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What’s Happening on Main Street – April 2017

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  • Clean Your Block Party – Delaware

    Main Street Delaware, the Delaware General Health District, and the City of Delaware are teaming up to have a “Clean Your Block Party”. Come join the party!

 

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Ohio’s Best Historic Bars to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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1.  The Euclid Tavern – Cleveland

Referred to locals as “the Euc”, the Euclid Tavern has operated in University Circle since 1909. It’s long had a reputation of being a hangout for college students and blue collar workers.

In the 80s and 90s, the bar hosted some of the famous names of the era including Green Day, Helmet, and Ween. It was also a filming location in the Michael J. Fox movie, “Light of Day”.

After several changes in ownership, the Euclid Tavern is now home to Happy Dog, but still retains the vibe and classic neon sign.

 

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2. Harmar Tavern – Marietta

Located in the historic Harmar Village on the westside of Marietta, the Harmar Tavern has been operating since 1900. It is a casual neighborhood bar and home to the “Soon to be Famous Fried Bologna Sandwich” and reportedly, a few ghosts.

The Harmar Tavern is a favorite among college students and locals alike, and has an amazing patio too.

 

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3. The Backstretch – Delaware

A great place for a bite to eat and a beer, The Backstretch has called downtown Delaware home since 1982. The bar is the latest to operate out of this historic space. The space housed other famous spots, including Buttsy’s Bar and Grill and Holly’s Place.

A favorite among locals, we recommend you stop in on your next visit to Delaware.

 

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4. Arnold’s Bar & Grill – Cincinnati

Since Simon Arnold opened up in 1861, Arnold’s Bar & Grill has been a legendary haunt in downtown Cincinnati. The tavern survived prohibition by opening a kitchen and has remained popular for both food and drink, as well as live music, ever since.

 

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5. Ray’s Place – Kent

Ray’s Place has been a fixture of downtown Kent since 1937. Fans of sports bars should make a pilgrimage to Ray’s. It is considered to be one of the first, if not the first sports bar in the US. There is even a book detailing the history of this Kent landmark.

Ray’s Place is also the namesake of the Ray’s Place Entrepreneurship Scholarship at Kent State University, promoting entrepreneurship and business innovation.

 

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6. Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus- Columbus

Located in the historic Columbia Building in downtown Columbus, the Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus is one of the most visually striking bars in the city. The bar started off as the Bott Brother’s Billiards 1897, operating until prohibition. It later became the famous The Clock Restaurant, before opening as Elevator in 2000.

Unlike the other bars on this list, this one has an interesting award that very few in the US can boast. The back-bar won a blue ribbon for craftsmanship at the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893!

Elevator’s beer is brewed just a few blocks away on North Fourth Street and you can visit their 13th Floor Taproom on site.

Heritage Ohio holds a historic conservation easement on the Columbia Building.

 

 

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7. Ye Olde Trail Tavern – Yellow Springs

The Ye Olde Trail Tavern is Ohio’s oldest tavern and second oldest restaurant behind the Golden Lamb in Lebanon. Opened in 1827 to serve travelers moving between Columbus and Cincinnati, the tavern is a must-stop historic destination in downtown Yellow Springs.

Like the Harman Tavern, this location is home to a few friendly spirits too.

 

image via Cleveland.com

8. Ontario Street Cafe – Cleveland

The Ontario Street Cafe, in the historic Gateway District in downtown Cleveland, is like stepping back in time. Not much has changed in the historic bar, which should be part of the appeal to any history loving bar-goer. Beyond the historic appeal, the Ontario is renowned for fantastic corned beef sandwiches and reasonably priced drinks. Cheers!

 

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9. Courthouse Inn & Restaurant – Lisbon

I don’t think I have ever told someone to visit a place to check out a bathroom, but you have to see the bathroom! The Courthouse Inn & Restaurant in downtown Lisbon is a sight to see. Housed in the historic Hamilton Building, the Courthouse Inn serves up amazing vegetarian fare that even a carnivore can love, and great cocktails, too. They also have an amazing patio, so make sure to pay them a visit on St. Patrick’s Day and again in warmer weather.

Back to the bathrooms. It, like most of the place, is very artistically designed. Quite possibly the most luxurious bathroom in all of Ohio. Trust us, just go see it.

 

Shop Local on Main Street & Etsy! St Patrick’s Day Picks from Ohio Shops:

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Main Street Van Wert Seeking New Program Manager

Main Street Van Wert, Inc. an Ohio Main Street Community for 13 years, is seeking a Program Manager to lead and manage the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. Applicants should have education or experience in the following areas: city planning, economic development, marketing, architectural design, volunteer management, small business development and event planning. The applicant should be entrepreneurial, energetic, well organized, a self-starter, and capable of working in an independent environment. Knowledge of the National Main Street Approach, excellent communication skills, and a basic understanding of various computer software (Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, QuickBooks) are preferred.

Interested individuals may send letter of interest & resume (a writing sample & portfolio of marketing examples encouraged) by March 17 to:

Search Committee
Main Street Van Wert, Inc.
136 East Main Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

or by e-mail to: vwdowntown@mainstreetvanwert.org.

For complete job listing, please click here.

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City of Cincinnati Hiring for Zoning Plan Examiner Position

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Work as a Preservation Field Officer for the NTHP in Chicago

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Madison Main Street Hiring Executive Director

Executive director position in Madison, Indiana, one of the original Main Street communities—a beautiful, quintessential Midwestern Main Street town with vibrant retail district and robust tourism market and arts district. Excellent oral and written communication skills essential; must enjoy working with people and managing a strong pool of volunteers. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred. Previous Main Street, downtown development, or non-profit management experience a plus. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Send cover letter and resume no later than February 28th to madisonmainstreetprogram@gmail.com.

