Receiving community input to promote Downtown Scottsbluff

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. The Downtown Scottsbluff Association hosted an Organizational Meeting for residents to share their thoughts and ideas on how to bring in more activities, events and shoppers to Downtown Scottsbluff.

Many ideas include adding a Multi-Cultural Fair that includes Hispanic, German, Japanese and Chinese culture. The 18th Street Plaza makes a good location with it being fenced up and almost completed. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)

Representatives from Lynne Morgan Boutique, Cappuccino and Company, Scottsbluff/Gering Chamber of Commerce and The Flyover Brewing Company were in attendance.

This group wants to integrate their ideas into previous events while generating new ones.

Many ideas include adding a Multi-Cultural Fair that includes Hispanic, German, Japanese and Chinese culture.

This group would like to add a huge Cinco de Mayo celebration with a taco eating contest, vote for your favorite taco and enjoy Mariachi music and dancers.

The 18th Street Plaza makes a good location with it being fenced up and almost completed.

It is especially important to hear from the community directly when planning events.

“They had some wonderful ideas,” said Starr Lehl, Economic Development Director. “Obviously, everyone travels to other cities and a lot of them have lived in other cities so they are bringing those ideas into Scottsbluff and I think they are great ones. They have all been great.”

Lehl states that the most successful events in 2019 include Bands on Broadway, the Beer and Wine Fest and Old West Balloon Fest.

With Bands on Broadway, they will extend their six weeks to seven weeks.

The meetings will be hosted every third Thursday of every month.

The next meeting is on Thursday, February 20th starting at 8:00am in the Bluffs Business Center.