Downtown
2020

Read all about our vision, our goals and our achievements in our Downtown 2020 brochure:



Downtown 2020 is a collective vision for the revitalization of downtown Beverly, developed with input from more than 1,000 community voices.

We have 4 goals:

1) be a regional center for arts &
culture, creative industry & innovation 


    
2) attract retail & creative businesses 

3) follow development paths that recognize the unique assets of Cabot & Rantoul Streets



4) continually strengthen BMS to do the work of revitalization  
   
Read the Downtown 2020 Plan       
     
See who's sponsoring D2020      
               
Join 30 + Main with other young community leaders to help shape downtown Beverly's future 



 
 
Read more about Downtown 2020
      
                    
     
 
      

  
       
       
Business News

Downtown Beverly Wants to Do Business With You! Check out our new videos to tell you about all of the great things downtown has to offer.




New - Retail Incentives Program for qualified new or expanding retail businesses occupying 1st floor space on Cabot or Rantoul Streets.




Apply now to be reimbursed for window boxes, flags, paint and more as part of our storefront beautification program!

Meetings with City Officials  We will be hosting these meetings quarterly and will rotate times to accommodate a variety schedules. Downtown business owners, please make sure we have your current email address so you can be notified when we set the next meeting. Email hwolsey@beverlymainstreets.org with your current email address.

Calling all restaurants! Are you interested in being a part of the outdoor dining program this summer? If so, email 

Exciting plans for the former Bell Market  


What's new at the Casa de Moda building 



IT'S OFFICIAL! Downtown Beverly has been named one of the top 50 small business shopping destinations in the US! We are proud that downtown Beverly is on the list published by Small Business Trends.More importantly, we're happy that our independent, local business owners are being recognized for their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. Congratulations to each of small business owners!

 
See downtown on Channel 5's Chronicle show!



Check out all these new  construction projects downtown  



Check out this landmark property for sale downtown: Cabot Cinema

"Beverly was a beautiful town before, but it has never shined brighter.” Read the Boston Globe article about the impact of our Facade Improvement Program



Beverly named one of Greater Boston's 
"Top Spots to Live in 2013"


Beverly approves TIF on Rantoul Street to spur TOD housing   

Thinking of opening a business in Beverly? Check out 10 reasons why you'll love it. And here's our Guide to Starting Your Business in Beverly to smooth the way

Our STAR program will help you buy window boxes, a new flag or paint for a mural on your building. 


Check out the before & after photos from our Facade & Sign Improvement Program 

Banking on Beverly offers low-interest loans for major property improvements           

Downtown Properties Available for Sale or Lease

Online Business Directory     


 
       
 
What's Happening Downtown

Join us for a community meeting to announce the launch of the Beverly Arts District and to share the plans for The Beverly Oracle with residents.
The meeting will be:
Wednesday, May 7
6:00-7:30pm
First Baptist Church
221 Cabot Street
The meeting is being co-hosted by Beverly Main Streets, Montserrat College of Art and the City of Beverly.  We look forward to sharing all the work we did with the NEA grant and getting input on our plans from residents.  This meeting will also help us satisfy requirements to receive designation from the state as a Cultural District, which we need to be eligible for state funding from arts and cultural grants.

June 14 is Arts Fest 2014 - Save the date!

Arts Fest Paint and Sip Fundraiser Join us May 1st at the Wicked Art Bar for a special creative fundraising event and a night of painting and sipping to raise money to support Art Fest! This is an instructor-led painting class - part technique, part fun - no experience required for only $40! Click here to sign up!

Call to Artists – Arts Fest Beverly Community Art Exhibition at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College



Save the Dates for our 2014 Downtown Events  Yes, we are having three block parties this year! Arts Fest Beverly is June 14 and THE BLOCK Parties are July 12, August 2 AND October 4.  

Get your afternoon kick and support BMS with Atomic Cafe's BMS Coffee Blend! 



Find more events on our calendar and Facebook page!

Hit up one of the 18 downtown businesses that won “Best of the North Shore” awards      

Watch "BMS on the Spot" by Bev Cam on our new YouTube Channel  and learn what's new when Lee Yaffa interviews Gin and Heather at the BMS office!



The Beverly Project – Watch video by Jeremy Greer about his ongoing photographic study of independent business owners in Beverly


– Sign up for our newsletter or view our Downtown Events Calendar!                   
         



Beverly Main Streets is a non-profit, volunteer-led organization focused on making downtown Beverly a great place to run a business, live, work, shop, dine and visit.  We welcome businesses and residents of our district to participate in our programs, take advantage of our benefits and share in the partnership and community of Beverly Main Streets.  We do not charge a membership fee but rely on the generosity and support of our donors and volunteers. 

The mission of Beverly Main Streets is to promote and enhance Beverly's downtown economic vitality, cultural and historic resources and quality of life.

Beverly Main Streets is a 501(c)(3) corporation. Your investment is a tax-deductible business expense as allowed by law. [Tax ID #56-2306350]