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Revitalizing the Heart of the Community in Brunswick, Maryland

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Collage of photos by Dee George from the 9th annual Main Street Auction held on March 9, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Historic Downtown Brunswick

A small community known for its railroad history and its location on the Potomac River and C & O Canal, Brunswick is situated on a major MARC train station where every day thousands of residents travel between here and Washington, DC. It’s a small town with a big heart and a proud history. Dedicated to the success of its downtown, Brunswick Main Street, created in 2004, works hard to revitalize the charm and history and show residents and visitors why Downtown Brunswick is a great place to live, work, shop and play.

About Brunswick Main Street

Under the Main Street Maryland umbrella, we are a non-profit organization with the mission of revitalizing downtown Brunswick as an attractive and lively city center.  Brunswick Main Street has a volunteer board of directors comprised of residents, business owners, and community leaders. It employs one part-time manager to handle the administration and management of the program.  Volunteers interested in revitalizing historic Brunswick carry out programs and activities.

Brunswick Main Street focuses on preserving our historic character and enhancing the image of downtown.  We focus on four areas:  promotions, economic restructuring, design and organization to achieve our goals.

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Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown9 seated, left) and Secretary of Housing and Community Development Raymond Skinner ( seated right) presented the awards at a ceremony in Baltimore, MD.

 

Brunswick Main Street applied for and was awarded another $50,000 Facade Grant by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development on March 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Md ! Bob McGrory, City Administrator, accepted the award on behalf of Brunswick Main Street.

This recent award brings the total up to $300,000 that Main Street has received over the past 8 years for facade improvements in the downtown Main Street area.The grant is a 50/50 matching grant and property owners must meet their half of the financial obligation.

The award will be released later this year and applications will be sent to downtown Main Street property owners.

 

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The 4th in the series of Main Street Stained Glass Ornaments is now available for purchase at Head Quarters Barber and Styling Salon, Brunswick Hardware, And Sundance Art and Frame. The vibrantly colored ornament depicts the historic Eel Pots Flats located on the right side of the ornament. The ornament is based on a photo taken by Brunswick resident,Claude Jones. Call Abbie at 301-834-9207 for more information.
 
There a few ornaments available for purchase from last year’s series, The WB Tower.
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Main Street Committee Meetings

The monthly Promotions Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 26  at 7 PM. The meeting will be held at the Main Street office located at 8 N. Maple Ave.

The Organization Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30PM at the Main Street office.

The Economic Restructuring Committee meets the 4th Monday of the month at 7pm at the Main Street office.

The Design Committee meets the third Tuesday of the month at 5pm at the Main Street office.

If you are interested in learning more about Brunswick Main Street’s work, stop by and join in any of the meetings! Email brunswickms@gmail.com for details or if you have questions.

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