BID News
Please join us for a BID Spring Social at Kkatie’s Burger Bar (334 Main Street) on Thursday, April 26th from 5-6:30 pm. Cash bar, light appetizers, and door prizes!
  • The new kiosks, which have been generously funded by The Hyannis Rotary Club have been unanimously approved by the Historic Commission. We are enthusiastic about this new place-making campaign. A big thanks to Mary-Ann Agresti for her hard work with design and approval for the new kiosks. The new kiosks will be going up in June. 
  • The BID met with master gardener CL Fornari to come up with a plan for this season’s planters on Main Street. We will be ordering plants with an arrival date towards the end of May, if you would like to order any plants for your Main Street business, we can include you in the order and bill you at wholesale prices.
  • There will be a meeting on April 28th at 10:30 am at the Resort and Conference Center to discuss the Cape Symphony coming to Hyannis. The BID is very supportive of the Cape Symphony in Downtown Hyannis, to elevate arts and culture in the area and bring new visitors to the area year round.
  • The BID has hired a new Director of Maintenance Operations, Roland Glines, who will begin this week.
  • The Hyannis Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center has moved out of Little Miss Cupcape and will be available out of their South Street office. They will have a Visitor Center presence at the top of the Village Green this summer.
  • Rob Brennan purchased 255 Main Street and will be restoring the building true to it’s historic roots. He will breaking ground on Sea Captain’s Row shortly.
  • Sturgis Charter School will be holding it’s annual Community Service Day on May 22, with cleanup happening on North St., South St., Main St. and Old Colony Road. The BID and the Hyannis Chamber of Commerce will be helping to organize the event.
  • If you would like to sponsor or co-sponsor one of our Movies on the Green this summer, please email Co-sponsorship is $400 with 2 sponsors per movie (7/10-Sing, 7/17-Smurfs: The Lost Village, 7/24-Leap, 7/31-Coco-sponsored by Kandy Korner and Palio’s Pizzeria, 8/7- Paddington 2, 8/14- The Little Mermaid). The BID will pay for radio advertising and the town will provide pre-show entertainment.
  • The public bathrooms will be opening on April 13th, 9 am to 9 pm.
  • The Hyannis Open Streets Fundraiser at Embargo was a huge success, with over $2,300 raised, which will help fund all 4 Open Streets events this year. Thank you to everyone who helps make this happen, including Betsy Young, Paulo Paraguay, and Caroline McKeon. The Greater Hyannis Civic Association and Jane Walsh lead these events to bring Hyannis to the center of the community.
  • Business News
    • Kelly’s on Main has new owners and will be renamed Murphy’s on Main.
    • Kilwins is renovating 386 Main Street, with an opening date coming soon and plans for a hallway with access from North Street to Main Street and advertising opportinities for local businesses.
    • Anejo will be opening a new location at 599 Main Street this summer.
    • Smith Family Popcorn is coming to 545 Main Street, with a planned opening date of May 1st.
    • There is a restaurant looking to move into 592 Main Street (formerly C’est La Vie Bakery) later this summer.
    • Mark Corliss of Spilt Milk Tattoo, will be honored as a Community Hero at the 16th Annual Red Cross Heroes Breakfast.
    • As of April 1st, outdoor dining is allowed on Main Street, feel free to set up and be ready for when the warm weather finally gets here!
Executive Director Corner
  • Elizabeth has joined the board of the Cape Cod Children’s Museum and is working to bring a new museum location to Main Street.
  • Elizabeth was on Matt Pitta’s show with Cape Cod Broadcasting to discuss smart growth in the downtown area.
  • She attended the Mashpee Commons by Design Tuesday Talks to discuss business growth on Cape Cod, as it is very important to promote smart growth for Main Street’s stores.
  • Elizabeth attended a Barnstable Economic Development meeting to discuss our continuing plans to develop downtown with housing, new institutions and jobs.
  • She was part of 2 site plan reviews- for market rate housing on Ridgeview Avenue near Main Street and a potential new restaurant at 592 Main Street.
  • At licensing, she supported the new owners of The Hyannis Inn.
Upcoming Events
  • The first Hyannis Open Streets of the season will be Sunday, April 22, from 12-5 pm, with Main Street closed to traffic from Barnstable Road to Sea Street.
  • The Mid-Cape Cultural Council will be holding an Open House on Sunday, April 29 from 2-4 pm at Guyer Barn (250 South Street) to honor their 2018 Grant Recipients. View project displays, enjoy live performances and talk with grantees about their projects!
  • The Perkins School for the Blind will be holding a conference at the Resort and Conference Center beginning on April 13th. There will be over 500 attendees in town that week, with time to shop and dine on Main Street on Saturday (April 14th), Monday (April 16th) and Tuesday (April 17th) nights.
  • A new exhibit, “Creating Camelot”, will be opening at the JFK Hyannis Museum, on Monday, May 14th. The museum is undergoing renovations and is looking forward to another busy season beginning Monday, April 16th.

