ALTON — Alton Main Street’s quarterly information exchange, What’s Up Downtown, will be 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway.
The public is invited to learn the latest news about development of Alton’s historic downtown district, including updates from new and existing businesses, real estate transactions and special events.
The evening’s featured speakers include:
- Chris Hinkle will share updates regarding Piasa Body Art, which has relocated to Downtown.
- Dan Hornsey acquired Mineral Springs Mall and will share information about the building’s new tenants, plans for the ballroom and residences being added on the upper floor.
- Kevin Buel opened Golden Road Organics on Broadway, a retail store that carries gardening supplies as well as beer and wine-making supplies.
- Val Harris will share updates and programming details offered at the Scott Bibb Center, formerly known as the Community Learning Center at St. Patrick’s School.
What’s Up Downtown is a casual open forum where the audience will be brought up to date by Alton Main Street, business and property owners, city officials, the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau and other stakeholders. Attendees will enjoy refreshments and the opportunity to network with other downtown enthusiasts. Dates for the remaining gatherings are May 17, Aug. 16 and Nov. 15.