Can Bay Street become a Great Main Street?
Driving across America, it’s all too easy to lose your passion amid the commercial thicket of the familiar big box stores and chain restaurants. But beyond the highway you may discover a town that’s anchored by a distinctive Main Street, one with grand architecture, hip streetscapes, eclectic small businesses and community-oriented features like a park or theater. Often it thrives thanks to residences and businesses who have made a conscientious effort to fight the general decline of America’s Main Street.
The Bay Street corridor has the architecture, we have the streetscapes, we have the landmarks, we have the parks & we have the people. What has been missing is the ability to execute the vision. In 2015 the vision will be realized and we will make Bay Street a Great Main Street.
This article is the first in a series called, “This Way On Main, featuring great main streets across America.”