Downtown Mobile news and info - July 2014
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Tell Us Why You Love Mobile

The keynote speaker for the 2016 Downtown Mobile Alliance Annual Meeting is Peter Kageyama, author of "For the Love of Cities," a book that examines the relationship between people and the places they call home. The meeting is sold out, but Peter's presentation will be captured on video and will be posted on our website for everyone to view. Peter's writings have inspired people around the country to take a look at the things they love most about their cities, which is why we'd like you to tell us about your connection to the Port City. Please click on the link below to respond to one request: In 25 words or less, tell us what you love about Mobile. More than 60 people have already responded to the survey, and their comments have been inspiring and sometimes surprising. We'll share what we find in the coming weeks!

Florida A&M and Tuskegee will be meeting at Ladd Peebles Stadium Saturday evening, but the day begins with a Mardi Gras-style parade in and around downtown. Below is the street closing schedule for the event.

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., the Traffic Safety Unit will be assisting with the 5th Quarter Classic Mardi Gras style parade by directing traffic around the parade route.  
The parade will start on Congress St. at Washington Ave. and travel west on Congress St. to Broad St.; south on Broad St. to Canal St.; east on Canal St. to Washington Ave.; north on Washington Ave. to Congress St. and disband.

Mobile's biggest music festival is only a couple of weeks away, and with three stages over three days, the Port City will be alive with great music and art! 

Below is a list of the street closings, but in the meantime, you'll want to start planning your weekend by checking out the schedule.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 8:00 a.m. until Monday, Oct. 3, 6:00 p.m.
  • Springhill Avenue between Washington Avenue and Scott Street
Friday, September 30, 5:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 1, 1:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 2, 1:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
  • Dauphin Street from Bayou Street to Royal Street
  • Conti Street from Conception Street to Washington Avenue
  • Conception Street  from Government Street to St. Francis Street
  • Joachim Street from Government Street to St. Francis Street
  • Jackson Street from Government Street to St. Francis Street
  • Claiborne Street from Government Street to St. Francis Street
  • Springhill Avenue from Scott Street to St. Francis Street
  • Dearborn Street from Government Street to St. Francis Street
  • Washington Avenue from Conti Street to St. Francis Street
  • Scott Street from Conti Street to St. Francis Street
 St. Francis Street will remain open to traffic.

The Cleaner, Greener LoDa Eco Team will be out in force over the weekend, collecting recyclables to help create a more pleasant festival experience and keep trash out of our waterways and landfills. Volunteers are needed!! If you'd like to help, sign up here.


Two New Restaurants Underway

One great reason to love Mobile is the ever-expanding dining scene. You may have heard James Beard nominated restaurateur Reggie Washington is opening Southern National at 360 Dauphin Street. You may have missed this "Best of" list that will further enhance our image as a dining destination worthy of national recognition!

Frankie Little has been a fixture on Mobile's dining scene for years, and he's finally opening a restaurant of his own. Roosters Latin American Cafe will be filling the space formerly occupied by Pita Pit at 211 Dauphin Street. Look for his fresh take on South of the Border classics soon after the first of the year.


MoonPie General Store

Mobile may not be the MoonPie's birthplace (Chattanooga takes that honor), but we'll soon be home to a MoonPie General Store. A 6000 square foot retail space is being created in the RSA Trustmark Building, 32 stories below the electronic MoonPie that ushers in our New Year every December 31st. For more about what to expect with this new destination retailer, click here.

Fowler Lighting

Fowler Lighting is moving from 1060 Dauphin Street a few blocks east to 662 St. Louis Street. The family owned business that specializes in antique and new custom light fixtures will be across the street from the new location of Olde Mobile about a shopping destination!  

Space USA - Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 17 &18, Mobile Convention Center

Alabama Coastal Cleanup, Saturday September 17

Mobile Chamber Music Presents: Ricardo Cobo, Saturday Sept. 17, Gulf Coast Exploreum


LoDa Live - Live music in and around Downtown Mobile

Filming The Camps: From Hollywood to Nuremburg, History Museum of Mobile

Treasures of NOAA's Ark, GulfQuest Maritime Museum

Gallery 450

Alabama Contemporary Art Center

Mobile Arts Council

Cathedral Square Gallery

IMAX Summer Film Celebration, Gulf Coast Explorium

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, opens Sept. 15 at the Crescent Theater

Hunt For The Wilderpeople, opens Sept. 16 at the Crescent Theater


Art Works: The Throwdown 5  -Fundraiser for the Mobile Art Council: Thursday, Sept. 15th, Alabama Contemporary Art Center

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The Downtown Mobile Alliance exists to support the redevelopment of Downtown Mobile through marketing, advocacy and the management of Business Improvement District services.
Carol Hunter
Downtown Mobile Alliance • 251.434.8498 office
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