More than 25 private businesses are paired with skilled artists from our community. Participants stroll the downtown area experiencing art, entertainment, food and drink at these locations. A collaboration between Carrollton Main Street, Carrollton Center for the Arts and the University of West Georgia Art Department.
With help from Carrollton Main Street’s Downtown Beautification Grants, two local businesses are sporting new exterior upgrades.
“Over the last eight and a half years, we have worked hard to transform this odd little basement space into a quirky and lovable destination for book lovers from all over the southeastern United States,” said Josh Niesse, owner of Underground Books, whose new awning over the store’s entrance on Alabama Street was partially funded by one of the grants. “We are so grateful to Main Street for enabling us to make the beauty and life inside our shop more visible on the outside of our building.”
The purpose of the Main Street Downtown Beautification Program is to stimulate downtown development, improve the visual image of properties within the Main Street district and generate pride in the community.
“As with a lot of small businesses just starting out it took everything I had to scrape enough together to get the doors open and I have to stay scrappy to keep them open,” said Shane Galloway, owner of 4 AM Coffee Roasters, who used the grant to help pay for their new sign beside Highway 27. “I have tried to start the retail shop for 4 AM in other cities that weren’t as eager to see new businesses flourish. Carrollton makes it seem like they really want independent businesses and Main Street is the face of that commitment. The Main Street Grant helped us put up a real sign that makes us feel more permanent, helps us move toward being the welcoming spot that we want to be and, of course, helps business”
Successful grant applicants may receive up to $2,500 per project and must match the grant funding, dollar for dollar. The money can be used for awnings, signage and exterior painting and staining on the building, trim and door.
“The Main Street Board is thrilled to partner with our downtown merchants,” said Main Street board member, Lauren Yates. “It’s a pleasure to see how they have worked to improve their signage, storefronts and awnings. The beautification of our downtown benefits all property owners, business owners and patrons alike and adds vibrancy to our downtown area, thus attracting more people to enjoy everything our city has to offer.”
Carrollton Parks and Recreation and Carrollton Main Street welcome you to an altogether spooktacular event on Adamson Square, Oct. 26. Come dressed in your best costume and trick-or-treat around the square, play fun free games and jump and slide in the inflatables. Munch on $1 snacks (cash only) and participate in the costume contest held at the Amp. Sponsored by Scott Evans Nissan & Scott Evans Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep. Free
With help from a Carrollton Main Street Downtown Beautification grant, Norton Properties founder and CEO, Jason Norton, recently completed a total renovation of the building at 118 Rome Street.
“This building is absolutely beautiful,” said Main Street’s board president, Faith Mallory Wright. “Jason and his team have done a wonderful job preserving the building’s historic value while integrating modern accents to give it a fresh look. I am so happy to see these grant funds used in a way that enhances the look of our downtown.”
The $2,500 beautification grant offset some of the cost of renovating the building’s facade. Norton described the redesign of the building as “industrial minimalist.”
“I wanted to take what had become a neglected, tired space and bring it back to life,” said Norton, who graduated from UWG as an economics major in 2004. “This space is my most ambitious project to date, but it made sense because the location is right and the numbers work. My hope is that this space will attract a quality commercial tenant to further enhance our wonderful downtown community.”
The purpose of the Main Street Downtown Beautification Program is to stimulate downtown development, improve the visual image of properties within the Main Street district and generate pride in the community. Applicants may receive up to $2,500 per project and must match the grant funding, dollar for dollar. The grant money can be used for awnings, signage and exterior painting and staining on the building, trim and door.
For questions about 118 Rome Street, call (678) 941-3493. For more information about the Downtown Beautification Grant, please call Carrollton Main Street at (770) 832-6901 or go to https://carrolltondowntown.com/merchant-support.
Market Day is a festival created to bring together Carroll County’s farmers, makers, and neighbors to the heart of Downtown Carrollton. Set the mood for your Saturday by strolling downtown shopping unique items from local craftsmen and artisans and celebrating the people who make Carrollton altogether original. For vendor information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please realize that Carrollton Main Street can not accept all applicants who apply to participate in Market Day. There are limited spaces available for this event.
Check out the vendor line-up for September 21: Molly Blooms – potted plants Tina Clune – heat pad covers Gallery Row Addi Cakes – cupcakes Stephanie Norton – paintings Margie Stiles – jewelry Handmade by Mimi – dolls iJuice Crew Rock House Farms – meats Westside Curb Market Laurel Rose Co – candles Littleton Family Farms – produce Butter’dudder Little Vine Vineyards Bakery 27 Honeysuckle Bee Farms Stampin on Sunday – jewelry Jimmy G’s Meats and More Flourish – plants High Rise Tactical Clementines – flowers Candles by Jazzy A Nurses Way – soap and lotion Artsy Amanda Art by Kaitlyn Neva Lomason Library Pop Up Three Acres Market Cosmos Organic Farm Hutcheson Family Farms – microgreens