2021 Holiday Ornament Sale

Max Schaefer/ August 4, 2021/ New Businesses/ 0 comments

Main Street Lorain is excited to announce the start of their 2021 holiday ornament sale, which will feature one of Lorain’s premiere landmarks. Pre-orders will be taken for the ornaments, which cost $20.00 each, at a select number of small businesses and organizations around downtown Lorain including the Ariel on Broadway Hotel, Janasko Insurance, Lorain Historical Society, Lorain Port Authority,

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Lorain Blooms! Downtown Beautification Sponsorship Form

Kurt Hernon/ April 28, 2021/ New Businesses/ 0 comments

Main Street Lorain (MSL) is excited to announce their second annual “Lorain Blooms” Beautification Project along side partners: Lorain County Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and City of Lorain. Based on positive reviews from visitors, shoppers and downtown businesses, MSL is dedicated to continuing and expanding the beautification project. To accomplish this goal, the “2021 Campaign

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Main Street Lorain is an official 501(c)3 and…meet our new (first) Director!

Kurt Hernon/ April 8, 2021/ New Businesses/ 0 comments

The organization devoted to promoting downtown also has received official notice of its federal nonprofit tax status. On April 1, Main Street Lorain announced Max Schaefer will join the organization as executive director. A Lorain native, Schaefer was the top choice among six applicants for the post, said Kurt Hernon, president, and Chris Cocco, vice president of Main Street Lorain.

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Main Street Lorain Welcomes The Summer Market: Friday July 23, 2021 – 3 to 9 pm & Saturday July 24, 2021 – 9 am to 4 pm

Kurt Hernon/ March 8, 2021/ Events, New Businesses/ 0 comments

Main Street Lorain welcomes The Summer Market as its latest member business!  The Summer Market is a unique, outdoor festival held right along the water.  Thousands of guests visit the Market each year to shop for furniture, architectural salvage, vintage finds, art & jewelry, coastal decor, fresh produce and a variety of other goods from more than 100 vendors. Guests

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2021 Membership Drive

Kurt Hernon/ February 9, 2021/ New Businesses/ 0 comments

Wow, what a year…to say the least!  We truly hope that this finds you all in good spirits and health! With the COVID-19 pandemic still impacting everyday life for all of us, I first want to thank you for your support and for joining us during this inaugural year of Main Street Lorain. When I was asked to become President

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Dodie’s Dockside

Kurt Hernon/ November 25, 2020/ New Businesses/ 0 comments

  Located on the main floor of the Historic Ariel Hotel on Broadway, built in 1923, Dodie’s restaurant brings Lorain its first Italian-influenced coastal fare dining. Our menu takes what we love from traditional seaside food and gives it a contemporary, Italian twist. Sitting dockside, Dodie’s remodeling pays homage to the building’s original architecture while harnessing the nautical spirit of

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Kurt Hernon/ October 6, 2020/ New Businesses/ 0 comments

Purple ribbons line the sidewalks down Broadway Avenue in Lorain as part of the Genesis House campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In 1981, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence introduced October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Along with creating more awareness for not only victims, but to help unify family and friends that have been affected by this crime.

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2020 First Annual Main Street Lorain Holiday Ornament!

Kurt Hernon/ September 17, 2020/ New Businesses/ 0 comments

The Main Street Lorain Board of Directors is pleased to unveil a beautiful, vibrantly colored, incredibly detailed first annual 2020 Main Street Lorain holiday ornament. Ornaments are only available via pre-order through Main Street Lorain members until October 18: Footprint Tours, Janasko Insurance Agency Inc., Lorain Historical Society, Lorain Port Authority, Marzavas & Son Jewelers, Muzik’s Auto Care, Neilsen Jewelers,

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Marta’s N More Store OPEN!!

Kurt Hernon/ September 17, 2020/ New Businesses/ 0 comments

Marta’s N More Store swung its doors open to the public officially on Sunday, September 6 to a throng of delighted pastry lovers!   If you’re a lover of all things sweet – donuts, fritters, cakes, cookies, candy apples and on and on…Marta’s N More Store is a must when in downtown Lorain! Marta’s is open TUESDAY-SATURDAY 7am -2pm! and located

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Main Street Lorain hands out ‘Come Back Kits’ to area businesses

Kurt Hernon/ August 9, 2020/ New Businesses/ 0 comments

 Four Lorain County Main Street organizations have collaborated to secure grants and donations to supply almost 400 “Come Back Kits” to local small businesses as they continue to take steps every day to meet the challenges posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The “Come Back Kits” feature essential items, including PPE, cleaning supplies, disinfecting wipes, and gloves for the businesses

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