downtown Battle Creek

6:08 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Battle Creek's Cereal Festival Moves One Block for One Year

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Concerns over condemned building caused move
Battle Creek's Cereal Festival, the city's largest downtown event, will be moved one block over to Van Buren Street this year. Festivals Manager Deborah Owens, the city's vice mayor, said the change is temporary and is to keep festivalgoers away from the former On Deck Sports Bar and Grill, damaged in a fire in late December.
6:19 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Battle Creek Commissioners Delay Decision on Food Trucks

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Commissioners say postponing vote will allow answers to more questions
Food trucks hit a speed bump Tuesday night as Battle Creek commissioners voted to delay their first vote on allowing them downtown.
6:09 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Battle Creek Commissioners to Vote Next Week on Food Trucks Downtown

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A "sunset" provision has been added since the last public comments on the ordinance to allow food trucks in downtown
After months of heated debate among residents and restaurant owners, city commissioners will vote next week on proposed changes to allow food trucks to operate in part of downtown Battle Creek.
7:13 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Options Unveiled for Battle Creek's Festival Market Square

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Site outside Kellogg Arena will be an outdoor event space
Architects unveiled three potential schemes for Festival Market Square that would reconfigure the area into an events and gathering space in downtown Battle Creek. Michael VanSchelven, senior project designer at Grand Rapids-based Integrated Architecture, explained the designs during a public session Wednesday.
7:06 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Downtown Battle Creek Restaurant Owners Suggest Pilot Program for Food Trucks

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Battle Creek is considering changes to decades-old rules
Downtown restaurant owners have proposed a different area for mobile vending and suggested a one-year pilot program instead of ordinance changes as the heated debate over food trucks rolled on.