News of Progress
The signals are green
on Lawrenceville Main Street, with steady progress being made!
- Latest Recognition by Lawrence Gazette
This article reviews the recent surge in progress of our organization as it moves forward into its third decade of operation.
- Twenty Years!
The twentieth anniversary of Lawrenceville Main Street's highly successful operations was recently noted by the Lawrence Ledger in this article. Seen from the article are Board President Vince Scozzari and Executive Director Lindsey Bohra.
- Howard Nelson's Leadership Recognized
Former Main Street President Howard Nelson was honored by being granted the
William Mayhew Dickey Award, Main Street's highest recognition. Nelson guided the organization as President for seven years, during which significant community progress was enabled. Full coverage here.
- Welcome Gingered Peach
We welcome the Gingered Peach Bakery at 2 Gordon Avenue, next to the Barbershop, as the latest attraction to our increasingly vibrant community. See this and other new arrivals here.
- Another New Business
We welcome Corks & Canvas as a fine attraction. Information here.
- Main Street Partners with American Small Business Development Center
Main Street businesses will soon have access to advisory services
to assist such businesses and entrepreneurs! Vince Scozzari, president of the board for Lawrenceville Main Street (LMS), said that the connection would be helpful, as the LMS was looking for opportunities that would be of interest to local businesses. Read the details here.
- Main Street Holiday Lighting
December 2013. Generous contributions by local businesses allowed holiday lighting to be added to Main Street. This reflects the growing pride in the Village as well as the strengthened business climate we have been fostering. Details.
- Birdhouse Library Graces Weeden Park
Thanks to the efforts of former Executive Director Art Shonheiter, with assistance from Bill Schroeder, visitors to Weeden Park will find this wonderful feature. Styled like a large "birdhouse," it is designed for people to leave a book they have read. Another neighbor may borrow the book, and leave one to replace it. It's just another thing that makes Lawrenceville a very supportive and special place. Art got the idea from Main Street supporter Marge Dwyer. Way to go!
- Wildflour Bakery/Cafe Receives Upbeat Review
"Lawrenceville's newest restaurant really does offer something for just about every taste, and does it with flavor and style."
Read the entire review in the Trenton Times here. See the WildFlour web site.
- Weeden Park Gazebo Dedicated to Art Schonheiter
July 2012. Lawrenceville Main Street President Howard Nelson announced at a recent Music in the Park that the gazebo which occupies a central place for our Weeden Park events has been dedicated in honor of retired LMS Executive Director Art Schonheiter for his years of service to the Lawrenceville community.
Art and his gracious wife Pina are seen above, as they so often are at our events. Thanks Art, for your leadership and hard work that have made Lawrenceville a better place to live!
- Main Street Welcomes New Executive Director
Lindsey Bohra has been appointed to succeed Art Shonheiter, as the organization continues to move forward. Full details.
- Another great Annual Jubilee!
Thousands of visitors attended this exciting event. See the video!
- LawrencevilleMain Street Reaccredited
We are proud to announce that we have again been designated an accredited National Main Street Program by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For the past six years, LMS has met the 10 required standards for administration and performance in strengthening the local economy and preserving its history. Click the certificate for a larger view.
"Accredited Main Street programs are meeting the challenges of the recession head on and are successfully using a focused, comprehensive revitalization strategy to keep their communities vibrant and sustainable," said Doug Loescher, director of the National Main Street Center.
- Main Street Streetscape Project Completed
Lawrence Township has concluded a $201,782 contract for decorative streetlights and sidewalks, benches and bicycle racks in the historic Main Street area. Work included new sidewalks and driveway aprons affecting Main Street and adjacent parts of other roads.
Most recently, the new street lamps were turned on, brightening the village area. This work was enabled by a $275,000 Federal grant administred through the state Department of Transportation. Main Street and municipal initiatives were essential to planning this. This follows the repaving of Main Street completed earlier. Mayor comments favorably: Ribboncutting and more information.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has repaved Route 206 through the Main Street section. This involved new blacktop, curbing and sidewalks.
Articles about our Progress
Read some impressive articles about our progress, from respected publications, including the New York Times.
Read several earlier editions here, and learn how to subscribe to our weekly electronic newsletter. These recount the continuing progress being made.