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Dog Days of Summer at the Market on Military

Join us this week for the Dog Days of Summer at the Market on Military. 

Military Avenue is full of great pet services, products and food. Coming soon is a doggie daycare! Find more information at the special Market day. Plus all of our great vendors will be there with peak season produce. You can even find apples and mums, just getting ready for fall.

Market on Military Starts Thursday!

The Market on Military will start this Thursday! June 6th. 

Stop by the Market on Military in the GB Plaza parking lot from 3-7 each Thursday this summer. (Near Sears) Our 4th year will feature most of our tried and true vendors and many new ones. 

It feels like we have had spring for a while, now we can get some of the great spring produce. It is peak season for asparagus and rhubarb

Spring produce 2018

One of the many new vendors this year is CC’s Sweet Treats. For those of you with a sweet tooth, they have you covered. Deep fried Twinkies, Oreos, peanut butter cups, and candy bars plus funnel cakes will satisfy your craving. Their food truck also has some Wisconsin favorites – deep fried cheese curds, jumbo pretzels w/cheese, nachos w/cheese and corn dogs. Christie comes from Luxemburg, WI with lots of sweet treats and cheese. 

CC’s Sweet Treats Twinkies
CC’s Sweet Treats funnel cake
CC’s Treats Oreo Cookies

   

Many new crafters and our regulars will be rotating into the mix of vendors. The Ness husband and wife team is talented in wood working. They have beautiful bird houses, benches, and themed scarecrows. Paula’s Two Danes Bakery is back and is always a hit with our four legged customers. We are dog friendly if your dog is friendly. Two human bakeries are also attending this year.

Packer Scarecrow for your garden or yard.
Ness bird houses
Pollinator craft Summer 2018

Each week we have a youth project. This Thursday, June 6th,  kids can plant a seed, take it home, and watch it grow over the summer. Maybe they will want to grow their own food someday and this project will help them understand how it works.

Here is some of what you will find at the Market on Military:
Meat, eggs, fresh seasonal produce, prepared veggies, jams and jellies, pickles, honey, plants, flowers, apples, bakery, breads, pet food, pet supplies, Kettle Corn, Sweet Treats, BBQ food trucks, jewelry, arts and crafts.

Each week is unique! See https://militaryave.org/news/market-on-military/ for more information. 

D&T Gardens produce and more.

Military Avenue Mural

Watercolor Style Mural on Military


 

Q-Tea Premium Tea House and The Sense Spa & Wellness Center will have the first mural on Military Avenue.

Kent Hutchinson is painting a watercolor style mural done in acrylic, that was selected by the owner, on the side of the building at 124 S Military Avenue. The new tea house and spa owner is adding to the beautiful Zen gardens with this artistic mural. As our weather cooperates, there will soon be outside seating in the peaceful, minimalist, Zen like garden.

In addition to tea, frozen custard, and healthy drinks, they also serve Vietnamese Coffee. (Also called Cà phê Sữa đá.) This Vietnamese coffee is rich, super flavorful, and sweet with just a tiny hint of hazelnut. It is perfect on a hot or cold day. Either iced or hot.

You can have a tea or coffee while you visit the spa area that features manicures, pedicures, massage, waxing, and the most unique salt room. RELAXED is the word you will use after time here.

The artist, Kent Hutchinson, is an active community member and creative collaborator. Kent serves as chair on the Green Bay Public Arts Commission and organizes the STEAM events held at the Neville Museum. STEAM adds the A for Art to Science – Technology – Engineering – and Mathematics. “A comprehensive understanding of the STEAM disciplines makes us smart while an understanding of how these disciplines can be interwoven and combined makes us wise.” Kent’s incorporation and encouragement of art in our everyday life is evident in many Green Bay locations.

Visit the Q-Tea House to see the positive development of including art on Military Avenue.

 

Earth Day Clean-Up

Join us for an Earth Day Clean-Up on Military Avenue!

Monday, April 29th at 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM

BMO Harris parking lot on Military Avenue. 

Meet up with students from the Academy at East High School to help us clean up the street after our long winter.

Bright t-shirts, rakes, pickers, gloves and bags will be available. Volunteers will work for two hours and return to the parking lot for light refreshments.

Contact Leah if you can help!! Director@militaryave.org or 920-544-9503

Calling All Artists!

Do you want to see your creation on Military Avenue?

The Green Bay Public Arts Commission (GBPAC) is assisting the Green Bay Military Avenue Business District to place artwork within Military Avenue. We are seeking visual artists to submit their artwork for possible placement on utility boxes located on Military Avenue. ARTPOWER will give Green Bay artists the opportunity to transform ordinary objects of urban infrastructure into something fun and unique, enhancing our public spaces.

The images submitted will be reviewed for these features: 

  • high quality
  • engaging
  • positive

The design should reflect concepts of:

  • Green Bay
  • pride
  • community
  • diversity
  • patriotism
  • unity
  • and togetherness

All application materials must be received via email or physical copy by 5:00pm on April 30, 2019. Applicants with technical limitations, and for general questions, please contact the Public Arts Coordinator: laurasc@greenbaywi.gov

Military Ave. Utility Box Art Press Release

A complete application, with many more details of the requirements, is attached here. Military Utility Box Art Program – Final 

“Storm Water Management” the short of it.

Brief Info About Storm Water Management 

I’ve recently heard concerns regarding stormwater management regulations on property owners. There is a common belief that owners cannot improve their property without having to comply with modern stormwater regulations, requiring the owner to pay for costly stormwater infrastructure. This concern prevents owners from investing in their properties, and suppresses economic growth within our District.

