The 2022 cycle for our Façade and Interior Grants has been exciting. The matching funds awarded this year will help fund improvements made to individual commercial properties that enhance our entire Main Street business district. The impact this year builds upon twelve (12) years of the Trust’s investment in preserving historic structures while enhancing the … Continue reading “Main Street Preservation Trust Announces 2022 Grantees”

Gloucester Main Street Association will once again host the popular Daffodil Festival Beer Garden on Saturday, April 2nd from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Versability Resources, located at 6632 Main Street in downtown Gloucester Village. The last Daffodil Festival Beer Garden was hosted in 2019 with thousands in attendance, marking … Continue reading “Beer Garden Returns to Main Street for 2022 Daffodil Festival”

Gloucester Main Street Receives Statewide Award for Business Support Virginia Main Street awarded the 2021 Merit Award for Best Business Support Program to Gloucester Main Street Association and Main Street Preservation Trust for stimulating over $350,000 in expenditures downtown Virginia Main Street’s most recent recipient of their Best Business Support Program Merit Award is Gloucester … Continue reading “Gloucester Main Street Receives Statewide Award for Business Support”

Main Street Preservation Trust Launches 2022 Facade & Interior Grant Program Nearly $1M invested into downtown buildings since 2011   Special Dates to Remember: Applications Due: Friday, March 18th at 3 p.m. (late applications will not be accepted) Awards Announced: Tuesday, April 12th Main Street Preservation Trust has opened applications for Gloucester Village business and … Continue reading “Main Street Preservation Trust Launches 2022 Facade & Interior Grant Program”

The young Brian Kirschbaum wasn’t shy about doling out advice to his mother, co-owner of The Village Cleaners. One day, when asked to watch the counter for a while, he offered more opinions that prompted Brenda Kirschbaum to ask, “Since you think you can run the business better than me, why don’t you buy it?” … Continue reading “From one generation to the next, The Village Cleaners remains a fixture in Gloucester Village”


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