Rawlins Main Street
What's Up Downtown?
- Where's Rawley?
April 4th -- 18th little Rawleys will be hiding downtown for our annual Where's Rawley Downtown Scavenger Hunt! Find 12 and enter to win a 32" TV or an iPad Mini sponsored by Rawlins DDA/Main Street MARS (Marketing & Retail Strategies) Committee. This event brings people into the downtown. You may be surprised at what you see! In 2014, four new businesses came into our downtown: The Art Gallery, The Book Nook, Down Range Sporting Goods, and El Moreno Mexican Restaurant. Pick up and drop off booklets at all participating locations.
Click the following link to see a list of all participating businesses and instructions on how to play:
How to Play ; Participating Businesses (TBA)
Click the following link for the downtown business application & guidelines to participate in Where's Rawley:
Downtown Business Application (Until March 3rd)
There is a $20 participation fee for downtown businesses which includes their hours, contact information, and a brief summary of their business.
For more information call (307) 328-2099.
- Family FunFest
March 21st will be the first Family FunFest hosted at the Carbon County Fairgrounds Milti-plex from 3pm-6pm. This event is not only a fundraiser for downtown Rawlins but also a chance for families to take the kids out and have fun together. The cost will be $20 for a family and $5 for an individual. Activities include a bouncy house, Wii, photo booth, and much more.
Look for updates on Facebook and in the Rawlins Daily Times.
- 2015 GAMSA Semi-Finalists
Every year, the National Main Street Center awards communities throughout the country with the Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA). It is given to those exemplifying the use of the Main Street Approach to revitalize their traditional downtowns and/or neighborhood business districts. In 2014, Rawlins DDA/ Main Street was awarded the "One to Watch" Award, which recognizes exceptional communities working on innovative projects and that are poised on the cusp of major transformation. For the 2015 year, Rawlins DDA/ Main Street has been announced as one of the 10 semi-finalists for the GAMSA. We look forward to hearing the results at the National Main Street Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in March 2015.
- Facade Easement Program
The City of Rawlins and Rawlins DDA/ Main Street have created a unique and creative program to rehabilitate the commercial facades (storefronts) in downtown Rawlins. The program will be funded through state grants, federal grants and by partnering with the business owners. In order to participate the business has to meet certain requirements and be within the historic district. We are currently wrapping up the environmental review process that is required for use of federal funds. The next step is a 15 day public comment period. Interested parties my comment on any significant changes to, or impact on the historic value of the district and buildings. You can stop by City Hall for specific information on the environmental review. Please contact the Rawlins DDA/ Main Street with any questions or concerns in regard to this Program.