Atmore Receives ‘Main Street Alabama’ Designation

June 6, 2020

Atmore has received a “Main Street Alabama” designation.

“Main Street works 100% of the time if the community is willing to work,” said Main Street Alabama State Coordinator Mary Helmer. “Atmore impressed upon the selection committee that they had the work ethic to become a successful Main Street program that will bring jobs, dollars, and people back to the district.”

Atmore went thought a five month application process with through partnerships with community organizations, including the demonstration of the city’s commitment and proven track recording including the ongoing renovation of the Strand Theatre.

Main Street Alabama will begin work immediately in Atmore to provide board development, goal setting, work planning, market study with economic development strategies, targeted design assistance, and training related to downtown development.

Main Street Alabama is a private non-profit and state coordinating program of Main Street America. The 40-yea old National Main Street Four Point Approach is a model that focuses work in four areas – organization, design, promotion and economic vitality with strategies unique to the community and based on market-based outcome. photos, click to enlarge.


5 Responses to “Atmore Receives ‘Main Street Alabama’ Designation”

  1. Melanie Erheridge on June 14th, 2020 4:55 am

    Where can I put in paper work to try and get a rehab program going there? Not just a drug program either. Something I was told to contact yall about…

  2. steve on June 6th, 2020 2:50 pm

    casino money to burn///… But it came from people. I remember atmore being a place to go to and have fun. Maybe they will not screw this up and start making it the place to be and not OVER DO IT, like the beach.

  3. Betty B Daw on June 6th, 2020 2:13 pm

    Go Atmore! I remember how busy Main Street use to be – let’s bring ” hustle and bustle ” back home.

  4. Les Sessoms on June 6th, 2020 12:23 pm

    Atmore has great potential and I hope this designation will help develop more than Main Street and the downtown area.

  5. Jay D on June 6th, 2020 8:58 am

    They got a long row to hoe…

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