We are an Atlanta Main Street Community!
What is EAV Main Street up to?
EAV Main Street is working towards a VISION that supports the design, organization, promotion and economic vitality of EAV. With input from over 300 business owners, residents and visitors EAV Main Street was able to create programing for 2022/2023 with a focus on the following transformation strategies:
East Atlanta Business Association (EABA) has been participating in the Atlanta Main Street (AMS) initiative of the Department of Planning (DCP) since 2019. EABA was awarded the 2022 Cohort which includes a $20,000 grant that supports our new main street coordinator, National Main Street and Georgia Main Street memberships and ongoing training for the organization. Good news update: COA has approved the budget for our Main Street program to continue in 2023!
The purpose of the AMS initiative is to align our organization with the four pillars of Main Street in design, organization, promotion and economic vitality. These principles can be seen at work in over 30 Georgia cities including Gainesville, Cartersville, Valdosta, Woodstock, Hapeville, East Point, College Park and many more.
EABA’s goal for 2022 is to complete our accreditation with Georgia Main Street. This accreditation will give us access to funding, resources and support for small businesses and preservation of what makes EAV an amazing place to eat, drink, listen to live music, shop, get things fixed and work.As part of Atlanta Main Street, we are required to complete a community visioning by June 30th.
This vision will direct our work plan, help identify initiatives, qualify EABA for the next $10,000 installment from DCP and move us one step closer to becoming an accredited Georgia Main Street.
EABA strives to create cohesion and communication between businesses, residents and City of Atlanta to preserve the history and integrity of East Atlanta Village.