Time in the City celebration this Friday, December 2.

The Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6:00 PM. Additionally, Richland Carrousel Park will have a live llama on the lawn, carriage rides, cookie decorating courtesy of Buckeye Bakery, and photos with Santa. The Tiny Tim Christmas Shoppe will be open from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the DMI office located at 128 North Main Street.

Christmas Time in the City will also feature:

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All About Richland

Tiny Tim Christmas Shoppe Opens November 19

31 Oct , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. is excited to announce the opening of the Tiny Tim Christmas Shoppe for 2022. The Tiny Tim Shoppe will officially open on Saturday, November 19! A wonderful experience and holiday tradition for families across the community, this year, the Tiny Tim Shoppe will be located at our DMI office, 128 North Main Street. All children are welcome to shop for family and friends on the Christmas list.

The Tiny Tim Shoppe is a volunteer assisted Christmas shop for children ages 12 and under. To ensure the health and safety of our guests, one reservation must be made per each child shopping. Reservations are free and 4 time slots are available per each half hour. For families with more children please reserve overlapping times. *For example, a family of six children would reserve four tickets between 10:00am and 10:30am and two tickets between 10:30am and 11:00am.

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Downtown

Trick Or Treat Returns To Downtown Mansfield

29 Oct , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Smiling faces and scary skeletons roamed the streets of downtown Mansfield this morning, as trick-or-treating returned this year to the delight of hundreds of participating children.

Below are a handful of photos from the event as shared by Downtown Mansfield, Inc., the sponsor of the day.

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All About Richland

Celebrate Halloween In Historic Downtown Mansfield

28 Oct , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse; From Downtown Mansfield, Inc.

Downtown Mansfield, Inc is excited to announce the return of downtown trick-or-treat this Saturday, October 29.

Trick or Treat will take place throughout downtown beginning at 11:00 a.m., with lots of downtown merchants particiapting. Event maps with participating merchant locations are avialable online at: https://www.facebook.com/downtownmansfield and https://www.shopdineexploreandmore/halloween.

Trick-or-treat will follow the Halloween Parade which starts ta 10:00 AM. Afterwards, Halloween festivities will continue with several events happening later in the day.

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All About Richland

New Interactive Map Of Downtown Mansfield Created

6 Oct , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

There’s a new way to locate businesses, attractions, and offices in downtown Mansfield, all right from your computer or phone.

It’s the new Interactive Map of downtown, recently launched by Downtown Mansfield, Inc..

The map is very easy to find – just visit the DMI home page at: shopdineexploreandmore.com and click on the “Explore” tab in the top menu. The new map is located in the middle of the Explore page.

As shared by DMI, “This user-friendly map features places to shop, dine, explore, and more in the downtown Mansfield area. Navigate the map by panning around and zooming in and out. Then simply click on a blue heart to find out further information about a business including the address, phone number, and website. Whether you’re a visitor or longtime resident, you’re sure to enjoy this easy to navigate feature.”

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History & Tourism

What’s Behind Those Windows? Fall Secret City Tour Is Saturday

13 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI) will hold another Secret City Tour this Saturday, allowing attendees to glimpse a Mansfield that has been there for a century or more but which has been largely unseen.

At least once a year, the organization facilitates the opening of architecturally interesting buildings in Mansfield’s downtown area that are not typically open to the public. This fall’s Secret City Tour will take place this Saturday, September 17, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

This Tour features the following places to visit:

  • 246 East Fourth Street
  • 48 West Fourth Street
  • 25 North Park Street
  • 101 North Main Street
  • 19 North Park Street
  • 137 North Main Street
  • 193 North Main Street

Each of these buildings are either currently being renovated or provide excellent opportunities for investment and adaptive reuse.

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All About Richland

DMI Provides Update On Main Street Project

2 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

As 2022 has progressed, things have been looking increasingly favorable for Mansfield’s Main Street Improvement Project, an initiative designed to bring a new look and renewed vitality to several blocks of downtown’s traditional north-south thoroughfare.

In its most recent newsletter, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI) shared a current update on the project. It shared:

“The Main Street Investment project has received a $7.38 million dollar RAISE grant to assist in funding the complete rebuilding of the Main Street corridor from First to Fifth Street! This project will reconstruct the downtown Mansfield streetscape and will include updated LED street lighting, new ADA-compliant curb ramps, upgraded sidewalks, brick pavers in new crosswalks, and lighted plazas with seating.

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All About Richland

Movies Under The Stars

8 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

There’s something about watching a movie outdoors.

For those of a certain age, the drive-in movie theatre provided that type of experience (and fortunately some still exist). This summer, however, you can watch film under the stars in the Imagination District in downtown Mansfield.

POP! Pictures on the Plaza features free, family friendly activities as well as an outdoor movie. The venue is the grassy area known as the Plaza situated between the Renaissance Theatre and Theatre 166.

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All Things Business

Shop Local At Social On Main

31 May , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Summer Pop Up Shop at Social on Main opens this week!  During June, July, and August, we will open our storefront located at 128 North Main Street to shop with entrepreneurs growing their small business right here in downtown Mansfield. 

Come down for First Friday Shop Hop, visit the local businesses, have dinner, ride the carrousel, and stop in to meet and support other emerging businesses in downtown Mansfield.

Joining us for June will be Motivatd Mom, Authentically You Boutique, Diane’s Pink Zebra, GJRP design 3D printing, Moonshadow Marketplace, Jewelry by Linda, CCWicks and More, JNM Creations, and Mowry Merchantile. 

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All About Richland

Final Friday Concert Series Kicks Off At The Brickyard

26 May , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

One of the most popular local summer traditions is back again for 2022, bigger and better than ever! It’s the best way to experience sunshine, good food, and good music.

Here’s hoping for clear skies as the 2022 Final Friday Concert Series at The Brickyard, hosted by Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI), kicks off tomorrow night with the lineup of Emily Raff, Third Degree Sideburn, and Terry Lee Ridley.

The full 2022 summer lineup is as follows:

  • Friday, May 27: Emily Raff, Third Degree Sideburn, and Terry Lee Ridley
  • Friday, June 24: Jody Odom Jr., Jeffrey Boyd & Park Street Blue, and Biscuit Miller
  • Friday, July 29: Jai Merina, Talk Boy Trio, and Red Ball Jets
  • Friday, August 26: Jose Sanchez, Toms Kitchen Table, and County Line
  • Friday, September 30: Sarah Goff, Escape the Circus, and Zack Attack
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