The Project

Catch The Vision

It’s thrive time.

 

Down on Main Street

Eclectic? We’d rather call it an endless list of fun to be had. Historic architecture meets dynamic hot spots. Art, commerce and culture collide with sliding on your dancing shoes. Leave your 9-to-5 behind, and find too much of a good thing along our streets. From microbrews to marketplaces, you’ll find influences from around the globe all within walking distance. That’s the difference on Main Street.

Head to Downtown Lafayette, and have the time of your life—again and again.

Progress Starts Here

It’s time to show visitors and the people of this great city how Lafayette rocks their world. No fuss, but lots of frills. Rejuvenating Main Street will send energy into an area that already sizzles. But wait, there’s more. Giving downtown a shot in the arm gives it nothing but a competitive edge and an exciting future. Those sweet sounds of progress? Well, that’s music to our ears.

 

Speaking of ears… Pop on those earbuds and connect to Downtown’s free WiFi. Check out Ready Set Go Downtown for more details. Modern amenities meet timeless design for a great urban experience—only found downtown.

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Phase 3

Our Story

Kick Back. Relax. Explore.

Many merchants. One goal.

 

You’re Always on the Guest List

Dress Code: Just kidding!

Don’t just have a good time, make it legendary. From beat-dropping music to quiet tables made just for two, you’ll find it on Main Street. Need a little retail therapy? Everything on your must-have list is just steps away. Want to indulge in the arts or endless evenings? A little bit of people watching or a lot of jamming to live music sounds good, too? The best part is you don’t have to choose. Do it all! We dare you.

It’s a New Day

Already having fun? Great, because we’re just getting started.

Main Street is open for business! Entertainment! Food! Fun! Great times with friends you’ll never forget! The magnetism of our marketplace will only be amped up by enhancing Downtown’s beauty. Well-lit walkways leading you and your friends to your next destination. Gathering places for a quick bite or long conversation. Lush landscape will give visitors that “Welcome to Lafayette!” we’re known for. The perfect blend where downtown charm meets great times.

Something Blue Bakery

Mackenzie Kus, Something Blue Bakery

“I’m so excited to have new sidewalks—it’ll be worth the wait. The finished sections of the Streetscape Project look great. I love how the renovations are bringing fresh appeal and cheer to downtown and making each business stand out a little bit more. It’s a significant improvement.”

TBIRD Design Services

John Nagy, TBIRD Design Services

“At TBIRD, we helped kickstart the Streetscape Project for the City with land surveying and other civil engineering services. With our business located downtown as well, it was encouraging to see how gracious and flexible the City was in breaking this project up into phases that would best accommodate the development plans that local businesses already had in place.”

Virtuous Cycles

Zoe Neal, Virtuous Cycles

“My customers are mentioning how much they appreciate the new bike racks. Before, if you wanted to bike to a business downtown, it was kind of an anything-goes strategy for securing your bicycle. The curb extensions are helpful, too, as they encourage car-drivers to be more aware of pedestrians at every intersection.”

 

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Our Shops

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Phase 3

We’re highlighting the downtown businesses who are currently seeing progress outside their front doors. To see a full list of retailers on Main Street, click the “Explore All Our Shops” button below the listings. Businesses are listed in the order you would arrive at them as you walk east down Main Street away from the Courthouse Square.

 

Madison Building

Construction company.

(765) 420-7184

903 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

Appliance Specialists

Appliance repair service.

(765) 423-4332

911 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

Shilpa’s Beauty Studio

Shilpa’s will keep you looking your best with their full range of beauty services, including hair, nails, eyebrows, and even Henna tattoos.

(765) 420-0888

916 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

Something Blue Bakery

somethingbluebakery.com

Bakery and a custom-cake shop making special cakes for special occasions, including weddings, birthdays, showers, graduations and more. Find cupcakes, cookies and other baked goods made fresh daily.

(765) 588-6212

918 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

Plastic to the People Disc Golf

Hobby shop offering gear and information for those interested in disc golf.

(765) 479-3113

919 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

Titan Property Management Group, Inc.

titanpropertymanagement.co

Property management company with more than 800 unique homes, apartments, condos, duplexes and historical downtown abodes for rent in Lafayette and surrounding areas.

(765) 838-8840

920 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

Buttery Shelf Eatery

Charming American eatery with cozy atmosphere, the revenue from which helps fund soup kitchens in the area.

(765) 429-8250

921 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

Boutique 9.2.3.

Women’s Clothing, Thrift and Consignment Store

(765) 479-1007

923 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

Shepherdess of Harmony Farm Antiques & Traditional Utilitarian Goods

927 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

Bella Beige

Vintage furniture store and furniture restorer that also offers custom furniture painting services and Chalk Paints® by Annie Sloan.

(765) 412-9577

928 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

Communications Services Company – 2-way Radio Sales & Services

Electronics repair shop.

(765) 474-3776

101 North 10th Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

TBIRD Design Services

tbirddesign.com

Civil engineering and land surveying company for residential, multi-family, mixed-use, urban infill and commercial land development projects.

(765) 742-1900

107 North 10th Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

Distinctive Rental Properties of Lafayette

lafapts.com

Full-service property management company.

(765) 588-6185

115 North 10th Street, Suite 1

Downtown Lafayette

 

Virtuous Cycles

virtuouscycles.us

Bicycle shop that sells new and used bicycles, bike parts and accessories. They also offer bike repairs and rentals and organize local cycling events.

