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Taste Tour Food Crawl Thursday June 21, 5-8pm

Join us for the Downtown Northfield Taste Tour on Thursday evening, June 21 from 5-8 pm. Last year, at our first annual food crawl event, hundreds of people savored and sipped their way through downtown, enjoying food and drinks at 12 different locations. This year we’ve made it longer, added beer and we’re selling advance tickets!

Here’s the lineup for 2018: Chapati, The Contented Cow, Froggy Bottoms, The Hideaway, Hogan Brothers, Imminent Brewing, Just Food Co-op, Mandarin Garden, Northfield Olive Oils & Vinegars, Quality Bakery, Smoqehouse and Tanzenwald Brewing. Tickets will be available at 19 Bridge Square in the Northfield Business and Tourism Center (19 Bridge Square) beginning Monday, June 18 during business hours. Or get your tickets at the event on Bridge Square. Tickets are $1 each and food/drinks are priced by number of tickets.

Eat at four or more stops on the Taste Tour and enter to win a 2-night stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Decorah, IA or the new Fairfield Inn & Suites Northfield, opening in early September. Thanks to Rebound Hospitality for donating this amazing prize!

Fairfield Inn & Suites Northfield Job Fair on June 20

On Wednesday, June 20th the Fairfield Inn by Marriott and the Archer House River Inn will be holding a joint job fair in the Archer House lower level conference room from 8am-11am and 3pm-6pm. Job applications for both properties may be picked up in advance at the Archer House River Inn or by emailing kenpankow@reboundhospitality.com or generalmanager@archerhouse.com. Both hotels will be hiring for guest service, housekeeping and night audit positions. The Fairfield will also be taking applications for guest service and housekeeping managers and supervisors as well as a bar manager and bartenders.

Rebound Hospitality has hired Ken Pankow as General Manager of the new Fairfield Inn & Suites Northfield. Ken spent the last six years as general manager of the Super 8 Hotel in Bemidji, MN. The hotel is scheduled to open in early September of this year. The Fairfield by Marriott will feature 80 guest rooms and suites, a full-service bar including a 1200sqft deck overlooking the Cannon River, a pool, fitness room, market and a board room. For more information visit www.marriott.com/mspnf

Northfield EDA Awards Micro-Grants

The Northfield Economic Development Authority has approved three Clem Shearer Micro-grants since the beginning of 2018. Congratulations to these fine Downtown Northfield businesses for attaining these awards!!

A $5,000 grant was provided to Hot Spot Music, LLC for building re-model and business expansion efforts. Hot Spot Music is at the corner of Division and 8th Streets.

Hot Spot Music

A $5,000 grant was provided to Northfield Physical Therapy for business expansion efforts. Norhfield Physical Therapy is in the Phoenix Building on the corner of Division Street and 7th Street.

Northfield Physical Therapy

A $4,995 grant was provided to Northfield Yarn for remodel and business expansion efforts. Northfield Yarn is at 314 Division Street.

Northfield Yarn
Clem Shearer Micro-Grant Program

The Micro-grant Program is part of the EDA’s progressive business support program. It is designed to strengthen emerging businesses and position them for future growth by helping them take a significant step in developing their technical, management, or marketing capabilities. The maximum micro-grant award is $5,000.

Micro-grant funds can be used for a wide variety of purposes including, but not limited to:

  • Leasehold improvements
  • Gap financing
  • Working capital

The Northfield Enterprise Center (NEC) continues to provide coaching opportunities for new business and coordinates initial discussions on micro-grant opportunities. For more information, reach out to Chris Whillock at 507-339-0336 or at the Northfield Business & Tourism Center at 19 Bridge Square.

Division Street Closed from 6th to 8th Beginning April 30

7th and Division–before

The City of Northfield will begin the reconstruction of Division Street between 6th St and 8th St on Monday, April 30. Washington St. will be the marked detour route. Read on for more details about the this summer’s entire downtown streets project. Bookmark the following link on the City’s website for complete information and updates .

Stage 1- Division Street from Sixth Street to Eight Street
Crews expect to begin work on Stage 1 on Monday April 30, 2018. Work expected next week include the closure of Division Street to thru traffic from Sixth Street to Eighth Street first thing Monday morning. A detour will be posted around the closure utilizing Washington Street. Additional work included next week will be bituminous and concrete street removals, curb and gutter removals, and driveway removals. Crews expect to begin utility installations the week of May 7.

Stage 2 – Seventh Street from Water Street to Washington Street
Staff also held individual meetings with the affected property owners on Stage 2 late this week to discuss the proposed schedule submitted by the contractor, and the affect to each individual property. The contractor expects to begin work on Stage 2 sometime mid-July, when Stage 1 is complete.

Stage 3 – Washington Street Mill and Overlay and Parking Lot Construction
No work is scheduled on Stage 3 until late July. Staff will send letters requesting property owner meetings on Stage 3 once construction is closer to beginning.

Nate Becker, City of Northfield, will be the project representative. Nate can be reached by phone at (507) 291-6490 or via email at Nate.Becker@ci.northfield.mn.us

7th and Divison-after