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Batavia MainStreet

With the help of dedicated volunteers, the Batavia MainStreet program is the pulse that pumps revitalization into Batavia’s downtown area. Batavia MainStreet promotes economic development for the downtown by working with property owners and area brokers to help retain and recruit businesses.

Working with the city, the Chamber of Commerce and the Batavia Park District, MainStreet organizes a number of events throughout the year including an annual block party and taste of Batavia, a Halloween themed weekend called BatFest, the celebrated “Art in Your Eye” art festival, and the popular Batavia House Walk.

The nonprofit organization provides community services like the community garden, the Saturday morning Farmers Market and the Artisan Collective, a showcase for artists and crafters to display and sell their wares. Batavia MainStreet also partners with the city’s Environmental Commission to put on the annual Green Fair on the Fox and with the city’s Bicycle Commission to promote Bike Batavia.

Batavia MainStreet was the winner of the 2013 Lieutenant Governor’s Award in three categories: Downtown revitalization in Design for the North River Street streetscape project, Economic Restructuring for the Artisan Collective and Organization for the “Celebrate Success” event that thanks the businesses of downtown and the volunteers that make MainStreet a success.

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