Richmond Main Street Initiative - Revive the Market Marquee

Our very own Market Square Mall has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets program. Richmond Main Street needs your help to win a $150k beautification grant to support the restoration of this historic building’s marquee!

The campaign runs through October 31, 2017. Projects with the most votes at the end of the voting period will be awarded grants, until the full $2 million is distributed. At least 10 projects will be awarded funding and we want to make sure ours makes the cut!

There are 25 finalist projects and ours is the ONLY ONE located in the Bay Area.


We’re ALL in for Historic #DowntownRichmond. Are you?

Join the movement to Revive the Market Marquee in Richmond:
#VoteRichmond, ALL 5, daily through October 31! 
Tell your friends and family to vote. *Anyone and everyone can vote!*
Share on social media #voteyourmainstreet #RichmondCA
Become a Marquee Ambassador: Help us spread the message & engage more voters! Contact us for details & tools.




#VoteRichmond: Revive the Market Marquee!


How To Vote

  • Anyone and everyone can vote *tell your friends, family, and anyone else you know!*

  • You can cast up to 5 votes per day, towards whichever project you’d like *make sure you go ALL IN on Richmond!*

  • Go to to register, then #VoteRichmond EVERY DAY through October 31!

    • Registration may take a few minutes, but the results are rewarding, so please perservere!


Don't Forget to Vote

Need help remembering to vote? Set-up a reminder on your calendar!

  1. Go to your desktop, smart phone, or email calendar

  2. Add a “New Event” and title it:  VOTE RICHMOND NOW!

  3. Paste in the URL or notes field

  4. Make sure to set the time for one that is convenient for you & set it to repeat DAILY until October 31.

Pro Tip: Need help remembering your login info? Enter your username and password in the “notes” field.


About Revive the Market Marquee

Downtown Richmond’s Revive the Market Marquee project proposes 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.

This week only: YOUR votes count more than EVER!

If you've been waiting to start voting or sharing our Revive the Market Marquee campaign, now is the time to #JoinTheMovement.

Why? Because the community that that generates the greatest percentage increase in their vote total between Monday, 10/16 - Sunday, 10/22 WINS $10,000! #VoteRichmond NOW.


A new marquee will mean preserving this historic building, improving the look of Downtown Richmond, and supporting local, minority-owned small businesses, like Gratitude a gift shop, Tarabini's Deli, DW & Mr. Bill's Affordable Fashions, YaNique Hair Salon, Kim's Nails, and Epicurean Designs.

Preservation is about keeping buildings alive, in active use, and relevant to the needs of people and communities that surround them.

Old buildings are much more than just pretty edifices--they are powerful economic engines that grow the local economy, help small businesses thrive, and attract visitors Downtown.

And the Market Square Mall is no exception.