The Farmersville Main Street Program is being featured this month as business of the month.
The program specializes in downtown revitalization with a focus on historic preservation.
Member cities of the Texas Main Street Program must complete a rigorous application and then be selected to be into the program.
Currently there are 85 Texas cities in the program.
The Main Street approach is a unique preservation-based economic development tool that enables communities to revitalize downtown and neighborhood business districts by leveraging local assets - from historic, cultural, and architectural resources to local enterprises and community pride. It is a comprehensive strategy that addresses the variety of issues and problems that challenge traditional commercial districts.
Farmersville has been in the Main Street Program since the year 2000.
Adah Leah Wolf has been the Main Street Manager since 2003.
Several projects of the Main Street program include:
Farmers & Fleas Market
Held the first Saturday of the month, except for October which is Old Time Saturday. This is a combination farmers market and flea market which was begun in 2004 as a way to draw shoppers and visitors into downtown. Sales hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..
Audie Murphy Day
Our 13th year for this popular event, which recognizes and celebrates our local veterans as well as Audie Murphy, our “Hometown Hero.”
This year will be June 23.
Other projects include:
Design assistance for building facades
Coordination with other local groups for downtown events, such as Christmas events
Small Business best practices, information/workshops
Streetscape- all of the design elements that go into making downtown look great
Maintain and communicate downtown calendar of events (let me know if you would like to receive this! A.email@example.com )
Main Street keeps reinvestment statistics