Lake Wales, Florida (June 11, 2018) – Lake Wales Main Street, Inc. has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach.
Lake Wales Main Street has been awarded a $10,000 #communityimpactgrant from @Duke.Energy.
Main Street will use this grant to enhance and revitalize downtown Lake Wales to stimulate private investment!
Thank you so much for your support
On July 20, the Lake Wales Main Street Board of Directors selected Dover, Kohl & Partners as the design team to help create a new vision for Historic Downtown Lake Wales. Dover Kohl's approach to design (Designing in Public) keeps in line with the Main Street philosophy of being all-inclusive. Karen Thompson (Lake Wales Main Street Executive Director), "We are absolutely ecstatic about working with Dover Kohl". "They are the right firm at the right time", says Thompson. Design meetings between Dover Kohl and Lake Wales Main Street will begin in mid to late fall 2018.
The Lake Wales Main Street Board of Directors invites you to join us for our first Annual Meeting and Night Market. The event will take place on September 27th, from 6:30-8: 30 pm at the downtown Lake Wales Market Place located at 20 N Market Place, Lake Wales, FL 33859. We are excited to tell you what we've been up to and how you can be a part of what's happening downtown. This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, enjoy appetizers and a cash bar and hear presentations by the Main Street Board of Directors and our newly selected urban planner - Victor Dover from Dover Kohl and Partners Town Planning.
The Night Market will feature several vendors from our regular Saturday Farmer's Market. Our Market has GROWN significantly and we are looking forward to hosting it under the moon and stars.
For more information contact Karen Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org