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Pictured at left are Waynesboro Area Senior High School art teacher Melanie Erb and some of her students who helped paint the Hometown Heroes first responders mural in the spring. The mural and corresponding recognition plaque (below) were installed on the west facing wall of Christine's Cafe at 81 W. Main St. in September.
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Work begins on Phase 2 at 21 E. Main St. in downtown Waynesboro
WAYNESBORO, Pa. – A project six years in the making is getting closer to reality.
Interior demo and other foundation work began this week at Mainstreet Waynesboro’s 21 E. Main St. Redevelopment Project, the future site of a restaurant, brew pub and Mainstreet’s offices.
Waynesboro Construction is the general contractor for the project. Crews began the main phase of demolition on Monday, July 24. Don Smith of Smith Company Design and Architecture of Waynesboro is the designer and architect.
The building is next to the vibrant Main Street Park, home of the weekly farmers market, concerts and events.
The project is expected to cost between $2 million and $2.5 million, but will generate revenue for Waynesboro’s downtown revitalization organization for the foreseeable future.
Through the support of generous donors, Mainstreet has already invested more than $120,000 in the façade and side of the building.
The plans call for gutting the existing structure, which served as home to The Men’s Shop for many decades, and adding approximately 75 feet on the back. The front section will house a restaurant and brew pub with 2,425 square feet on the lower level and an upstairs overflow dining and banquet room of about 1,500 square feet.
The back section would include offices for Mainstreet Waynesboro, a welcome center, storage and space for one more tenant.
The project will feature large glass doors that will open out to Main Street Park. Tables and chairs will be outside the doors.
The final construction phase will follow the current work.
Mainstreet, which is an independent non-profit that does not receive any funding for operations from local, state or federal government, will be embarking on a capital campaign in October to raise the remaining $1 million for the project.
To donate to the 21 E. Main St. project, email Bill at email@example.com
MAINSTREET WAYNESBORO RECOGNIZED
AS 2022 MAIN STREET AMERICA AFFILIATE
WAYNESBORO, PA. – Mainstreet Waynesboro has been designated as an Affiliate Main Street America™ program, which recognizes community organizations for meeting rigorous performance standards.
Each year, Main Street America and its partners honors Affiliate programs to recognize their commitment to create meaningful improvements to their downtowns using preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach™.
Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc. received the affiliate status from Main Street America for 2022, its seventh straight year being recognized. In 2016, Mainstreet Waynesboro was recognized as an MSA Accredited program.
“Our staff and volunteers work very hard at a job that we love,” said Bill Kohler, director of economic development for Mainstreet Waynesboro since 2016.
Mainstreet Waynesboro wins two Townie awards
WAYNESBORO, Pa. – Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc. is one of a handful of community programs in the state to be honored as a Townie Award recipient for 2020, the Pennsylvania Downtown Center announced.
Mainstreet Waynesboro, a nonprofit whose sole mission is the revitalization of the downtown’s commercial core, joins Venture Lititz as double winners.
Mainstreet was honored for the following:
In the Safe, Clean and Green category for its One Brick at a Time project next to Zoe’s Chocolate Co.
In the Chairman’s Award for Youth Involvement category for the contributions of former intern Marcus Cooley, now a sophomore at Columbia University.
We've been working hard at Mainstreet Waynesboro to revitalize our downtown, and we could not have done it without the support of our fantastic community!
We are proud to announce that our organization has attained Affiliate status with Main Street America for the sixth straight year!
Let's keep up the good work, Waynesboro!
Mainstreet Waynesboro is proud to announce that the Waynesboro Historic District is officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places! Please see our Facebook page for some of downtown Waynesboro's historic buildings.
Thinking of opening a business downtown?
Waynesboro's vibrant downtown area is thriving, and we are looking for your great ideas to add to our Main Street offerings. Here are just a few reasons to bring your business downtown:
Our Main Street is a also a state road, which means a larger number of potential customers will get to see your storefront. We also have significantly higher foot traffic in recent years, due to all of the wonderful events and attractions downtown.
Reasonable rental rates!
Local commercial real estate owners will work with you as you get your business started. Don't worry about sky-high rental rates.
Mainstreet business support!
Mainstreet Waynesboro does its best to support all local business owners. To help get the word out, we often feature local businesses on our social media accounts and our podcast.
WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!
Looking for a way to get involved?
Want to make a difference in the community?
Need community service hours to graduate?
Volunteer with us!
Mainstreet Waynesboro is always in need of enthusiastic volunteers to help make our community events a success.
We are currently seeking volunteers for:
* Mainstreet's Promotions and Design committees
* 2023 activities
To sign up, call us at 717-762-0397, or email Angela@waynesboro.org
WHAT'S ON TAP IN THE BORO
Mainstreet Waynesboro Wish List 2022-23
People to serve on our Design committee.
Portable or low-cost storage during our renovation of 21 E. Main St.
To grant a wish, please email Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org