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2013 bannersMainStreet Cleveland is a non profit organization dedicated to the revitalization and promotion of historic downtown Cleveland, Tennessee.

Cleveland, TN has a proud heritage going back more than 160 years. It’s a fun place to visit and a great place to live. With so much to do and enjoy, everyone feels at home in Downtown Cleveland.

An accredited Tennessee Main Street Community since 1990, downtown Cleveland has more to offer - more activities, more shops, more homes, more offices and more life.

MainStreet Cleveland is composed of dedicated citizens, business owners, government officials and other friends who recognize the important role a vital downtown plays in preserving and furthering our community's identity, spirit and economy.

Mainstreet Cleveland Announces Property Enhancement Grant Recipients

Mainstreet Cleveland announced recipients for round 2 of the Mainstreet Cleveland Property Enhancement Grant program. Seven properties in downtown Cleveland were selected to receive grants totaling $43,310. Based on the investments of these 7 projects, a total of more than $130,000 will be reinvested into downtown properties.

Grant awards include:

  • 180 1st Street: Brooks Screen Printing – replace windows, paint, install new garage door
  • 233 Inman Street: Catch Bar & Grill - install outdoor lighting adjacent to First Street Square
  • 295 Edwards Street: Johnny Cartwright - Paint exterior of building and replace windows
  • 200 Inman Street: Museum Center - Replace awnings on front and side of building
  • 445 Church Street: Old Woolen Mill - Repair and replace windows on the four-story section of the Mill
  • 283 North Ocoee Street: Project Free 2 Fly - Replace store front windows
  • 120 & 122 Inman Street: Stacey & Rocky Casteel - repair brick, doors, and windows, paint

Click here for more information.

The Back Alley Gallery
Visit the Back Alley Gallery and view the public art display by local artists. The main location of Back Alley Gallery is in alley behind Craigmiles Hall, a half block east of Ocoee Street across from the Courthouse. A second location is on Broad Street just south of Gardner's Market.

The Back Alley Gallery has transformed these unused alley spaces with art, lights, and plants. Doorways mounted on the walls in the alley frame selected works of art. The doors will open to reveal works of art hidden within the frame.

Check it out today and open the door to Art! Funding for this project was by the Lyndhurst Foundation.

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Downtown Building Inventory GIF Map.

Introducing a great new interactive map for downtown building inventory. Using GIS mapping, at a glance you can see property status and with a simple click you can see more detail for each property. It's a great way to find your downtown business opportunity!

Changes to Upcoming Events & Meetings

  • The May membership luncheon is canceled.  We should be back on schedule for the June 15 meeting with speaker Dr. Paul Conn
  • Mainstreet Cruise In – May event is cancelled. Season opening event is targeted for June 27
  • Friday Festivals are scheduled for June 5, 12, 19, & 26
  • Market at the Mill – opening June 11 at the Old Woolen Mill
  • Downtown Dine Around is rescheduled for September 17
  • Mainstreet Mutt Strut – October 1

* Dates of scheduled events are subject to change.  

Get on the Map!  - Click Here

We have a great new map tool to keep everyone informed on business and restaurant hours and special services that you may be offering. 

In partnership with the City of Cleveland GIS department, there is now an easy, shareable map tool available for you. This allows you to add your business information to the map and make changes as needed.  You simply fill in your business address, hours, and any special services including delivery, curbside service, or online shopping options. 

The link allows you to post information to the map. Please note that once the information has been posted, it will need to be approved by GIS or Mainstreet staff before it will be shown on the public map. Once the you enter the information and click ‘Save’, you will not see a point on the map until you either refresh or zoom in/out. Then, a ‘pending’ point will be shown on the map.

Once approved it will be viewable to the public (typically within 24 hours). If you need to make a change to your information after you have posted your business, please email Sharon at Mainstreet or Chris at GIS with the changes and we will get the information updated. or  

Coronavirus Update: More Info Here

Dear MainStreet Partners:
With the rapid changes occurring due to the coronavirus outbreak, I am reaching out to you on behalf of the MainStreet Cleveland board of directors to see how we can assist during these uncertain times. 

Please forward any announcements regarding your business, special hours, services, deliveries, or any other information that I can share through social media and email. 

Your business/organization impacts our entire community and we will do everything possible to help you sustain during this difficult period. Please let me know how we can help. Together we will get through this unprecedented time.    
Sharon Marr 

Downtown Shopping & Dining Guide! The new Downtown Shopping & Dining Guide is here! Pick one up at your favorite downtown shop or restaurant. Or click below for a pdf copy.

Mainstreet Cleveland Announces
Pet Friendly Downtown


Downtown Cleveland Events

Downtown Dine Around - Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 - 5-8 p.m. Tickets to this very popular annual event are $25 each and will be available in advance.

MainStreet Cruise-In - The 4th Saturday of each month, April - October- 1 to 6 p.m.

April 25 - Cancelled   Aug. 22, 2020
May 23, - Cancelled   Sept. 26, 2020
June 27, 2020   Oct. 24, 2020
July 25, 2020    
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Downtown Mutt-Strut - October 1, 2020. Celebrate a pet friendly downtown, in support of SPCA of Bradley County. First Street Square: 6 - 7 p.m. check-in, 7:00 p.m. start.

Friday Festivals - June 5, 12, 19 & 26 2020
Fridays from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Courthouse Square

Downtown Farmer's Market - June 11 - Aug. 2020
Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. at the Old Wollen Mill

Cleveland Apple Festival - Mid-Oct. 2020
Visit for more information

Halloween Block Party - Friday, Oct. 31, 2020

A Classic Christmas in Cleveland featuring the Downtown Christmas Parade & more

MainStreet Cruise-In
Join us during the 2020 Cruise-In season. This year it celebrates the 19th anniversary of this monthly event held around the Courthouse Square. The very popular car show attracts an average of more than 500 classic cars and special interest vehicles to our downtown.

Fourth Saturday of Each Month, April - October from 1 to 6 p.m. One of the best cruise-ins around. Held in downtown Cleveland, Tennessee around the courthouse. There is no entry fee to exhibit a vehicle or attend the cruise-in and it is open to all vehicles – antique, classic, muscle, street rods, and special interest.

Contact Randy Howard (423-421-6356) or visit the Cruise-In website for more information.

Shop Your Downtown Merchants...

  • AR Workshop Cleveland
  • Bienestar CBD
  • Brik Brak’s Antiques
  • Carroll Printing Co.
  • Church Street Candle Company
  • Downtown Wig Studio
  • Element Womens Boutique
  • Ever-After Bridal & Formal Wear
  • Express Athletics
  • Glassworks - Kim Currin Creations
    Gallery & Studio
  • Grit & Grace Market
  • Haskell Interiors
  • Hyderhangout - Quilt Fabric & More
  • Joe Rodgers Office Supply
  • King's Furniture & Décor
  • Musuem Center Store
  • Ocoee Cigars
  • Project:Free2Fly
  • Pumpkin Pie Childrens Boutique
  • Stamper's Furniture
  • Terra Running Company
  • The Bench Jeweler
  • The Red Ribbon
  • The Small Town Girl Boutique
  • Trailhead Bicycle Co.
  • What-A-Hat

Restaurants & Dining Options

The Museum Center at 5ive Points tells the story of the Ocoee Region through dynamic exhibits, creative programming, and local arts and crafts available for purchase in our Museum Store that feature local artists within a 150-mile radius. Our temporary gallery features rotating exhibits that highlight regional and national treasures while our permanent exhibit tells the story of Cleveland and Bradley County. We engage visitors of all ages through classes, lectures, camps, and demonstrations throughout the year. Visit to find out more.

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