Midtown was incorporated in November of 1985 and 30 years later our mission to “unite neighbors in a volunteer capacity, to build pride in the neighborhood, and create an attractive community in which to live, work, and play” continues to bolster the solid foundation created by the founders of Midtown. Midtown’s successes include meaningful impact in retaining the historic facade of Houseman Field Stadium; impact and advocacy alongside community partners in the rebuilding of the Fulton Street Cemetery wall along Fountain St.; and fundraising to complete $3M in renovations to the Fulton Street Farmers Market. From corridor planning and developer engagement along Michigan Street to planning for the creation of a formal entrance to the Midtown Green Park and investigating the possibility of creating an historic district in the Brikyaat our residents continue to positively impact the neighborhood. With a diverse population in every meaning of the word, Midtown is a wonderful place to call home. 7 distinct sub-neighborhoods comprise the neighborhood we call Midtown. Those sub-neighborhoods include Ashby Row, Brikyaat, Cegielnia Crossing, Coldbrook Creek, North of Market, Old East End, and the Woods. (check out our Neighborhoods page for descriptions)
Midtown’s small business corridors are home to ‘old’ businesses that have called this area home since the 1930′s and ‘new’ businesses just opening their doors to the public. If you are hungry there are global options. Midtown is home to a Dutch “clean bakery”, an amazing cheese shop, gourmet pizzas, Ethiopian cuisine, Indian fare, bar food, Tex-Mex, a Coney style diner, pour over coffee…we could go on. If you prefer to shop you will be pleasantly surprised by the array of art and antique shops, a salt water fish emporium, upscale clothing resale, a family owned jeweler, pet grooming services, a dentist, two store-front churches, convenience type stores, a fun-time novelties shop, an equipment rental facility and a nearby hardware store.
Midtown is host to several larger annual events including a perennial plant exchange every May, Midtown on Tap Home Brew Music Festival every August and a Halloween BOO! celebration each October. In addition we host numerous small scale activities from alley clean ups to planting parties and almost anything else in between.
Feel free to contact Midtown’s office by calling 616-732-9191, by e-mailing our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or by making arrangements to sit down face-to-face to learn more about this great neighborhood.
Please take a look at our Membership Page to find out how to become a Supporting Member of Midtown!