Halloween Updates

While we wish our annual Safe Trick or Treat could go on as scheduled, in the interest of public health, the town is discouraging any formal trick or treating this year. We are still looking forward to a fun Halloween weekend on Main Street this year, and are excited to host a Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest this year! We would love to see everyone come down in their costumes, vote for your favorite pumpkin on Facebook, and enjoy the fall decorations! For this “Mask-O-Lantern” weekend, please follow all public health guidelines including masks and social distancing.

Dress Up Downtown Part 2

Visit Main Street, Better Than Ever!

We are working hard to make sure Hyannis Main Street is a safe and fun environment for the whole family, and you can be a part of that effort!  Dress Up Downtown Part 2 will fund streetscape improvements and create programming for outdoor events along Hyannis Main Street. These funds will go towards buying planters, bunting, and decorative lighting, and will plan events that aim to safely draw visitors to Main Street.

This summer, we were able to host drive-in movies on Main Street, and look forward to bringing more safe, family-friendly events with your help. We also have plans for a “fun zone”, and to construct two greenhouses on Main Street, which will feature seasonal plantings and decor as colorful focal points for visitors to enjoy. Thank you to the Town of Barnstable for partnering with us for this effort to add vibrancy to our downtown!

Our goal is to raise $10,000, which will be matched by Mass Development through their Commonwealth Places COVID-19 Response Round: Resurgent Places Grant program. We are so thankful for their support and excited about what we can achieve with our own crowdfunding and their matching grant! Visit our Facebook page for updates!

Movies on Main Dining Options

Kandy Korner– Offering a special collection of movie theater candy, curbside pickup available.

Kilwins– Curbside pickup available.

Little Miss Cupcape

Smith Family Popcorn

Ben & Jerry’s– Takeout available, order online.

Katie’s Ice Cream– Takeout available, order online.


Anejo Mexican Bistro– Order online for takeout.

Alberto’s Ristorante– Order online for takeout.

Colombo’s– Call, or order online, curbside pickup available.

Brazilian Grill- Online ordering available.

British Beer Company– Takeout and curbside pickup available. Order online.

Dragon Lite Restaurant– Call for takeout.

El Mariachi Loco– Online ordering and takeout available.

Embargo– Call for takeout.

Flashback– Call or order online for curbside pickup.

Fresh Ketch– Order online for takeout.

Grilled Cheese Gallery– Takeout available.

Kkatie’s Burger Bar– Call or order online for curbside pickup.

The West End– Order online for takeout.

Palio Pizzeria– Order online for curbside pickup.

Indian Pavilion– Call for takeout.

Pizza Barbone– Order online for takeout.

Ristorante Milanese– Call for takeout.

Tap City Grille– Order online for takeout.

Taste of Siam– Call for takeout.

Torino Restaurant– Call for takeout.

Tumi Ceviche Bar and Restaurant– Call for takeout.

Main Street Lane Closure Info

*The BID is excited about this opportunity for restaurants to safely offer expanded outdoor dining, as well as for retail stores to utilize this space for outdoor shopping!*


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Richard V. Scali, Director Tuesday, June 16, 2020 508-862-4774


HYANNIS, MA – In conjunction with the Governor’s directives for Phase II, the Town of Barnstable has released guidelines for expansion of outdoor space for dining facilities and retail space. These guidelines will also complement the plans to close one lane of traffic on Main Street as was announced last week.

The guidelines allow for a streamlined approach to a multi-departmental approval. Remote meeting reviews will be held with many of the Town’s departments and the applicants. Richard Scali, Licensing Director, and Maggie Flynn, Permit Coordinator, are prescreening the applications for appropriateness and coordinating the plan review. Mr. Scali has been given the approval by the Licensing Authority to administratively review and approve the license extension of premises applications with notice to the Licensing Authority and to the Alcohol Beverages Control Commission. The Governor, through the Legislature, has relaxed the laws by allowing local authorities to approve temporary alcohol extensions of premises which will be in effect until November 1, 2020. The Board of Health has also given administrative approval to the Health Director Thomas McKean to review the applications and to allow temporary exemptions to requirements for outdoor dining as appropriate while maintaining public safety.

