Downtown Washington, Inc.

123 Lafayette Street
Washington MO  63090

Phone: (636) 239-1743

Downtown Washington, Inc.

Mission Statement
Written 1989

“To promote an attractive and financially stable downtown while preserving our historic resources and enriching the community.”

Vision Statement
Written November 18, 1999

Now and in the future, downtown Washington will serve as a center of commerce in Franklin County, offering numerous opportunities for people to enjoy the character of an historic riverfront town. Downtown will be a warm and friendly place, one which attracts businesses, past and present residents, and visitors alike. Providing a vibrant atmosphere, downtown Washington will be able to serve both as a center for civic activities and as a destination for tourists.

Downtown will attract and retain a diverse mix of complementary retail and service businesses. The core of the city will be maintained downtown, taking advantage of the river location. Remaining a major viable economic force that contributes to a growing tax base, downtown Washington will also retain its charm and rich heritage.

Historic buildings will be preserved with economically viable uses. Equipped with a design handbook previously commissioned as part of a comprehensive plan, a committee will remain in place to help keep the downtown clean and well-maintained, incorporating attractive window designs and green space.

Strong leadership supported by an enthusiastic base of volunteers will be the product of an alliance made up of united businesses, the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Washington, Inc., the City of Washington, and the broader community. This alliance will utilize a shared vision, a clear set of goals, and strong community financial support to drive the downtown revitalization program.

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“To promote an attractive and financially stable downtown while preserving our historic resources and enriching the community.”

Downtown Washington, Inc., formerly a merchant's committee since the late 1950's, was formed in 1989 when the City of Washington was selected as one of the first five pilot communities for the Missouri Main Street Program.

Downtown Washington, Inc. has maintained its status as a Missouri Main Street Program and as a National Main Street Community to this day.

Vision Statement
Written November 18, 1999

Now and in the future, downtown Washington will serve as a center of commerce in Franklin County, offering numerous opportunities for people to enjoy the character of an historic riverfront town. Downtown will be a warm and friendly place, one which attracts businesses, past and present residents, and visitors alike. Providing a vibrant atmosphere, downtown Washington will be able to serve both as a center for civic activities and as a destination for tourists.

Downtown will attract and retain a diverse mix of complementary retail and service businesses. The core of the city will be maintained downtown, taking advantage of the river location. Remaining a major viable economic force that contributes to a growing tax base, downtown Washington will also retain its charm and rich heritage.

Historic buildings will be preserved with economically viable uses. Equipped with a design handbook previously commissioned as part of a comprehensive plan, a committee will remain in place to help keep the downtown clean and well-maintained, incorporating attractive window designs and green space.

Strong leadership supported by an enthusiastic base of volunteers will be the product of an alliance made up of united businesses, the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Washington, Inc., the City of Washington, and the broader community. This alliance will utilize a shared vision, a clear set of goals, and strong community financial support to drive the downtown revitalization program.

Our job is to balance historic preservation with economic development - the city's past with its future - while promoting downtown's many charms and facilitating positive activities.

The purpose of Downtown Washington, Inc. is to enhance downtown's hist

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Business Information


Founded: 1959

Categories: Charity Organization, Non-Profit Organization, Workplace & Office

Hours

Mon: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm



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Events

Black/Plaid Friday

Black/Plaid Friday
06:00 am - 11/23/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

Join our downtown merchants for great early deals! Contact your favorite merchant for hours and specials. The name Plaid Friday was conceived from the idea of...

20th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights

20th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights
06:00 pm - 11/23/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

The parade route is: *south up Cedar Street to Fifth Street *east on 5th Street to Elm Street *north on Elm Street to Second Street *east on Second Street to Jefferson...

Holiday House Tour

Holiday House Tour
04:00 pm - 12/09/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

Would you like to have your house on the Tour? Email assistant@downtownwashmo.org to let us know! The 37th annual Holiday House Tour is a wonderful way to start...

Past Events

7th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner

7th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner
06:00 pm - 11/09/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

A murder has taken place in Washington, Missouri and only you can help us solve the crime. Enjoy dinner, open bar and more, but be sure to get your tickets by calling...

7th Annual Pumpkin Palooza

7th Annual Pumpkin Palooza
10:00 am - 10/27/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

Join Downtown Washington, Inc. and the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate fall and Halloween at Pumpkin Palooza! This family friendly event will...

