2017 Year in Review

To all our awesome supporters: THANK YOU! By participating as a volunteer, shopper or business owner, you make the community an awesome place to live AND make our jobs so much fun!
As we reflect on 2017, we are happy to report on some important milestones:

1. Thanks to the hard work of our Empress team, including GH Phipps and Arete Design, we are now 100% above ground on the new building, future home to Big Hollow Food Co-Op. Click here to watch the work in progress! This project is being funded by the Wyoming Business Council. 

2. We have contracted with Arnett Muldrow & Associates, who worked with us on our 2012 Downtown Development Plan, to come back and prepare a wayfinding plan for Third Street. Click here to read a summary of the Third Street plan. 

3. Working with the City, we have hired Trihydro to design our gateway medians for Third Street. A concept is scheduled to be presented to the public in early May. 

4. Six months into our fiscal year, we are at 55% of our fundraising goal! If you’d like to make deductible a year-end gift, you can do so via Paypal or send a check to the office, 207 Grand Avenue. www.laramiemainstreet.org/GetInvolved

5. With support from the membership, DLBA - Downtown Laramie Business Association has filed its Articles of Dissolution with the Secretary of State and is working on transferring its assets to Laramie Main Street. This allows us to provide the public with a one-stop-shop for anything downtown related while streamlining marketing and promotions.

If you have any questions about these projects, please contact us in the New Year! Trey, Carly and Jess

Upcoming Events & Mtgs

For a list of social events and happenings downtown, click here!

January 2018
Jan. 23 - Retail Coach presentation to City Council, 6 pm at Council Chambers, 4th and Ivinson
Jan. 24 - Coffee and Conversation with the Retail Coach, 8 am at Council Chambers
Jan. 24 - Wayfinding kickoff meeting (a plan for signage on Third Street), 10:30 am and 3 pm at 207 Grand Avenue
Jan. 26 - 150th anniversary planning meeting, 1 pm at the American Heritage Center

Feb. 2018
Feb. 1 - Laramie Public Art Coalition meeting, 3 to 5 pm at the Rec Center
Feb. 5 - Laramie Main Street board meeting, 4:30 to 6:30 pm at 207 Grand Avenue
Feb. 8 - Design Team meeting, 5 to 6:30 pm at 207 Grand Avenue
Feb. 12 13 - Wyoming Economic Development Association meeting, Little America, Cheyenne, WY
Feb. 12 13 - Wyoming Main Street leadership workshop, Cheyenne, WY
Feb. 13 - ORG Team meeting, noon to 1 pm at 207 Grand Avenue
Feb. 21 - Downtown Development Authority/Economic Vitality Team meeting, 4:30 to 6 pm at 207 Grand Avenue 
Feb. 22 - Laramie Beautification meeting, 3 to 4:30 pm at the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance office
Feb. 23 - 150th Anniversary planning meeting, 1 to 2 pm. Location TBA. 

3, 2, 1 … Third Street!

The Third Street plan, that will ultimately lead to improvements along the corridor in 2021, that was produced by Laramie Main Street and adopted by City of Laramie with support from WYDOT in the summer of 2017. We are currently working on plans/designs for gateway medians and wayfinding signage.

Click here to see a summary of the improvements.

Click here to read the addendum recommended by WYDOT.

Click here to download the plan. 

Events

Saturday, July 14, 2018