A walk through downtown Marshall is a walk through history. The classic features of its historic architecture blend in with new attractions of neighborhood restaurants, entertainment, and loft apartment living, creating a community feel all its own. Marshall’s downtown shops unique gifts and home furnishings, antiques, linens, fashion clothing, and accessories.
With room to expand, new businesses can take advantage of the vibrant downtown activity and current development incentives.
Marshall was first designated an official Texas Main Street City in 1982. The Marshall Main Street Program and Main Street Advisory Board work to assist in the revitalization of the downtown area through the use of historic preservation and economic development strategies known as the Four Points:
Focuses on capital, incentives, and other economic and financial tools to assist new and existing businesses, catalyze property development, and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators that drive local economies.
Supports a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set the commercial district apart.
Positions the downtown or commercial district as the center of the community and hub of economic activity, while creating a positive image that showcases a community’s unique characteristics.
Involves creating a strong foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort, including cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for the district.