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Main Street West Memphis is proud to welcome "Watershed". Public art sponsored by the City of West Memphis.
Photo by Sol Walker_photos
8th to 10th Street
“Preserve America Communities demonstrate that they are committed to preserving America’s heritage while ensuring a future filled with opportunities for learning and enjoyment,”
Arkansas a Preserve America Community
Preserve America is an Administration initiative that encourages and supports community efforts to preserve and enjoy our priceless cultural and natural heritage. Detailed information on all aspects of this initiative can be found at www.preserveamerica.gov.
Events to Look for in 2019
Taste of the Town
Fall Art Pop-Up Shop
September 6 th & 7th
Holiday Arts Shop
Main Street West Memphis is introducing its new logo to celebrate 30 years as an accredited Main Street.
T-shirts for sell at $15.00 each.
call 870-735-8814 to buy!
Since 1980, the National Main Street Center has been working with communities across the nation to revitalize their historic or traditional commercial areas. Based in historic preservation, the Main Street approach was developed to save historic commercial architecture and the fabric of American communities' built environment, but has become a powerful economic development tool as well.
Main Street Arkansas is a program of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.
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WHAT IS MAIN STREET WEST MEMPHIS?
The Mission of Main Street West Memphis is to be the primary catalyst for improving the downtown business area by bringing together all elements of the community and further enhancing the overall quality of life.
In the year 2020, West Memphis is an attractive, dynamic, busy, prosperous and exciting place to be for all age groups from a wide, regional area.
The population has grown to 50,000. Downtown businesses are meeting the demand of the expanded population, with a good business mix of services and specialty shops.
Traffic flow and parking is improved by restricting heavy truck traffic to the truck route and interstate systems.
The majority of the businesses are owner occupied.
The overall appearance is clean, well kept and inviting with well-lit sidewalks and storefronts, attractive landscaping and colorful banners.
Downtown is THE place to be.
New art on Utility Box at 7th Street
KWEM Radio Station
played a key role in the beginning of Rock N' Roll music. One of the first stations to pay and play Johnny Cash had his own radio program as well as Howlin Wolf and Sonny Boy James
got his start in West Memphis
Main Street Supporters
Double LL Farms
Fidelity National Bank
Guaranty Loan & Real Estate
ASU Mid-South College
Dr. James Buffington
East Ark Family Health Center
Rotary Club of West Memphis
Arkansas Distributing Co.
Good neighbor Center
Wood dental Group
Jackson Howell & Assoc.
JR & K Printing