The City of Middletown and The Middletown BID is pleased to announce the Race for Space Competition is still on! Applications are due August 6th so be sure to get them in before its to late! 

The City will choose up to four proposals from the competition to receive up to $20,000 each (the funds must be matched by the business) for fit-out/build-out of the interior space to help get your business going. Winners will also receive a 50% discount on the rent for the first 24 months. 

For Copies of the Guidelines, Rendering, or Application 

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The Downtown Middletown BID and The City of Middletown is please to announce Date Night in Downtown Middletown!

Shop and Dine before joining us for for a free showing of one of the most romantic movies of all time! Taking place at the Run 4 Downtown Park, 9-15 North Street.

Casablanca
The 1942 Classic Film Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman!

August 4th at 8:30 PM

Popcorn will be available for Purchase, and remember to bring a chair or blanket!

Please join us before the movie for live music by Burgundy, starting at 7 PM!

Schedule subject to change. Movie and Music are weather permitting.

 

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Our Summer Youth Concerts continue August 4th from 2 to 4 PM! We hope to see you there!

Saturday Youth Concerts

Be sure to come out for Tangled on the Big Screen! Taking place on July 28th at 8:30 PM

Summer Movies 2018

 

Don't forget, the Run 4 Downtown is taking place Saturday, August 18th! You still have time to sign up today! Visit Run4Downtown.Org for more information! 

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We hope to see you for Saturday Concerts at the Run 4 Downtown Park! Taking place on select SSaturday Youth Concertsaturdays! 

We hope you join us for the First Annual Christmas Ornament Crawl!

To get your tickets

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Check out the map of all the participating businesses! 

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Our downtown is going to have music, food, ornaments, and information about the different projects that are coming to our downtown.

Its not to late to sign up and participate! 

Be sure to come out for Mary Poppins on the Big Screen! Taking place on July 14th at 8:30 PM

 

Summer Movies 2018

Click here to check out the whole article in Hackensack Daily Voice 

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Finding the perfect retail location isn’t always simple. Location and rent are major factors to consider when finding the perfect space for a business. But the City of Middletown, New York is making the process a little bit easier.

The City of Middletown and Mayor Joseph M. DeStefano recently announced the Race 4 Space Competition at the Rail Trail Commons: a business attraction competition designed to fill four newly created retail spaces in the former Woolworth’s Department Store on North Street. Applicants will compete for one of these spaces along with a matching grant of up to $20,000 per space for fit out/build out. Winners will also receive a 50 percent discount on the rent for the first 24 months. Through this competition the city hopes to attract new and exciting businesses that are unique to the downtown, active and pedestrian-oriented.

In 2016, The City of Middletown became a first round winner of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative through the State of New York, a $10 million grant competition created by Governor Cuomo to help revitalize downtowns throughout the state. The city will be using the $10 million to fund six major projects, and the redevelopment of the Woolworth’s building into the Rail Trail Commons is the second project to commence. Façade Improvements, Streetscape Improvements and the redesign of several parking lots were some of the other funded projects.

The Rail Trail Commons will also act as a spur of the incoming Heritage Trail, leading users of the trail through the center of the building and right into the heart of the downtown. “Our goal is to bring people into the city and encourage them to explore what our downtown has to offer,” said Mayor DeStefano. “The businesses in the Rail Trail Commons will greatly benefit from the foot-traffic created by the Heritage Trail.”

Applications for the Race 4 Space are currently available for pick up at the Office of Economic and Community Development in City Hall, 16 James Street, 3rd floor, Middletown, New York. The due date for applications is August 6. Applications and guidelines can also be downloaded at the following websites: middletown-ny.com/en/departments/economic-development or middletownbid.org.