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Love. Adventure. Downtown Mansfield. First Friday.

31 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Get ready for a night of romance and fun on February 3 as local businesses in downtown Mansfield come together for First Friday Downtown Date Night.

Whether you are looking to indulge in a delicious meal or try something new and exciting, there is something for everyone in this special event.

Hudson & Essex will be offering a 15% discount on all food items offered in their restaurant or deli, as well as take-out bottles of wine for those participating in the shop hop. Enjoy the sweet sounds of members of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra while sipping on a glass of wine from 6-7  PM.

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All About Richland

Reimagining The Parking Lot At Fourth And North Main

23 Dec , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

You have an opportunity to share your opinion about an important piece of urban fabric in downtown Mansfield – the large parking lot at the corner of Fourth and North Main Streets, directly to the east of Richland Carrousel Park.

As we shared in June, Mansfield was selected as one of three communities to take part in the Reimagining Rural Regions Program run by the Center for Regional Development at Bowling Green State University. That program is an “…economic and workforce development-centered placemaking initiative that helps communities identify, enhance, and build community assets to aid in talent attraction and retention.

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All About Richland

See You Tonight!

2 Dec , 2022  

Thomas from 1812Blockhouse’s will be at tonight’s Christmas in the City event in downtown Mansfield.

As a quick reminder, this is the schedule of events:

Tiny Tim Shoppe opens at 5:00 PM (until 8:00 PM)

Tree lighting at 6:00 PM (Richland Carrousel Park)

All evening – Carriage rides, photos with Santa, Christmas caroline, live nativity, music, shopping, food, and more!

Photo: 1812Blockhouse

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All About Richland

Coney Island Shines With New Colors

10 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The venerable Coney Island in downtown Mansfield has a shiny new look these days

The North Main Street fixture can be dated as far back as 1936, when it opened as the “Famous Coney Island” and sold coneys for a nickel. It survived the economic downturn downtown in the 1970s and is now a part of the successful Carrousel District.

Coney Island has welcomed many visitors over the years, including a 2008 stop by then Vice President candidate Joe Biden.

Today’s menu includes their signature coney dogs, sandwiches, ice cream, salads, breakfast, and much more.

As shared by Downtown Mansfield, Inc., the Coney Island storefront now features a “…fresh new look with patriotic lights, a fresh coat of paint, and some power washing. As the photos show above and below, the result is phenomenal.

The lights will be on and food will be flowing on the evening of December 2 during Mansfield’s Christmas in the City. The community Christmas Tree is, after all, a few short storefronts away.

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All About Richland

‘Luminous City’ To Be Unveiled And Illuminated

6 Nov , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

On Thursday, November 10 from 4 PM to 6:30 PM in the Mankind Murals Inc studio lot, there will be a public gathering, ribbon cutting, and illumination of “Luminous City,” a photographic mural installation.

The ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce will take place promptly at 4:30 PM, and there will be an illumination of the artwork at 5:30 PM. The studio lot will be roped off and parking will be available at the Municipal Lot across Diamond Street. 

Mankind Murals studio is located above Hursh Pharmacy, and will have food and drink for guests as well as beverages from 3rd Cup Tea happening upstairs until 6:30 PM.  All are welcome to attend the ribbon cutting and illumination.

“Luminous City” is a collaboration between a local photographer, artists, and organizations that are invested in creating public art. 

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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

Landmarks Of Mansfield: Downtown Mansfield Historic District

4 Oct , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

It would come as no surprise that a good number of previous Landmarks of Mansfield posts are located in downtown Mansfield, an area that has been a social, economic, and civic hub for well over 200 years.

While the central part of the city has seen tremendous change, and while important pieces of local and state history have been lost over the years, a good deal of historic fabric remains. As such, it can rightfully considered a landmark in its own right.

This was the conclusion of the National Park Service, which designed a section of downtown as a National Register Historic District back in 2019.

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All About Richland

Arts And Culture To Fill Central Park

15 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Mansfield Arts and Culture Festival will be filing Central Park this Saturday with treats for the eye, ear, and taste buds.

The event, an annual celebration of the arts in Richland County, showcases local artists and other wonderful area talent. Hours are 11 AM to 6 PM.

This year’s them is “Everyone Is An Artist.”

On hand will be area artists in paint/glass/fiber/wood/clay/ and more, demonstrations, awards, an SFX artist, food, and music.

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