Skip the Straw Program

The Hyannis Main Street  BID is proud to support the Skip the Straw Program!





CARE for the Cape and Islands is launching a plastic-free campaign on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, with a focus on a Skip the Straw program.  Americans use 500 million drinking straws every single day. They are used for a very short time, are not recycled and often find their way into the ocean where they become litter and a danger to our marine and wildlife. The plastic also endangers our own health.


CARE is asking our restaurant industry to get involved. Any business committed to preserving our fragile environment may sign a pledge on CARE’s website to replace plastic straws with biodegradable paper or reusable straws. In return businesses will be listed on the website with a link, receive marketing materials to display, help to train staff about the program, materials to educate guests and resources such as where to purchase alternative straws and collaborative options for purchasing.


Some Hyannis area restaurants have already been visited by CARE Ambassadors. A group of students from Lighthouse Charter School who learned about this issue at school are helping to spread the word.  To find out more or get involved please visit

Hyannis Open Streets Fundraiser

The Hyannis Open Streets fundraiser held on Thursday, March 29th, at Embargo was a huge success, with over $2,300 raised to help fund all 4 of the Open Streets events this year. The Greater Hyannis Civic Association and BID are happy to help bring Open Streets to Main Street, which puts Main Street at the center of the community.

March Newsletter

BID News
Thank you for your support of the 5 Year Renewal of the Hyannis BID!  The vote was a majority in favor. We presented lists of our accomplishments, our strength in collaborations and copies of the member ratified 5 Year Plan. We look forward to working together with everyone to bring even more positive changes to the Main Street Community.
  • If you have not already, please contact if you would like to include or update an ad for your Main Street business in our 2018 Hyannis Main Street map.
  • The Hyannis Open Streets Fundraiser Party will be Thursday, March 29th form 5-8 pm at Embargo!
  • The spring colored flags will be going up on the light poles on Main Street in the next few weeks!
  • If you are still dealing with any damage at your property caused by the recent bad weather, please contact us at 508-775-7982, and we will help get in touch with the right people to help.
  • The Cape Cod Melody Tent has generously donated $10,000 for the return of our Singer Songwriter Series on Main Street, which features young, local, singers performing weekly in the summer on Main Street.
  • The move in date for the new Cape Cod Healthcare facilities on North Street has been pushed back, so there is still time to bring us any discounts/promotions/samples to be included in welcome bags for the 200+ employees/potential new customers!
  • There is also still time to be included in our coupon handout to be given out on the CapeFlyer/JFK Hyannis Museum, please email with the discount you would like to include.
  • named Hyannis #3 Best Main Street in Massachusetts!
  • A big thanks to everyone who made it out to our Social in David Lawler’s office at 540 Main Street last month. We had about 60 people there and it was a wonderful night for the Main Street community to interact and a great send-off for Bob the mailman!
Please email with your mailing address if you would prefer to begin receiving our monthly newsletter by mail.

