City Hall at the center of Mishawaka improvements, business boost

City Hall at the center of Mishawaka improvements, business boost

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (WNDU) – Inspire Mishawaka is asking the community for input on ways to improve downtown Mishawaka.

They held a town hall at the Lincolnway East library in Mishawaka Thursday night.

Inspire Mishawaka works with other community partners to achieve Indiana Main Street accreditation.

This accreditation would provide opportunities for grants and other funding so that they can bring more activities to the center.

“It is aimed at monument conservation. Cultivating business and arts activity in our downtown… the city has done a fantastic job on its own. We wanted to add a community-driven aspect to where we can contribute back to the growth and activity in our downtown,” said Bryan Tanner, president of Inspire Mishawaka.

This effort has been underway since 2018 and emerged from a committee of the Mishawaka Business Association.

“As the mayor says, and I agree, it’s the best hometown in America, and there’s a real sense of community pride. And it shows in the passion… that all of our government employees, our schools, our residents and neighbors really contribute to the community. This is just one way for us to bundle that into a single effort. A brand we can stand behind for our downtown Mishawaka,” said Tanner.

One of the city’s most popular events is Third Thursdays in the Mish.

“We have opportunities for arts, entertainment, performances and ways for our local downtown businesses to connect with more people,” said Tanner.

They also want your feedback.

“What inspires them? What would they like to see downtown?” said Tanner.

If you’d like to provide some feedback, click here.

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