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MEDO Minute: Weekly guide to business and economic happenings in the Queen City


A weekly update from the Manchester Economic Development Office (MEDO), Jodie Nazaka and Erik Lesniak.

Maya’s Kitchen

Business News

  • Congratulations to Maya’s Kitchen, located at the former space of Queen City Cupcake (next to the Bank) on their recent opening.
  • Congratulations to MIU Café, located at 1500 South Willow St. on their Grand Opening
  • Congratulations to Just Flow, located at  814 Elm St. on their 13th Anniversary here in Manchester
  • Congratulations to Daw Kun Thai, located at 93 S. Maple St. on their 1 year anniversary in their new location.
  • Congratulations to The Green Beautiful, located at 168 Wilson St. on their 1-year anniversary.

Coming Soon to Manchester

  • The Birch On Elm (new location in the former Noodz space downtown)
  • Barcode (former Beers and Cheers  and Old Cobbler location Downtown)
  • Taco Bell (Hooksett Road  next to the North End Shops at Livingston Park)
  • Aroma Joes (Hooksett Road  next to the North End Shops at Livingston Park)
  • KS Restaurant (1105 Elm St. in the former Mint Bistro spot)
  • Bayona Cafe (New Location at 150 Dow St.)
  • Stash Box (next to Diz’s Café)
  • Woodstacker Beer Company (in the former Campery space next to The Bookery at 850 Elm St.)
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts – 1051 S. Willow St. (Manchester Run Plaza)
  • Papa Gino’s – 655 South Willow St. at the Shopps on South Willow

Parks & Rec

Fun in the Sun Camp – Registrations are open now open for 6-week summer camp for Manchester residents 6 to 12 years old. Activities include playground games, nature walks, arts and crafts, swim lessons, free swim, and more.
Summer Job OpportunitiesClick here for current openings.


Mums Pop-Up Community Market from 4 – 7 p.m.
June 22 and 29, Shaheen-Basquil Park – 380 Lincoln St.

Stark Park Concert – Jay Daly and the BBQ Brass https://www.starkpark.com/home
June 25, Stark Park

Movies in Victory Park (find the full summer movie schedule here).

June 28: Top Gun Maverick – Movies begin at 8 p.m. Check our Facebook page for any weather-related postponments.

June 28 – EID Celebration: Sudanese Community, Derryfield Park, 12-8 p.m.

June 29Catholic Medical Center (CMC) Employee Appreciation BBQ, Lafayette Park

June 30 – Chandler’s Ball 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Sheridan-Emmett Park

June 30 – Summer Concert in the Park with Last Kid Picked performing live on stage at Veterans Park

July 2 – Stark Park ConcertNew Legacy Swing Band, Stark Park, 2-4 p.m.

July 3 – Independence Day Celebration, Arms Park – fireworks, food trucks and more. Click for details.

July 8 – International Swahili Day, Veterans Park, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., public event

July 9 – Stark Park Concert Debby Larkin/Jeff Stout Quintet

July 12 – Movies in the Park– Goonies, Victory Park.

July 13Happy Hour Hustle 5K Series, Northeast Delta Dental Stadium

July 15 – Currier Museum Block Party, Currier Museum of Arts

July 15 – Graduate Art Fair, Victory Park 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more info, contact @arms_with_art on Instagram.

July 16 – Stark Park Concert – Brass Force

July 21 – Summer Concerts in the Park – Marc Berger. Veterans Park

July 23 – Stark Park ConcertAnother Tequila Sunrise Eagles Tribute Band, Stark Park

July 25 – Drum Corps International New Hampshire, Memorial High School

July 26 – Movies in the Park, COCO, Victory Park

July 30 – Stark Park Concert – Love Dogs, Stark Park

Double Tree Hotel

June 24
Combat Zone 80 – (Expecting 1,000 – 3,000)<https://www.czmma.com/tickets>
July 9
New England Reptile Expo – (expecting 1500+)
July 28-30
Live Free or Die Tattoo Expo – (Expecting 2,500 over the three-day event)

SNHU Arena Events

July 29 – Hollywood Vampires – Super group featuring Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen

Sept. 30 – Bill Burr Live

Nov. 10-12 Jurassic World Live!

Nov. 13 –  Tool in concert

New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Fisher Cats VS. Portland – June 28-July 3
Fisher Cats Vs. Altoona – July 14-18
Fisher Cats Vs. Hartford – July 25-30

What’s New at the Library?

Click here for updates from the city’s free public library system.

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