Business News

  • Congratulations to Kandy Korner on 50 years of business!
  • The LoveLocal Collective will be opening their headquarters at 539 South Street, combining LoveLiveLocal, Shift Eco Boutique, Devinto, The Little Beach Gallery and The Local Juice into a truly local experience that offers visitors a chance to engage with their community.
  • Country Soul has opened in their new location across the street at 605 Main Street.
  • Renovations are underway on the lower level of the JFK Hyannis Museum. This renovation will include an auditorium/media room and a community room, which will allow for year-round use of the space. 
Executive Director Corner
  • Executive Director Elizabeth Wurfbain spoke at a town council homeless committee meeting regarding our concerns and looks forward to continuing and advancing the conversation.
  • Elizabeth has met with the town and is partnering with them to work on the lights on our Main Street trees and they will be doing work to rewire some of the trees.
  • She has attended meetings to work with the Children’s Museum and the Cape Cod Symphony to be located locally to help build up arts and cultural development in Downtown Hyannis.
  • The BID is proud to have supported Rob Brennan’s $14 million development through the planning stages and the project will break ground in April!
The public workshop for the kiosks was very successful. We looked at locations, icons and colors and there was great enthusiasm for these kiosks as a way to tell Main Street’s story and history and attract people to walk the whole district.
Upcoming Events
  • The first Hyannis Open Streets of the season will be on Sunday, April 22, from 12-5 pm, when Main Street will be closed to traffic for biking, walking, and dancing in the streets! If your business or organization would like to get involved, please contact or visit the Hyannis Open Streets website.
  • The BID will have a booth at the 60th Annual Home, Garden, and Lifestlye Show hosted by the Rotary Club of Hyannis. Please join us on Sat, March 17th from 10 am – 5 pm and Sun, March 18th from 10 am – 5 pm at Barnstable High School. If you would like to have your own booth at the show, visit the website for the Rotary Club of Hyannis.
If you have anything you would like to include in next month’s newsletter, please email

Rotary Club of Hyannis “Home Garden and Lifestyle Show”

The 60th annual Home Garden and Lifestyle Show presented by the Rotary Club of Hyannis will be held March 17th from 10-5 pm and and March 18th from 10-4 pm at Barnstable High School.

For information on becoming a vendor, visit their website here:

Barnstable Grad Named to Olympic Team


By Steve Derderian

Mike Trapp has spent the past few months training and competing in snowboarding in the mountains of countries such as Italy, Slovenia and, this week, Bulgaria.

Pretty soon he’ll add South Korea to that list.

Trapp, a 2006 Barnstable High graduate, was named Tuesday to the U.S. Olympic Team. He’ll compete in the men’s parallel giant slalom in the Winter Games next month in Pyeongchang.

“My initial reaction was complete shock,” Trapp told the Cape Cod Times via an email from Bulgaria on Wednesday. “It still hasn’t fully sunk in yet, but I couldn’t be any prouder to represent Team USA in Korea.”

Trapp, 29, who grew up in Marstons Mills, joins AJ Muss as the only two Americans to compete in the parallel giant slalom, which begins Feb. 21 at Bokwang Phoenix Park, west of Pyeongchang.

The event made its debut in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Each competitor completes two qualifying runs and the best 16 by combined time advance to the knockout round, where they’re seeded and compete head-to-head.

In addition to being ranked among the top 50 for points in the World Cup, Trapp took 28th place in the parallel giant slalom in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, in December to get the Top 30 finish he needed to meet Olympic criteria. His best world championship finish was 16th in last year’s parallel giant slalom.

“It always brings out the best and worst in your athletic abilities,” said Trapp, who is in his 16th season as a competitor. “So over this time it came down to resilience and never letting go of that end goal.”

Trapp’s parents and older brother, Christopher, are planning to fly to South Korea to watch him compete. Trapp fell short of qualifying for the Sochi Winter Games in 2014, so his family members said they’re thrilled and relieved that Trapp qualified.

“I was scared he wasn’t going to go,” Christopher Trapp said. “When it went the other way, it’s the coolest feeling ever.”

