Stories tagged with: Downtown Zanesville

June 19, 2013 - 3:15pm
1 year 43 weeks ago

After the housing slump started a few years ago, real estate activity in downtown Zanesville is beginning to pick up again.

"In the mid-2000's things were going pretty strong and then 2008-2009 things slowed down again. I'm very excited to say that there's real estate available in the downtown area both large and small, commercial and residential," said Dana Matz, Manager of the Downtown Zanesville Association.

Matz says the properties downtown are listed at fair prices...

June 11, 2013 - 5:52pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

Main Street will be blocked off between 5th and 6th Streets this Saturday for the showing of The Great and Powerful Oz, which will be projected from Main Street. The free event, which is sponsored by Century National Bank is a great way for everyone to enjoy downtown Zanesville.

"It's this Saturday, June 15th. Things start around 7 O'clock, something like that. We'll have pre-entertainment before and then the movie will start as soon as it gets dark enough to...

May 10, 2013 - 7:18pm
1 year 48 weeks ago

People enjoyed music, dinner and drinks at Bryan Place for their Friday night 'Party on The Patio.'

"We are having after work parties every Friday night. The first Friday of the month we're going to have a comedy club. We've been having packed houses on that so we started adding the bands every Friday. We're going to have happy hour specials from 5-7:00 p.m. We have dollar drafts and we have wings and barbecues, we'll have different specials every Friday," said Jodie Swingle...

April 8, 2013 - 9:23pm
2 years 1 week ago

Public Service Director Mike Sims says the Fifth Street enhancement project has been in the works for about five years and says the city was short funding for a year or two, causing delays in the project.

"This is the final year we can get it done and we were able to team up with ODOT funding along with Ohio Public Works funding to pull off a roughly 1.2-million dollar project for 43-thousand dollars out of the city so I think we utilized our grant sources to the max there,"...

June 6, 2012 - 5:28pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

Local farmers and vendors took to the Zanesville Muskingum County Welcome Center Wednesday afternoon, for the first downtown farmers market of the year. 

President of the market, Mark Barnhart says while the prices may not be cheaper than the grocery store, the quality is better, and some of the options available may be a pleasant surprise. 

"Most of the stuff here, I tell people, is 2000 miles fresher, which means it's several days fresher" said Barnhart...

January 6, 2012 - 7:02pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

Downtown Zanesville is thriving even as the economy continues to recover.

Zanesville Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz said 2011 was a year of impressive growth for the art community.

"The Artist Colony of Zanesville has done a good job of beginning the stages of strategic planning, looking at a five year plan," said Matz.  "We're very excited about that.  The group has continued to grow.  We have over 20 locations each Friday and over 150...

December 29, 2011 - 12:45pm
3 years 16 weeks ago

Downtown Zanesville continues to add more notches to its belt as we enter 2012.

Zanesville Downtown Association Manager, Dana Matz, says the occupancy growth of Masonic Temple, the Y-Bridge Arts Festival and the new Downtown Fitness locations are just some of the many 2011 downtown successes.

"Revitalization is a slow process. One of the key things I learned early on after going to a seminar was that the downtown will recover as quick as it declined. That was a slow and...

November 5, 2011 - 1:06pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

The community lined the streets of Downtown Zanesville Saturday for the annual Veterans Day Parade.

Vietnam Veteran Bud Johnson has served as Chairman of the parade for 13 years. He said the day serves as an opportunity to educate the youth on U.S. Freedom.

"The freedom that we have in this country are protected and guaranteed by the greatest military force in the world," said Johnson. "You need to take at least one day to honor them or say thank you....

October 29, 2011 - 3:06pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

A barbershop will be the most recent addition to the more than 180 businesses in Downtown Zanesville.

Main Street Barbers and Stylists celebrated their grand-opening today. Previously known as Zanesville's Finest, the store is now under new management. Owners Leon and Ashley Droughn were unable to make it today due to extenuating circumstances but Managing Barber Prince Fields expressed his enthusiasm for the business.

"I love doing what I do and I love when the kids...

October 5, 2011 - 4:55pm
3 years 28 weeks ago

Friday's Art Walk will feature an artist slightly off the beaten path of Downtown Zanesville.

Ceramic Artist Dan Towning has been working the past 20 years at restoring an old-brick home along Putnam Avenue. Three years ago he opened his own Gallery in the home's downstairs shop.

"It's just the greatest way to represent yourself," said Towning. "People can see you actually making your art and then they can look at the finished pieces."

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