Hope Downtown Network Grant Projects Completed

Wednesday, July 5, 2023, Hope, AR Press Release

Main Street Arkansas and the Hope Downtown Network recently awarded downtown businesses with Mini Grants that focus on restoration and preservation of downtown businesses.  These grants totaled $4,923.50.  These projects have now been completed and if you visit Downtown Hope you will see new awnings, windows, doors, paint, and more as a result of these grants in addition to funds from these business owners:

  • Elm Street Marketplace, Barbara Noble

  • Hope Opportunity Fund LLC, Stephen Harris

  • Jeff’s on Main, Jeff Smith

  • SWARK.Today, Mark Ross & Jim Hawley

  • The Studio/Heather Clements Photography, Heather Clements

  • Vintage Girls Boutique & More, Connie Lavender

Main Street Arkansas works to strengthen and preserve historic downtowns and Main Street districts across the state.  It provides technical assistance, resources, and ongoing education to local programs to help them implement and excel in the Main Street Four-Point Approach creating a vivid and vital sense of place. Hope Downtown Network became an Arkansas Downtown network program in 2018.  The Hope Downtown Network meets monthly on the third Thursday at the Tailgaters Annex and would love for anyone interested to be involved.