ON THE BRICKS - FEBRUARY 2015 NEWSLETTER

Get ready to run like a fool around the Augusta Lake

Chasing a rainbow may not get you a pot of gold, but running like a fool around the Augusta Lake could land you a pile of cash. The annual April Fool’s Run around the Augusta Lake will take place on Saturday, March 28.  This year cash prizes will be given to the first three runners to make it the 4.1 miles around the lake.    Click here to read the rest of the story

March Madness fever has downtown merchants handing out bucks

If you like a good deal and you like basketball the merchants of downtown Augusta have a deal for you. Every time you shop in downtown Augusta from March 2 through March 22 you will receive a coupon for a dollar off to use in the store where you received it.  Click here for the full story

Three downtown businesses recognized for excellence

The Augusta Chamber of Commerce recognized three downtown business for excellence at the annual Chamber dinner on January 31. Tom Knudson, owner of Stickler’s Shoes, was presented with the business of the year award, Rob Mercer, owner of No Mercy BBQ was presented with the best restaurant award, and Austin Ottaway, owner of the Holiday Bowl, was present with best new business award. Click here to read the Butler County Times Gazette story on the event

New-to-you boutique opens in downtown Augusta

A new business is set to open in downtown Augusta on January 31. BB’s Closet, a consignment boutique, is owned by Ashley Birkey and Kelly Beavers.  The two mother’s met at church, developed a friendship, and saw a need in Augusta. Click here to read the rest of the story

A Town Graphics now open in downtown Augusta

After years of dabbling in graphic design, Augusta native Zach Cannady is finally realizing his dream of making money from his passion. Cannady, who just recently opened A Town Graphics at 311 State St. in Augusta, hopes to offer a safe, quality product to his hometown.   Click here to read the full story by Kari Adams in the Butler County Times Gazette

The red brick road leads to opportunity!  Be Involved by supporting Downtown Augusta Inc.

 Four businesses made the commitment to support the revitalization and business development efforts of Downtown Augusta Inc. in January:  The Holiday Bowl, Butler County Times Gazette, Boutique 1631, Robinson’s on State.   This year our organization is working on many community events as well as developing strategies to bring new businesses to our historic downtown.  I would encourage you to go to www.downtownaugustainc.com to learn more about what we do and get information on how you can become a member.

A sad day down on the bricks

Saturday, January 24 was a sad down in downtown Augusta. That was the last day of business for Strickler’s Shoes.  Tom Knudson decided to retire after 35 years of helping local residents walk out of his shop in just the right pair of shoes. Over the years he helped hundreds of kids get signed up for athletics.  Click here to read more about how local athletic groups decided to honor Tom

 

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Upcoming Events:

February 6,7,8American Sniper playing at the Augusta Theater. Show starts at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime and admission is $6.00/ticket. Visa, Mastercard, and Discover accepted for Admission and Concessions.

February 12 – Augusta vs. Andale at the Holiday Bowl. Spectators welcome. Match starts at 4 p.m.

February 13,14,15 – Paddington Bear playing at the Augusta Theater. Theater. Show starts at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime and admission is $6.00/ticket. Visa, Mastercard, and Discover accepted for Admission and Concessions.

 February 22 – Holiday Bowl hosts “Strike out Cancer,” a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society from 3-6 p.m. – a $10 donation is suggested.  Register on site.   

 

Call Cindy at Downtown Augusta Inc. for more information on any of these events or to get your events and announcements included in our monthly newsletter 775-4585