First Friday Art Night is this Friday, June 1st starting at 5 pm in Downtown Northfield. Want to plan your evening in advance? Click on the schedule below for a printable pdf. See you downtown!
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.
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.
A $4,995 grant was provided to Northfield Yarn for remodel and business expansion efforts. Northfield Yarn is at 314 Division Street.
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.
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
First Friday Art Nights are a popular celebration in many communities–from Phoenix to Boston to Kansas City. We’re bringing this monthly art experience to Downtown Northfield, beginning June 1, 2018! The fun will continue throughout the year on the first Friday of each month from 5-9pm. As you walk through our historic downtown, you’ll encounter art of all kinds–everything from live bluegrass music in Hogan Brothers to visual art exhibits at the Historical Society to dance performances in the NDA studio and poetry readings at Imminent Brewing. Mark your calendars now for this FREE event! Check out the tentative lineup here.
Are you an artist who would like to participate? Register here. Coming from out of town? Stay overnight and enjoy the Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturday morning! Do you love the arts and want to help make this event possible with a tax-deductible sponsorship? Email email@example.com or donate online using the Give MN icon on the right sidebar.
Come join in the Earth Day fun April 20-22. Contra dance, yoga, biking, music, kids activities and more–fun for all ages!