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"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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Become a Member

The Charleston Main Streets West Side membership program is open to any business or individual dedicated to the revitalization of Charleston’s West Side. Membership is not limited to West Side businesses, and in fact, we have multiple members from across the Kanawha Valley.

All contributions made to CMS are tax deductible, as we are designated as a 501C3 under the IRS Code. Additional information for this deduction may be requested from the CMS office.

Please use the membership link below to apply for membership. We are a volunteer driven organization and our success depends on our ability to mobilize community resources, so please consider joining us in preserving the West Side!

Download Membership Application coming soon!

Become a Volunteer

Charleston Main Streets is currently recruiting volunteers for our four committees for 2016; Urban Design, Marketing and Promotions, Program Development, and Economic Development. Please see visit the Main Street America website for a description of each committee. You may also refer to our project plans for insight into the projects being completed this year.

Committees meet once a month for an hour. Each committee member is responsible for completing tasks that contribute to the overall goals detailed in the work plans.

To volunteer please contact us at 304-720-3161 or

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2015 Work Plans

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