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Electricians Juice Up Ann Arbor . . . and Close Down Main Street

4. August 2009 • Nancy Shore
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The Ann Arbor Chronicle recently reported on the 2,000 people that will be heading to Ann Arbor for the National Training Institute (NTI), put on by the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC).

According to the Chronicle, this event regularly brings in an estimated $5 million dollars to Ann Arbor.

As part of the NTI training this year, the Convention and Visitors Bureau will be closing down Main Street from William to Liberty/Washington for two block parties, one on August 5th and one on August 10th. No time is given for these parties.

Here’s some info on the Aug 5 block party from the Main Street Area Association’s Website:

Join the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau as they welcome the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) of National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) to the streets of Ann Arbor. Main Street will be closed from William to Liberty. Live music, motorcycles, dining in the street and other festivities will abound. Come on down and join the party!

In light of the recent conversation about making Main Street an occasional pedestrian mall, it will be interesting to see how this pans out.