Some of the metro area’s most unique, independently owned businesses.
ORGANIZATION: East Moline Main Street has a board of directors made up of local merchants and friends. Our board, staff and volunteers work together to improve Main Street.
PROMOTION: Our organization works to promote a positive image of Main Street. We market the unique qualities of our Main Street to residents, businesses, and visitors. We also organize retail promotions and special events like The Pink Gorilla, Cinco De Mayo Celebration, Annual Christmas Lighted Parade & 9th Street Commons Lighting.
DESIGN: Together we work to make our Main Street an inviting place for visitors. This includes landscaping, banners, Christmas decor, facade improvements, as well as new retail displays.
ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING: Over time the economy of our Main Street has evolved. We work to re-use vacant buildings, identify available opportunities, and recruit new businesses to diversify the retail offerings of our downtown.
Businesses working together to build a vibrant downtown!
PLANS TO ACHIEVE HIGHER LEVELS OF SUCCESS FOR EAST MOLINE MAIN STREET AREA IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
We work to re-use vacant buildings, identify available opportunities, and recruit new businesses to diversify the retail offerings of our Main Street. East Moline Main Street approaches incremental change and progress. This approach uses four elements to improve our downtown.
A welcome new addition to main street downtown East Moline
Rendering of the future band shell
Firecracker Run Race Director Joe Moreno says funds from the annual event saved over the last five years will help build a permanent band shell. It will be located at the corner of 15th Avenue and 8th Street. That's where the firecracker run post race celebration is held. Local 4 news has learned it will be a one story band shell with permanent lighting.