June began with a touch of warm weather and ended with big breezes. Throughout it all, we were hard at work: wrapping up our Square eCommerce University Series, hosting our first ever business development workshop for Richmond artistswelcoming new e-bikes at Richmond BARTcelebrating Juneteenthsprucing up mediansadvocating for safer streetsreceiving our Main Street America accreditation, and connecting Downtown businesses with reopening resources. Speaking of reopening: save the date for the Grand Re-Opening of the Richmond Visitor Center (and our office) on July 16. More details–including Downtown Discounts–coming soon!


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, July 22, 5pm
Clean & Safe Committee – Wednesday, July 14, 4:30pm
Promotions & Fundraising Committee – Monday, July 12, 12pm
Economic Development Committee – Monday, August 16, 5pm

Free Square eCommerce Website Program

Pandemic restrictions on businesses are easing, but doing business online is here to stay. If you aren’t online, you are missing out. Act now to create your own Square eCommerce website for FREE!

Step 1: Gain Knowledge
On-demand introductory webinars for restaurants, retail, and service businesses are available at no cost and at any time.

Step 2: Get Hardware
Request a FREE Square Reader so you can take contactless payments anywhere.

Cool Downtown Happenings

Celebrating Juneteenth felt extra special this year, with the occasion becoming a national holiday. We especially enjoyed the Richmond caravan passing through Downtown led by Mr. Jerrold Hatchett, who is one of our community’s greatest public servants.

E-bike share has come to Richmond and the first phase of the rollout included 2 docking stations at Richmond BART. This program is made possible through a partnership with the City of Richmond and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. 

Guides, Resources & Opportunities 

Redistricting Pre-Draft
Public Hearing

Tuesday, July 6 | 7pm

The City of Richmond is redistricting after the 2020 Census count. The first pre-draft hearing will be taking place at a City Council meeting. What do you want your city districts to look like? Tune in to let your voice be heard!

Potential Vacant Property Tax Community Meetings

July 7, 6pm & July 13, 12pm

The City of Richmond will be hosting two public workshops to receive feedback from the community including concerns regarding blight, opinions regarding vacant properties, potential exemptions, and services to be funded.

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