" type="image/x-icon"> Small Business Saturday | West Side Main Street
Share your favorite thing about the west side
"My favorite thing about West
Side Main Street is the weiner dog race!"
Leslie, 14
"The possibilities for growth, revitalization, and personal contribution!" John, 60

Public Art

West Side Main Street commissioned Charly Jupiter Hamilton to paint a mural on Washington St. West and installed public art into the vacant Staats building. 

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Farmers Market

West Side Main Street understands the value of fresh and local produce within communities. We provided grant funds to the West Side Farmers’ Market and support the local food initiative, SAGE; just two of the many programs we’re involved in.

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Small Business

Local entrepreneurship is supported by small-scale family-owned businesses. West Side Main Street has helped attract over 40 businesses to the West Side, creating over 200 new jobs.

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Historic Buildings

West Side Main Street houses over 20 historic buildings in its district, like Staats Hospital and Stonewall Jackson Middle School. Preserving our history is important, which is why West Side Main Street has invested over $200,000 in restoration to date.

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Wiener Dog Race

The wiener dog race brings over 1,000 people to our neighborhood every summer. We have raised over $80,000 in fundraising events that is used for program development. 

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Small Business Saturday


West Side Main Street strives to bring customers into the business district. One way of accomplishing this is through our monthly “Shop Local West Side”  promotions in the district.  On the first Saturday of each month customers are invited to special events, contests, and promotions that make supporting your local businesses a great deal.  Additionally the Saturday after Thanksgiving is Shop Small Saturday.

At each holiday Shop Local, we invite Santa to participate in the excitement. Above is a photo of Santa riding the trolley around the West Side business district. This event not only offers last minute photos with Santa, but it also highlights the quality businesses located on the West Side. Coupons for many of the businesses are available upon arrival. The trolley starts in front of Winter Floral and runs throughout the West Side, including 5 Corners, all of Washington St. West, and Lee Street.

For more information on our upcoming shop local day, please contact the West Side Main Street Director at You may also call the office at 304-720-3161.