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Community gathers for Derby’s Alley opening

Donors, stakeholders, and members of the community joined Wayne Main Street for the official opening of Derby’s Alley last month. The event was a celebration of the many renovations WMS has undertaken in the alleyway. These improvements include new benches, bistro tables, and...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018
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Free bicycle tune-ups Saturdays in June

This June, Wayne Main Street (WMS) will be partnering with the Wayne Bicycle Club and Wayne Bicycle Shop to host three bicycle safety inspection events. The events will take place Saturdays in June from 12:00 (Noon)-4:00 p.m. running from June 13 – 30 at the Wayne Bicycle Shop,...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018
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Downtown clean-up day an overwhelming success

On a beautiful April morning (Saturday, April 21), over 150 volunteers gathered in downtown Wayne to participate in Wayne’s Annual Clean-Up Day. Volunteers were broken up into teams and positioned throughout downtown, charged with picking up trash and removing debris that had...
Posted On 12 May 2018

Transforming Derby’s Alley into a useable public space

By Maxwell Cameron – Derby’s Alley, located next to the Flagship Boutique on Michigan Avenue, is getting a substantial makeover from Wayne Main Street. In 2017, we obtained funding from the American Association of Retired Persons, the Greater Metropolitan Area Realtors...
Posted On 12 Apr 2018

Shopping big!

By Carolyn Marnon – And the winner is….Kelly Skiff! Wayne Main Street, in partnership with the Wayne Downtown Development Authority, sponsored a $1000 shopping spree contest last month before Christmas. Kelly was chosen as the lucky winner to shop at five stores in downtown...

Hanging around downtown Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – It’s time for the Annual Scarecrow Show in downtown Wayne. Individuals and groups purchased a t-frame from Wayne Main Street and have spent the past month or two (or maybe just the past few days) creating a scarecrow that advertises their business or a...

Wayne’s bike rack campaign succeeds

By Maxwell Cameron – Spend some time in downtown Wayne and it’s clear that biking is positively impacting our community. More and more Wayne residents are using pedal power as a healthy way to enjoy our city’s downtown space. Ridership in the Wayne Bicycle Club’s weekly...

Main Street awarded placemaking grant

Funding will be utilized to install overhead lighting and seating in Derby’s Alleyway in the heart of Downtown Wayne. Wayne Main Street was recently awarded a grant from the Greater Metropolitan Area Realtors Association (GMAR) for capital improvements in an underutilized...

Wayne Downtown Days, July 13 thru 15

By Carolyn Marnon – What was once known as Sidewalk Sales during July has taken on a new name. Downtown Days have emerged to be more inclusive of other activities that can take place during this annual event in Downtown Wayne. Downtown Days will be held Thursday, July...

Wayne Farmers Market has a new market manager

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne Farmers Market season kicks off on Wednesday, May 4, with a Cinco de Mayo theme, kid’s activities and music.  A new face you will see at the market is that of Jean Smith, the new Market Manager. Jean is a mother of six and a full-time student...
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