LG-WW Press Release 2017




CONTACT:Lollie Bansek




(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 […]

2017-11-13T11:41:17+00:00 November 13th, 2017|News|

Lorain Growth Consortium Meeting

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.

2017-11-13T11:34:52+00:00 October 20th, 2017|News|

Main Street Lorain

Many new developments on Main Street Lorain are in the works:

Broadway is paved
Streetscape is on for 2018
New sidewalks
New lighting
New landscaping
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

Jim Long/President
LGC/ Main Street Lorain

2017-10-09T16:31:10+00:00 October 9th, 2017|News|

There will be a Consortium meeting on October 6th 2017. The speakers will be Bob McDonald and Gail Bonsor from the LGC Tourism Council. They will discuss future projects to promote tourism in Lorain. Meeting starts at 8am and is held at the Palace.

2017-10-09T11:57:32+00:00 September 20th, 2017|News|


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.

Jim Long

2017-08-23T09:45:22+00:00 August 14th, 2017|News|

Lorain Growth members visit Spectrum facilities

Lorain Growth Corporation members and supporters held their monthly consortium meeting and breakfast May 5 at Lorain County Community College’s City Center Learning Center with breakfast catered by Spectrum Cafe. Cheryl Webber and Christine Reed spoke on Spectrum’s school and other facilities and services in downtown Lorain. A tour of the school followed the breakfast.

2017-05-16T20:16:25+00:00 May 16th, 2017|News|