All About Richland

Choral Singing At The Brickyard

12 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

This Thursday evening, there will be a concert at The Brickyard.

Not your typical fare, mind you. Rather, the Mansfield City Schools Choir Department will present the Middle School and Senior High Spring Concert under the stars in the heart of downtown Mansfield.

A Breath of Fresh Air” will take place at 6:00 PM. It will be free and open to the public; attendees are asked to bring your own chair. Food trucks will be on hand. More…

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All Things Business

Ribbon Cut At New Downtown Mansfield Office For Boy Scouts

6 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Buckeye Council of the Boy Scouts of America officially has a new office in downtown Mansfield, now that a ribbon cutting was held this week at its new location.

Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development was on hand for the ceremony, which included a flag presentation and refreshments.

The office is at 40 West Fourth Street.

Source, Photo: Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development

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All About Richland

Shop Hops, Pop Up Shops, And A Downtown Open House

5 May , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

It is all happening in Downtown Mansfield this Friday, May 7.

From Shop Hop, to Pop Up Shops and Downtown Open House, there is lots to do downtown that evening!  During Shop Hop, stop by great spots like Richland Carrousel Park, Phoenix Brewery, Martinis, and many others and enjoy a great night downtown! Most businesses are open till 8pm or later, so shop, dine, and explore!

The DMI Pop-Up Shop supports both the local entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as to add to the downtown activities.  This Friday from 5-8 during Shop Hop hours stop by 128 North Main Street and meet a new group of budding entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses in Richland County.  For our May First Friday Pop-Up Shop we are excited to bring you Calla Lily Yarn Works, Oh So Delicious!, Motivated Mom LLC, Lola & Lily’s Pastry Shop, Life Is Art, Twisted Fig Tea and Tea Doctors. More…

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History & Tourism

Pssst… Secret City Tour This Saturday

28 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI) will hold the 2021 Secret City Tour on Saturday, May 1 from 10:00  AM to 4 PM. Take a peek into some of Mansfield’s most exquisite historic buildings and architectural gems on this self-guided tour. With continued interest in downtown development, this tour offers a unique look to the past while challenging us to reimagine the future of these great spaces.

Buildings on the 2021 Secret City Tour will include: 33 North Main Street, 135 North Main Street, 117 North Diamond Street, 137 North Main Street, 116 North Main Street (second floor), 118 North Main Street (second floor), 135 North Franklin Street, 25 East Fourth Street (second floor), and 67 North Main Street (second floor). More…

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All Things Business

Renovation Of 93 Year Old Downtown Mansfield Building Continues

1 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

As this view of the Caldwell and Bloor Building at 80 West Third Street in downtown Mansfield shows, taken on Wednesday afternoon, work continues on renovating the former medical supply company structure.

When finished, the building will include a demonstration kitchen and retail on the first floor, with condominiums on the upper floors crowned by a rooftop garden.

Work has been ongoing for well over a year. More…

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All About Richland

Shop Hops, Pop Up Shops And A Downtown Open House

27 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. has announced that starting April 2, the downtown shop hops are back and with a new opportunity.

It has been a few months since they have taken a pause on Shop Hop and they have used that time to develop some new programing at DMI focused on driving new activity downtown and helping the downtown bounce back bigger.

During Shop Hop, stop by great spots like Richland Carrousel Park, Phoenix Brewery, Martinis, and many others and enjoy a great night downtown. Most businesses are open till 8pm or later, so shop, dine, and explore. More…

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All About Richland

Facade Improvement Program’s First Project Showcases Landmark Building

24 Jan , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Driving along North Main Street this weekend, something attracted our attention.

The first visible signs of Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI)’s new Facade Improvement Program became apparent over the last few days with new awnings installed on the historic Voegele Building.

The black and white awnings draw attention to the period storefront of the four story brick building, which dates to 1897. More…

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All About Richland

Council Gets A First Look At A Proposed New-Look Main Street

9 Jan , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

In its almost 200 year history, Mansfield’s Main Street has had many lives and, with the passing of time,and with changes in the ways in which downtowns function, it has developed a bit of a split personality.

That’s about to change, if a plan introduced this week to Mansfield City Council’s Streets Committee at its first regular meeting of the year gets a green light.

