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July 26, 2016


Richmond Main Street Initiative


Main Street News                                         July 25, 2016


Last week we shared news of the graduation event for this year's Summer Youth Entrepreneur Program. Today we are pleased to announce another exciting update: the participants' first day on the job at TJ Maxx!  

Big thanks to our friends at Richmond YouthWORKS and TJ Maxx in Pinole for all their support in providing this valuable opportunity for our young adults. We are so grateful for these partnerships and look forward to the continued collaboration. Join us in congratulating these young ladies in a job well done and in wishing them all best for their next job at hand!
Happy reading!
~Your friends at Richmond Main Street

Main Street Presents:

Richmond Main Street Farmers' Market

Every Wednesday thru November 9
10am - 2pm @ Nevin Plaza

Farm-fresh fruit & veggies  *  Gourmet goodies
Kettle Corn  *  Food booths  *  Artisan vendors
Live music (1st & 3rd markets of the month)
...and more!


Part plum, part apricot, 100% delicious! At the J&J Farms booth.


Save the Date: Next Celebrate Downtown Events

15th annual MUSIC ON THE MAIN summer concert

All Ages. Free Admission.

Plus: Stay for the Rich City Rides Grand Opening Celebration...and help design the Richmond Wellness Trail in between!



Vendor Spaces Available

Volunteers Wanted

8th annual
Spirit & Soul Logo


Saturday, September 17  
1 - 5pm

Macdonald Avenue: Harbour Way - 13th Street

Dancing in the street to benefit Downtown!


Tia Carroll

Blues, R&B, Soul


Classic American Rock & Original Roll with Dan Ashley

and: Soul Progressions
Jazz | Soul | Funk -- Straight out of East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

Food Booths & Trucks * Vendors * Beer Garden * Main Street Margaritas
Dancing * Info Booths * Prizes * and more!
All Ages. Free Admission. 


Come Downtown to Chill with a Cop
Date: Saturday, August 13
Time: 11am - 1pm
Location: Community Green Space park, Harbour Way & Macdonald Ave

Meet your neighborhood beat officers
learn important crime prevention tips
take home free books
Enjoy a delicious ice cream treat 
(while supplies last)

Admission is free. All are welcome!

More Information
Call (510) 236-4049
Download the flyer: English, Spanish



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Downtown Happenings

Neighborhood Ambassador Chronicles

Deonte' and Mary with Najari Smith, director Rich City Rides. Photo courtesy of Najari Smith.

The Richmond Main Street Neighborhood Ambassadors showed a little extra love to local merchant Rich City Rides Community Bike Skate Shop last week. The maintenance crew removed weeds along the base of the new community mural, the sidewalk, and the tree wells along Macdonald Avenue. Mary and Deonte' are Richmond residents, graduates of Rubicon Programs, and the district's longest serving ambassadors. 

They make a fantastic team, working together to keep the district looking its very best. Say hello or give them a wave the next time you see them out on Main Street.


Community Bulletin

Chevron Community Tour Day

When: Saturday, August 27
Time: 10am - 2pm
Where: Chevron Richmond

You're Invited! Community Tour Day
Chevron Richmond would like to invite you to be their guests for a tour of the Richmond Refinery. A fascinating look at what they do and how it benefits the community is guaranteed.

Space is limited. Register online at or by calling (510) 242-2000.



Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park
July & August Ranger Programs

History is all around us. The Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park is a fantastic resource for learning about Richmond's rich history, exploring the city and shoreline, and enjoying an outing with a loved one or friend.

The July and August Ranger program is now available. Click the link below for more information and calendar listings for tours, talks, and more!


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Richmond Main Street Initiative
Revitalizing Historic Downtown Richmond

1015 Nevin Avenue, Suite 105
Richmond, CA 94801
(additional entrance at 402 Harbour Way)

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F: (510) 236-4052

Richmond Main Street Initiative, 1015 Nevin Avenue, Suite 105, Richmond, CA 94801


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