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Destination Downtown Business Challenge

December 31, 2018
The public was invited to contribute in painting the mural, titled "You Betcha," as part of the DeTOUR Downtown initiative. The Crossing Arts Alliance Director Lisa Jordan asked Powers to create the mural to help brighten the urban landscape. Dispatch file photo
2018 Top 10: No. 8 - Efforts build on momentum for Downtown Brainerd
December 31, 2018 - 5:00pm
November 16, 2018
Marie Kirsch (center) speaks on stage after learning she was the winner of the Destination Downtown Business Challenge Thursday, Nov. 15, during the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce Celebration of Excellence award dinner at Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
And the winner is ... Knotty Pine Bakery. Bakery wins $50,000 prize in Destination Downtown Business Challenge
November 16, 2018 - 3:46pm
November 15, 2018
Lindsay Topp is the force behind BluPaisley in Nisswa and one of three finalists for the $50,000 Destination Downtown Business Contest. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Destination Downtown Spotlight: BluPaisley eyes expansion opportunity
November 15, 2018 - 11:00am
November 14, 2018
Mark Nesheim, who operates Wings Cafe at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, has visions for a homestyle bakery, diner and catering company in downtown Brainerd. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Destination Downtown spotlight: Sourdough Sam's Cook Shanty offers feast of opportunity
November 14, 2018 - 1:00pm
November 10, 2018
An example of one of Marie Kirsch's pies. Pies are her favorite baked goods and she offers them in multiple sizes, including this mini-pie.   Submitted photo
Destination Downtown spotlight: Bakery
November 10, 2018 - 12:00pm
September 26, 2018
Chamber announces business awards winners
September 26, 2018 - 6:00am
September 8, 2018
Chamber announces winners of business awards
September 8, 2018 - 1:00pm
June 29, 2018
People gather for this year's Destination Downtown Business Challenge kickoff Thursday, June 28, at the old Iron Rail in downtown Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
Sustaining Brainerd's buzz: 2nd Destination Downtown Business Challenge to begin
June 29, 2018 - 4:00am
June 16, 2018
Walking along South Eighth Street in downtown Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd launches second contest to attract businesses to its downtown
June 16, 2018 - 8:00am
There is much more to The Last Turn Saloon than the restaurant and bar many are familiar with and those long hidden features are something owner Ed Mattson wants to repurpose and revitalize. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Destination Downtown finalist: Last Turn Saloon builds on legacy
November 16, 2017 - 12:00pm
November 13, 2017
DispatchCast: 3 downtown Brainerd dreamers, 1 prize
November 13, 2017 - 3:18pm
September 7, 2017
Crystal Patnoe (standing) and Nichole Struthers are the creative team behind Vaenn Har Hair Studio on Laurel Street in Brainerd. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatchplay button
A new look: New businesses add fresh perspective to downtown district
September 7, 2017 - 3:00am
July 8, 2017
Available now: DispatchCast talks Destination Downtown
July 8, 2017 - 11:30am
July 6, 2017
DispatchCast: A look at the Destination Downtown Business Challenge
July 6, 2017 - 1:39pm
June 30, 2017
Daring to dream: Business challenge seeks downtown Brainerd entrepreneurs
June 30, 2017 - 12:40am