Stories tagged with: Downtown Zanesville

January 6, 2012 - 7:02pm
4 years 28 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
4 years 30 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
4 years 37 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
4 years 38 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
4 years 42 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 - 4:51pm
4 years 42 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 - 4:55pm
4 years 46 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 - 5:03pm
5 years 2 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 - 3:12pm
5 years 5 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 - 6:14pm
5 years 8 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...

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