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Minot Holiday Window Walk & Voting

Friday, December 11th — Wednesday, December 16th
Enjoy a stroll throughout the downtown neighborhood during this holiday window walk. Nearly 25 businesses will have transformed sidewalk-level windows into festive holiday scenes.
Pro Tip: Grab a coffee or cocoa to sip during your walk, and then stop for dinner or dessert to decide on your favorite!
Cast your vote below for your favorite windows. People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice awards will be presented on December 17th so make sure you vote before then!

Choose Your Holiday Window Favorite!

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Downtown Minot

It is an ethos. It is both people and place. It is past, present, and future smashed together. It is community, relationships, and independent spirit. It is risk and opportunity. It is vibrancy and decay. It is taste, texture, sound, and smell. It is unfinished, evolving, and it is authentic. It is downtown. It is Minot.

Other Happenings at Downtown Minot

Food & Drink

Pints for a Purpose

November 1st — November 30th

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Downtown Fun

Downtown’s Holiday Open House & Christmas Tree Lighting (Tree @ 5:30)

Friday, November 26th

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Artmain

13 Main Street South, Minot

Bray’s Saddlery & Western Wear

215 Main Street South, Minot

Budget Music & Video

11 Main Street South, Minot

Cookies For You

117 Main Street South, Minot

Lien’s Jewelry

107 Main Street South, Minot

Mainstream Boutique of Minot

2 Main Street South, Minot

Margie’s Studio & Black Iguana

109 Main Street South, Minot

Prairie Sky Breads

3 1st Street Southeast, Minot

Rick’s Jewelry

23 Main Street South, Minot

Blue Rider

118 1st Avenue Southeast, Minot

Artspace Suite 1 Gallery

3 Main Street South, Minot

Mary Me Bridal & Formal Wear

6 Main Street South, Minot

Main Street Books

8 Main Street South, Minot

Charlie’s Main Street Cafe

113 Main Street South, Minot

Magic City Sweets

123 Main Street South, Minot

The Starving Rooster

30 1st Street Northeast, Minot

Co-Hosts

Artmain

If you care about what you're framing up, we're your local experts. But we do a lot more than preserving your favorite art and keepsakes behind glass. Stop in and browse our unique women's clothing line and jewelry, pick-up your art supplies to tickle your creative bone, and maybe find a unique work by your favorite local artist. It's all at Artmain!

Bray’s Saddlery & Western Wear

Established in 1927 as a shoe repair business, it has grown into your full service western store it is today. ​Bray's is a family owned and operated business that believes strongly in the importance of quality merchandise with service to match at reasonable prices. ​Bray's offers you a nice selection of boots, hats, jewelry, saddlery, tack, rodeo equipment, western apparel, leather crafts, with a full service repair department. ​

Budget Music & Video

New & Used Music on CD & Vinyl! Huge selection of Posters, Body Jewelry, Incense, Hats, T-Shirts, Smoking Accessories, Guitar Strings, Drumsticks, And Gunpla Model Kits!!!

Cookies For You

We'll take you back to Grandma's kitchen table with a delicious home-baked cookie and a glass of milk where time stopped and you were able to enjoy the moment.

Lien’s Jewelry

Lien’s Jewelry has been serving north central North Dakota since 1903, when O.S. Lien started his first jewelry store in Omemee, ND. Owners Fred & Sheri Lien are the 4th generation of family jewelers and are proud to offer the same friendly, personal service that has become synonymous with the Lien family name. From brilliant diamonds to beautiful clocks, we offer a wide selection of fine jewelry and handsome timepieces. With a lifetime of experience, our in-house jeweler provides you with a full service repair and design shop. Repair and remounting services are performed using a LaserStar jewelry laser welder, the latest technology in jewelry repair. For quality and service you can trust, shop Lien’s Jewelry, where “Our reputation shines as brightly as our diamonds.” Located in historic downtown Minot at 107 South Main Street.

