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Tonight's Chocolate Walk is SOLD OUT (we can only make so much chocolate!) but it's a great night to venture out on the town even if you don't have a ticket. Everything is quiet with no traffic, and 32+ downtown businesses are open. So for those of you who've been wanting more evening business hours, plan your night out at! Find evening/weekend parking options on our Parking Map. The Lodge, Diamond Jim's Pizza, and Shaw's are open for dinner and there is live music at The Lodge and Art + Clay (see calendar below).


=== Well, the Truck Traffic is Off Main Street! ===
(Construction Update)
As anyone who's been downtown this week knows, ODOT's project to rebuild Main Street with concrete is fully under way. We've updated our online map with available parking, alley access, road closure locations, and detour routes. Note that there is a temporary head-in parking lot on North Broad Street and many private lots are open on the weekend. Currently pedestrians must cross at Columbus or High (not Broad, except tonight for Chocolate Walk) but additional crossings will open as the project proceeds.
==$ Downtown Shopping/Dining Contests $== 
Destination Downtown Lancaster and the Lancaster-Fairfield Chamber of Commerce are both sponsoring contests to encourage their members to support downtown businesses during construction. Bring your receipt from any purchase from any downtown business (pink locations on this map) to the Chamber office between April 7 and May 18 and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of two $100 Visa cards from DDL (or one of two from the Chamber). There is no limit to the amount of times you can enter. The more you shop the more chances to win! Receipt of purchase must be dated between April 7 and May 18, 2014. All receipts must be received in the Chamber office (109 N Broad St, Lancaster) by May 19. Must be a member of Destination Downtown Lancaster or the Lancaster/Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce to win.

Thank you to Mayor Smith, Fairfield County Commissioners, Fairfield National Bank, and Stebelton, Aranda & Snider for sponsoring similar contests for their employees!
Always something to learn downtown!
New class offerings from our partners

'Healing Yoga' Class 
Yoga With Shirley is launching a new free yoga class downtown for cancer survivors and those with auto-immune diseases. Spread the word! Shirley also has a full calendar of classes throughout the week. Tuesdays, 4-5pm, Massage/Yoga Center, 205 West Main Street. 

Second Sunday Beadmaking 
Watch engaging demos, or choose to try it yourself!

Join the Ohio Glass Museum on a new monthly creative adventure!  Theresa Cress-Sharp will be narrating and performing live glass beadmaking demonstrations as part of your OGM tour on the Second Sunday of each month.  You'll see rods of beautifully colored glass become molten and shaped into intricate beads! Sign up for a 20 minute private lesson with Theresa on a Second Sunday:  call ahead to make reservations for a private lesson to make a glass bead between 1-4pm, (740)687-0101. They can also accommodate walk-in students. 124 West Main Street. 


2014 Destination Downtown Lancaster Sponsors



If you would like more information on sponsorship, please click here
Free 12 ounce coffee every Monday, 7-9am at  Square Seven Coffee House! 
Start your week off right! Enjoy parking in our adjacent lot accessible from Chestnut Street!

Don't let the construction get you down!
Square Seven Coffee House/Art & Clay on Main, 150 W. Main Street, Lancaster, Oh 43130
Downtown Happenings


April 11: Chocolate Walk



April 12: Meet the Bunny









April 25, 9pm: Live at The Lodge! 

April 26: Marble Teaching Sessions



May 3: Kickoff for Downtown Farmers & Handmade Markets' Seasons, Saturday Cinema


Ongoing Exhibits

The Georgian & Sherman House Museums
Ongoing Classes



(Additional events presented by our supporters)


If you are a DDL supporter and have an event you want publicized please email