Improving and promoting downtown Carbondale, Illinois since 1989.






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Learn more about our new Downtown Design Center! For more information, click here.

The photos from the Fourth Friday Fair: Fall Harvest are done!

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(618) 529-8040

Carbondale Main Street is proud to help improve and promote the downtown district of Carbondale, Illinois.  We as an organization are a resource for the businesses in our district. We offer design assistance grants and promotional tools for all of our retail locations, restaurants, offices, etc.  We also plan and help to coordinate all of the special events in downtown.

If you are a Downtown business owner, a Carbondale resident, or a visitor to the Capital of Southern Illinois, please feel free to take advantage of what our district offers.

We’ll see you Downtown!

                                -Meghan Cole, Executive Director



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Do you need a last-minute gift idea? We are selling holiday ornaments for $5! You can choose from silver, red, yellow, or blue . . . and guess what? They light up! Call us at 529-8040 or stop by our office today! ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking for the perfect gift for the holidays? Stop into Carbondale Main Street and get your hands on one of these Java Fest Packages. Each package has a mug for this years Java Fest, a 2019 Java Fest VIP tickets, and ground coffee from Crown Brew Coffee Co. Cost: $20. There is a limited supply, so stop by our office soon for this amazing gift! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

Carbondale Main Street

You know what day it is! Check out our #cdaleBOTW PK's in this week's #FeatureFriday! #carbondaleproud ... See MoreSee Less

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At our #cdaleBOTW PK's, you can stop for lunch! Thursdays are always cook's choice, and it's always good! #carbondaleproud ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

Carbondale Main Street

Main Street’s holistic, incremental approach to community revitalization works—this has been proven time and time again. In this special edition of Main Spotlight, NMSC Board Chair Ed McMahon takes a look at why it works. From exploring the power of small steps to the importance of investing in people and creating quality places, he makes an undeniable case for community leaders that Main Street is always a better economic strategy than “silver bullet” solutions.

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Ed McMahon is a Sr. Resident Fellow at the Urban Land Institute and Chairman of the National Main Street Center’s Board of Directors.
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Java Fest is still happening! We will be in Artspace 304 until 12:00pm. Come taste coffee samples from @CristaudosCafe, @longbranchcafe, and more!

There's ONE WEEK LEFT to VOTE! Go to the link below and vote for Carbondale! #carbondaleproud

Congrats to our #cdaleBOTW Home2 Suites by Hilton! They're a new arrival to Carbondale and are located right on Illinois Avenue! #carbondaleproud

Remember, this is where you can get a ticket for free admission into the after party at @trescarbondale! #carbondaleproud

Mark your calendars, it’s tomorrow from 6-9pm! We can’t wait to see you there! #carbondaleproud

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