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Main Street Wadsworth Hiring New Executive Director

Main Street Wadsworth, a non-profit working to preserve and promote the historic downtown business district, seeks an Executive Director. After a wildly successful 10-year run as an events-focused organization that has generated renewed interest in the City’s historic downtown, Downtown Wadsworth has become an official Main Street organization. The organization seeks a candidate with excellent interpersonal skills and an entrepreneurial spirit, capable of leading this organization, alongside its Board of Directors, and to implement ideas, projects and events necessary to revitalize downtown Wadsworth and sustain its viability.

The ideal candidate will have:

– A Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years experience in one or more of the following areas: historic preservation, finance, public relations, economic development, marketing or planning;
– A background in non-profit development, fundraising and grant writing;
– An appreciation for and an understanding of historic preservation, business development and community involvement;
– The ability to communicate effectively with city leaders, business owners and volunteers alike;
– An understanding of the issues facing business and property owners, public agencies, and community organizations;
– Excellent organization skills and be enthusiastic, creative and capable of functioning in an independent environment; and
– Superior written and verbal communication skills and a knowledge base of both social and traditional media.

To apply, please submit your resume and a letter of interest by Friday, January 27, 2017, to Mr. Daniel Slife– by email to djslife@gmail.com — or by mail to 168 Broad St., Wadsworth, Ohio 44281. A detailed job description can be viewed at www.mainstreetwadsworth.org.

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Start 2017 Off Right With a Tax-Deductible Donation to Heritage Ohio

As 2016 comes to an end, all of us at Heritage Ohio would like to thank you for being part of Ohio’s historic preservation and community revitalization movement. Your support and generous contributions helped us be successful during 2016, and we have heard you express your ideals and we are working hard to accomplish them in 2017.

Our Goals for Ohio in 2017:

Saving the Places that Matter – Heritage Ohio has worked to save hundreds of beloved historic buildings throughout Ohio. In 2017, we are going to fight to save and strengthen the Ohio and Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit Programs. These vital programs are under threat at both the state and national levels. Heritage Ohio will make sure Ohioans’ voices are heard and the historic preservation tax credits continue to assist you in saving the places that matter.

Building Community – All of us want strong, prosperous communities in which to live and work. This year, Heritage Ohio is expanding our services around Ohio and providing more communities the strategic resources they need to successfully revitalize their downtowns for residents and visitors alike.

Living Better – Heritage Ohio advocates for you and your community at the local, state, and national levels. We are letting legislators and officials know what we need to make Ohio the best place to raise our families, create meaningful careers, and building a better life for all Ohioans.

Want to Help Your Community? Support Heritage Ohio

Heritage Ohio works to support all Ohio communities, successfully revitalize downtowns and preserve what makes your city unique. To accomplish our goals,  we need the support of individuals like you. Your tax-deductible donation goes towards our community-focused programs and helping Ohioans save the places that matter. If you want to make lasting, positive change in your community, support Heritage Ohio today.

How to Donate:

You can donate online now by clicking the button below:

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If you would prefer to send a check, please mail your donation to:

Heritage Ohio
846 ½ East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43205

 

GIVE NOW | SAVE THE PLACES THAT MATTER

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Save the Places that Matter to You on #GivingTuesday

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Thank you for being part of Ohio’s historic preservation and community revitalization movement. Like us, you want to save the places where your most cherished memories took place. Whether it’s in your hometown, or the place you call home now, we know how important these places are to you. On #GivingTuesday, November 29th, donate and say, “I want to save the places that matter to me and my family!”

What Your Donation Means:

Saving the Places that Matter – Heritage Ohio has worked to save hundreds of beloved historic buildings throughout Ohio. By returning these treasured buildings to use, we help your favorite small businesses succeed, as well as improve the quality of life in your community.

Building Community – All of us want strong, prosperous communities to live and work in. Heritage Ohio helps communities like yours succeed by using the unique buildings and talent that reside in your town. We provide the information and assistance needed to take the next step and make smart decisions that allow your community to thrive.

Living Better – Heritage Ohio advocates for you and your community at the local, state, and national levels. We are letting legislators and officials know what we need to make Ohio the best place to raise our families, create meaningful careers, and building a better life for all Ohioans.

How to Donate:

You can donate online now by clicking the button below:

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If you would prefer to send a check, please mail your donation to:

Heritage Ohio
846 ½ East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43205

 

GIVE NOW | SAVE THE PLACES THAT MATTER

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Show Me the Money: National Trust for Historic Preservation Grants

Are you in need of a grant for your historic building or property? Join Diana Maxwell, Grants Manager at the National Trust for Historic Preservation for an overview of the National Trust’s grant opportunities, including what funding is available, tips for your application, and more.

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Our presenter: Diana Maxwell

A native of western New York, Diana Maxwell has a bachelor’s degree in communication from Cornell University and a master’s degree in museum studies from George Washington University. She has worked at the National Trust since 2009 and has managed the Grants program since 2013.

Heritage Ohio webinars are a benefit of membership. Members care about the places that matter in Ohio and support the revitalization and preservation efforts of Heritage Ohio, without their support: technical assistance, workshops and webinars would not be possible.

Heritage Ohio Members Register Here

 

Not a Member? Join Heritage Ohio Today.

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