Downtown Lewiston Association, Lewiston Maine 04240

Our Current Projects & Committees

Adopt-A-Spot

Having a beautiful and walkable downtown not only helps welcome visitors to the area but also enhances the quality of life for employees and residents. What better way to do that than with vibrant flowers and plantings!?

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Organizers coordinate with Lewiston Public Works and businesses to clear out tree wells and garden beds to plant flowers and put out planters.

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Trek Downtown - Street Takeover

Trek Across Maine is an annual cycling event coordinated by the American Lung Association of Maine. Beginning in 2019, the route will begin at Bowdoin College, take participants to Bates College, then onto Colby College, and finish at Bowdoin College. Trek Downtown is a welcome celebration for cyclists and community members in Downtown.

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Organizers coordinate with City staff, local restaurants, food trucks, and more to block off a section of lower Lisbon Street and throw a huge celebration and party. Event starts around 2pm and runs through 9pm

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Sip+Savor Week

Sip+Savor Week is a week-long event (series of events) focused on highlighting food and beverage businesses and experiences in Downtown Lewiston.

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Organizers coordinate menu specials at local restaurants, work on promotion strategies, and facilitate food & beverage themed events.

 

www.sipandsavorweek.com

Sparkle Saturday

Sparkle Saturday is a yearly event that fills downtown Lisbon Street with bustling holiday activity and all ‘round joie de vivre for last minute shoppers in late December.

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Organizers coordinate over 50 artisans to set up shop in more than 30 locations along Lisbon Street. It’s a small business shopping day featuring Jewelry, Specialty Gifts, Ayurvedic oils, Skin care products. Hand bags, Paintings, Photography, Pottery, Clothing, Note cards, Books, Stuffed animals, Yarn, Gift baskets, Shoes, Wine Tastings and more. Restaurants and are open and many offer Sparkle Saturday food and drink specials.

 

More information coming soon!

TIF & Loans

Small Business incubator grants/loans and TIF District funding could be valuable tools for economic development in our downtown.

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Research TIF district models, identify needs and uses for funds, evaluate pros and cons, develop a model for Downtown Lewiston.
Research existing models for joint business funding; communicate with the City, Chamber and local lending institutions; develop a plan for implementation.