In 2006, a group of downtown business owners with the support of a handful of passionate, community-oriented volunteers  from three separate merchants associations 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, then grew to staff a part-time director which eventually grew to support the work of 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 Four-Point Approach®,  that goal was achieved in July 2013 and Marietta Main Street was born.

Today, Marietta Main Street is a local nonprofit 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 through any one of our committees, and the support of our community, together we can revitalize historic downtown Marietta.