What's Up Downtown?

It’s time to think about your sweetheart and how really good it is to have one in your life! Downtown is the place to be to find that unique gift for Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s that special necklace she’s been looking at, the new chair that will go well at home, a beautiful sweater, a book by a favorite author, a gift certificate at the hair salon or spa, a new portrait, an antique or collectible or craft, or breakfast, lunch or dinner out, the possibilities are endless at shops and eateries downtown. So head on downtown for and with your loved one!

The Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC) is working on goals for the new year.  Projects are underway and volunteers are welcome. Non-profit organizations are especially encouraged to plan events for the downtown area. 

Many people ask for more information about the CDRC. Here is our mission statement:

“The Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition is a partnership of business, cultural, and civic people who have vested interests in the future of our city’s downtown. 

We are committed to the creation and maintenance of a downtown that recognizes its historic character, provides an exceptional shopping experience, stands as an important source of community pride, is a gathering place for celebrations, and is an excellent place to do business.

We aim to support preservation of historic and culturally iconic structures and other landmarks, to encourage improvement and augmentation of existing businesses and facilities, to aid in the development of new businesses and new downtown attractions, and to schedule and execute regular downtown promotional events.”

 CDRC is a 501C3 not-for-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible. Our address is: CDRC, c/o The Bank of Maine, 344 Main St., Calais, ME 04619. 

Keep in touch with happenings in downtown Calais. Like us (Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition) on Facebook. 

See you downtown!