downtown Battle Creek

6:09 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Only One Applicant for Downtown Battle Creek Food Vendor License So Far

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New ordinance allows up to seven food trucks to operate on Jackson Street
The lines on Jackson Street are painted and the ordinance is now on the books, but only one vendor has so far applied for a license since Battle Creek commissioners voted to allow food trucks downtown. "The current application volume is about what we expected," Jessica VanderKolk, the city's communications specialist, said in an email Thursday.
6:46 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Battle Creek Launches Program to Reduce Downtown Vacancy Rate

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Rental support will be provided in exchange for businesses maintaining specific hours and participating in training and mentoring
Development officials have launched a new program to help retail businesses open shop in the heart of the city as they look for creative ways to fill up downtown Battle Creek's vacant storefronts. Tuesday, Battle Creek Unlimited's Downtown Partnership unveiled its Retail Acceleration Program.
5:53 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Battle Creek City Commission Approves Food Trucks Downtown

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Action lifts ban on mobile vending in what had been known as the "central business district"
Food trucks can soon serve meals on Jackson Street after city commissioners brought an end to the months-long debate over whether they should be allowed to operate in downtown Battle Creek. "I think all the concerns may be valid," Mayor Dave Walters said after the commission's regular meeting Tuesday.
6:22 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Plan to Allow Food Trucks Downtown Moves Ahead in Battle Creek

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Commissioners will have to vote again on ordinance July first
After opting to hold off for two more weeks, the Battle Creek City Commission moved forward on Tuesday with the process to allow food trucks downtown. "There's something bigger to me than all of this," Mayor Dave Walters said. "And that is, we have to allow free enterprise."
7:44 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Cereal Festival Moves, But Crowds Still Come

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This year's festival site was changed because of fire at On Deck Sports Bar and Grill
Despite yearly changes to the Battle Creek Cereal Festival, there remains one constant: thousands of people crowd downtown Battle Creek for entertainment, breakfast and community. The annual festival, which sees thousands of bowls of cereal provided by Kellogg Co., Post Foods and ConAgra Foods poured to waiting lines of people, moved off Michigan Avenue to West Van Buren Street Saturday.