Athens Main Street’s sole focus is the success of downtown Athens.
What does our vision of a successful, strong downtown look like? First, we want to draw people into our downtown with exciting and diverse events and promotions. Second, when they arrive, we want to provide unique experiences, vibrant places to explore, shops with one-of-a-kind merchandise, and a variety of restaurants that tempt the palate. Third, we want to make it easy and enjoyable for them to get from place to place in a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere. Lastly, we want to provide all these amenities in a beautiful historic small-town America setting with genuine, gracious hospitality.
If all these come together, we have thriving businesses, increasing property values, and a strong core that will be the heart of our community. This vision will not occur by accident, without thoughtful consideration, and most importantly without the cooperation of public and private partnerships working together. Our organization began with this vision in mind. And we continue to work to accomplish this vision daily.