(765) 807-6557

215 North 10th Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

Collins Muffler & Brake Services

Automotive repair shop.

(765) 429-6245

917 Ferry Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

Main Street Mercantile

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An antiques, furniture and gift shop offering uniquely repurposed creations and other vintage collectibles in downtown Lafayette since 1972.

(765) 742-8667

1000 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

The Cellar Wine Bistro

cellar422wines.com

Wine bar with extensive wine list, gourmet small plates and brunch every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

(765) 746-6754

1001 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

Fuel

fuellafayette.com

Comfy hangout offering a café menu, java drinks and wi-fi in warm environs with laid-back vibe.

(765) 701-3044

1005 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

Platinum Home Mortgage Company

phmc.com/office/lafayette-indiana/

Home mortgage lender offering a wide array of mortgage programs to the central counties of Indiana.

(765) 429-4444

1010 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

Ralph Privoznik Jewelry Art

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Jewelry studio specializing in a unique selection of beautiful, artist-designed and individually handcrafted fine gold jewelry. Colored gemstones available as well. Same upstairs location for than 30 years.

(765) 742-4904

1010½ Main Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

East End Grill

eastendmain.com

An industrial American grill with a robust wine list, craft beers, house cocktails and regularly changing menu.

(765) 607-4600

1016 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

One Earth Gallery & Gifts

americantreasures.com/american-treasures-one-earth-gallery

Gift shop featuring authentic handmade items from cultures around the world.

(765) 742-7564

1022 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

Randy Ross Framing & Fine Art

Picture framing shop with custom framing services.

(765) 420-0227

1022 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

BLÜM Hair Studio

Hair salon and barbershop with a full range of services including custom color, hair extensions, manicures, pedicures, eyebrow or face waxing, and men’s beard trimming.

(765) 250-5909

1024 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette

 

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(765) 742-2591

Lafayette Brewing Co

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(765) 742-2591

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Resources for visitors and business owners

 

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Will & Marq

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the project timeline?
The entire Main Street construction project has been divided into 8 Phases. Phase 1 began back in March 2016. We are now underway on Phase 3, which will see upgrades to the south side of Main Street between 10th Street and 11th Street, the west side of 11th Street from Ferry Street to Main Street, and both sides of 10th Street from Ferry Street to Columbia Street. Feel free to check on the progression in the Project Section of the website.
How will my business be affected during construction on my block?
Downtown remains Open for Business! When construction is complete, the look and feel of Main Street will encourage more people to check out the shops and restaurants. Until then, this website, the large “Open for Business” signage and your communication with your patrons will be the best ways to keep business rolling during construction.
Will I or my customers be able to get to my business?
Absolutely, you and your customers will always have access to your place of business. At times, using a temporary structure to access your business may be necessary while crews work on underground utilities.
Will the streets and sidewalks be open?
Business entrances will always be accessible. Main Street will be limited to one-way traffic for a block at a time during construction, but a flagger will be present to help direct car traffic and signage will help pedestrians know how to safely navigate the construction areas. 10th Street will be completely closed to traffic while it is being worked on, though businesses will still be accessible.
How is the landscape being improved?
The trees, shrubs, flowers and other plants that will dot downtown were carefully selected to enhance the look and feel of the city. Known for hardiness, the greenery chosen will thrive in our climate.
What pedestrian-friendly features will we see?
From curb extensions to mid-block crosswalks, our goal is to create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere all within walking distance. You’ll see more benches for hanging out or for enjoying take-out lunch from one of your favorite spots, more lighting installed to keep walkways well lit, and so much more. Cyclists—we haven’t forgotten about you. More bicycle racks will be installed, providing a convenient place to park your wheels and cruise downtown by foot.
Where is the best place to park during construction?
While parking will be limited in and near the blocks that are undergoing renovations, parking just a block or two away should be readily findable and your health will appreciate you getting a few more steps in! Free parking is located along the rest of Main Street outside the construction zones during revitalization, and you’ll find open spots on the surrounding side streets, too. Downtown also offers parking in its garages for a nominal fee during the day and for free each weeknight from 6pm-7am and on weekends. For a map of Downtown’s parking options, visit: https://lafayette.in.gov/158/Parking-Operations.
Is there a way to check construction's progress online?
Wondering how you can keep tabs on what’s happening downtown? We can hook you up! Check here for updates on areas under construction, as well as what’s next on the agenda. If you’re a fan of before-and-after photos, will we have some dandies for you to peruse! Check back often.
Who can I contact if I have questions?
Fill out the contact form below, and someone will get back with you shortly.
Who do I contact for specific information?

You can reach out to Dennis Carson, Economic Development Director for the City of Lafayette, at dcarson@lafayette.in.gov.

As a business owner, how do I explain the Main Street Streetscape project to my customers?
If you’re looking for the right words for customers to keep the excitement brewing for what’s to come, try this:

“Making over Main Street gives our great city an edge and generates an exciting feel that we are moving forward. Those sweet sounds of progress mean a new and improved Downtown is coming for you to enjoy, even more than you already do. Thank you for continuing to come see us during construction—I can’t tell you how much we appreciate your business.”

Is there a way to check on the progress via social media?
Absolutely! You can stay in the loop via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

CONTACT THE MAIN STREET STREETSCAPE RENOVATION COMMITTEE

 

If you have questions or comments, please fill out the form below, or you can email info@lafayettedowntownisopen.com.

 

 


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