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How We Found Our Heart

Historically, Broadway Avenue was our city’s main commercial thoroughfare, lined with thriving businesses, but that changed after development of the interstate highways diverted traffic elsewhere. In 1994, concerned citizens formed a 501c(6) non-profit organization to help revitalize the area.

Main Street West Memphis worked so well that, in 2012, it was accredited as a National Main Street Program for its excellence in preserving 15 blocks of Broadway Avenue.

“Having a local Main Street program has saved our downtown from the deterioration that so many small towns have suffered.” -Deborah Abernathy, Executive Director at Main Street West Memphis

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