Louisiana Main Stree Offers Main Street Restoration Grant Opportunity
The Hammond Downtown Development District is soliciting Main Street Restoration Grant applications from downtown commercial building and/or business owners. The Louisiana Main Street program offers grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Grants are available for either interior or exterior building rehabilitation projects. Applications received from Downtown building and/or business owners will compete statewide for funding with other Main Street communities. To be eligible for Main Street Restoration Grant funds, a building must be located within the Downtown Development District, be used for commercial purposes, and be at least 50 years old. In addition, the proposed work must be approved by the Historic District Commission and the Louisiana Main Street office, while also conforming to the guidelines set forth by the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. The Main Street Restoration Grant applications, details and deadlines are available on through the link below.
Downtown Hammond Chalk Walk
The Hammond Downtown Development District and the Hammond Regional Arts Center are thrilled to announce the first ever FREE Downtown Chalk Walk. On Saturday, July 13th from 8:00am to 1:00pm, join us for this fun and artistic community event. Children ages 4 to 17 will create chalk masterpieces on a designated path through Downtown Hammond. Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited.
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In an old town like Hammond, Louisiana, families have been brought up into their local area and representing this community for many years. They have continued the deep roots and twining culture of Hammond by serving us with a smile at each of their welcoming businesses. The Hammond DDD would like to introduce the business owners that were born and raised right here and grew up to own a business in our beautiful historic Downtown. We call this special segment Homegrown Hammond. We hope this segment helps you connect to our Downtown business owners and learn more about their history and values.
Towards the end of the Roaring ‘20s, what would become the crown jewel of Downtown Hammond, the Columbia Theatre, opened its doors.
With St. Patrick’s Day just a few short weeks away, March 17th, it’s fitting that we share the history and interesting facts of Downtown’s only Irish restaurant, Brady’s. Brady’s was opened in 1980 as a bar establishment by owner Rick Colucci and his partner Paul Murphy.
There are two internship opportunities available immediately. See the details below.