About Us

The Eureka Main Street program began in 1992 as a public-private partnership between the Redevelopment Agency and the Downtown and Old Town merchants. The area served includes the forty-nine blocks between A and I Streets,

The Eureka Main Street program is governed by a Board of Directors representing merchants, professionals, the City of Eureka, and various community organizations.

A full-time, professional staff manages the day-to-day operations of the programs. Eureka Main Street promotes the unique character of Eureka’s Core Business District. The District is a magnet. Specialty shopping and distinguished restaurants draw locals and visitors from throughout the region.

Eureka Main Street provides the following services to its members and the community at large:

  • A Redevelopment Agency funded façade improvement program. This program provides financial assistance to business and property owners interested in renovating their storefronts.
  • Advocates on behalf of business and property owners and business tenants on issues such as seismic strengthening of buildings, sign and other building codes, zoning issues and parking requirements.
  • Serves as a liaison between business and property owners and the City of Eureka to find solutions to development problems.
  • Maintains an email system to notify businesses of bad checks, shoplifters, upcoming events, and other important information.
  • Sponsors special events to bring new customers and customer groups into Downtown and Old Town
  • Promotes the District through various media.
  • Provides education on business-related topics through workshops, guest speakers, and emails.
  • Provides consultations, information, and referrals to new and existing businesses.
  • Publishes a quarterly newsletter.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Barbara Maxon, President
Globe Properties
eline232@gmail.com

Joaquin Freixas
Swanlund's Camera
jef@swanlunds.com

Marian Brady, Eureka City Council Liaison
Eureka City Council
mbrady@ci.eureka.ca.gov

Bob Haynes, Arts Liasion
Redwood Art Association
pepper50@suddenlink.net

Libbey Eastteam
Eureka Rubber Stamp
dwe@eurekarubberstamp.com

Joe Filgas
Cafe Nooner
cafenooner@gmail.com

Linda Wise
Recology
lwise@recology.com

Cathy Kunkler
Old Town Coffee & Chocolates
cathykunkler@gmail.com