Downtown Cape Girardeau

Lindsey Grojean/KRCU

Repairs began Monday on a water main in downtown Cape Girardeau that broke and was repaired over Memorial Day weekend. But a quality renovation was pushed back to avoid summer traffic and the Fourth of July holiday.

 

City engineer, Casey Brunke, says as they replace the asphalt-patched street with concrete, they’ll also install a stronger pipe.

 

Samantha Mlot/Old Town Cape

Starting this summer, Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger’s vision for a trolley to run throughout the city’s downtown is coming to fruition. The new service operated by the Cape Girardeau County Transit  will help facilitate easier access to parking.

 

Samantha Mlot, marketing specialist for Old Town Cape, says thanks to community partners - Isle Casino, Visit Cape, and the Downtown Community Improvement District - the trolley will run as a free service.

 

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

A new $20 million project will bring a Courtyard Marriott to downtown Cape Girardeau. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger about the impact it will have on the downtown area.

Lewis-Thompson: Why did you all decide to bring the Marriott to this area?

Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash

The 13th annual Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash fundraiser will be held Thursday Dec. 11 at multiple downtown Cape Girardeau locations. The toy bash is an event aimed at raising cash and new toys for deserving kids for Christmas.

Eight downtown venues have agreed to participate in the event including Rude Dog Pub, The Library, Lodo’s, Mixing 10, Hot Shots, Bel Air Grill, Pour House and That One Bar. Admission to participate in the Toy Bash is one, new unwrapped toy, a $10 donation or by wearing a 2014 Toy Bash t-shirt.

Old Town Cape

Old Town Cape’s annual Downtown Christmas Open House is set for Friday, Dec. 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The event will include all the attractions from previous years, including the opportunity to win a $1,500 downtown shopping spree, carriage rides, pictures with Santa, caroling by local church choirs and much more.

For the first time, the event will be traveling up Broadway Street with seven businesses participating in the giveaway promotion and several other businesses staying open late that evening.

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