Promising works-in-progress blossomed into beautiful accomplishments in May. We officially launched our Community Green Space caretaking partnership with the Reentry Success Center Men’s Group, brought back Art In Windows with 8 artists, 2 exhibition sites, and 1 super fun virtual reception, and helped connect Richmond businesses to COVID19 relief resources, like the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. As the state of California moves to reopen the economy on June 15, we encourage everyone to get vaccinated, continue to practice prevention measures, and respect mask requirements, especially when shopping and dining, on public transportation, and in office settings.


Main Street Presents

Community Calendar 

Our meetings are open to the public. We invite you to join the movement to bring back Downtown by tuning in, serving on a committee, or becoming an ambassador. All meetings are hosted virtually via Zoom, until further notice.

Board of Directors – Thursday, June 24, 5pm *new schedule*

Clean & Safe Committee – Wednesday, June 9, 4:30pm

Promotions & Fundraising Committee – Monday, June 14, 12pm

Economic Development Committee – Monday, June 21, 5pm

Square University Webinar Series

This month’s focus: Customer Engagement!
tips, tricks & timely info all about rewards, email marketing, and more!

Knowledge: Monthly webinars taking a deeper dive into Square’s E-Commerce solutions paired with virtual office hours AND 24/7 access to the on-demand introductory webinars for restaurantsretail, and service businesses.

Tech: Attend to enter to win a FREE Square Register–$800 value! We have Readers available, too. Details here.

Cool Downtown Happenings

Neighborhood Ambassadors keep Downtown clean & connected. Our ambassador program is made up of 2 vitally important teams and employs 3 Richmond residents. We are excited to share their “Spring Cleaning” accomplishments: Deonte and Mary, aka the maintenance crew, are nearly finished cutting weeds throughout the corridor. The hospitality team, Mary and Billy, hand delivered informational and resource packets to businesses. Great job teams!

Exciting news about Downtown businesses! Over the past two months we are excited to welcome new business and to welcome back many businesses closed by the pandemic. New businesses include Natrully Smooth Alkaline Water and Emmett’s Ice Cream. Additionally, Joy Cafe is under new management and El Garage has expanded their hours. Butterfly Nails, Kim’s Nails, YaNique Salon & Accessories, and Reentry Success Center have reopened. Welcome all!

Guides, Resources & Opportunities 

Richmond Juneteenth 2021

Caravan & Rally

Saturday, June 19

Help Richmond honor and commemorate Juneteenth 2021 with a Juneteenth Caravan and Rally! The community is invited to come out and caravan from the historic North Richmond Missionary Baptist Church to Kennedy High School.

Get Vaccinated

It’s Easy & Free!

CCHS West County Clinics

Available to anyone 12 years or older, regardless of residency, immigration, or health insurance coverage status. No appointment required. Homebound people that are unable to visit a CCHS site can request a home vaccination.

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