Bower Center

Bower Center Renovations If you’ve been in Centertown recently, you’ve noticed the construction going on over at The Bower Center! They almost done installing a new front entrance and we can’t wait to see it. Make sure to drive by and see how they’re transforming the building.     Previous articles on the renovation: WDBJ…

Bedford Police

by Chief Todd Foreman The Town of Bedford Police Department is dedicated to improving the quality of life by creating a safe environment in partnership with the diverse community we serve. We act with integrity to reduce fear and crime while treating all with respect, compassion and fairness to build trust. This is the mission…

Volunteer Orientation

We need YOU! When it comes down to it, Bedford Main Street is by and large a volunteer-run organization. We wouldn’t be able to do the things we do with out volunteers. So, when we have a”Call to Action”, we mean business! Volunteers are needed to help with programs and activities in 2016. We are…

Bedford Main Street Receives $20,000 Downtown Investment Gran

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 16, 2016 Contact: Sara Smith Phone: 540-586-2148 Email: bedfordmainstreet@gmail.com   Bedford Main Street Receives $20,000 Downtown Investment Grant BEDFORD – Governor McAuliffe announced today $20,000 in funding for downtown investment in Bedford, Virginia. This grant will be utilized to establish a Zero Interest Loan Program to assist entrepreneurs and will accelerate the economic revitalization of…

Centerfest 2016

Centerfest 2016 will be on October 7 & 8 and it’s shaping up to be a stellar event. Vendor applications willb be available by March 1 and we will post information on our website on who’s coming as they sign up. Make plans now to start your holiday shopping, as we design a street plan…

Facebook Explosion!

By Chas Willcox Wow! I decided to go for a little walk on the first morning of “Snowmagedon” and what I found rekindled my youthful love of snow.  So I thought I’ll just have some fun, take some pictures and put them on our Bedford Main Street Facebook page. Little did I know that those…

New Board Members

Bedford Main Street is happy to announce we have 3 new board members. Joining us to fill vacancies are: Linda Kuczmarski is the owner (with her husband Rob) of Needful Things Antiques, located on N. Bridge St. Linda and Rob opened their shop in March of 2015 and feature all types of antiques from large furniture to hat pins….

Welcome Happy Coffee!

Bedford will have a new coffee place in April! A big welcome to Louis and the team at Happy Coffee, a premium Espresso Bar & Bistro. They are coming all the way from Central America to our little town! A message from Louis and Jimmy: So it begins, future customers, friends, family. HappyCoffee is a…

Bedford’s 2nd Friday Begins 6th Year Downtown

by Patrick Ellis, Goose Creek Studios This spring will mark the sixth year of downtown Bedford’s 2nd Friday celebrations.   This signature monthly event is the longest ongoing promotion to highlight both downtown businesses and local artisan culture (food, music, fine arts and craft).  Local entrepreneurs and arts and civic organizations, along with a myriad of…

Exec. Dir. Attends Training

Sara, our executive director attended a Virginia Main Street training in Abingdon last month. These 3-day meetings are held annually for all the directors of the local Main Streets in Virginia. The meeting’s focus was on reviewing strategies to increase economic vitality and tourism. If you’d like to learn more about the meeting, the agenda…

Fisher’s Chocolate Tiramisu

Chocolate Tiramisu will certainly win points! If you don’t want to make it, you can bring your Sweetie to Fisher’s and we’ll serve it for you. Happy Valentine’s Day! Chocolate Tiramisu Chocolate Cake 1½ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup Cocoa Powder 1 tsp Baking Soda ½ tsp Baking Powder ¼ tsp salt ½ cup softened…

Night Life

Wednesday & Thursday Nights – Our Famous Date Night(s) Dinner for two…..   all for fifty bucks!  (just add tax & tip) A bottle of  wine Share an appetizer.. Two salads… Two entree’s… share a dessert…..