Mainstream Boutique of Minot

Mainstream Boutique creates a safe and trusting environment for our customers to be themselves. We assist each individual with finding their own unique style. With trust and honesty we will help find your confidence to wear the seasons most fashionable clothing. Mainstream Boutique will introduce you to the classic and most fashion forward styles. We love what we do!

Margie’s Studio & Black Iguana

A glass studio at its core, Margie’s houses three unique trades (glass, ceramics, and coffee) under one roof.

Margie began working with glass since 2002 and opened her studio in historic downtown Minot in 2004. Focusing on glass in many forms and taking an experimental approach, Margie’s offers original artwork and technique classes along with a dynamic environment.

Prairie Sky Breads

A local, independent baking operation offering homestyle breads and baked goods to the Minot community since 2014.

Rick’s Jewelry

We are a Jewelry & clock repair, custom design & retail store. Serving Minot area since 1988. Our mission is to Serve our clients by providing expert craftsmanship, excellent customer service, by a caring, knowledgeable staff, building a relationship of trust with our family of clients.

Blue Rider

Blue Rider Bar was established December 1994 as the first non-smoking bar in North Dakota. It resides in Minot's oldest and ONLY, wood-framed building left in downtown Minot. Come for the history and unique atmosphere. Stay for the cold beer and laid-back vibes.

Artspace Suite 1 Gallery

Artspace Suite 1 Gallery brings together a collective of local artists dedicated to creating professional art and presenting art to the community. We are all artist volunteers who help keep the doors open and change out the exhibits. Our exhibits update approximately every 6 weeks, whether it is the collective cooperative or a showcase of one of our artists. The other part of the gallery is promoted as a gift shop.

Artwork for sale include, but are not limited to: Original paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, mixed media, wearable art, prints, and cards.

We are located in the Artspace building on the corner of Central and Main, the cooperative gallery has adopted the mission “to create great art for the community and a great community for artists.”

Artist involvement
Seeking interested, involved artists to belong to Suite 1 Gallery! All artists are required to work 3 hours per month as part of their membership to the cooperative. Monthly or annual membership levels.
Commission on art sales retained by the gallery - percentage based on membership level.

Mary Me Bridal & Formal Wear

Excited about your big day? We will turn your dream wedding into a reality!
Stop in and see us today!

Main Street Books

Established in 2006, we are Minot's locally-owned, independent bookstore that specializes in new books, educational toys, and fun and quirky sidelines. We also boast a new event space with a resident artist featuring original framed art, notebooks, prints, and future bookmaking workshops for kids.

Come on in and see what makes us unique and let us help you find the perfect book for you or that wonderful special person in your life.

Charlie’s Main Street Cafe

Welcome to Charlie's Main St. Cafe!

Charlie's Main Street Cafe is a family owned restaurant, carrying on the tradition of bringing fresh, local, and homemade food to our neighborhood. It is one of the oldest restaurants located in the heart of downtown Minot, and it holds many memories for locals passing down generations. It is a classic American diner which serves breakfast all-day and brunch/lunch menu which offers variety of different choices. Ask any local where you should eat for breakfast/lunch, and they would all say, "Charlie's Main Street Cafe." We pride in our famous Hot Beef Sandwich which has won US Today's "Best Sandwich in the
States" Award in 2017.

We truly believe that good food can bring everyone together and strive for excellent customer service and welcoming atmosphere. Come and visit us located in the heart of downtown Minot, serving the best breakfast in town.

Thank you for supporting local, family-owned business.

And yes, we serve breakfast from open to close!

Sincerely,
Simon, Hennah, and Tiffany

Magic City Sweets

Are you a dreamer; a gamer; a selfie taker or a sweet-a-holic? Love just chillin with your crew? Or need somewhere to socialize? We got just the place! Exclusively serving Cedar Crest Ice Cream, Vienna Beef footlongs and Cafe Bustilo coffee! Find your new favorite ice cream and enjoy the chillest spot to people watch in Downtown Minot! We offer unique hand crafted sweet treat creations that you customize while you watch us build them for you. No rules; just bomb ice cream!

The Starving Rooster

At The Starving Rooster, we believe in quality ingredients, being true to who you are, standing by what you believe in and having respect for all people.