by Michaela Freiburger
Since the September 2018 Build-a-Better block initiative (BABB), Dubuque Main Street (DMS) notes success along the Central Avenue Corridor, not just new businesses, but in demonstrating the Potential on Central.
In the last year, just on the 1800 block of Central alone, six businesses (Stoned Art Studio, J’s Clothing, Upcycle Dubuque, Cartridge Works, Downtown Billiards, and Wags 2 Wiggles) have opened their doors. To support the new businesses, the Central Express initiative filled nine vacant storefronts, spanning nine blocks, with 26 entrepreneurs over the course of seven weekends. In addition, décor and live arts events enhanced the street, encouraging the community to see the Potential on Central.
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