15th Annual Chili Cook Off

15th Annual Chili Cook Off
05:00 pm - 10/26/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

New Date! October 26, 2018 The Downtown Washington, Inc. is excited to announce the 2018 Downtown Washington Chili Cook-Off on Friday, OCTOBER 26th. This is the...

September Sunset on the Riverfront

September Sunset on the Riverfront
05:00 pm - 09/27/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

Featuring music by: SAVANA Food from: Miller's Grill & Dairy Delight Thank you to our sponsor and bartenders: Bank of Washington Per City of Washington Chapter...

18th Annual Fall Festival of the Arts & Crafts

18th Annual Fall Festival of the Arts & Crafts
12:00 pm - 09/21/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

NEW! Crafters open on Friday night! September 21-23, Downtown Washington, Inc. welcomes artisans from all over. Each will be showing their finest wares in historic...

Farm to Table Dinner

Farm to Table Dinner
06:00 pm - 09/06/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

Ticket sales begin on June 22, 2018 at 9am. In 2017 tickets sold out in 9 minutes so don’t wait! What is the Farm to Table Dinner? This is a dinner held in the...

Foodstock VII

Foodstock VII
04:00 pm - 08/25/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

Join Downtown Washington and local musicians for a concert at the Farmers’ Market to benefit local food pantries. Admission is a monetary donation or a bag of...

August Sunset on the Riverfront

August Sunset on the Riverfront
05:00 pm - 08/23/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

Featuring music by: Three Point Hitch Food from: Cafe Mosaic & Happy Apples Thank you to our sponsor and bartenders: 21 Design Group, Inc. Per City of Washington...

July Sunset on the Riverfront

July Sunset on the Riverfront
05:00 pm - 07/26/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

Featuring music by: Starlighters Swinging Big Band Food from: John G's Tap Room Home of Augusta Brewing Company & Williams Brothers Meat Market Thank you to our...

June Sunset on the Riverfront

June Sunset on the Riverfront
05:00 pm - 06/28/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

Featuring music by: the tall poppies Food from: Joe's Bakery & Delicatessen & Sugarfire Washington Thank you to our sponsor and bartenders: Washington Town &...

June Junk'n

June Junk'n
09:00 am - 06/16/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

Look for the balloons as you stroll up and down Main and Elm Streets in beautiful downtown Washington. Merchants will be showing off the Junkin’ style in and around...

9th Annual Clean Up Day

9th Annual Clean Up Day
08:00 am - 06/16/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

We are looking for volunteers for Clean Up Day. Clean Up Day will be in downtown Washington. We will meet at the post office at 2nd & Lafayette Streets. We will...

May Sunset on the Riverfront

May Sunset on the Riverfront
05:00 pm - 05/24/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

Featuring music by: Garden Party Band Food from: Big Boys Grilled Subs & Wings and Droeges Supermarket Thank you to our sponsor and bartenders: Re/max Gold First Per...

37th Annual Art Fair & Winefest

37th Annual Art Fair & Winefest
05:00 pm - 05/18/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

CHANGES FOR 2018 PRE-SALE TICKETS: The website and office will stop selling all pre-sale tickets Monday, May 7th at 5PM. Fri/Sat Pre-sale tickets: $20 then increase...

Archtectural Treasure Hunt

Archtectural Treasure Hunt
08:00 am - 05/01/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

INSTRUCTIONS: On the lines provided under each picture clearly PRINT the address of the building on which the architectural detail appears. Complete the entry...

April Sunset on the Riverfront

April Sunset on the Riverfront
05:00 pm - 04/26/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

Featuring music by: The Texas Giants Band Food from: Hope Lodge Washington and 636tacos Thank you to our sponsor and bartenders: USA Mortgage Per City of Washington...

Spring Art Walk

Spring Art Walk
05:00 pm - 04/20/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

10th Annual Washmo BBQ, Bikes & Blues

10th Annual Washmo BBQ, Bikes & Blues
05:00 pm - 04/20/2018

At Downtown Washington, Inc.

Downtown Washington, Inc. is proud to present the 2018 Washmo BBQ, Bikes & Blues! Enjoy live Blues music and a full food court throughout the weekend. Saturday...

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