The mission of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is to encourage historic preservation, to create and implement development plans, to promote economic growth, and to correct and prevent deterioration in the District. 

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More snapdragon surprises! You are welcome The Wandering Owl! We enjoyed spreading the kindness and love around! <3 Still more to share with our downtown! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to the DDA for the surprise flowers!

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Spreading the love in snapdragon flower fashion! You are welcome Mimi's Bakery Jackson Michigan. We are happy you enjoyed the surprise!! <3 ... See MoreSee Less

Not sure who was awesome enough to put plants in our pots but Thank You SO much!! It is greatly appreciated, we have been so busy and it was just something we had been meaning to do! We love our bake...

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Great coverage on Grand River Brewery and their fantastic beers brewed up by head brew master Dave Scott and his assistant! Check it out by watching the video below and getting over to GRB for a flight of beers or ciders of your choice! :D
They are open until 11 p.m. tonight!
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The process of making Craft Beer is time-consuming and a precise balance of science, math, patience and skill.

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Happy #throwbackthursday everyone! This photograph was taken sometime between 1900 & 1930 of the "Business section of west Main Street-between Jackson Street and Mechanic Street"
Jackson was founded in 1829 after
President Andrew Jackson.


#tbt #jacksonmi #downtownjacksonmi
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It's beginning to look a lot like... Summer!! 🌼What a blessed and beautiful day to hang flower baskets in downtown Jackson. Thank you to Adams Farm for our delivery this morning! Baskets are up and can be seen around W. Michigan, Jackson St, Pearl St and Cortland.

Next up: An interview with Bart Hawley of JTV about the upcoming events the DDA has planned! Stay tuned! 🌷
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Downtown Jackson has a new storefront for shopping! Overstock items bought from Amazon will fill the shelves at 125 E. Michigan Ave. The DDA, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, and the Jackson Anchor Initiative worked together to help bring Notch 8 to downtown.

"We will carry everything from toothpaste to purses and car parts... we will have something for everyone," Neil Fernandes, founder of Notch 8, said.

Fernandes is also the CEO of the non-profit organization "Rise Above" Rise Above helps troubled youth re-enter back into high school if they’ve been suspended. All of the profits from Notch 8 will be donated back into the community and to Rise Above.

"'Notch 8' is a railway term. It is in reference to diesel locomotives and their throttle. The throttle has eight notches. The first notch is low gear and the eighth notch is the top gear (fastest gear). Our goal is to sell things quickly and then bring in new exciting items."

Thank you to Ryan Kerwin Photography for sharing photos of the location!
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A couple of pictures from new store downtown Notch Eight, carries over 26,000 unique items and 100% of profits are given to non-profit organization in the community in association with Rise Above. go ...

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Summer is finally here and so are summer cruise in nights!
Thank you to our "Fast Lane" sponsor Experience Jackson!

First Cruise In is May 27th! 6-9pm.
Family friendly so we hope to see you there!

Interested in vending?! Visit to get the cruise in application!

Attention Cruisers!
Please do not begin parking until 5 p.m.
Thank you kindly!
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2016 Cruise In!

May 27, 2016, 6:00pm - May 27, 2016, 9:00pm

Summer is finally here which means our annual fourth Friday Cruise Ins are back!! Join us for our family oriented events featuring cars on display throughout the Downtown Streets of Jackson. The event...

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Event Update: Jackson Police Memorial will be held at Jackson Symphony Orchestra Association at 12 p.m. instead of Bucky Harris Park due to rain. ... See MoreSee Less

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Downtown Jackson News

People Gather Downtown for annual Jackson Christmas Parade

Santa and Mrs. Claus were there. So were the reindeer. Crowds of people, bundled against a recent drop in temperature, sipped hot beverages and waved at them and others sitting upon light-draped wagons and trailers. It seems the holidays have arrived in Jackson. Many... read more