Fox 8 New Day Cleveland – Broadway Mary’s – December 15, 2020

Downtown Lorain is seeing growth and a revitalization, Broadway Mary’s is creating a dining destination.

WKYC – Channel 3 New hotel, fashion designer and waterfront event center help revitalize Lorain – November 7, 2020

Have you been to Lorain lately?  The Ariel Broadway Hotel, Jevon Terance and The Shipyards are brining life to this port.

Mark Munch Bishop with 1350AM The Gambler interviews Kurt Hernon – October 22, 2020

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.

Morning Journal – Main Street Lorain pushes on despite coronavirus pandemic – October 22, 2020

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.

Morning Journal – Main Street Lorain hopes to decorate for the Holidays – October 15, 2020

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 – September 22, 2020

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 Star 102 Jen & Tim Morning Show – September 21, 2020

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!

Morning Journal – September 17, 2020

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.

Lorain Local – August 22, 2020

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.

Cleveland Magazine – August 5, 2020

“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.

FOX 8 – Kicking it with Kenny – July 31, 2020

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 Lorain 

WEWS NEWS 5- June 18, 2020

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.

Morning Journal – June 4, 2020

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 Park shopping center in Westlake, will work with the fledgling organization this year.

NewsBreak – June 4, 2020

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 Park shopping center in Westlake, will work with the fledgling organization this year.

Morning Journal – May 30, 2020

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.

Morning Journal – May 28, 2020

Broadway will bloom with a new project coming to Lorain this spring. The Main Street Lorain Design 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.

WKYC – Downtown Lorain seeing small business growth – December 4, 2019

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.

Morning Journal – November 4, 2019

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.

Morning Journal – October 1, 2019

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, at 201 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 the Lorain Historical Society.