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DWNTWN Muncie, Explore The Original

Muncie, IN—MuncieJournal.com is proud to bring you this new special section about DWNTWN Muncie, presented by the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership. Below you will find 20 different stories about downtown Muncie businesses and organizations. This page is where you enter to visit the DWNTWN special section. The content below is available 24/7 on your PC, tablet or Smartphone. Everything included in the DWNTWN Muncie, Explore The Original special section launches from this page, so you’ll need to scroll down to view it all. (Just like you…

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DWNTWN: Where Many Live, Work, and Play

By: Muncie Downtown Development Partnership— Muncie, IN—DWNTWN, The Original Muncie, is a newly rejuvenated community that boasts a surprising number of unique businesses, local restaurants, original art venues, and unparalleled events. Directed by Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, an Indiana- and nationally-accredited Main Street organization, Muncie’s downtown area has grown exponentially in the past five years alone. Today, business owners, artists, and individuals are united through their common love and pride in living, working, and playing DWNTWN. But what does it…


The Barking Cow Of Muncie

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Scott Mick, owner of the Barking Cow of Muncie, didn’t have a burning desire to start a new business. In fact, starting a new business wasn’t something he’d really ever thought about. “Actually, I was looking for a tenant for this space after photographer RD Hunt moved out,” he said. “I purchased the downtown Kelso building a few years ago. I was having a difficult time finding a new tenant, so I began thinking about what the…


Carnegie Library

By: Susan Fisher— Muncie, IN—Visit beautiful Carnegie Library, a branch of Muncie Public Library, in downtown Muncie to discover a community treasure! In 1901, the City of Muncie received $55,000 from industrialist and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie to build a library. The foundation for Carnegie Library was laid in 1902. The date is carved into its cornerstone. The Carnegie Library was dedicated and opened on June 1, 1904. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976….


Casa Del Sol

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—One of downtown Muncie’s most popular eateries for the last 8 years has been Casa Del Sol, owned by Manuel Rodriguez Alonso. Casa Del Sol prepares and serves fresh Mexican food, ranging from fajitas, tacos, quesadilla, steak prepared Mexican style, chile verde, chimichangas and seemingly everything in-between. Even vegetarian options. Casa’s food runs the gamut, from tasty taco salads to burritos as big as your head. Even bigger, maybe. A steaming, sizzling hot quesadilla plate, be it…


City Of Muncie, Indiana

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Muncie, Indiana is a dynamic city located 58 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Muncie has a unique place in the history of American demographics and social sciences as the site of the Middletown studies. These studies carried out by Helen and Robert Lynd in the 1920’s and 1930’s were intended to examine the norms of American culture in post-World War One America. The city has been associated with being a “normal” small American city ever since. The city…


Courtyard By Marriott Muncie

By: Jennifer Hasty— Muncie, IN—The Courtyard by Marriott at Horizon Convention Center offers travelers contemporary design, comfortable accommodations and innovative technology that combine to provide guests with a seamless lodging experience.  As the area’s newest and only full-service hotel, amenities include thoughtfully-appointed guest rooms featuring luxurious bedding, free WIFI and Marriott’s Entertainment Platform for access to personal Netflix and Hulu accounts. Additional guest amenities include indoor pool, exercise room with cardio theatre and weight system, 24-hour business center, lobby featuring…


Debbie’s Handmade Soap

By: Debbie Acree— Muncie, IN—My soap making journey began in 1999. While at a mom’s retreat, I heard one of the speakers mention that she made soap, and it immediately reached out and grabbed me. Wrestling with my daughter’s issues with eczema for the previous couple of years, and finding nothing that would relieve it, I thought “this might work.” So I went home and started studying everything I could find on soap making and how to do it. Our…


The Fickle Peach

By: Chris Piche— Muncie, IN—The Fickle Peach was established in 2005 as an endeavor between two friends. My friend Brion Fickle and I always said we would open a bar together, so when the opportunity to open in the Francis T. Root building presented itself, we jumped. Initially, we established our mission statement as: Passionately Dedicated to Great Beer. Fourteen years later, our mission is still the same. The Fickle Peach focuses on quality local beer from the Midwest, but also rotates…


HeidiJHale Designs And Details

By: Sean Hale— Muncie, IN—At HeidiJHale Designs and Details, we take pride in offering custom designs that combine classic elegance with everyday casual. We offer handmade jewelry, crafted with high quality materials and natural stones sourced from all over the world. The majority of our pieces are made with fine silver, but we also offer some gold, bronze and sterling silver, as well. And although our beautiful source materials come from around the globe, everything is handmade in the United…