March - April 2017 News and Events

Secretary Detzner Designates
Quincy Main Street as Florida Main Street Program of the Month

Secretary of State Ken Detzner has announced that Quincy Main Street has been designated the April 2017 Florida Main Street Program of the Month. Communities are selected based on their developmental achievements and participation in the Florida Main Street Program. Quincy has been part of the Florida Main Street Program since 1987. The program has attracted funds for rehabilitating its downtown business district, created jobs and helped facilitate over 2,000 hours of volunteer service to make Quincy a better place to live, work, and play.

"Quincy has one of the most charming, Main Streets in Florida," said Secretary Detzner. "Quincy's commitment to the arts and its bi-yearly festivals bring the city together and set an example of community involvement for the rest of Florida."

Quincy has focused on its Main Street, businesses and arts community. The Quincy Main Street Program is helping to improve building facades, streetscapes and purchase street furniture and planters to create a Main Street that feels historic but still relevant and unique. Quincy boasts a historic courthouse, commercial district and one of the few surviving courthouse squares in Florida.

WTXL News Crew Visits Quincy to Promote Main Street of the Month Designation

WTXL TV news crews visited Quincy on April 7 to promote Quincy's designation as Main Street Program of the Month. They interviewed recently-elected Board President Stacey Hannigon who said, "For the State to recognize us puts us on a statewide platform where others can see what we're doing here and hopefully in the process of that we'll develop some partnerships and networking that will take us closer to our goals for Quincy."

To see the news story visit the WTXL website.

Quincy Main Street Has Relocated

Quincy Main Street's new office is located at 104-A North Adams Street. Plans for the office include making it a centralized location with area information and brochures for visitors to downtown Quincy and the historic district.

Historic Bench Commemorative
Plaque Program

QMS is requesting matching donations from the public for historically accurate metal benches to surround Quincy's downtown Courthouse Square.  QMS has received matching fund pledges for five of benches and there are still five benches available for commemoration. Each bench donation will be 100 percent tax deductible and commemorative plaques tailored to each donor's request will be installed. 

For more information, contact Joe Munroe, Quincy Main Street Executive Director, at 850-662-1812 or at info@quincymainstreet.org.

Quincy Main Street to Host National Main Street America Consultant

Revitalization Expert to Conduct Board Workshop


Quincy Main Street (QMS) has won a Florida Main Street scholarship to host National Main Street America expert, Josh Bloom. For 25 years, Mr. Bloom's expertise has been the revitalization of historical commercial districts. Currently he is working on city pilot programs across the United States with the specific purpose to create unique destinations of each. Using local analysis, he will be conducting a closed workshop with the QMS Board to formulate a multi-year work plan unique to Quincy. The goal is the full realization of our downtown as a regional, multi-ethnic cultural and arts destination. Mr. Bloom's workshop will be conducted in May.