Our program follows the Main Street, Four-Point Approach of Design, Economic Vitality, Organization and Promotion. The Four-Point Approach is the foundation for local initiatives to revitalize their districts by leveraging local assets - from cultural or architectural heritage to local enterprises and community pride. Developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the program is supported in our state by the Connecticut Main Street Center.
To advocate, educate, and collaborate for the revitalization and enhancement of downtown Waterbury following the Main Street Four-Point Approach.
Downtown Waterbury as an easily accessible regional center and neighborhood in which to live, work, shop and play.
Our mission is largely dependent upon our volunteers, supporters, and public and private partnerships. Volunteers can serve in a number of capacities, from offering professional services, serving on our committees, sponsoring beautification programs and events to helping us at our fundraising events such as the Brass City Brew & Que and Wine on Main Street.
Whatever you can contribute to our efforts, we’re thrilled to have your help! For more information on how to volunteer, or what you can do to help us spread our mission contact us at (203) 757-0701 Ext.302. We are so appreciative of the thousands of hours that our volunteers have donated and contributed over the years.
Your support will help us continue to advocate and align resources to revitalize & maintain our downtown Waterbury as a clean, safe and friendly place you can live, work, shop & play.
Help us keep the downtown in Waterbury!
10/18/20201 Update: Additional Detours in place
West bound traffic on East Main St. between the Green and North Elm will be closed and a detour in effect for four (4) weeks starting Tuesday October 19 2021.
Please note east bound traffic will remain open for BUSINESS Access at Brook Street
The section of East Main between the Green and Brook street will be closed both directions starting 10/19 - 11/2.
City of Waterbury
We are honored to receive an Award of Excellence from the Connecticut Main Street Center
Dear Downtown Waterbury Friends,
At Main Street Waterbury, we understand the significant impact that the coronavirus is having on our businesses and the many stakeholders that contribute to the vibrancy of our beautiful downtown district.
We are living in an unprecedented time and circumstances are changing daily. Please know that we will do all we can to provide you with “up-to-date”and consistent information to help you make the critical decisions you’ll need to navigate through this.
If you have any questions , comments, concerns, and suggestions , we’d like to hear from you and we’ll do our best to get you answers! Stay safe and healthy !
Main Street Waterbury
Since the March 2020 "Stay Safe, Stay Home" Executive Order (No 7J) by Governor Ned Lamont , several updates and phases of re-opening Connecticut have allowed many of our downtown businesses to re-open safely following guidelines. While many corporate and government organizations have chosen to allow their employees to work from home, others have enabled a return to work staggered schedule allowing many of the downtown businesses to continue to operate in adjusted methods. For current updates, please read the guidelines from DECD.
All of our downtown businesses require a face covering such as a face mask covering nose, mouth and chin when entering. Please respect their requirement, they are simply following guidelines to remain open and help stop in the spread of COVID-19.
Downtown Best Practices & Resources:
Public Health Information:
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On behalf of the Main Street Waterbury Executive Board and the planning committee, the 2021-2022 Tour Book will not be available for the holiday gift giving season due to unforeseen situations in the production and supply chain.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
In the meantime, if you are looking for a gift idea, please consider the Mattatuck Museum's Annual Febtoberfest, scheduled for 2/10/22.
For more info, visit: https://www.mattmuseum.org/febtoberfest/