Downtown Summer Festivals

Comping up this weekend starts our “Festie-Bestie” events here in Downtown Macon. Downtown Macon is home to two amazing festivals: The Macon Film Festival and the Bragg Jam Concert Crawl. This weekend (July 20-23) will be the Film Festival and next weekend (July 28-29) will be Bragg Jam. Come one weekend, come both, but these are events you do not …

Downtown Macon BID Passed!

COMMISSION VOTES IN FAVOR OF DOWNTOWN MACON BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT “Today’s approval of the Downtown Macon BID marks an important moment where downtown property owners voted with their pocketbooks to invest in a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future for Downtown Macon,” said Josh Rogers, President and CEO, NewTown Macon. “The BID promises that downtown’s brightest days are ahead, not …

Macon Connects featured in Bicycle Times Magazine

Last September, the town of Macon, Georgia installed a network of temporary bike lanes. In the two weeks that the lanes were up, bike traffic increased by nearly 900 percent, more city residents were inspired to ride instead of drive and many residents also visited places that they normally wouldn’t because of the ease of access. The project, known as …

What’s Happening This Weekend in Downtown Macon?

What better way to enjoy a hot Macon weekend than by coming to a fun event downtown? This is a list of some of the great things going on this weekend. Click on the teal event name for a link to more information or ticket sales!

FIRST FRIDAY – JUNE 2

If June 2 is not already on your calendar, make a note of everything that will be offered for the First Friday of June!

NewTown to Hold Public Presentation on Real Estate Development Loan Fund

On Tuesday, April 25, NewTown Macon approached the County Commission to let them know of our desire to use money in our Real Estate Development Loan Fund to refinance a mortgage for a successful downtown business. This Fund has been in place since 2012 and provides public benefit through converting vacant space to active use, increasing property tax revenue, creating …

Public Space Matters

Amidst every bustling street, thriving business, and strong community exists a common, fundamental feature. Public spaces, from parks to plazas and anywhere in between, are fundamental to communities because they are the medium where social interactions happen and where community is born. Simple in design but robust in effect, public spaces create the perfect environment for any use and everyone. …

St. Patty’s Day In Macon!

Admission is $12 and includes a tour, 6 tasting tickets, and a souvenir pint glass. Each ticket can be traded for a 6-oz. pour from beer of choice into your glass. Macon Beer Company will be open 4-10 pm, and tours kick off once every hour or so. You must be 21 or over to enter, but kids 12 & …

Things to do this weekend in Macon Feb 3-5

Also on hand for tastings and demonstrations: Ginger Butts with Back to Basics 101, Dr. Pete’s Rustic Breads paired with Oliver Farms Cold-Pressed Oils, and many other special surprises throughout the store. PLACES TO WATCH THE SUPERBOWL

Things to do in Macon this Weekend

If hurricane evacuation has brought you to Macon, Georgia this weekend, you’re in luck. There is plenty to keep you entertained and ease your mind this weekend. After all, today is First Friday! Let us help you turn your Hurricane Matthew lemons into sweet, southern lemonade. Find all activities and locations on the First Friday map here.

The Cluster Features New Downtown Business

Mercer’s student publication, The Cluster, released a great article on one of downtown’s newest businesses, Reboot Retrocade and Bar. This unique establishment is set to open mid-October and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Jeremy Smith and Whitney Boyer to our Downtown Macon family.

2016 Developer's Academy Graduates

Middle Georgia Informer Highlights Developer’s Academy

Middle Georgia Informer – NewTown Macon’s Developer’s Academy Enhancing Center City Surge Congratulations to our 2016 Developer’s Academy graduates! Pictured above, left to right: Bo Dickey, Nathan Dees (First Place), Andrew Wohlrabe (Second Place), Tony Thomas, Randy Goss (Third Place), and Sherri Goss (Third Place).

NewTown Macon is Accepting Applications for Director of Real Estate and Business Development Position

Salary: $50,000 per annum plus benefits Benefits: 13 paid holidays, 20 PTO days, flexible work schedule, health insurance (employer pays 80% of premium), gym membership, short- & long-term disability and 4% retirement match 401k, business cell phone Application deadline: 5pm on Friday, August 5, 2016 Start date: September 1, 2016 This position is responsible for construction administration, loan underwriting and …