Corner Renaissance is the Moncks Corner's downtown redevelopment program.  Created in 2015, Corner Renaissance seeks to improve the beauty and commercial attraction of the downtown area, roughly defined as Main Street between Highway 52 and Highway 17A, plus Railroad Avenue.  The Town of Moncks Corner is proud to be an affiliate of Main Street South Carolina and Main Street America.  

 

To learn more about the Main Street program, please read this article from the Charleston Post and Courier.

 

 

About Main Street

What is Main Street South Carolina? Main Street is a comprehensive revitalization program that promotes the historic and economic redevelopment of traditional business districts in South Carolina. Main Street South Carolina was established in 1984 to encourage and support the revitalization of downtowns throughout the state. Each year, Main Street South Carolina accepts applications and designates selected communities to join the program. These communities receive valuable technical support and training to assist in restoring their Main Streets as centers of community and economic activity. Our member communities have brought significant numbers of new businesses and jobs to their respective downtowns. In addition, facade improvements and building rehabilitation projects have upgraded the image of Main Street. We build on the Four Point Approach developed by the National Main Street Center in 1980 to assist downtown revitalization efforts nationwide. 

 

 

The Four Point Approach

There are no quick fixes for declining downtowns. True success comes from using a comprehensive and incremental approach such as the Main Street program. Four elements combine to create this well-balanced program:

  • Organization involves building a local Main Street organization that is well represented and funded by local residents, merchants, property owners, civic groups, bankers, public officials, and chambers of commerce. A strong organization provides stability to build and maintain a long-term effort.
  • Economic Development involves analyzing current market forces to develop long-term solutions. Recruiting new businesses, creatively converting unused space for new uses, and sharpening the competitiveness of Main Street’s entrepreneurial merchants are examples of economic development activities.
  • Design enhances the visual appearance, attractiveness and traffic management of the business district. Historic building rehabilitations, street and alley clean-ups, parking and traffic calming issues, colorful banners, landscaping, and lighting all improve the physical beauty of the downtown as a quality place in which to shop, work, walk, invest and live.
  • Promotion involves marketing an enticing image to shoppers, investors, residents and visitors. Festivals, retail events and image development campaigns are some of the ways Main Street encourages consumer traffic in the downtown.

We are excited to celebrate this business milestone with you!

 

In preparation for your ribbon cutting ceremony…

 

When a date has been established we will send an invitation to the Mayor, Town Council and Senior Staff of Moncks Corner. 

We will post your event on Town of Moncks Corner social media to promote the event, Facebook and Instagram.

On the day of we will bring ribbons and our giant ceremonial scissors. Setting up outside in front of your business is preferred, if weather is not favorable, think of an interior location that would be good as a backup plan.

The Mayor or dignitary will share a few words with everyone in attendance and we’ll do a count down to cut the ribbon and then let the festivities begin! 

Once the ribbon is cut, there will be an opportunity for you to invite folks in to see your business, tell about promotions, enjoy refreshments, etc.

Photos will be taken and posted to Town social media.

Other details will just depend on what kind of festivities and atmosphere you want to create and is budget friendly for you... From creative giveaways (door prizes, swag with your logo, coupon for % or $ off your product/ services), background music, refreshments, decorations etc.

Please provide us with your logo, it can be uploaded below. 

For best scheduling practices the Mayor and Council Members are generally available Tuesday-Thursday from 10am-3pm. Pick a time that is agreeable for friends, family and clients/customers who would be available to come to your celebration. 






 





 

 

Contacts

Doug Polen

Community Development Director
843-719-7913
 
Molly E Willard
Director of Corner Renaissance, Main Street Association
Public Information Officer
843-719-7962
 
118 Carolina Avenue
P.O. Box 700
Moncks Corner, S.C. 29461