With that in mind, I recently met with the City’s Department of Public Works to learn about stormwater management requirements, and to identify ways the Military Avenue BID may play a role in facilitating new investments in our properties and stormwater infrastructure. Here is what I learned:

 

  • Stormwater management requirements are established by the Wisconsin DNR, and enforced by the City as required by State Law. 
  • To develop previously undisturbed land, developers are required to install facilitates that capture and treat stormwater to reduce flooding and water pollution.
  • Because Military Avenue properties primarily developed in the 1960s and 1970s, most properties do not meet current standards for stormwater management.
  • Military Avenue properties do not need to comply with current stormwater requirements unless they disturb one half-acre of soil through redevelopment.
  • Remodeling your existing building will not trigger compliance with current regulations.
  • You cannot piecemeal a bigger redevelopment project into several small projects to skirt the rules, as they will review recently approved development permits.

The City is and the Military Avenue BID want to be a resource and partner to property owners interested in addressing stormwater. There are several best management practices for stormwater management, some of which are fairly easy and affordable. Please check out these links below for more information and contact me if you’re interested in working together on a project.

I hope that this takes some of the uncertainty out of considering development in Military Avenue. Addressing flooding and water pollution, especially in the Green Bay area, is important and much more is known about what to do and how to do it today than when we were first constructed in the 1960s and 1970s. Let me know if you have any questions or if I can help you in any way.

Breakfast and a Cause!

What could possibly be better than
Breakfast on Military Avenue? 

Breakfast and a Cause!

Join us for breakfast on Military Avenue during Give BIG Green Bay, Feb. 21 (restaurant open to noon)!
Visit any of these restaurants on the morning of Feb. 21 during Give BIG Green Bay to receive a $2 coupon with information about how you can give to St. John’s.
Donations will be accepted at each location!
**The Pancake Place** Opens 5AM
**The Golden Basket** Opens 6AM
**Bay Motel & Family Restaurant** Opens 6AM
**Vitality Nutrition** Opens 7AM
In partnership with the Military Ave. Business District.
ABOUT St. John’s Shelter
St. John’s Shelter is a seasonal, emergency, shelter of last resort for homeless adults in the community. It seeks to meet people where they’re at on their journey and provide compassionate support.In addition to the overnight shelter, St. John’s runs the Micah Center, a year-round daytime resource center for anyone who is homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. With onsite case management, medical care, a mental health therapist and computer lab, the Micah Center helps individuals experiencing homelessness receive wraparound support on their journey back towards self-sufficiency.

Our newest program, Wellspring, is a daytime resource center just for women in the heart of downtown Green Bay. The center provides a peaceful, caring place to connect with other women who are facing similar issues and difficulties, especially when their lives get very challenging. For many women in transition, Wellspring serves as another family, a place to belong, a friend away from home – with programming focusing on mind, body and spirit.

ABOUT Breakfast on Military
Military Avenue is home to the best breakfasts in the area! And, when your breakfast falls into the afternoon hours, this is the place to go for all-day breakfast! Even McDonald’s recently made breakfast sandwiches available all day.

New vendors at the market this week

This week at the Winter Market on Military we will have five new vendors. 

Rachel, from the Military Avenue Book Stop will have a bag sale of best sellers. Come to check out what you can get! 

 

Gerald “Bud”, will bring his antler art. He has been at our summer market before but this will be his first time attending the winter market. 

 

Keeping Door County Clean is Lyneea’s business. She makes healthy cleaning products.  

 

 

 

St. John’s Homeless Shelter will be at the information booth with options on how you can stretch your donation on Give Big GB day. Our great Military Avenue breakfast places will be giving a $2 coupon for people on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 21, letting them know how to donate that day. Golden Basket, The Pancake Place, Bay Motel and Family Restaurant, and Vitality Nutrition are participating! Plan to have breakfast that day!
Here is a link to the poster. ALL Military Ave Poster

 

Joel and his son Brandon will be selling microgreens at the Market on Military. Whispering Willow Gardens is located in Brussels, WI. They are new to the microgreen business.
  
He has some varieties that you may want to experience. Have you ever tried popcorn microgreens? 

 

The Winter Market on Military is this Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9-2 PM. Corner of Fisk and W Mason Street in the GB Plaza.

Thanks to our sponsors, BayCare Clinics, North Shore Bank, The Green Bay Plaza, Quick Signs and TJ Maxx. 

 

Shopko Store Closing Begins

10% to 30% Off  – as our local store closes 

After filing Chapter 11 in mid January, Shopko has started to close it’s first ever Military Avenue store. The first signs to appear are 10%-30% off.

This hometown store was a staple in the neighborhood for over 50 years. “All the things I grew up with are leaving,” said a man standing in front of the store.

After over 50 years of business, changes in ownership, and adding hundreds of stores across the country, that is not a bad “success story” for a business that started with one store in April of 1962. Things change and so do our shopping habits. Retail business is a very competitive market and the model they were using was not working anymore. That said, they were a great business for many years. Based on visual observations, they were still successful with the pharmacy and eyeglass departments.

As they wind down over 100 store closings including the Military Avenue Store #1, you will see discounts. They set April 15th as the last day in our district. Others will be phased out as early as February 15th. 

In the restructuring allowed in a Chapter 11 filing, they will try to operate on a smaller scale and sell off aspects of the company. All of that will be watched and then the courts will determine if they are allowed to stay in business or will need to make plans for further closings and liquidation. That deadline is coming in the middle of March.

Change is hard and a lot of long time employees will need to find work. Those are two of the worst parts of Shopko’s closing. And, a lot of walking customers will now need to travel further but there are still accessible pharmacies.

If you have ideas or gaps in services you will face on Military Avenue, or if you have thoughts for a good business to located in that high traffic part of Military Avenue, let us know. Email to Director@militaryave.org.