The Main Street District Celebrates 21st Anniversary

Columbia, SC – The Main Street District will hold its 21st Annual Meeting and Celebration on Monday, November 7 at 5:30 pm in the Bourbon Lounge, located at 1214 Main Street. Join us for food and drinks as we celebrate this year’s successes and look ahead to 2023. RSVP by Wednesday, November 2 to or 803-233-0620. There is no charge to attend.

Each year, the Main Street District recognizes outstanding contributions to the district through the presentation of the Chairman’s Award. Two recipients will be honored at this year’s Annual Meeting: Phill Blair, co-owner of the Whig and First Thursday on Main board member, and Historic Columbia.

“Phill Blair continues to bring great energy into downtown with his enthusiasm for drawing people to the Main Street District. Coordinating and promoting the Jam Room festival and the Arts & Draughts series with the Columbia Museum of Art are just a few of his many wonderful endeavors,” said Sharon Bryant of First Citizens Bank and Chair of the Main Street District. “Historic Columbia was instrumental in getting the Main Street District’s historic designation, which has in turn led to millions of dollars of investments through tax incentive programs. The organization has been an outstanding partner through the years, including hosting the wonderful Main Street tours.”

About Main Street District
The Main Street District encompasses the 36-block area bounded by Gervais, Elmwood, Assembly, and Marion streets in Columbia, SC. The organization provides public space management, economic development, place management, marketing services, and public advocacy for the Main Street District. The Board of Directors oversees the organization’s mission to focus on filling vacancies in commercial properties, retaining existing downtown businesses and recruiting new ones, expanding the downtown residential base, and creating a safe, clean, and friendly downtown environment. For more information visit

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