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When we envisioned turning an eyesore of a building into a beautiful park here in downtown Waynesboro, we also saw the potential value in the adjacent building.
We used the back end of 21 East 
Main for our park's stage during special events. Attendance at these events has been excellent and we really enjoy bringing people together at Main Street Park!

Phase 2 at 21 East Main Street

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Bill Kohler at
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This is a project six years in the making.

The interior demo and other foundation work began in late summer.


The site will host a restaurant, welcome center  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 project is expected to cost between $2 million and $2.5 million but will generate revenue for Waynesboro’s downtown revitalization organization.

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 and adding approximately 75 feet on the back.

The front section will house a restaurant 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.



Ultimately, our goal is to fully renovate that building and then build out the open space next to our park. We are hoping to be able to bring in a new restaurant for everyone to enjoy, conveniently located right there on Main! 


We're overjoyed to report that we have recently received grants from both county, state and federal funding sources to help us move forward with our plans for this site! 

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