Richmond Main Street Initiative - Revive the Market Marquee

Richmond Main Street would like to offer our sincere thanks to all who voted, asked others to vote, spread the word about our Vote Your Main Street campaign, and continued to support us throughout this monumental challenge. 
We are sad to report that our Revive the Market Marquee project, unfortunately, did not make it into the top ten. Although we did not win the big prize, we feel like our campaign performed very well...and we have you to thank for that!
Thanks to the support of the Richmond community we received nearly 18,000 votes and were able to improve support for our project by 34% last week!  We were not very far behind the "second most improved" challenge winner who made a 48% improvement.
We are proud to have been the only Bay Area community invited to participate in this national challenge conducted by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express. We are confident that the national attention we received through our participation will bring positive attention to Richmond and our downtown revitalization efforts.
Please stay tuned for more exciting projects and events happening in Historic Downtown Richmond. Let's keep the momentum going Downtown!
Join us in congratulating the winners: Read the National Trust for Historic Preservation Press Release






Vote Your Main Street Winners Announced



About Revive the Market Marquee

Downtown Richmond’s Revive the Market Marquee project proposed to restore and reinvigorate the historic Market Square Mall façade. The new marquee and sign at this 1924 historic building, located at 322 Harbour Way, will light up Downtown Richmond along one of its most visible intersections and widely-traveled thoroughfares. During the 1940s, the building was home to Breuners furniture store and a vital part of Richmond’s vibrant Downtown. Later renovations added individual units which are currently occupied by locally-owned retail and professional service businesses, as well as several community- and faith-based organizations.


The restoration of the marquee will literally light up the street, making significant positive impacts in the overall look of the building, furthering the district’s mission to preserve its historic landmarks, and supporting local small businesses.


About Partners in Preservation: Main Streets

Partners in Preservation is a program in which American Express, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, awards preservation grants to historic places across the country. Through this partnership, American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation seek to increase the public's awareness of the importance of historic preservation in the United States and to preserve America's historic and cultural places. The program also hopes to inspire long-term support from local citizens for the historic places at the heart of their communities. Additional support provided by National Geographic and Delta Air Lines. More information about Partners in Preservation and the 2017 VoteYourMainStreet program here.