Fort Payne Main Street is absolutely Alabama, but we already knew that! Fred Hunter and his show Absolutely Alabama did a segment on one of our outstanding and unique restaurant and antique stores in historic downtown Fort Payne, The Strand Café! They are renowned for their “Bananza” burger and the quaint surroundings in their building.  It is like stepping back in time for memories so find your way down to Main Street and go see Heath Locklear and tell him to cook you a Bananza with cheese and a side of onion rings, this would make Papa Jack proud. Once again Fort Payne Main Street is so appreciative to the city of Fort Payne, Lowes, Fort Payne Feed and Garden and the wonderful ladies of the Fort Payne garden club for our sidewalk flower beds, we are constantly getting so much positive feedback, thanks!

Fort Payne Main Street has quite a few events coming up in August beginning with another installment of Lunch and Learn on Thursday, Aug.10 from 11:30-12:30 at Vintage 1889 with guest speaker, Chasely Bellomy.  Chasely is the event planner and Alumni Relations representative at Northeast Alabama Community College and she will be sharing her best organizational event planning tips. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased on our website or the day of the event at Vintage 1889. Cost includes lunch, drink, networking and training.

In addition to Third Saturday Sunset Cruise-in downtown Fort Payne, Aug.19, the Big Wills Arts Council is presenting the first arts and crafts exhibition that will take place in The Courtyard next to DeKalb Theatre. 

The theme of the exhibition will be Sunflowers. All area artists are invited to exhibit and or sell their handiworks. Contact Donna Chesser at d.chesser@yahoo or 256-997-6995 by Aug. 14, if you are interested in participating.

We are quickly approaching the Boom Day Heritage Celebration and this is going to be number 12 and we could not be more excited. 

If you have never been mark your calendar, bring a friend and come on! It is several days of food, music, arts, crafts, classic cars, children activities, and a community of people having fun. Go to Facebook and find the Boom Days page and it will give you all the information about this super cool event. Fort Payne Main Street loves our historical downtown, come join us!

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