Congrats to Main Street Initiative! They have put Richmond in the running for a fabulous grant to refurbish Market Square Mall.
“Richmond’s Market Square Mall Marquee is in need of restoration and repair,” says Janet Johnson, City of Richmond Economic Development Administrator. ” A vote for Richmond will help restore the Marquee, bring visitors to the city and create a bright light on one of the most visible intersections Downtown Richmond.”
National Geographic & Partners in Preservation selected Downtown Richmond as a finalist for the 2017 Partners in Preservation Vote Your Main Street program!
There are 25 cities selected throughout the U.S., and Richmond is one of them! Ten lucky winners will receive a grant of $150,000 for their Main Street Project. Of 25 finalists, Main Street Initiative’s project, the Restoration and Preservation of Market Square Mall, is the only one in Northern California. Everyone in the greater Bay Area is needed to help them win this grant! All you have to do is go to VoteYourMainStreet.org everyday. You get to vote 5 x/day!
The campaign is now live and runs through October 31.
How it works:
- Ask your family, friends & business associates to participate
- You can vote up to 5 times per day
- Go org and sign up to vote. They will send you a verification and then you can go there EVERY DAY & Vote 5 times each day for Downtown Richmond!
- Only the Top 10 “most-voted-for “projects will receive funding.
FIND OUT MORE Sat., Oct 7!
Open House Event: Main Street Partners in Preservation Open House
Join Main St at 322 Harbour Way on Saturday, October 7th from 11am – 3pm for a special pop-up event at Market Square Mall!
- Downtown History Hike and Art Walk
- Special Prizes and Giveaways
- Visit New Businesses at the Mall
More About the Richmond Main Street Initiative:
Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI), a community-based organization revitalizing historic Downtown Richmond. Richmond Main Street Initiative is a community based non-profit dedicated to revitalizing historic downtown Richmond. RMSI partners with the City of Richmond, merchants, and residents to develop and improve downtown Richmond as a pedestrian-friendly urban village that offers products, services, arts and entertainment that reflect the community’s rich and diverse heritage. The DRPBID district encompasses the core of the Historic Downtown area along the Macdonald Avenue corridor bounded approximately by 6th Street, Barrett Avenue, Bissell Avenue, and 16th Street. For more information and to read about the RMSI’s events and programs, please visit www.richmondmainstreet.org and www.facebook.com/richmondmainstreet.© Copyright SF on the Bay 2017. Unauthorized use of content or parts of content is prohibited without a written permission by the author. Excerpts may be used, however, only with a clear credit to the source as follows: Author attribution: SF on the Bay; Link to original article.