Downtown Visual Preference Survey

June 29, 2020

We’re planning the future of Downtown Perry and we want YOUR opinion!   The Perry Downtown Development Authority (DDA), along with the Middle Georgia Regional Commission, has launched a Visual Preference Survey, to seek input on how Downtown Perry should look as we continue to grow.   The survey includes questions about designs of residential and commercial development, streetscapes and alleyways, and desired businesses in and around downtown.   Survey:   Responses are accepted until July 20.   Information will be considered as part of the DDA’s Master Plan Refresh Process.

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Run Big Shop Small Virtual Race

June 18, 2020

The Perry Main Street Program is hosting Run Big, Shop Small Virtual Race to support the small businesses that make Historic Downtown Perry a vibrant place! Participants will register and pledge to complete the distance of their choice from 1 mile, 5k, 10k, or Half Marathon. The race may be completed almost anywhere – neighborhoods, gyms, or Historic Downtown Perry. Participants can complete their race during any day of their choosing. They are, however, encouraged to complete their run between July 18-26. Runners and walkers of all fitness levels are welcome to participate. The $30.00 official registration packet includes a Run Big, Shop Small t-shirt, event medal, and race bib.  Packets will be available for pick-up prior to race week in Historic Downtown Perry. Registration spots are limited and will close on July 3, 2020. A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the Perry Main Street Program whose mission is to promote a thriving downtown business district while preserving Perry’s historic resources and character. Thank you to event sponsors The Creek 100.9 FM, Visit Perry!, AF Realty Group, Moulliet Productions, KustomTees of Middle Georgia, and Inspire Pilates Studio. Visit our website to register and learn more about Run Big, Shop Small: A Virtual Race to Support Downtown Perry Businesses.  

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Downtown Businesses Benefit From Main Street Resiliency Grant

June 15, 2020

The Perry Main Street Advisory Board awarded over $4,700 in grant money to nineteen Historic Downtown Perry businesses. The grants are funded through the Perry Main Street Program Small Business Resiliency Grant. The Resiliency Fund is intended to support small businesses and their employees in Perry’s downtown district who are significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. City of Perry’s Main Street Coordinator Haley Bryant said, “As we move forward, together, the Perry Main Street program will continue to provide resources and opportunities that encourage economic stability and sustainability to our local businesses. Our hope is that our business owners feel supported as we continue to attract new businesses and visitors. We strive to create a place for everyone to call Historic Downtown Perry home. None of it would be possible without our small businesses which are the spine of our local economy and the heartbeat of our community.” Trish Cossart, business owner of Cossart Design and Board Chair of the Main Street Advisory Board, said, “The Advisory Board, along with generous donations from the Samaritan Closet organization and the Perry Convention and Visitor Bureau, were able to award a grant to nineteen of our local businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The Main Street Program is committed to the businesses in Historic Downtown Perry. We will continue to support them in any way possible.” The mission of the Perry Main Street Advisory Board is to promote a thriving downtown business district while preserving Perry’s historic resources and character. For more information about the Main Street Program or the grant, please contact Mrs. Bryant at 478-988-2761 or Media Coverage Historic Downtown Perry small businesses awarded Resiliency Grant – 41 NBC Perry businesses receive “Resiliency Grant” to help recover from COVID-19 pandemic – 13 WMAZ

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Downtown Perry Business Operations List

May 13, 2020

Looking for something to do? Start by choosing to support local! Several of our Downtown Businesses are locally owned by our friends and families and they are readily available to safely serve YOU, our community! Here are only a few ways to support them during this time. Please see below for specific retail/service/restaurant updates. Bridals by Gilbert – Open by appointment only Casserole Shop – Open & fully operational Central Computer Services LLC – Open & fully operational Cossart Design – Open Monday-Friday, 10-5:30PM Initial Reaction – Open & Fully operational Jones and Company – Curbside Pick-up and delivery Kollier & Co. – Open & fully operational Kelly Massey Gordon – Open by appointment Morning By Morning Coffee – Open 10AM-2PM, outdoor seating available Mossy Creek Natural – Open and fully operational on Fridays and Saturdays, 12-5pm Perry Area Historical Society – Closed Perry Drug Company – Open and fully operational Recollections by Lynn – Open and fully operational open and fully operational Monday- Friday from 9AM-5PM, Saturdays until 2PM Reflections Salon – Open and fully operational Schultze’s Old Fashioned Soda Shop – Curbside Pick-Up & Takeout Sugarplum Tree – Open & fully operational The Perfect Pear Catering, LLC – Open Sunday-Wednesday from 11AM-2PM SKINfinity Studio – Open by appointment The Swanson – Curbside, Delivery, Online ordering and takeout, outdoor seating available Tre Bella Hair Salon – Open by appointment Village Boutique – Open & fully operational beginning May 19th YES It’s Consignment – Open Thursday-Saturday *Each business status is subject to change at any time. Please follow their page for contact information, hours of operation, and sales. If you are a downtown businesses and would like to be added to this list or your business status needs to be updated at anytime, please comment below. Thank you for choosing to #ShopDowntownPerry, Where Georgia Comes Together!

