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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Perry Main Street Coordinator Appointed to State Downtown Board

January 9, 2020

  Haley Bryant, Perry’s Main Street Coordinator, was appointed to the Georgia Downtown Association’s (GDA) Board of Directors.  She will represent Region 6 in Georgia. Bryant is one of fifteen elected members to serve on the GDA which includes twelve downtown program professionals and three representatives from private or government sectors. The GDA is a non-profit that promotes economic redevelopment of Georgia’s downtowns.  The association uses advocacy, education, and marketing to focus on the positive economic impact of downtown areas. Learn more about the GDA on their website at www.georgiadowntownassociation.org.  

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Community Development has a new home!

October 17, 2019

Community Development has a new home!  Visit them at 741 Main Street, Downtown Perry. Learn more about Community Development at https://www.perry-ga.gov/community-development/.

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Complete Downtown Survey

August 12, 2019

Our Main Street Program and Downtown Development Authority are hard at work creating a future vision for our Historic Downtown Perry and we want YOU to be a part of it! You can participate now by filling out the survey at the link below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DowntownPerry2019

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Main Street Design Committee Meeting Cancelled

July 5, 2019

The Perry Main Street Design Committee meeting is cancelled for Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

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New Perry Cleaners awarded Main Street Facade Grant

March 14, 2019

Congratulations to Terry Mullis, owner of New Perry Cleaners, for being awarded a Main Street Façade Grant. Through the City of Perry Main Street Facade Grant program, Terry Mullis was awarded $2,200 and recently made significant improvements to the exterior of his building at 736 Main Street. The improvements included roof and awning enhancements, exterior paint, exterior lighting, signage and landscaping. Mullis said it was the first exterior change on the building since it was built in 1954. “The Main St. Facade Grant program helped me expand on what I had already planned to do,” Mullis said, adding the lighting and landscaping were additional improvements he may not have added had it not been for the grant funds. The Perry Main Street Advisory Board offers a Downtown Development District Façade Program to current and active businesses located within the City of Perry’s Downtown District/Perry Main Street District.  The purpose of the Facade Grant is to provide incentives to downtown business and property owners within the district to make improvements to historic properties, as well as to renovate and/or rehab buildings within the commercial core of Downtown Perry.  All applications and proposed improvement projects will be reviewed and facilitated by Perry Main Street’s Design Committee. By stimulating investment and encouraging revitalization of Perry’s Downtown District, Perry Main Street seeks to promote the historic character and sense of place that is unique to Perry through providing opportunity for business and property owners to honor their respective building’s heritage, unique architectural features, historic appearance and significance, current condition, contribution to the district and overall impact. For more information about our Façade Grant Program application process, visit: https://www.perry-ga.gov/economic-development/perry-main-street-board/ or contact our Main Street Coordinator, Haley Myers at 478-988-2761 or haley.myers@perry-ga.gov.           Terry Mullis pictured receiving his check from the Main Street Design Committee and City of Perry staff. (Pictured left to right-Gary Moulliet, Bill Loudermilk, Ashley Hardin, Terry Mullis, Terre Walker, Haley Myers, Trish Cossart and Jim Lay).

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Main Street Coordinator Hired

February 8, 2019

The City of Perry’s Main Street Coordinator position was filled internally by Haley Myers who is currently the Special Events Coordinator with the City.   The mission of the Perry Main Street Program is to promote and create a thriving central business district in Downtown Perry and along primary entrance corridors into the downtown development district, while preserving Perry’s historic resources and character. Haley Myers came to the City the end of 2017 after working as the Director of Marketing for BeLoved Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga.  She is a graduate from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Ga., and has a bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications and Nonprofit Management. She has worked for various organizations such as Krochet Kids intl. in Costa Mesa, CA and Plywood People in Atlanta, GA, as a digital marketing specialist. While serving as the first ever Special Events Coordinator for the City of Perry this past year, Ms. Myers has learned about the community, it’s leadership, the city’s partners, local businesses and citizens.   She built events and memorable experiences from the ground up where everyone was able to come together in the heart of middle Georgia.  Her vision and work ethnic created a year full of fun community events! Ms. Myers comments, “I am excited to take on the role as Main Street Coordinator and serve the city in this new capacity. I look forward to walking alongside current and potential businesses, continuing historic preservation initiatives and creating new economic development projects throughout our Downtown Main Street District.  With the help and direction of our Main Street Advisory Board and committees, our trajectory is high and the potential for new growth and the enhancement of our city’s quality of life is very exciting!”

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BOOST winners announced

January 7, 2019

The latest recipients of a crowd-funded grant to “BOOST” downtown Perry’s businesses have been announced. BOOST Downtown Perry is an investment group that provides micro-grants to entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in the downtown development district. Investors, known as BOOSTers, donate the program’s funds and vote on applications. During the surprise notifications on January 4 and January 7, two companies were awarded $500 each. Recollections by Lynn, located at 745 Main St., was awarded the funds to assist with advertising costs. Gottwals Books, located at 909 Carroll St, was awarded funds to help pay for new glass doors. These awards bring the total grants awarded to downtown Perry businesses to date to $10,400. The program was established in 2015. Previous recipients include Bodega Brew, Cory Allen Jones, Summit Physical Therapy, Davida’s Hair Salon, Tumblecheer Heroes, Mia’s Skincare Salon, Liberty Tax Service, Gentry Downtown Market, Two of a Kind, Eyewear Boutique, Central Computer Services, Shirts Like Mine and Mossy Creek Soap. Applicants may apply for funds for purchasing supplies, business equipment, marketing and advertising, a security system or eligible professional services. BOOST grants are awarded twice annually following a brief application window. The Perry Downtown Development Authority, the Economic Vitality Committee of Perry’s Main Street program, oversees the program. For more information, contact Perry Economic Development Director Ashley Hardin at (478) 988-2755 or ashley.hardin@perry-ga.gov or visit www.perry-ga.gov/economic-development/downtown-development-authority/boost-investment-group/.

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Main Street Design Committee Meeting Canceled

December 11, 2018

The Main Street Design Committee regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 11, 2018 is canceled.  Their next meeting will be held Jan. 9, 2019.

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Small Business Saturday

October 30, 2018

Downtown Perry will kick off the holiday shopping season on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24. Participating shops, which are primarily on Carroll Street and neighboring streets in the historic downtown area, will be open on the Saturday after Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The event is a partnership between the Perry Main Street Advisory Board and the Perry Downtown Merchants Council. “We hope Small Business Saturday will encourage shoppers to visit businesses they might not have visited before so that they become more familiar with everything downtown Perry has to offer,” event organizers said. The event will feature a passport shopping promotion, with participating merchants, for a chance to win a drawing for $300 in downtown dollars. Shoppers are encouraged to make the welcome table at the Perry Chamber of Commerce, at 900 Carroll Street, their first stop.  There they will receive shopping passports and Shop Small shopping totes while supplies last.  PASSPORT SHOPPING PROMOTION After shoppers have their passports stamped by at least 10 participating businesses, they will turn in their passport at the welcome table or with the last participating merchant they visit to be entered in a drawing for $300 in downtown dollars. No purchase is necessary to participate in the passport promotion.  

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Crews are currently repairing the water main line in the Club Villa Court area.