Trapp has raised about $3,500 out of $10,000 through an online fundraiser on to help cover equipment and travel costs. He also has support from Hyannis-based Bros of Our Lives, run by John Collins, a 2009 Barnstable grad. Collins’ company is sponsoring Trapp and is selling a $25 shirt where 100 percent of the proceeds are donated to Trapp.

Town Of Barnstable Releases Tools For New Business Development

The Town of Barnstable’s Planning & Development Department announces the release of twoeconomic development resource tools for new business attraction and development. The newly re-designed Business Barnstable website and the Barnstable Business & Permitting Guide werecreated for companies and entrepreneurs interested in opening a business in Barnstable, the commercial hub of Cape Cod.

The Business Barnstable website ( provides an online comprehensive one-stop resource to assist with new business start-up or expansion, and sends a clear message that Barnstable is ‘Open for Business’. Sections within this easily-navigable siteinclude: “The Barnstable Advantage”; “Business Development and Permitting”; and “Business Assistance and Resources” and contain links to key resources at the Town, State and Federal levels.

The Barnstable Business & Permitting Guide is a user-friendly reference guide to help small businesses looking to locate within Barnstable navigate through the municipal permitting, licensing and zoning process.  This interdepartmental collaboration answers many commonly asked questions when opening such businesses as retail, food establishments, service and office entities. It contains information about licensing, permits, regulatory review,and business certificates, as well as checklists and key contact information.

“These business resource tools are easy to navigate and offer pertinent information for anyone looking to do business in Barnstable, from the small ‘mom & pop’ shops to a corporate enterprise” said Mike Trovato, the Town’s Economic Development Specialist.  “While Hyannis is our commercial hub, there are areas in each of the seven villages of Barnstable that are unique from each other, offering a diversified palette of opportunities for business owners to choose from.”

Under the direction of Planning & Development Director Elizabeth Jenkins, the Town is developing a progressive marketing plan with a goal to draw attention to Barnstable and its seven villages as a viable location for a number of different business models including the creative and blue economies, healthcare, financial services,light manufacturing, as well as tourism-based hospitality, retail and food establishments.

For more information about these tools or Barnstable’s economic development program in general, please visit or contact Economic Development Specialist, Mike Trovato at 508.862.4791 or Michael.Trovato@Town.Barnstable.MA.US.

Hyannis Main Street earns excellent marks from Trip Advisor

The Barnstable Patriot recently published an article about Hyannis Main Street’s certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor. Main Street received this distinction because of our great reviews from visitors, we are so proud that they have enjoyed and embraced Main Street and all that it has to offer for locals and tourists alike!

Cape Cod Healthcare to Relocate Jobs to North Street






New North Street Offices

In an effort to improve working conditions, as well as help revitalize the village of Hyannis, we will be relocating 225 Cape Cod Healthcare jobs to a downtown location at 297 North Street at the west end of Hyannis.  This move is scheduled to take place in early 2018.

The newly renovated office spaces will accommodate members of the Finance, Marketing and Strategy divisions of CCHC. These departments will be located in the building adjacent to the existing offices of the Physician Hospital Organization, increasing our presence and economic support of this area with an influx of more full-time, professional jobs.

We heard from many employees who are currently working at the Comm Way facility that with the growth and complexity of the departments, office space there is at a premium. We hope to alleviate this issue with the relocation of the 225 employees to North Street. Following the move early next year, Comm Way will become an expanded hub for our growing IT operations.

By centralizing the three departments at 297 North Street, we hope to create:

  • Better efficiencies
  • Modern work spaces
  • A nurturing work environment

Not only does this move provide us with better efficiencies and better working conditions, we are also following through on our commitment to be a good corporate neighbor in our community. We have long been dedicated to the economic health of Hyannis and our community. In recent years, we have taken steps to improve and beautify our campus and other facilities in Hyannis and throughout Cape Cod. We have worked closely with the Hyannis Chamber of Commerce and the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District to support revitalization efforts throughout the town.

This initiative is a win-win for all: CCHC, the community and our workforce. We understand that safe, comfortable and functional work spaces are important to all of us, and we will continue to listen to our employees and respond to your concerns in constructive and creative ways.

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