Richmond Main Street Initiative
1015 Nevin Avenue, Suite 105, Richmond, California 94801


Save the Downtown Post Office!

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has publicly noticed the closure of the Post Office at 1025 Nevin Avenue.

Richmond Main Street strongly believes that the closure of this post office location would be detrimental to all residents and businesses. We are sending the following letter to advocate that this post office location remain open.

We encourage you to voice your concerns by submitting comments to:
Jody Lowe
Real Estate Specialist
USPS Facilities Office
PO Box 27497
Greensboro, NC 27498-1103

Comments must be received by February 8, 2017.

Download our letter here. Feel free to add your own thoughts/comments.

Please also consider making the following actions:
Calling the Richmond Postmaster
Ms. Gurpreet Sohal
District Operations Office
(510) 874-8252
Contact Congressman Mark DeSaulnier Call Richmond Office (510) 620-1000
Call Washington Office (202) 225-2095
Send an email

Richmond Senior Center Pancake Breakfast
When: Last Friday of each month! Time: 8:30am – 11am Location: 2525 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond   Only $3! Includes pancakes, sausage, and eggs!   More Info: Call (510) 307-8087 Get the flyer
FREE Nutrition & Cooking Classes
Come Downtown for Health Food Healthy You, free nutrition & cooking classes brought to you by Fresh Approach, Richmond Main Street Initiative, and Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative.   When: Wednesdays, June 14 – July 12 June 14, 5pm – 6pm: Farmers’ Markets and Creating a Healthy Plate June 21, 5pm – 6pm: How to Select and Store Fresh Produce June 28, 5pm – 6pm: How to Shop and Eat Healthy on a Budget July 12, 4:30pm – 6pm: Hands on Cooking Class! Learn cooking techniques, ideas for quick and easy meals, and cooking ahead for the whole week. Where: 310 9th Street, Richmond, CA 94801 Cost: Free! Perks: Receive $5 to spend at the Freshest Cargo Mobile Farmers’ Market for every class you attend. Some participants who attend 3 or more classes may receive a “Kitchen-in-a-Box” containing a cutting board, knife, salad spinner, and other supplies! Learn great tips, tricks, and know-how to prepare healthy, affordable meals for you and your family! TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT: Call Brenda Romero at (510) 478-0810   MORE INFO Download the flyer (English & Español) Visit
Public Hearing: Potential Relocation of Downtown Post Office
A public hearing regarding the proposed closure of the Downtown Post Office has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 31, 6pm, at Richmond City Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804.   A notice posted at the post office announced the public hearing and information about submitting written remarks: for 30 days after the public meeting, anyone may submit written comments for the Postal Service's consideration prior to its final decision.   Please come out to this important public hearing and submit your comments in writing to: United States Postal Service Attn.: Dean Cameron 1300 Evans Avenue, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94188 Learn more View the notice Read the USPS letter sent to Mayor Tom Butt Want to get involved? Contact us! Email Alicia at or call (510) 236-4049
Freshest Cargo Mobile Farmers’ Market
Downtown Richmond Stop   When: Wednesdays, 4pm – 5:30pm Location: Marina Way & Macdonald Avenue Fresh Produce from Local California Farms Great, Low Prices CalFresh/EBT Welcome * Market Match Honored     More Info & Resources Get the flyer: English, Espanol, Bilingual Freshest Cargo: A “farmers’ market on wheels”. Sourcing produce directly from local farmers to sell at sites across the Bay Area. Increasing access to fresh, quality produce in areas where it is not otherwise easily accessible. More details & schedule available here. CalFresh/EBT: Monthly food benefit/nutritional assistance program for low-income households. Learn more and how to apply here. Market Match: Get extra cash to buy fruits & veggies! A dollar-for-dollar match when shoppers pay using CalFresh/EBT.  Up to $10 FREE. Learn more and how to participate here.
Save the Date for...Celebrate Downtown 2017! 4 fantastic family-friendly community events in Downtown Richmond: Healthy Village Festival Saturday, June 24 10am - 1pm Community Green Space, Harbour Way & Macdonald Avenue More details & info here Music on the Main Wednesdays, July 26 & August 23 5pm - 7:30pm Parking Lot @ Marina Way & Macdonald Avenue More details & info here Spirit & Soul Festival Saturday, September 16 1pm - 5pm Macdonald Avenue, from Harbour Way - 13th Street More details & info here DOWNLOAD THE FLYER