An overview of the Main Street Corridor Plan, developed by EDGE and K.E. McCartney & Associates, was provided by Plan steering committee members Downtown Mansfield, Inc. CEO Jennifer Kime and City Engineer Bob Bianchi, took Committee members on a visual and narrative walk through of the hoped-for changes to the City’s primary north-south street. More…

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All About Richland

Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Goes Virtual

3 Dec , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

In cooperation with local and state health guidelines for social distancing during the recent surge in COVID19 cases, the 2020 Downtown Mansfield annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, held in partnership with the City of Mansfield, will be hosted virtually this year. In lieu of an in person event, historically held at Richland Carrousel Park, the celebration will move online during the previously scheduled date of Friday, December 4.

“The Downtown Mansfield Christmas Time in the City Tree Lighting event has been one of our most loved and we have been thrilled to see it grow over the years. Unfortunately, after much discussion, we feel that the best decision is the most difficult one and we will be taking the Christmas tree lighting to a virtual platform this year.” Jennifer Kime, CEO of DMI said, “We invite you be a part of our downtown holiday traditions in a new way, this year.” More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: Walpark Building

17 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Walpark Building at 13 Park Avenue West occupies a unique location in the history of Mansfield.

In 1858, the City of Mansfield – which had become a city from a village just a year earlier – erected a City Hall and market building at the southeast corner of Market (now Park Avenue West) and Walnut Streets. The lot was purchased for $1,500 (an amount which the City actually had to borrow), and the structure cost some $10,000 to construct.

In 1922, the former City Hall was sold to the Walpark Building Company for the sum of $87,000. More…

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All About Richland

Support Small Businesses This Weekend In Downtown Mansfield

1 Oct , 2020  

From our friends at Downtown Mansfield, Inc.:

No doubt this year has been rough on small businesses all over.

At DMI, we’ve opened up our newly renovated storefront and will be welcoming small business. On Friday, October 2 from 3-8 and Saturday October 3 from 10-4, stop in 128 North Main Street and shop with entrepreneurs growing their small business right here in downtown Mansfield.

We are excited to bring you Calla Lily Yarn Works, GJRP 3D Printing, Lola & Lily’s Pastry Shop, Paparazzi, Life is Art, doTerra Essential Oils, NatGorka Art, 3rd Life Upcylcing, and Color Street. More…

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History & Tourism

Pssst.. There’s A Few Secrets In Downtown Mansfield

16 Sep , 2020  

Special To 1812Blockhouse

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI) will hold the 2020 Secret City Tour on Saturday, September 19 from 10:00 AM to 4 PM.

Take a peek into some of Mansfield’s most exquisite historic buildings and architectural gems on this self-guided tour. With continued interest in downtown development, this tour offers a unique look to the past while challenging us to reimagine the future of these great spaces.

Buildings on the 2020 Secret City Tour will include: 129 North Main Street, 100 North Main Street (second floor), 159 North Walnut Street, 118 North Main Street (second floor), 80 West Third Street, 25 East Fourth Street (second floor), 86 East Fifth Street, 116 Penn Avenue. More…

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All About Richland

Public Art Initiative Launched In Downtown Mansfield

15 Sep , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Richland Community Development Group Art Sector has announced that it is leading a public art initiative in downtown Mansfield.

The project will be funded by various businesses and organizations with a 50% matching grant from the Richland County Foundation as part of its Mansfield Rising Project. More…

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All Things Business

A Chapter Ends As Bookstore Announces Closure

9 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s a sad day on Main Street.

In an announcement on its website, Mansfield’s “Bookstore Lady,” Llalan Fowler, manager of Main Street Books, announced that the county’s only independent bookstore will be closing.

The last day for the store will be on Saturday, September 26.

In the post, Fowler shared words of gratitude.

“As the manager for over nine years, I want to thank all of you who have supported the bookstore. It’s not easy for independent bookstores to survive anywhere, but is especially challenging in little towns like Mansfield. I fought day in and out to keep the bookstore open, but it was ultimately a losing battle,” the statement shared. More…

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All Things Business

Support Local Entrepreneurs At Social On Main

2 Sep , 2020  

Local small business find a spot at Social on Main.

No doubt this year has been rough on small businesses all over. At Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI), we’ve opened up our newly renovated storefront and will be welcoming small business. On Friday, September 4 from 12-8 and Saturday September 5 from 10-4, stop in 128 North Main Street and shop with entrepreneurs growing their small business right here in downtown Mansfield.

We are excited to bring you Winnie James Boutique, Calla Lily Yarn Works, Jessiegail’s Jazzed Up Junk, Papparazzi, Mani Adventures with Alyssa, GJRP 3D Printing, Lola & Lily’s Pastry Shop, Star Dazzlerzz and more. More…

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