Downtown Happenings is typically a bi-weekly e-newsletter containing articles and information about what is going on in the Downtown Midland businesses, events, and more. Currently, Downtown Happenings is issued on a weekly basis on Thursdays at 12:00 noon.

For February, March and April we are moving to a monthly newsletter to see if that works better for our buinesses and customers. We will decide in April if we will go back to a bi-weekly newsletter, or stay a monthly newsletter. Stay tuned!

Ace Hardware & Sports
Cafe Zinc
Gift of Hope Boutique
Grape Beginnings Winery, LLC
Heather ‘n Holly
The H Hotel
Imagine That!
Joyful Tantrum
ONe Eighteen
Pizza Sam’s
Proper Taco
The Rebel Mamas
Serendipity Road

Ace is the place to get your yard in shape!


Ace is the place to get your yard in shape, and keep it that way with big savings on the best brands in lawn care from April 14th – 26th.

Visit for more details

Ace Hardware & Sports
419 E. Main Street
(989) 832-8829

Outdoor dining is back at Café Zinc!


Outdoor dining is back at Café Zinc! We have been experiencing some exceptional spring weather, so decided to re-open our patio seating. For your next visit, consider dining outdoors, weather permitting of course.

Hours of Operations
Open Daily 7am – 9pm


Café Zinc
111 W. Main Street
(989) 837-6030
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Visit for reservations.

Get 10% off at Gift of Hope Boutique!


Have you stopped in our boutique lately?  We have been working hard adding new products, new colors, and increasing our metal art inventory!

Stop in and find something you love!  When you mention this post we will give you 10% OFF during the month of April!

Ethically Made – Hand Crafted – Purchase with a Purpose


Gift of Hope Boutique
135 Ashman
(616) 608-6606
Find us on Facebook:  Gift of Hope Boutique

Grape Beginnings Winery Wine Flight and Cheese Pairing on April 17th !


Wine Flight and Cheese Pairing April 17th   RSVP for your time slot. 989-486-9569. All day long $25.00 per person enjoy a sweet or dry flight of Five 2-oz pours with five cheeses.

Wine While You Dine April 21st.  RSVP for 6:00 or 7:30 seating. 989-486-9569

Wine While You Dine Dinner April 21st.  RSVP 989-486-9569 REQUIRED by 16th.  Dinner will also be available for takeout.  Seating at 6 and 7:30pm.  We will be serving our Garlic and Black Bean Marinated Pork Loin with Asparagus, Roasted Red Potatoes, a garden salad or soup, roll and Shortcake for dessert.   $22.00 per person.  Please call to reserve your spot RSVP is required 989-486-9569.

Grape Beginnings Winery will be closed Easter Sunday April 4th

Grape Beginnings Winery will have a volunteer reading “Chicks and Salsa” for Downtown Story Day.  Bring your children down to enjoy a variety of books regarding farmyard animals.  12-4 April 10th.

Thank you for your support!!

 Winter Hours
Tues – Thursday 1-8pm
Fri – 1-9 pm
Sat 11:00am-9pm
Sunday 12-5pm
Monday Closed

Stay safe and healthy

Chris Whitted & Brent Whitted

Grape Beginnings Winery
244 E Main St.

Heather ‘n Holly is Ready to go With your Easter Favorites!


Easter is Sunday April 4th.   The staff at Heather ‘n Holly has been working hard to make, decorate and package those favorite chocolates bunnies, Chocolate covered treats and candies your special ones are craving.   Also, look for Ashby’s Ice Cream to be back shortly after Easter.   For your convenience and safety, we are still offering free curbside pick up.    Delivery is also available for free for orders over $25 in the City of Midland.   Place orders on-line at or by calling the store at 989-832-6460.   Please be aware that not all of our offerings will be available on-line.


Heather ‘n Holly
228 E. Main Street

Join the H Hotel team!


Looking for a career in hospitality? Apply at the H Hotel today!
Learn your craft at the only AAA 4-Diamond property in
Mid-Michigan. View our available opportunities at


The H Hotel
111 W. Main Street
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Imagine That! Some Sweet Items for Spring


Lisa creates stunning designs with delicate curls of wood shavings in an art form known as quilling. The decorated clothespins are magnets!


Imagine That! Local Artists’ Co-op
147 E. Main St.

Are you ready for outdoor fun or rainy days?

Either way we got you covered.  We also started carrying some new lines of books we are sure you are going to love and just in time for summer reading.

10% off all books through the month of April if you mention Fun with Books at cash register.

Be Awesome,
Serendipity Road

Joyful Tantrum
213 E. Main St
(989) 486-9866

You can now reserve the Alcove at ONe eighteen!


In preparation for the beautiful weather and the opening of our courtyard dining spaces, we are pleased to announce that you are now able to reserve The Alcove… our semi-private space for up to 10 guests. Check out our website for more details.

Hours of Operations
Tuesday – Saturday 5pm-10pm

Visit to make your reservation today!


ONe eighteen
111 W. Main Street
Midland, MI 48640
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It’s finally springtime! While the seasons change, come taste our menu changes!


With brand new specialty pizzas, boneless wings, new sandwiches, exciting appetizers, new desserts, and fresh takes on all of your favorites, Pizza Sam’s has never been better! We are open for takeout, delivery, and dine-in eating! Thank you all so much for your support during this crazy year, mask up, wash your hands, and keep Midland Safe!

Pizza Sam’s
102 W Main
Facebook:  Pizza Sam’s
Instagram: @pizza.sams

This Month At Proper Taco…



Proper Taco is dedicated not only to serving you excellent tacos, nachos and dips, but we also want to make sure you’re having an excellent time. Here are a few of our regularly scheduled events. As always, if Proper Taco guests aren’t having a good time, ain’t nobody having a good time. Let us know what we can do to make your experience phenomenal. If it already is phenomenal be sure to tell everyone you know. After all, the first rule of Proper Taco is “ALWAYS talk about Proper Taco.”


Proper Taco
139 Ashman St.
(989) 750-3420

The Rebel Mamas Will Open in Downtown on April 10!


Kaela and Mackenzie are the mamas behind Rebel Mamas. We are balloon artists, party decorators, and now a party supplies boutique. We are so excited to be opening a storefront and bringing a little color and confetti to downtown Midland.

The Rebel Mamas
126 Townsend St

Introducing Serendipity Pantry….


Last year was certainly the year of the pivot and one large change we made was adding a larger pantry section to the store.  It is chocked full of small batch, small business goods from companies like Food for Thought from Traverse City, Gus & Grey from Detroit, Happy Girl Granola from Owosso and from Midland Grove Tea Lounges teas, Creation Coffee and Molasses Rub from right next door.  Supporting local just got easier!


Serendipity Road
215 E. Main Street

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