Main Leduc Street becomes Downtown District

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The Leduc Downtown Business Association has changed its public name from Main Street Shopping District to Downtown District, in a name change designed to help expand its reach and give a more accurate representation of downtown Leduc.

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“As we work with the city on a new downtown master plan, we wanted to expand our border boundaries from 57th Avenue north to 47th Avenue south, and from Interstate 2 to 47th Street,” said Sarah Martin, Executive Director. for the downtown area.

“We now have more members. Feedback from members who were already participating was that Main Street didn’t really recognize them if they weren’t on Main Street, and we really wanted to reflect the association and the members as a whole, so we became the Downtown District.

With the renaming and renaming, Martin said Downtown District membership has grown by 100 members in recent months to 230.

“We always seek to represent members working outside of the co-working space, or who sublet to other commercial members,” Martin said. “As for the Downtown Business Association, increasing our membership helps us provide these small businesses with additional support. We are a free service that provides support to its members based on their geographic location and seek to provide community advocacy, support, welfare and development.

Martin hopes the move downtown will lead to bigger events, bigger festivals and cooler attractions in downtown Leduc.

“One thing that Leduc has always missed is those big events and festivals, and we’re excited to offer some of those,” Martin said.

Some of the events planned for this year are the Re-love Market, May 7, which started in 2021.

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“This is the return of a market we held last year, and it was a huge success and a lot of fun to attend. We had local vendors from all over town, did a community yard sale, had a clothing market, and we’re partnered with a pet adoption agency to do on-site pet adoptions,” Martin said.

In April, the Downtown District, along with Block 50, will host Thursdays on the Block, an open mic night every Thursday night in the plaza. It will be open to the whole community, whether their talent is music, comedy, dance or something else.

Martin said the Downtown District is looking for sponsors to provide tea and coffee at open mic nights.