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 nearly 200-year-old historical buildings? 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
County Support of Proposed Ice Rink/Splash Pad Questioned
September 19, 2014
Local democrats are questioning county support for a combination ice rink and splash pad project proposed on the grounds near the historic courthouse in downtown Howell. A presentation on the plans was made by the Howell Main Street Downtown Development Authority to a subcommittee of the Livingston County Board of Commissioners. No formal recommendation was made to move the matter to full board, prompting local democratic candidates to issue a press release urging commissioners to take another look at the project.
Outdoor mural recalls Howell's past
September 4, 2014
Call it the “art of Howell.”
Local artist Jen Raine is completing an outdoor mural that will grace the back wall of the new Heart of Howell complex. The mural, which features a weathered barn overlooking a farm field, pays tribute to the area’s agricultural tradition.
“It has a fall-like feel, which I kind of like,” Raine said.
The work was commissioned by Heart of Howell developer Joe Parker and others associated with the downtown Howell project.
Aric Klar isn’t afraid to act like a kid in a toy store.
Because in some ways, that’s what he is.
At age 25, Klar is the owner of Toyology, a family-run toy store that opened this month at 109 W. Grand River Ave. in downtown Howell. If a customer wants to check out a toy before purchasing it, Klar will open the box himself.
Downtown Howell toy store opens doors
August 8, 2014
Looking for toys that can help your child have fun and learn at the same time?
A new toy store in downtown Howell can fit that bill.
Toyology, 109 W. Grand River Ave., specializes in educational toys and is opening its doors today.