Come Help Us Grow!

Come to Amherst and experience the quaint, small town feeling of a charming community with a distinctive business district, unique architecture, and a historic downtown that characterizes nineteenth century America.

Main Street Amherst has been designed to promote all aspects of the downtown and commercial business districts by improving economic management, strengthening public participation, recruiting new businesses, rehabilitating buildings, and making Amherst a fun place to visit.

Volunteers are always needed to help reach our goals! No amount of time or energy is too small. There are many different ways for you or business to be involved. Check out the Community Calendar for various committee meetings and events to learn more.

What's Happening



Come and learn what is happening in Amherst! The M.S.A. general meeting is held on the first Thursday of each month from 9am to 10am inside the Main Street Amherst Community Center (255 Park Avenue). 


Thank you to the Basket Bingo Donors: Fraternal Order of Eagles-Amherst #1442, Amherst Historical Society, Buckeye Bank, BAS Broadcasting 102.7FM, Cleveland Cavaliers, Diane George-Syrowski, Erie Shores Contracting, Etc. Boutique & Gifts, Fraley & Fox Construction, Heidelberg Distributing Lorain, Howard Hanna-Melissa Porter, Kiedrowski's Simply Delicious Bakery, Mike Bass Ford, Northwest Savings Bank, Olde Town Pizza, Puffer's Floral Shoppe, Inc., Primerica, Sliman's Sales & Service, Studio Q Photography, Symphony Massage-Amherst, The Donnas-Howard Hanna, The Mermaid's Tale, The Strand Salon & Day Spa & Threads of Wellness, A Beau Monde Salon, Amherst Airgas, BCT Alarm Services, Bloomin Chocolates, Bright Now Dental, Dairy Mart, Edward Jones Investment-Tim Uras, First Federal Savings of Lorain, Giuseppe's Wine Cellar, Jamie's Flea Market, Janik for Council, LorMet Credit Union, Mooshead BB Grill, Nouie Nodal, Pogie's Catering, RC Brewhouse, Right Track Nutrition, Ryan's Auto Detailing, Sandstone Candle Works, Shear Thairapy, Sprenger Healthcare, Western & Southern Life, WOBL/WDLW, Barra Restaurant, Color Street Nails by Joni Poli, Costco Wholesale, Dr. Samuel Salas DC, Dragon Ranch, Martin Heberling Council at Large, Jilliano's Pizzeria, LabCorp, Lorain County Auditor-Craig Snodgrass, Neil Elkins State Farm Insurance, One Main Financial, Rose Currier, Sal N Al's, Sam's Club, Suzin L Chocolatier, The Reserves Network and Walmart.

Calling all business owners - the 11th annual Wine & Chocolate Walk will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 12pm to 5pm in Amherst's historic district. If you business would like to participate, please fill out the following FORM. We have sold all 350 tickets - this is a great time to have 350 people stop and chat with you regarding your business. If you business is not located in downtown, you may still participate as we will relocate you for the day inside another business or Main Street Amherst. Thank you to LorMet Credit Union for sponsoring the bags this year, Amherst Family Dentistry for sponsoring the tickets and Alpha-Dog Pet Center for sponsoring the wristbands. 

This summer events will take place on the second Wednesday in June, July, August and September. We are looking for Farmer's, Artist Vendors, Musicians and Car Show Enthusiast to take part in these events. The Farmer's Market will begin each month at 4pm while the Car Show will being at 5pm. If you would like to participate in the Farmer's Market please click HERE and if you would like to participate in the Car Show click HERE.