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Perry Main Street Program Small Business Resiliency Grant

April 16, 2020

The Perry Main Street Advisory Board is administering the Perry Main Street Program Small Business Resiliency Grant fund created in response to the COVID-19 world health emergency and pandemic. The Resiliency Fund is intended to support small businesses and their employees in the downtown district of Perry who are significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The Main Street Program is making available one-time grants (not to exceed amounts of $500) to small businesses located in the Perry Downtown District to offset expenses during the COVID-19 outbreak. This grant is intended to support small businesses and their employees. The Main Street Program will determine, in its sole discretion, how to allocate available funds based on review of the eligibility criteria listed below: ● The business must be located within the downtown Perry District. ● The business must have experienced significant reduction in staffing capacity or in working capital due to the COVID-19 outbreak. ● The business must have less than 10 Full time and/or part time employees. ● The business must be able to show how the grant funding will be used (i.e. maintain employees on payroll, delivery of goods to customers, changing business model, etc.). ● The amount of grant funding awarded will be made upon applicant’s submission of receipts for eligible project costs. More information and application

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Governor Kemp’s Executive Order Information

April 3, 2020

Governor Kemp’s shelter-in-place order begins today at 6:00 p.m. and extends through April 30 at 11:59 p.m. The order states residents must stay home unless engaging in essential services, performing necessary travel, performing minimum basic operations, or are those part of the critical infrastructure work force. Essential Services means obtaining necessary supplies or services for your household. This includes traveling to the grocery store, medical appointments, and pharmacies. You may also travel to pick up food or have it delivered to your house. You may also leave your house in the event of an emergency. Necessary travel means the travel required for someone to conduct or participate in essential services, minimum basic operations, or work for Critical Infrastructure. Read the Governor’s full order: Governor’s Office COVID-19 information: Critical Infrastructure information: Specific questions regarding this order should be directed to the Georgia Hotline by calling 844-442-2681. Updates will be provided as specific guidance from the Governor’s Office is received. Learn more about our response to COVID-19. A curfew is NOT in place at this time. The City remains open for business and is here to serve you.

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All City of Perry Facilities Closed to Walk-In Service

March 19, 2020

In response to the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, the City of Perry will be making modifications to our daily operations until further notice. Perry City Hall: Closed to the public. Utility payments may be made over the phone or online. Payments may be made at our kiosk located in the City Hall parking lot. Credit, debit, money orders, and checks are accepted. Customer Service may be reached at 478-988-2754. Please visit Perry Community Development Building: Closed to the public. The Development Services Portal is available online at Perry Fire & Emergency Service & Police Department: Closed to the public. They will continue to provide essential services. Response times may be delayed for non-emergency situations. Perry Leisure Services: All activities are cancelled, including upcoming Spring sports. Refunds will be issued automatically. The James. E. Worrall Center and Rozar Park office is closed to the public. Perry Municipal Court: Closed to the public. They will continue to provide customer service over the phone. Fines may be paid online or by telephone. Municipal Court may be reached at 478-988-2814. Please visit We encourage our citizens to contact the City via our website at or via the YourCity app available in the Android and Google app stores. The City appreciates your patience and understanding as we continue to provide general City services to our citizens. If you require assistance, please contact the appropriate department: Department Contact City Hall (478) 988-2700 Mayor Walker (478) 988-2707 City Manager (478) 988-2703 City Clerk (478) 988-2736 Customer Service (478) 988-2754 Personnel (478) 988-2713 City Attorney (478) 988-2750 Public Works (478) 988-2732 Police Department (478) 988-2800 Fire Department (478) 988-2852 Community Development (478) 988-2720 Leisure Services (478) 988-2860 Municipal Court (478) 988-2814

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The Swanson Receives Rave Reviews

March 4, 2020

The Telegraph & reporters Justin Baxley and Jenna Eason experienced the Southern Dining Experience of The Swanson! Great food, excellence service, and southern charm…that’s what #WhereGeorgiaComesTogether is all about! Check out their review at…/positively-fo…/article240657676.html.

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Perry Main Street Program Named Georgia Main Street of the Month

February 3, 2020

The City of Perry’s Main Street Program is Georgia Main Street’s “Main Street of the Month” in February. “Historic Downtown Perry has been a Classic Main Street Community since 2014. Over the last six years, we have experienced monumental growth and change that has not only diversified our business mix downtown, but our community as a whole. Our downtown, with the support of our leadership and the assistance and resources provided by the Georgia Main Street Program, is home to around 190 businesses and counting. Our Main Street program is hard at work continuing to cultivate a downtown curated of unique experiences and destinations for both our residents and visitors. There is something for everyone in Historic Downtown Perry and the future is good in the city Where Georgia Comes Together!” –Haley Bryant, Main Street Coordinator Perry’s Main Street Program is a designated Classic Main Street Community by the state of Georgia and nationally accredited by the National Main Street Center.  All Classic Main Street communities are required to meet ten standards for accreditation.  They place an emphasis on historic preservation, education, and economic development leading itself to an active and vibrant downtown. The Georgia Main Street Program began in 1980.  The initiative now serves as one of the largest Main Street networks in the country.  Perry is one of 118 Main Street Cities in Georgia.

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Carroll Street and Main Street Road Closures January 20-24

January 17, 2020

Portions of Carroll Street and one lane of Main Street will be closed January 20 – 24. The streets will still be accessible through detours throughout the project. Please use caution in this area.

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