Stories tagged with: Downtown Zanesville

October 29, 2011 - 2:06pm
4 years 14 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 - 3:55pm
4 years 18 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."

Unlike...

October 3, 2011 - 3:51pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

A lifetime spent maintaining and caring for his hometown will officially be recognized by the City of Zanesville as they declare the second Saturday of each October Wally Moore Clean-Up Day.

89-year-old Wally Moore was once a commonly seen man among the streets of downtown Zanesville. Moore's deep appreciation for his hometown inspired him to walk the streets, pulling weeds, picking up garbage and bringing attention to the areas in need.

"That's the whole object of living in...

September 3, 2011 - 3:55pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

The heat wasn't enough to stop rib lovers Saturday afternoon as the 8th annual Rib Fest wrapped up in downtown Zanesville.

Co- Chairman Ernest Bynum said the Friday and Saturday event continues to grow each year with more than 5,000 people in attendance.

"A lot of people are trying to get us to go to Sunday," laughed Bynum. "I say if we went to Sunday I'd be dead."

The festival offers more than just ribs. Vendors as far as Florida have returned each year...

July 11, 2011 - 4:03pm
4 years 30 weeks ago

Downtown Zanesville will be full of activity this week, featuring unique tastes and sounds.

A Taste of Zanesville will kick off Wednesday afternoon with about 35 local businesses taking part  in the event. The day will include art displays, demonstrations, and activity for kids taking place throughout the downtown area. Downtown Manager Dana Matz said, the day originally served as a bridge between pottery festivals and has been a success ever since.

"So all around the...

June 22, 2011 - 2:12pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

Two people were sent to the hospital Wednesday afternoon, after a bizarre accident in downtown Zanesville.

It happened just after 2 p.m. at the corner of South and Seventh streets, when an ambulance from Scioto County collided with a van from Muskingum County.

Sergeant Chris Rice, from the Zanesville Police Department, says the gray van was headed west on South Street, and the Life Ambulance was southbound on Seventh, when the two collided at the intersection. The wreck...

June 1, 2011 - 5:14pm
4 years 36 weeks ago

Zanesville's 'First Friday' may offer a lot to do, but there is even more to see.

The art studio, Elements, has played a big role in the success of the Downtown Freight Shops. Spokesperson and Enthusiast, Linda Regula, said, she has enjoyed 'First Friday' for more than 8 years. When she first began going, only two sights were offered, now more then 20 shops participate.

"We finally convinced Cheryl, she does such beautiful thing she should have her own gallery," said...

June 1, 2011 - 5:07pm
4 years 36 weeks ago

The Farmer's Market has come to Downtown Zanesville early this year, but it seems the farmers are behind schedule.
 

The Farmer's Market typically has 10 to 12 vendors but, due to high rain levels, the planting season for many farmers has been forced to be pushed back.
 

Manager of The Zanesville Downtown Association, Dana Matz, said, "We had several call us up late yesterday or early this morning and say, 'Dana we got to take a chance, an advantage...

June 1, 2011 - 4:43pm
4 years 36 weeks ago

The childhood dream to one day own a spa has become a reality for one woman.

The Owner and Operator of Divine Bliss Spa, Amy White, has brought her enthusiasum for spa treatment to the Freight Shops in downtown Zanesville. White said, her inspiration began as a child. Her parents created a small salon in their basement, and she would charge family and friends 50 cents for her services. Today, White charges a little more, but her dedication to clients remains the same.

"What...

April 19, 2011 - 6:21pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

The Zanesville Planning Commission approved the re-zoning of downtown Zanesville to an Art Overlay district Tuesday afternoon. The change wouldn't add any restrictions to the current zoning, but would make potential additional uses of the area available.

"What this will do is make us eligible for Federal funding that we aren't eligible for now, and will cause the Artist Colony to continue to grow and will be an asset to downtown Zanesville." said Mayor Butch Zwelling. He...

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