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RANTOUL BEVERLY MAIN STREETS STREET Independently-Owned Businesses Thrive Downtown • 300+ independently-owned businesses • Highest concentration of creative economy businesses north of Boston • Lively after five scene offers diverse dining and entertainment options • New businesses recently opened: • Larcom Theatre • Winfrey’s Fudge and Chocolates • Wicked Art Bar • Barrel House American Bar • Prides Osteria

DOWNTOWN Gin Wallace Executive Director gwallace@beverlymainstreets.org 978-922-8558 BeverlyMainStreets.org Beverly Main Streets 248 Cabot Street Beverly, MA 01915

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BEVERLY MAIN STREETS

CABOT STREET Why Open Your Business in Downtown Beverly? • Built-in Customer Base • 12,000 residents live within walking distance • 1,000+ employees downtown, 8,000 within two miles • 5,000 students at Endicott College and Montserrat College of Art • Accessible • 25 minutes north of Boston • Five commuter rail stations and an airport • Affordable • Commercial rents are among the most attractive on the North Shore • Housing prices are reasonable • Investments in Development • 500-car MBTA parking garage opening 2014 • 100+ new downtown housing units recently developed • Rezoning in process for development along waterfront and riverfront • Rantoul Street and sidewalks will be rebuilt in 2015

Downtown Beverly Arts District Takes Shape We’re creating an Arts District with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. • Centered around Montserrat College of Art, the Cabot and Larcom Theatres, historic properties, dozens of galleries and hundreds of artists • Growing our shared and co-working spaces (currently 65+ artists) • Increasing tourism


RANTOUL BEVERLY MAIN STREETS STREET Independently-Owned Businesses Thrive Downtown • 300+ independently-owned businesses • Highest concentration of creative economy businesses north of Boston • Lively after five scene offers diverse dining and entertainment options • New businesses recently opened: • Larcom Theatre • Winfrey’s Fudge and Chocolates • Wicked Art Bar • Barrel House American Bar • Prides Osteria

DOWNTOWN Gin Wallace Executive Director gwallace@beverlymainstreets.org 978-922-8558 BeverlyMainStreets.org Beverly Main Streets 248 Cabot Street Beverly, MA 01915

BEVERLY

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Beverly Main Streets


About Beverly Beverly is a historic seaside community with beautiful beaches, a strong school system and a pro-business attitude. • Population: 40,000 • Average age: 40 • Housing units: 16,000 • Median family income: $66,846 • Downtown Beverly has two main streets with a cohesive core of historic buildings, parks and open space, easy access to the water and plenty of low-cost parking


The Future: Downtown 2020 Downtown 2020 is our vision for what downtown Beverly can and will become – a vibrant community that celebrates the arts and creativity with cool places to live, work, shop, play and experience. Downtown 2020 reflects the voices of residents and business owners and was crafted with help from Kennedy Smith, an internationally recognized expert in downtown revitalization. It centers around three goals: • Downtown Beverly will be recognized as a regional center for the arts, culture, creative industry and innovation • Downtown Beverly will be the location of choice for retail and creative businesses that appeal to residents, students and visitors • Development in downtown Beverly will follow a clear direction that leverages the unique assets of each main street


Beverly Main Streets • Beverly Main Streets is an organized group of 125 business and community leaders focused on revitalizing downtown Beverly • BMS drives economic development by creating the infrastructure for businesses to thrive, development projects to succeed and for housing to be built • We promote downtown Beverly throughout the region with dozens of events that attract thousands of people • BMS is continually enhancing the visitor experience


How Beverly Main Streets Helps • Financial incentives for business owners • Façade improvement grants • Banking on Beverly loan program • Property beautification funds • “Starting Your Business in Beverly” guide • Connections to elected officials, community leaders and fellow business owners • Leadership in changing ordinances and zoning to encourage business development • BMS has worked with city officials to reduce parking ratios, streamline permitting processes, upgrade infrastructure, implement signage, allow outdoor dining and offer tax incentives to developers


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