Get with the Downtown Saline art scene! Learn about The 109 Cultural Exchange here.
One afternoon on the day before Christmas Eve 2021, a big semi-truck cut the corner from eastbound Michigan Avenue onto S Ann Arbor Street and plowed over a lamp post onto the sidewalk without stopping.
So grateful to think that temps are getting warmer and our downtown hanging flower baskets… last year they really did splash a ton of color from our lamp posts! It’s one of those things that we absolutely enjoy when we’re here. Our Design Team works with KBK Garden Center every winter to get our flowers growing on, and it really is a sweet effort.
And so this is how we roll to make those flowers spill over our sidewalks! Be Bloomin’ is a fundraising campaign to help provide these colorful flowers in hanging baskets that breathe beauty, color and life into our downtown each and every spring and summer. Our petunia pots can be seen all along Michigan Avenue and Ann Arbor Street, from
We are really proud to present our last two annual reports on the work we did throughout 2020 and 2021 in the name of local economic recovery! Our efforts to address impacts created by the pandemic are outlined in these graphic reports that are easy to read and compare. Take a look at how Downtown Saline adapted to safety regulations and exciting outdoor innovations to support our brick and mortar shops and restaurants. And learn more about our work and message to make Downtown Saline a welcoming place for all! It’s easy to see why we really are the perfect pinch of home.
Download your copy of the 2020 Saline Main Street IMPACT Report
It is loud and it is wicked fast. And, it stirs a feeling within the very core of you, the pedestrian when waiting on the curb for the light to cross. If you have kids, chances are that you experience anxiety and even fear. For me, as much as I cross? I often envision what would happen if I, like my dad who has Parkinson’s Disease, lost my balance or simply faltered a misstep.
Sometimes it is downright infuriating. Double trailers, huge oversized trucks and semi’s crank through this intersection when it turns yellow and even red. The noise is deafening and the speed pulls at you and takes your breath away. This is NOT an exaggeration. The light turns to allow
We recently received an email about Umbrella Square. It was more of a challenge actually, by someone who is a supporter of Downtown Saline, but who had questions about how this park-like space supports our brick and mortar businesses in the way they are currently forced to function. We thought we might share our response, in order to provide an explanation how the Square currently functions and why it is so vital to the safety, enjoyment and recovery of Downtown Saline.
The original email is copied and pasted here —
“I have heard over and over from friends or even nearby family, how THE LIMITED TIME the restaurants are open (No lunch hours and no Sunday or Monday )… and the displeasure of shutting a street for the city without offering