Main Street Lorain had its next consortium meeting on January 5th 2018. It was held at the Palace and started at 8:00am. The Speaker was Tom Brown Executive Director of the Lorain Port Authority. Tom updated us on the Spitzer development project and other Port activities for 2018
On December 1st at 8am the Main Street Lorain had their meeting at the Spectrum Offices at 129 West 4th St (the old Club West). Jim Long requested committee reports and updates. There was announcements from Waterfront Winterfest and LGC Tourism council. Also Spectrum updated us on new projects they are developing downtown at 401 Broadway. Breakfast was offered for $7.00 per person.
LORAIN KICKS OFF HOLIDAY SEASON WITH
(November 1, 2017) Main Street Lorain – LGCwill once again host Lorain Waterfront Winterfest, the community-based, family-friendly event that kicks-off the holiday season in Downtown Lorain over Thanksgiving weekend on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
As in past years, Waterfront Winterfest will offer time-honored holiday activities including fireworks, magical and enchanting Christmas lights, and of course, the arrival of Santa. “The highlight every year is the arrival of Santa and this year will be extra special when he arrives at Veterans Park on the “Red Express” with super heroes and elves,” Steve Bansek, Waterfront Winterfest chairman said. “We are also delighted to have WKYC reporter and Lorain native, Tiffany Tarpley, join us again this year for the festivities.”
Winterfest kicks-off with entertainment at Veteran’s Park and the arrival of Santa and the lighting of Christmas […]
David Hardy, new CEO for Lorain City Schools, spoke at the Friday,
Nov. 3, breakfast meeting at the Palace Theater, 617 Broadway, Lorain,
for the Lorain Growth Corporation breakfast meeting. We begin eating
at 8 am and Mr. Hardy spoke from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Lorain Growth
Corp. President Jim Long allowed speak and allowed announcements from
the audience. You don’t have to eat to attend this meeting.
Many new developments on Main Street Lorain are in the works:
Broadway is paved
Streetscape is on for 2018
New entry signs to Main Street/ Waterfront District
LCCAA is moved into 9th st location/ redeveloped
9th st redevelopment on Visual Expressions property
Catholic Charities has moved the Homeless Shelter and Kitchen to 28th and Carolina.
The 8th St kitchen property to be developed
United Way moved into 642 Broadway
Redevelopment of 637 Broadway
4th St redevelopment underway
Spectrum gymnasium to be build At West Erie and Wickens Place.
Spectrum Gift Shop in 401 Broadway
Kennedy property on 4th under redevelopment
4th street corridor under a master plan of redevelopment/ United Properties
Speak of the Devil Speakeasy on 4th nearly complete
Farohs Candy moved into City View Building
New interest in Spitzer Bld. and St Joes Complex
Victor Nardini redeveloping bank bld on Broadway
Bed and breakfast under construction on 9th St
LGC/ Main Street Lorain
Due to the Labor day weekend, there will not be a Lorain Growth Consortium meeting on September 1st 2017. The September meeting will be on September 8th at 8:00am at the Palace.
There is a regular breathfast meeting for the Lorain Growth Consortium on August 4th at 8:00am. The venue is Lorain Palace Theatre