DISCOVER MAIN STREET
8th to 10th Street
“Preserve America Communities demonstrate that they are committed to preserving America’s heritage while ensuring a future filled with opportunities for learning and enjoyment,”
Arkansas a Preserve America Community
Preserve America is an Administration initiative that encourages and supports community efforts to preserve and enjoy our priceless cultural and natural heritage. Detailed information on all aspects of this initiative can be found at www.preserveamerica.gov.
Events to Look for in 2019
Spring Art Shop
April 5th & 6th
Blues on Broadway
Taste of the Town
Holiday Arts Shop
Since 1980, the National Main Street Center has been working with communities across the nation to revitalize their historic or traditional commercial areas. Based in historic preservation, the Main Street approach was developed to save historic commercial architecture and the fabric of American communities' built environment, but has become a powerful economic development tool as well.
Main Street Arkansas is a program of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.
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WHAT IS MAIN STREET WEST MEMPHIS?
The Mission of Main Street West Memphis is to be the primary catalyst for improving the downtown business area by bringing together all elements of the community and further enhancing the overall quality of life.
In the year 2020, West Memphis is an attractive, dynamic, busy, prosperous and exciting place to be for all age groups from a wide, regional area.
The population has grown to 50,000. Downtown businesses are meeting the demand of the expanded population, with a good business mix of services and specialty shops.
Traffic flow and parking is improved by restricting heavy truck traffic to the truck route and interstate systems.
The majority of the businesses are owner occupied.
The overall appearance is clean, well kept and inviting with well-lit sidewalks and storefronts, attractive landscaping and colorful banners.
Downtown is THE place to be.
New art on Utility Box at Missouri & Broadway
KWEM Radio Station
played a key role in the beginning of Rock N' Roll music. One of the first stations to pay and play Johnny Cash had his own radio program as well as Howlin Wolf and Sonny Boy James
got his start in West Memphis