What’s happening downtown? Amanda Elliott has the info

Amanda Elliott, executive director of the Richmond Main Street Initiative.

As we’ve reported, big things are happening in downtown Richmond.

The new Richmond Business Hub is under construction and hundreds of housing units are in the works. And we cannot take for granted the ongoing farmers markets, chess events and summer and winter concerts and festivals that enliven the corridor.

All are part of a long-running effort to revitalize Richmond’s once vibrant downtown. And a big part of that progress can be attributed to the Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI).

From 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 at the Richmond Public Library (Whitlesey Room), residents are invited to hear Amanda Elliott, the longtime executive director of RMSI, will discuss exciting plans and activities set to uplift downtown.

“The Initiative has been sponsoring events to bring awareness to the downtown area and has been working diligently to bring investors, developers and community awareness to this vital resource in our community,” organizers of Elliott’s talk state.

Elliott’s talk is part of the Richmond Public Library Foundation’s Sandi Genser-Maack 2019 Lecture Series.

CORRECTION: The story has been corrected to state that this event is Thursday, April 18. The initial story had an incorrect date.