Main Street West Memphis
Main Street West Memphis

Main Street
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

Main Street Arkansas is a program of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

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Main Street West Memphis, Inc. is a 501c(6) non-profit organization designed to help develop and revitalize our downtown commercial district.  Local property and business owners, industry, financial institutions, concerned citizens and the City of West Memphis fund Main Street West Memphis.  The Main Street approach to downtown revitalization is an incremental and comprehensive strategy that includes four elements that are the basis for the program’s four standing committees.

• Design
• Organization/Membership
• Promotion
• Economic Restructuring

CLICK HERE for more information on the Four Point Approach.

Main Street West Memphis is

Celebrating 25 years!

Taste of the Town

August 2


at Southland Park Gaming and Racing

The Cummins Band will be back!

sponsored by

For Tickets Call: 870-735-8814 or 870-735-1134

The Main Street District
Main Street West Memphis’s designated Broadway District is Broadway, Rhodes Street East to 14th Street.
Mission Statement

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.

Mission Vision


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.




Preserve America

“Preserve America Communities demonstrate that they are committed to preserving America’s heritage while ensuring a future filled with opportunities for learning and enjoyment,”

Statement by
Former First Lady Laura Bush Memphis, 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





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Design | Organization | Economic Restructuring | Promotions