As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Hammond Downtown Development District is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.
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.