Main Street Columbiana selected as Main Street America program

COLUMBIANA- Local organization Main Street Columbiana was recently named as an accredited Main Street America program after it met performance standards set by its umbrella organization, the National Main Street Center.

According to a press release from the National Main Street Center, Main Street Columbiana was one of 828 similar organizations from around the country that earned that distinction this year.

“Main Streets are the heart of our communities, and the work they do to create quality public spaces, catalyze local entrepreneurship and support downtown housing is more important than ever,” National Main Street Center President and CEO Patrice Frey said. “Across the country, Main Street America programs truly strengthen the economic, social and cultural fabric of their entire communities.”

The press release stated the National Main Street Center was impressed by the amount of money that was invested in Main Street Columbiana, the new events Main Street Columbiana has implemented in the community and the economic development started by its inception.

“Columbiana Main Street lets you have a taste of a simpler life while providing activities and events for everyone in the area,” Columbiana Main Street Executive Director Bragan Feldman said. “We tap into the enthusiasm and hometown atmosphere that is alive in Columbiana.”

According to the press release, the city of Columbiana is known as a safe and historic community that attracts visitors from all over the south for its restaurants, shops and entertainment and creates a great place to live for residents.

“Local and Lay Lake residents, as well as those from surrounding communities, support thriving businesses including specialty retail shops and restaurants in family friendly spaces,” the press release read.