Greater New Port Richey Main Street is the Main Street program for the City of New Port Richey, which has been a Florida Main Street city since 1990. It is an association of residents, government, business people and resources that are focused on the goal of aiding in the physical, economic, and social revitalization of downtown New Port Richey. We work with government, business and the public to carve out a niche for the city as one of the best places to live, work or play in the Tampa Bay area.
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Main Street produces several events and activities each year that generate over $2 million in economic activity, but more importantly they promote community spirit, pride and social vitality. Cotee River Seafood Blues Festival & Boat Show (April); KIAFEST Main Street Blast (June); Night in the Tropics (August); Fall Fest (September); Main Street Holidays / River Lights Boat Parade (December).
Friday Fresh Market & Art: Greater New Port Richey Main Street program is proud to have launched a Fresh Market and Art several years ago with the support of Rose Mohr and Gerry Kuss, the owner/operators of the then, Market ON Main. They continued the tradition of a Friday market when they began their MOM’s Friday Night Market in April 2014. Visit the Market Off Main MOM market on Fridays from 5-9:00 pm. Just another reason to Shop, Dine and visit our downtown!
Our Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery hosts a new exhibit every month – their First Friday Artist Reception every first Friday. Stop by to meet the artists, enjoy some light refreshments and live music. The Downtown Art Gallery also hosts jewelry making classes, a children s summer art program, Poets night, Authors night and various other activities and events. AND it is available for private parties and receptions.
Lunch & Learn: The Lunch & Learn is a series of informational lunches to give local businesses the tools and information they need for success in a changing economy.
July 2014 the Lunch and Learn will be at ESTELA’S Mexican Restaurant at 5706 Main Street in downtown New Port Richey. Attendees can choose from three entrees that includes beverage, tax and tip for $12.50 OR you can order off their menu. The Guest Speaker is Mario Iezzoni, Economic Development Director for the City of New Port Richey. His topic will be “SmartStart Incubator, where is it? who’s in it? what does it mean to downtown? and WHY is it important to US?” An RSVP is requested 727.842.8066 or send an email to GNPRMSEvents@gmail.com.
After the July 2014 meeting, the Lunch & Learn will be hosted quarterly on the 2nd Thursday of the month(so as not to conflict with the West Pasco Chamber 3rd Thursday luncheons) and will alternate with (back by popular demand!) the Rise & Shine Breakfast meeting and quarterly Main Street Mixers.
2014 Schedule: July 17 Lunch & Learn Estela’s; Thursday, August 14th Rise & Shine Breakfast 7:30 am (location and speaker TDB); Sept 18 scheduled MIXER location and time TBD; October 9th Lunch & Learn speaker and location TBD; remainder of the calendar year will be posted.
Hospitality Managers Association (HMA) - Our downtown restaurants and taverns owners participate in many of the special events and activities. The member managers meet to brainstorm and exchange ideas and to keep informed. Most meetings are hosted at The Village Pub.
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VENDORS: Click on “Application Forms” above, download, complete and submit to become a vendor. For information about becoming a Sponsor or Volunteer, contact the GNPRMS Office : GNPRMSEvents@gmail.com / 727.842.8066.