Mark “Munch” Bishops talks with Kurt Hernon from Main Street Lorain. Hernon is also the owner of “Speak of the Devil” cocktail bar in historic downtown Lorain. Munch and Hernon talk about the restoration of downtown Lorain and the surrounding areas. They also discuss Hernon’s unique past as he was once an Air Traffic Controller who’s now a community activist and entrepreneur.
A year in, the Main Street Lorain group has looked for ways to promote Broadway businesses despite the health and economic effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic Main Street Lorain’s board met Oct. 20 and this week published the review of the year, starting with the organization’s launch in October 2019. “I’ve been a part of many committees and organizations, but none as dedicated and with as much passion to make a difference as the Main Street Lorain board,” said Main Street Lorain President Kurt Hernon.
Main Street Lorain is asking local businesses or organizations to help decorate downtown Lorain for the holidays this year. Last spring, it partnered with the National Council of Negro Women and the city to place 60 flower pots along Broadway. It is again partnering with NCNW and the city to decorate the downtown for the holidays, with Downtown Lorain Beautification Project — winter edition.
Mark Munch Bishop with 1350AM The Gambler stopped out to Marta’s n More and enjoyed some of her tasty donuts. Munch twas very impressed with all the new development and future of Main Street Lorain! Take a listen…
Cleveland’s Star102 Jen and Tim Show talked with President of Main Street Lorain, Kurt Hernon on all the new and exciting things happening in Lorain, plus announcing the Inaugural Holiday Ornament on the number one Christmas radio station in Cleveland!
A new holiday ornament will mark the rejuvenation of Broadway in downtown Lorain. On Sept. 14, Main Street Lorain’s board of directors unveiled the 2020 City of Lorain Holiday Ornament, a showpiece that will adorn Christmas trees and homes this winter. Sales of the ornament will benefit the organization, which is dedicated to promoting downtown businesses.
Have you noticed the beauty in bloom when you venture down Broadway Avenue recently? This week, we felt our feature deserved a “Super Saturday” mention and certainly a read if you have not yet done so. This piece in the @lorainproud section does a great job demonstrating what Lorain knows how to do: bring community members together for the betterment of tomorrow.
“Come Back” Kits help small businesses in Lorain County As small businesses continue to be affected by COVID-19, Lorain County Main Street has created “Come Back Kits” as stores, restaurants and business reopen to ensure their health and safety. The kits, which include essential items such as PPE, cleaning supplies, disinfecting wipes and gloves, were handed out to 400 small businesses in the area.
The Shipyards recently opened in Lorain’s riverfront neighborhood and the facility offers a wide variety of entertainment along with amazing views. Fox 8’s Kenny Crumpton learned more about the taphouse, event center, restaurant and coffee shop — all of which hope to energize the Lorainhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdyvMRq92bY
As Northeast Ohio continues its rebound from the coronavirus, one local organization is trying to offset the financial burden connected with welcoming customers back. Mom and pop shops on main streets have taken a financial hit and are now slowly trying to emerge.
Main Street Lorain has enlisted a new marketing consultant to help downtown bounce back after the economic shutdown caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Dan Crandall, the former marketing director of Crocker Parkshopping center in Westlake, will work with the fledgling organization this year.
Main StreetLorain has enlisted a new marketing consultant to help downtown bounce back after the economic shutdown caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Dan Crandall, the formermarketing directorof Crocker Park shopping center in Westlake, will work with the fledgling organization this year.
Civic organizations came together on May 30 providing a boost to the city’s downtown core. Volunteers lined Broadway Avenue with potted flowers to beautify the street and the surrounding area, bringing out the warmth of the International City. The Downtown Lorain Beautification Project is part of a collaborative effort between the Main Street Lorain Design Committee, the Lorain Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and the City of Lorain.
Broadway will bloom with a new project coming to Lorain this spring. TheMain Street LorainDesign Committee, the Lorain Section of the National Council of Negro Women and the city of Lorain have collaborated to bring six large self-watering flower containers and 60, 12-inch flower pots to line Broadway. The new planters will roll out starting at noon, May 30.
From renderings to reality, downtown Lorain’s new streetscape is taking shape and new businesses are moving in. “It’s so exciting to see all the energy and all the businesses getting together to make things happen in Lorain,” says Ariel On Broadway Owner, Radhika Reddy.
Board members of the newly formed Main Street Lorain met earlier this week for the first time as an organized entity. After several intensive hands on sessions with Francis Jo Hamilton, Director of Revitalization with Heritage Ohio, parent entity to the Ohio Main Street programs, Main Street Lorain joins neighbors Amherst, Oberlin, Vermilion and Wellington as an affiliate member city with eyes on becoming a full-fledged Main Street Ohio program in the near future.
A group of downtown Lorain supporters has formed a board to create a new Main Street Lorain organization. The mission is to let people know that Lorain is inviting and open for business, said Kurt Hernon, who operates Speak of the Devil neighborhood bar with his wife, Page, at201 W. Fifth St.The process started in January 2018 when local leaders began discussing areas they wanted to focus on, said Barb Piscopo, executive director of theLorain Historical Society.