Every Day is an Event!
Here in Howell's Downtown, we're a lot different. In a good way. Where else can you stroll amid historical buildings that are over 100 years old? Be greeted by folks who actually own the store you've walked into? And, of course, there's our unique mix of independent dining, entertainment, and "shoppertunity" options you simply won't find anywhere else. Especially not with the warmth, style, and generosity that we serve up in Howell.
Proud of ourselves? Well, yes. We have a lot to be proud of. The inviting atmosphere. The wide smiles and warm welcomes. Our acclaimed festivals and events. Over forty different specialty retailers (from traditional to hip & quirky) and deliciously different dining options. Parks, a beach, that remarkable historical architecture...we could go on. But really, what we're most proud of is each other.
People make a town - through their love of the place, their commitment to developing a vibrant community, their commitment to each other, and to our guests. All of these combined make the Howell difference. We're a town with roots and a real family feel. We believe you'll feel it too.
We invite you to explore our site and get a better look at what we're about. Why we're different...in a good way. We hope you like what you see enough to come, spend a little time here, and enjoy the many shops, dining locations, and attractions
New Holiday Boutique Brings a Little Bit of Bronners to downtown Howell
November 9, 2015
With the holiday season quickly approaching, Howell residents and guests will find a new business on the block in downtown Howell. The Howell Holiday Boutique is a pop-up store located at 108 E. Grand River, bringing Bronners specialty ornaments and other gift giving favorites to shoppers.
Four sisters, with part of the team consisting of local residents, were looking for the perfect space to try a retail establishment in downtown Howell. When Donald Jewelers closed their doors, it was the perfect opportunity to test their idea of a pop-up holiday shop. While the Howell Holiday Boutique will close after Christmas, the sisters may decide to continue as a more permanent venture in the community.
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Mexicali Allies celebrates 20 years of family serving family
Anniversary Ribbon Cutting slated for Friday, Oct. 2
October 2, 2015
Over the past 20 years, Mexicali Allies has been a fixture in the downtown Howell restaurant scene, has been serving up authentic, homemade Mexican food from its family to the families in and around Livingston County. The restaurant will celebrate its anniversary at 5 pm on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, during a ceremonial ribbon cutting to mark the occasion. The public is invited to attend.
Downtown Howell named semi-finalist in Great American Main Street Award program
Winners to be announced at annual 2016 national conference
September 21, 2015
On Friday, Sept. 11, the National Main Street Center (NMSC) announced that Downtown Howell is being honored as a semi-finalist in the Great American Main Street Award program. Being named a semi-finalist puts Howell in the running when a winner is selected at the NMSC’s 2016 National Main Street Conference, which takes place this May in Milwaukee, Wis.
“It is a tremendous honor to have reached this level, considering the hundreds of communities across the country that enter this program each year,” said Cathleen Edgerly, Director of the Howell Main Street DDA. Being selected as a semi-finalist is a true testament to all of the hard work that our Main Street volunteers, businesses, and other stakeholders contribute to building Howell into great place to live and work. We could not be more pleased.”
Each year the NMSC, which is a subsidiary for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, recognizes exceptional Main Street communities whose successes serve as a model for comprehensive, preservation-based commercial district revitalization. The award-winning communities demonstrate exemplary achievement in the process of strengthening their downtowns and commercial districts based on the following selection criteria:
• Overall strength of the Main Street in creating an exciting place to live, work, play and visit;
• Demonstrated success of the Four-Point Approach in the community;
• Commitment to historic preservation;
• Active involvement of Public and Private sector;
• Model Partnerships–Participation of multiple groups, entities and individuals who have been involved in making Main Street a great place.
The Howell Main Street DDA is a volunteer-driven organization that promotes downtown Howell as the heart and hub of the community! For more information about the Howell Main Street DDA and ways to get involved in your downtown, visit http://www.downtownhowell.org/volunteer/