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City mulling assessment to fix downtown sidewalks, curbs

April 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Downtown business owners may still get new sidewalks and curbing despite the sinking of a project that would have infused $1.5 million into Avenue G’s deteriorating paving. At [Read More…]

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Quite a few absent at business district meeting

January 20, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

With the Fort Madison Riverfront Business District dropping its partnership with Main Street Iowa, it’s clear that some healing needs to be done downtown. The RBD dropped the Main Street flag officially in December, but [Read More…]

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Business district drops Main Street designation

January 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Fort Madison has once again dropped its Main Street Iowa designation. According to Tim Gobble, executive director of Fort Madison Partners, the Main Street board decided in [Read More…]

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OFP looking forward to “Making God Laugh”

November 7, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – It’s a familiar quote from filmmaker, Woody Allen that’s meant to put humankind’s control over their own destiny in perspective. “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your [Read More…]

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Wright takes over Main Street post

July 9, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – After two years of tending the needs of past, present, and future business owners in Fort Madison’s Main Street District, Cassie Gilbert has stepped away and Denicia [Read More…]

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Sears opens under new ownership

August 28, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A trend is underway of family’s taking over family businesses. Vinnie’s Longbranch was just sold to family members. Amigos was bought last week by descendants of the [Read More…]

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City takes next step in downtown rehab efforts

April 29, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Agreements continue to be processed to move the plans forward to finally begin renovations of three historic buildings in Fort Madison’s Main Street district. During next week’s [Read More…]

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Wolf sells downtown building

March 14, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – After months of speculation, confirmation was made today that the Hesse building, former home of the Ivy Bake Shoppe, has been purchased by Jimmy and Hitomi Wendorf [Read More…]

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