HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - As May wraps up there are a number of cool events happening in Downtown Huntsville, including a Cigar Box Festival at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. There's also news on the future of a key piece of property in the heart of Downtown.
Cigar Box Festival
When: Friday, May 30th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 31st from noon to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Lowe Mill in Huntsville
Cost: Free, Workshops available for $30 each
Details: Live performances by Microwave Dave, Justin Johnson, Patrick and John Nickel, Matt Crunk, Justin Johnson, April Mae and the June Bugs, Johnny Lowebow, Earl Williams, Hymn for Her, Ben Prestage. There will also be activities for all ages, dozens of vendors and local food trucks.
Learn more at Lowemill.net.
The City of Huntsville is currently accepting requests for proposals from different developers regarding the now-vacant Holiday Inn site in downtown Huntsville. Developers are submitting ideas for what they'd like to do on the property, if their plan is chosen. The plan that is chosen would then be approved by the full City Council.
We talked with Chad Emerson, CEO of Downtown Huntsville, Inc., about what his group would like to see there.
"It needs to be something that's very pedestrian friendly," said Emerson. "You're right across from the park, you're right across from the Von Braun Center, near Twickenham Square. So, it needs to be pedestrian-focused but still account for vehicles. Anything that gets the pedestrian gauge, whether it be retail, lodging, residential -- that would be a great fit."
Proposals are due to the city in June.