main street was founded on passion

In 2006, a group of downtown business owners and community-minded volunteers came together to pool their resources and improve downtown Marietta.

The strategic vision, hard work, and leadership of that group enabled the founding of a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization known as ReSTORE Marietta. ReSTORE Marietta started as an organization fully-charged by volunteers that grew to staff a part-time director and then a full-time director.

With the growth of resources and impact, ReSTORE Marietta worked tirelessly to achieve Main Street status through the National Main Street Center to formally celebrate their partnership with the City of Marietta to revitalize our beloved downtown. By consistently applying the Main Street Approach®,  that goal was achieved in July 2013 and Marietta Main Street was born.

Today, Marietta Main Street is a local nonprofit charitable organization focused on economic development through historic preservation in the heart of our beautiful river town in southeast Ohio. With a staff of one Executive Director, the invaluable contributions and leadership of a strong Board of Directors, the volunteer efforts of many, and the support of our community, together we can revitalize historic downtown Marietta.