Downtown Happenings is a monthly 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 the first weekday of the month.

Cafe Zinc
The H Hotel
Imagine That!
Midland Computer Solutions
ONe Eighteen
Oxygen Lounge
Peel ‘n Pare
St. Briged Catholic Schools

Spring is here, and at Aster we welcome it with open arms.


Our patio–– brand new and set up to accommodate dinner service–– will be ready soon, and we can’t wait to invite guests to sample our seasonal offerings on Ashman as the days march towards summer.

And speaking of seasonality: we dreamed up Aster not only as a restaurant, but as a community where we can share plates that represent all that Michigan has to offer with our friends and neighbors. Brand new to our menu is the ramp –– a plant that has been described as a cross between a horseradish and an onion.

Ramps are indgienous to the Midwest, and grow wild throughout the region–– in the Miami-Illinois language, the ramp is known as chicagou, and early French settlers adopted the word for what we now know as the city of Chicago. We hope our guests will love finding ramps in our steak chimichurri, and later this year in dishes that will use the vegetable after it is pickled and canned.

And as we continue our mission of sustainability, we’re glad to have teamed up with local composters, and are committed to recycle our fryer oil waste–– we’re so happy our guests have loved Aster’s waffle fries, every batch helps make sustainable, and environmentally friendly biodiesel.

Lastly, we’re so thankful to everyone who has chosen to celebrate Father’s Day with us. This marks our very first brunch, one that we hope is the first of many holidays we will share together. From our family to yours, thank you so much for the support you’ve shown Aster over the past year. We’ll see you on Ashman!


134 Ashman St.
(989) 750-7101

New Menu Coming Soon At Cafe Zinc!


The finishing touches are being put on the menu right now! We are excited for you to taste the new items that our culinary team has created. Stay tuned for details…

Hours of Operations
Open Daily 7am – 9pm


Café Zinc
111 W. Main Street
(989) 837-6030
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram
Visit for reservations.

Last Chance to Join Us For The H Hotel’s Summer Sunset Getaway!


Join us on Saturday, June 5th for an incredible couples getaway… Featuring overnight accommodations, three-course dinner for two, $50 voucher for a future stay and more – all for just $199.00 per couple.

Visit for more details and to see the other dates for our getaway series.


The H Hotel
111 W. Main Street
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

Imagine That! Father’s Day is Just Around the Corner


We have lots of unique gift ideas for those special guys in your life. Take a little time to poke around!


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

Need Help with your PC?


Midland Computer Solutions offers many services for your HOME and BUSINESS:

  • Laptop, Desktop, Server and Laser Printer Repair
  • New Computer and Equipment Sales
  • Virus/Malware/Adware Removal
  • System Optimization and Cleanup
  • Small Business Services
  • Secure Wireless Solutions (SOHO, Enterprise and In-Building)
  • Data Backup and Disaster Recovery
  • Cloud Backup, Email and Storage Services
  • Virtualization and Application Hosting
  • Secure Remote VPN Connectivity Solutions
  • Server Setup and Maintenance
  • Network, Server and Workstation Maintenance Plans
  • In-store, on-site and remote services available
  • HIPPA Compliancy Solutions and 501(c)(3) Non-Profit  Resource
  • Partnerships with Microsoft, Dell, Lenovo, Nordic Backup, and many others

Business rates are just $75/hour. In-store drop-off rates are $45/hour.

Don’t pay over $100 for virus removals – we charge just $59!

Please visit us online:


Midland Computer Solutions
204 W Buttles Street
(989) 600-3619

Patio Seating at ONE18


Experience outdoor dining on Main Street. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Downtown Midland while you eat, then take a romantic stroll to watch the sunset.

Hours of Operations
Tuesday – Saturday 5pm-10pm

Visit to make your reservation today!


ONe eighteen
111 W. Main Street
Midland, MI 48640
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

Oxygen Lounge is Open!


Now that we have re-opened, kick back and relax by one of our firepits with a cocktail or a pint. There is no better way to unwind after a long day!


Oxygen Lounge
111 W. Main Street
Midland, MI 48640
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

Takeout Tuesdays in full swing at Peel ‘n Pare!


Treat yourself to a fresh, flavorful salad for lunch … or take one home to share as a side with dinner!   Your salad will come with dressing on the side, made with our top-grade olive oils and vinegars … simple, healthy and really delicious.  These salads are available each Tuesday while supplies last but we can hold one for you … just call 832-2162!


Peel ‘n Pare
121 E. Main Street
(989) 832-2162 ‘n Pare Gifts for the Kitchen

St. Brigid Catholic School Brings Community Garden to Downtown



Come & Continue to Grow With Us!

Students at St. Brigid Catholic School recently planted their first ever community garden, located directly in front of the school building on Ashman St.  The project was planned and implemented by the current 5th grade class as they get ready to transition to middle school in the Fall, but students from all grades help plant the garden. When students return to school in the Fall, they will be able to see how much their plant(s) have grown, as well as themselves. Students will be able to work as a class to harvest the garden, and it can be utilized in the school kitchen for student lunches and/or donated to local community organizations. During the growing period, certain crops will be available to be harvested by the community.


For more information regarding the garden, please contact Sara Groth at

For more information regarding St. Brigid Catholic School, please contact Laura Wilkowski, Principal at or (989) 835-9481


St. Brigid Catholic School
130 W. Larkin St.
(989) 835-9481

View Article Submission Guidelines