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Saline Main Street wants to put a spring in your step with some majorly cool events in the works! 2018 is shaping up to be awesome, with a new downtown restaurant week, live music and more!
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April 17, 2018

Wake up lazy bones! Spring is here.

Hey have you noticed? It's spring! Never was there a better time to pull yourself out of hibernation mode -- wake up and smell the java, yo! Join us in Downtown Saline!

At Saline Main Street, we're shaking off the cobwebs from a long Michigan winter and pulling together a fabulous line-up of events. And, the whole downtown community is rallying for spring, too.

Take a look at how we're gearing up for warm weather!

Taste the downtown good life.

Chalk it up to our downtown culinary talent, yo.
Our Organization Team had a cool little party in March to honor our superstar volunteers (more on that here!) and, the team had it catered by our downtown restaurants and foodie spots. We filled our plates with bits and bites, and said, "Hey, this gorgeous spread is totally our downtown!"
So our Promotions Team decided to throw a Block Party for all our Main Street friends and get on board the Restaurant Week bandwagon!


Downtown Saline Eats & Beats Restaurant Week

WHEN :: May 21st through the 24th
WHERE :: Exclusively Downtown Saline
WHAT :: Fixed Price Menus featuring fabulous food that our Downtown Saline chefs are making us famous for!


Kick-off Block Party

WHEN :: Sunday May 20th | 2 to 5PM
WHERE :: S. Ann Arbor Street
WHAT :: Lots and lots of food to sample! Tickets will be sold on site for $1 and may be redeemed for bits and bites at tasting tables and tents.
All of our shops and restaurants are getting in on this Main Street spring fling, too! Sidewalk sales galore. Fun stuff for kids, and live music by blues guitar phenom Jake Kershaw! Block party proceeds go to Saline Main Street. For more info on the block party and our week long tribute to our downtown restaurants / food artistry, click here.

Earth Day Saturday April 21st! Think local.

Saline Main Street invites you all to roll up your sleeves for a special day of service! Our 2nd Annual Clean Saline Day is Saturday, April 21st on Earth Day weekend.

Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970, bringing people together worldwide in support of protecting the environment. Our Design Team service event highlights multiple projects throughout the downtown and other spots that need TLC. 
Volunteers are needed! Check-in from 9 to 9:30AM at the Saline Main Street office located at 131 E. Michigan Avenue. Folks will be organized into teams, begin working at 9:30 and finish up at 11:30.

Volunteers can register here! Special thanks go out to Saline's illustrious Department of Public Works for all the tools and support, too!

Our Beautiful Downtown

Be Bloomin' yo.

Greening up our bricks and mortar is something we're passionate about! 

The colorful hanging baskets and gorgeous flowers that adorn Downtown Saline all summer long are made possible by our fundraising campaign, Be Bloomin'. For information on how you can become a sponsor, click here!

Students Celebrate Saline!


Our Design Team brought back the Student Art Banner Competition again this year, and a whole slew of our amazing student artists entered stunning heartfelt designs to celebrate Saline! This year's winners have been chosen and will be notified by phone or email. The winning designs will be featured on boulevard banners lining both sides of Michigan Avenue and Ann Arbor Street starting in May.

We'd like to send a very special shout out to all the students who participated, their proud parents and teachers, and Saline area schools who helped us collect the entries!

Gearing up for Summer Music Series 2018

Pump up the volume, there's dancing in the streets.

Our Promotions Team kicks it up a notch by bringing live music to the heart of our downtown every Thursday from 7 to 9PM | June 14th through August 23rd. 

At Saline Main Street we rock the downtown all summer long, and it's so fun! Please do join us for the best street party around -- great music, no cars and lots of cool people to dance with. Mark your calendars for groovy Thursday nights in Downtown Saline!

Ladies Night Out 2018

It really was a lovely evening on Thursday, April 12th for this year's Ladies Night Out! The streets were packed for Bubbles and Baubles, a necklace building extravaganza created by hosting biz and event organizer, Mod Squad Salon.
A beautiful night for a stroll, it was! 
Great weather, yes -- but, we were also blown away by the great vibes, preparation and attention to detail employed by our passionate volunteers. This was one truly special evening for gals in Downtown Saline, made even more so by the generosity of our amazing establishments, too!

City of Saline | Parking Study

Are you as anxious as we are to learn more about current parking conditions in our Downtown and how we can improve? Parking is critically connected to small business success and downtown vitality, and our Business Development Team is deeply committed to finding short and long term solutions. 
Saline Main Street Board President, Jill Durnen and Holli Andrews, Executive Director accepted a request by City Manager, Todd Campbell to have a seat on the Parking Study Steering Committee.
 
Andrews, Durnen and the Business Development Team will work hard to engage our downtown business owners and stakeholders during this phase of parking program research and development! Read about the consultants, Rich & Associates here. 

Honoring our Rock Star Volunteers

Annual Celebration | A look back at 2017.
Saline Main Street is a community driven organization, and our volunteers are the ones who make it all happen. You'll never meet a more inspired group of people, who really want to see our sidewalks bustle and our downtown businesses thrive and prosper. Each year, Saline Main Street's Organization Team hosts a true celebration to thank and honor a whole slew of people who take time out of their lives to host events, hang flower baskets, open their pockets and provide their amazing expertise!

To get the whole scoop on Saline Main Street's 2017 numbers and stats, click here.

Downtown Office Space Available

101 S Ann Arbor Rd, Suite 203C  
Downtown Saline 300sf office suite available for lease. Beautiful building, with shared kitchenette, waiting area and closet. The monthly rent is $645.

For more information contact
Praxis Properties 734-971-6850
Tyler@praxisproperties.com

Won't you join us?

Are you passionate about small business, historic preservation, community events and Downtown Saline? We'd love to have you come aboard! Be part of our incredible, fun, motley, effective, exciting team of volunteers. Work with great folks who know how to get things done. Make a difference by supporting work that reaches and connects many people from all different ages and backgrounds! Join the Organization, Design, Promotions or Business Development Team today.

For more information, click here. And, see you soon in Downtown Saline!
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