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Our Program in Action!

The Empty Storefront Program

Empty Storefront Program

Empty Storefront Program

Main Street Newnan has launched an empty storefront program in 2018. This program seeks to filled empty retail spaces with historic photos, community information, galleries, studios and scenes to encourage interest for potential business owners. It is an opportunity to spur economic growth by creating a vision for entrepreneurs, and to provide a cost effective option for property owners to activate an empty space.

Please contact Main Street Newnan for more information. We welcome inquiries from downtown property owners! We are also looking for community partners to assist with designing empty storefronts, or showcasing art.

Win the Window

Hosted by Main Street Newnan

Win the Window was a downtown scavenger hunt geared toward stirring activity and foot traffic downtown during a traditionally slow season.The promotion showcased an empty storefront, numerous businesses and photos of Historic Downtown Newnan through 100 years of business.The window displaying the prize was located at 21 W Court Square.This location was the home of Knight Printing, and it currently the home of Gillyweeds. Participating businesses include: Blue Moon Boutique, Corner Arts Gallery Studio & Gift Shop, Dragonfly Running Company, Ellie Mack Boutique, Fine Lines Art & Framing, Gillyweed, Grit & Grace Studio to Streetwear, Morgan Jewelers, Newnan Mercantile, Piedmont Newnan Fitness Center, Typo Market, Wildwood Trader.

The game for the hunt was to direct guests to find “Hidden Gems” (historic photos of Newnan) that were placed amongst merchandise in participating businesses. Once the visitor found the Hidden Gem, they would present it to the participating business for an entry form to win!Visitors were permitted one form per Hidden Gem that they discovered, increasing their likelihood to win with each business they visited.

Drawings took place weekly on Wednesday, and the photos were replaced by Thursday within each participating business.Each week featured a set of photos from a different decade, and a related clue was published at mainstreetnewnan.com.Each window featured between $300- $700 worth of gift items that were donated by our local businesses.

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