Richmond Business Hub Groundbreaking CeremonyThis year, Richmond Main Street made significant strides, tackling some of the most challenging and rewarding projects ever. Downtown Richmond is undergoing the development of long-standing vacant spaces that will bring new businesses, visitors, and economic vitality to the district. If you haven’t visited, make sure to add downtown Richmond to your list of places to see in 2019.

We broke ground on the new BART Retail Hub this past summer and look forward to its grand opening in early 2019. The BART Retail Hub will be home to CoBiz, a new co-working business incubator, and a food hall featuring Red Bay Coffee. Located at 15th Street & Macdonald Avenue these businesses are the talk of the town. You’ve been asking and we’ve heard you loud and clear: we need more retail downtown.

We are pleased with the progress of this development and look forward to an even more transformational housing development project at 12th & Macdonald scheduled to break ground sometime late 2019. Richmond Main Street is at the center of it all. We are the glue that makes it stick.

How do we keep it all together? Through the generous support of people like you who donate, their timetalent, and treasures to help us keep our revitalization vision alive!

Maybe you come to our events—to dance on Main Street at the Spirit & Soul Festival or light up Macdonald Avenue at the Downtown Holiday Festival.

Or, perhaps you have benefited from our business assistance program, designed to help Richmond entrepreneurs to create and grow their own business.

If you come Downtown to shop, dine, or just take a stroll, you are part of this movement to revive Richmond’s Main Street. Or, maybe you are one of our community or business partners, providing critical support and services towards our mission of ensuring a clean, safe, and vibrant Downtown for all.


Let’s keep this going! Your personal contribution, no matter the size or frequency, will help us build on our momentum and strengthen our ability to deepen community engagement and increase awareness of our mission and vision. The impact of your giving is important and essential to our continued success.

Join the Movement: Invest in Downtown Richmond!

Your gift to Main Street will make a big impact and may be tax deductible—a great gift for your end-of-the-year bottom line! Follow through on that urge you’re feeling right now to go all in on the restoration of your historic Downtown Richmond. Donate now! We appreciate your support and we are thankful for your generosity.

In partnership,

Amanda Elliott

Executive Director

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