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Frederick’s Main Street Program Awards $40,000 to Downtown Businesses

Downtown Frederick Partnership is thrilled to announce the awardees for the fifth Mission: Interior matching grant program – Artisinal Hair, Cucina Massi, Frederick Coffee Company & Café, Hometown Harvest Kitchen, Idiom Brewing Company, North Market Pop Shop, Pretzel & Pizza Creations, Smoketown Creekside and The Tasting Room. Mission: Interior’s purpose is to assist in making […]

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Living in Downtown Frederick

The friendly faces, lively spaces and sense of community in Downtown Frederick make it much more than a destination – it’s our home. We’re fortunate to live in a community full of great people, focused on making each day better than the last. Downtown Frederick Partnership is focused on improving quality of life downtown. Each […]

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Cultivating Community in Downtown Frederick

The Partnership cultivates community – through events, experiences, and the work we do each day, to bring an opportunity for all to connect, engage, make memories and celebrate what makes us each unique. Community engagement and the momentum generated by placemaking is essential in generating longer-term positive economic outcomes and the Partnership is committed to […]

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Destination Downtown

Have you heard of the term “third place?” For most, a third place is the place between home (first) and work (second). In his influential book The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg argues that third places are important for civil society, democracy, civic engagement and establishing feelings of a sense of place. According to Project […]

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Building for Resilience

In the thirty years since the Partnership’s founding, Downtown Frederick has weathered many storms. The Partnership has always been a place where the community can turn in these times of crisis and these past few months have been no different. Since March, the Partnership has been working diligently to respond to the most difficult challenge […]

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Building Business

Downtown Frederick boasts a walkable retail area filled with more than 200 independently owned shops, many housed in historic buildings. You’ll find just what you want—home furnishings, fashion, outdoor gear, toys and antiques, unique dining spaces, comfort food and cutting edge cuisine, arts and entertainment venues and so much more. Supporting these businesses is of […]

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30 Years in Downtown Frederick

 Founded in 1990 as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, Downtown Frederick Partnership is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020, and what better way to celebrate than to look back on the history of Downtown Frederick Partnership and how it all began… 1970s Downtown Frederick is in a significantly deteriorated state – impacted by significant flooding, […]

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Main Street in Downtown Frederick

Downtown Frederick Partnership is Frederick’s Main Street program. Main Street designation is awarded by Main Street Maryland (State of Maryland) and is recognized by The City of Frederick and Main Street America; each of which assess the Partnership’s work every year.  The Partnership has successfully been re-designated each year since the initial designation in 2001. […]

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Business Diversity in Downtown Frederick

For more than 30 years, Downtown Frederick Partnership has worked to make our community a better place. This city is our home, its residents are our neighbors and we recognize how fortunate we are to live and work here — a place that’s filled with energy, excitement, passion and drive, a place where no two […]

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Shop Independent this Independence Day

First Saturday has always been a celebration of the unique shops, restaurants and small businesses that are the heartbeat of Downtown Frederick — but this July, the Partnership is taking First Saturday to a place it’s never been before…

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