Fargo downtown coalition to release second map in January
FARGO - Early this year, the Downtown Community Partnership put together a downtown walking map to promote downtown businesses. The coalition is now putting the finishing touches on a second, updated map to be released in January that will includ...
FARGO – Early this year, the Downtown Community Partnership put together a downtown walking map to promote downtown businesses.
The coalition is now putting the finishing touches on a second, updated map to be released in January that will include an additional 101 destinations, said the group’s president and CEO, Michael Hahn.
“We’re seeing tremendous growth,” he said.
The 2015 walking map will feature 154 shops, restaurants, bars and galleries. Seventy businesses paid to have additional information included about them in the map, Hahn said.
“The purpose,” he said, “is, basically, to promote downtown as a destination to shop, dine and to experience the arts, and also entertainment.”
The walking map does not provide a specific route to use when strolling downtown. Instead, it shows the locations of various shops, focusing on Broadway, Main Avenue and 8th Street South, and divides them into three categories: retail; dining and entertainment; and arts and antiques.
The map also notes downtown landmark buildings like the Great Northern Railway Depot, North Dakota State University facilities downtown, and others.
The map will also point out ATM locations, places to park or catch a bus and where to find a bike share station.
The DCP will print 45,000 copies – up from 25,000 last time – and distribute them to local hotels, college campuses, Hector International Airport and regional as well as statewide tourism bureaus.
The 2015 map, made in partnership with the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, is overall “much more robust,” Hahn said.
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