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Mena Moving Forward with Main Street Arkansas Program Application

The Mena Downtown Partners group recently met with representatives from the Arkansas Main Street program to discuss plans for Mena to join the program to help preserve the history of and promote downtown Mena. About two dozen people representing downtown businesses, civic and government leaders attended the meeting at American Artisans on Mena Street. Greg Phillips is the executive director ...

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Let the Good Times Roll with February Cash Mob

It’s once again time for shopping and fun.  On Saturday, February 10, at 10 a.m., the Cash Mob sponsored by Mena Downtown Partners will be hosted by Chameleon Arts.  The theme for this month’s Mob is Mardi Gras. Mob’sters will enjoy coffee, refreshments, door prizes and games prior to the name of the shop to be ‘mobbed’ being drawn. Since ...

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Downtown Welcomes Sanctified Design Studio

The Mena Downtown Partners welcomed Sanctified Design Studio on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Welcome and introductions were made by Downtown Partners’ Liason Judy Thompson, while Victor Rowell, pastor of The Crossing gave an opening prayer for the event. Rick Chrisman, owner of American Artisans and member of the Downtown Partners, and Gar Eisele, owner of Washburn’s and also a member ...

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Mena Downtown Partners’ Christmas in July is a Success

The Mena Downtown Partners held a Christmas in July event to promote the vast amount of downtown businesses that keep main street hopping. Many of the stores offered special discounts during the event, and several mega prizes were given away. Musical entertainment lined the street on Friday night and on Saturday, Santa Claus popped in from his beach vacation and ...

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Santa is Coming to Town

CONTRIBUTED BY JUDY THOMPSON – Santa is taking a break from his summer vacation to visit downtown Mena this Friday and Saturday.  Mena Downtown Partners is sponsoring Christmas in July, July 21 and 22, with all kinds of things going on.  Summer Santa will be in town both days from 10:00 – 2:00, Friday in the 800 block of Main, ...

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Mena’s Downtown Partners Plan Christmas in July Event

SUBMITTED – At the June meeting of the Downtown Partners, the activities committee presented suggestions for upcoming events.  Next on the schedule of events, MDP plans to bring an early Christmas to downtown.  Christmas in July will be Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22.  The event will be a great opportunity to begin Christmas shopping early.  There will be ...

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Downtown Partners Bring Added Awareness to Importance of Main Street

BY MELANIE BUCK – “Downtown is a reflection of how the community feels about itself,” said Main Street Arkansas Director Greg Phillips while speaking to an audience at the Ouachita Center during an event held by Mena’s Downtown Partners. The purpose of the event was for Phillips to inform the community about the importance of a vibrant downtown and how ...

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