Branding Project RFP

Max Schaefer/ March 3, 2023/ New Businesses/ 0 comments

Main Street Lorain is requesting proposals from qualified entities to lead our 2023 Branding Project. Our organization was founded in 2019 with the initial goal of creating a vibrant and accessible downtown neighborhood in the City of Lorain. Our team of volunteers, board of directors, and community partners have been tirelessly working on various aspects to see this goal fully

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2022 Holiday Ornament Sale

Max Schaefer/ August 15, 2022/ New Businesses/ 0 comments

Main Street Lorain is excited to announce the start of their 2022 holiday ornament sale, which will feature one of Lorain’s newest 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 Sponsorship Campaign

Max Schaefer/ April 2, 2022/ New Businesses/ 0 comments

Main Street Lorain is excited to announce their third annual “Lorain Blooms” Beautification Project alongside our partners: Lorain County Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and City of Lorain. We are excited to brighten up Broadway once again with beautiful flowers and greenery. To accomplish this goal, the “2022 Campaign for Sponsorships” is underway and will continue

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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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