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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 business district by improving economic management, strengthening public participation, recruiting new businesses, rehabilitating buildings, and making downtown 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.

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It's that time of year again, the annual Wine & Chocolate Walk will take place downtown Amherst on Sunday, February 29, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, February 29th at 10 a.m. at the Main Street Amherst Office. All tickets are $30 per person. All tickets need to be paid for in advance - no holds will be accepted. To reserve and purchase your ticket(s), please call (440) 984-6709. Only 325 tickets will be sold. Our sponsor for this year's event is Olde Town Pizza House & Dairy Mart both owned and operated by Darrell and Denise McCarty.

 For Participants the Day of the Event:

1. Bring your ticket with the information on the back filled out.

2. Registration will take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Once registration is over you will no longer be able to participate.

3. Each ticket holder must be present with their ticket in order to get their bag and information to participate. (no exceptions)

4. Registration will take place on the loading dock behind the M.S.A. Community Center (255 Park Avenue).

For Participating Businesses:

This is a wonderful opportunity for business owners to meet 325 future customers. If your business would like to participate in the Wine & Chocolate Walk, please complete this form and return it to the M.S.A. Office by Friday, April 29, 2016. Even though your business may not be in the downtown area you can still participate by setting up a table in an existing business or a table in M.S.A. Community Center. We need all businesses to fill out the form and return it so that your business name is on the map that is handed to each of the 325 participates.