Thomaston Main Street
Thomaston Main Street is devoted to developing and maintaining a healthy, viable downtown commercial district symbolic of community caring, and a high quality of life available to residents and visitors alike. Our perspective as a Georgia Main Street Program is committed to historic preservation-based community revitalization. We facilitate this in practice by using the Main Street Four Point Approach, which considers these objectives. The promotion of our downtown district through special events and individualized marketing plans. The quality of the aesthetic design that is represented by our district’s built environment. The organization of interests, leadership and commitments that move our program forward, and the use of strategic planning to warrant the economic restructuring of our historic commercial district. Our Downtown Development Authority / Main Street Board is a unique economic development tool, this approach provides our community with the opportunity to effectively stimulate our commercial downtown by leveraging: partnerships, our culture, small businesses, local assets, architectural heritage and community events to support local enterprises and community pride.
Mission and Vision Statement
The Main Street Program is coordinated by the Georgia Department of
Community Affairs and is designed to organize activities within downtown Thomaston to promote revitalization. The Main Street Program is a non-profit (501©(3) organization that works closely with the Thomaston Downtown Development Authority and the Historic Preservation Commission in developing action plans for the revitalization of the Downtown area.
The mission of the Thomaston Main Street Program is to promote, preserve and enhance the historic charm and integrity of the community and to reinforce the downtown as the heartbeat of the community utilizing the 4 - Point Approach of the National Main Street Program.
Design: Our mission is to create an inviting, aesthetically appealing and safe Main Street Program area environment.
Promotions: Our goal is to provide Thomaston with a unique experience through festivals, arts, entertainment and value for our residents, visitors and downtown businesses. To create a sense of place.
Economic Vitality: Our mission is to convert empty spaces into productive property, to help stimulate downtown growth through increased business retention and expansion.
Organization: To cover all 4 points of the Main Street approach by working together with DDA, Historic Preservation Commission, the City of Thomaston and local businesses to revitalize Downtown Thomaston. To also promote and strengthen downtown Thomaston by providing active support, leadership, incentives, resources and opportunities that result in historic preservation and education, beautification, quality economic growth and development.
Thomaston’s Historic Business District is the heart of the community, where unique and exciting businesses should flourish through Historic Preservation, revitalization and economic
development. This is accomplished by focusing on design, promotions, economic vitality, and organization. Our vision is to affirm and maintain downtown Thomaston as the social, cultural, economic and historic focal point of our community.
- Aqua Unlimited
- Baby Lanes Consignment
- Cotton Avenue Antiques & Gifts
- French Kiss Boutique
- Front Porch Antiques
- Front Porch Antiques
- Jin's Wigs
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- Peaches & Cotton Boutiques
- Reems Jewelry
- Rescue Me Market
- Sassy Woods
- Sew Cute Embroidery
- Southern Stitches Quilt Shop
- The Pickled Pear
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- Big Chic
- Country Cupboard
- English's Cafe
- Gathering Grounds Cafe
- Georgia Avenue Cafe'
- Main Street Café and Pool Room
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- Pool Room Cafe
- Ritz Theatre & Cafe
- Southside Wings
- Stubby's Wings
- The Pie
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- Holloway's Tire & Auto
- Mr. Freeds
- Hometown Printers
- West Central Georgia Bank
- United Bank
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- The Ritz Theatre & Cafe
- Downtown Dogs Grooming
- Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce
- County Clerks Office
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Congress passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2.2 trillion stimulus package, and SBA programs are designed to lead the way in small business recovery. Information below in flyer.
Opportunities With Main Street
If you are interested in being a vendor or volunteer at any of our Main Street events click on the form links below to submit an application. If you are interested in receiving our monthly newsletter the sign-up form is below.