MAIN STREET DELAWARE WELCOME CENTER
Located at 20 E William Street in downtown Delaware, visitors are invited to stop by The Main Street Delaware Welcome Center to take a tour, sit a spell on the historic front porch, and plan their visit while in Delaware, Ohio. Public restrooms, a brochure room, and a drinking fountain are also on the premises. The organization is dedicated to preserving and promoting historic downtown Delaware while ensuring a comfortable and welcoming place for all who pass through.
In addition to coordinating the First Friday celebrations and downtown Farmers Markets, Main Street Delaware oversees the Home for the Holidays celebration and more. Main Street Delaware is an accredited Ohio Main Street Community.
Main Street Delaware WORKS! As an entirely volunteer-run organization, we clock over 5,600 volunteer hours annually. Main Street Delaware is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization and the ONLY economic development organization that advocates specifically for the downtown business district. Downtown is the living room of our community. It takes hard work to be sure it is a comfortable, welcoming place for all who pass. Main Street Delaware has been and continues to be the catalyst for private investments in the downtown having more than 60 million private dollars invested over the last 10 years. Working one-on-one with business and building owners to lighten the burden of government, we provide free design consultations, business training, and support.
Main Street Delaware LIVES! Incorporating hands, backs, and minds we invest our lives, doing what we love to support and sustain the core of our community. Our goals are scaled to our specific local community needs. Researching and implementing plans for parking, way-finding signage, historic preservation guidelines, and public art criteria, Main Street Delaware is also an asset to the local government. As a locally driven program, our strategies depend on local, community support to develop a sense of place.
Main Street Delaware PLAYS! We have fun together, forming lifelong friendships based on our personal convictions and feelings of responsibility to our community. Any time something is done well, it is done out of a deep desire or passion for that particular thing. Main Street Delaware volunteers are nothing if not passionate. Creating a place together, one project at a time.