Licensing Director Richard Scali stated, “This was a multi-departmental approach which was developed in cooperation with Licensing, Planning & Development, Inspectional Services, and Asset Management as well as local Fire Districts in record speed. It will allow our restaurants to be open and operating as soon as possible with expansion of existing outside dining or new patios on private or public space or a combination thereof.” All restaurants’ outside space must adhere to the social distancing seating and walkway guidelines as laid out by the Governor’s directives and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidelines.

Town Manager Mark Ells stated, “Town staff has worked hard to think outside the box and work with civic and town leaders to come up with a plan that will consider the needs of all our businesses. The plan is still subject to adjustments as we move forward. Each business has its own special set of circumstances and space limitations.”

For details of the Guidelines and an application, please go to: https://town.barnstable.ma.us/Departments/LicensingDivision/News_and_Updates/Reopening-Guidelines-Package.pdf or email: Richard.scali@town.barnstable.ma.us or Site Plan at Margaret.flynn@town.barnstable.ma.us.

Introducing the Cape Cod Resilience Fund

The Cape Cod Resilience Fund will provide direct grants to small business owners on Cape Cod to offer relief from economic damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Virtually overnight, many small businesses on Cape Cod have been devastated by the unforeseen and unprecedented impact of this global pandemic. While necessary, strict mandates for business operations during the public health crisis, coupled with an uncertain outlook for the future and limited availability of government funding, have taken the wind out of these businesses’ sails. With the Cape’s high season on the horizon, the timing couldn’t be worse.

Small businesses are the cornerstone, the backbone, the heartbeat of any vibrant community and Cape Cod is no exception – the long-term economic sustainability of our region is tied to the fate of our small businesses.


Organized by Love Live Local and the Hyannis Main Street BID, the Cape Cod Resilience Fund will issue one-time grants of $500 to $2,000 to eligible Cape Cod small businesses with 1-20 full-time year-round employees to supplement day-to-day operational expenses such as rent, staff, supplies, inventory, marketing and training. Preference will be given to year-round, community minded, brick and mortar businesses located in a downtown area. The more money we raise, the more businesses we can help. Look for the initial round of applications to open in early June 2020. 

 For more information + to donate visit lovelivelocal.com/resilience

All donations to the fund will be tax deductible through the Hyannis Main Street BID’s 501(c)3 the Downtown Hyannis Community Development Corporation 83-2583271. 

Coronavirus Information and Links

Here is the latest information and resources available on the Coronavirus. We will continue to update as we receive information.


MEMA’s Emergency Operations Center’s Private Sector Hotline
The hotline will be staffed Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The number for the hotline is 508-820-2094.

Loan and grant programs


Restaurant and Shop Information

Download a list of restaurants that are currently open for takeout. This list is subject to change. Please contact the restaurant directly for up to date information. List updated on; 3/21/2020

Download a list of shops that are currently doing curbside and/or online deliveries.





Shops – Covid 19 Delivery/Online

The Silver Seahorse – online with free shipping.

Jewelcraft– Online shopping. 20- 50% off storewide.

SoHoArts Company– Email betsy@sohocompany.net, delivery available, online and phone orders welcome.

Country Soul – Online shopping available. Message through Facebook or email info@countrysoulclothing.com Free shipping over on orders over $100.

Red Fish Blue Fish– Free delivery in the town of Barnstable. We will help you find the perfect gift by phone, email, FaceTime, or other modern means. Cell- 508-280-3672.

Just Be: Pernille Yoga– Closed, with some online videos available on Facebook page.

Moonshine Leather – Online shopping available. Curbside and free shipping.

Solstice Day Spa– Purchase a gift certificate online and receive 19% off your visit if redeemed before June 3o, 2020. Further information on their website.

Bradford’s Ace Hardware– Curbside or delivery available.

Bumbalina – It’s All About Me – Shop online.

Pupcakes– Considered essential, they are open (pet food). Grooming appointments are still available. Curbside, call ahead shopping, available. M-W-Th-Fri-Sat-Sun 10-6 Closed Tuesday

Flashback Retro Arcade + Bar– Gift cards available

Seaporium– Closed, delivery or curbside pickup available.

Cape Cod Jewelers – Closed with online orders available.

Kandy Korner– Online shopping only, curbside pickup or delivery available.

LoveLocal Collective– Retail store closed, online shop open.

Kilwins– Offering delivery and curbside pickup. Buy 2 single dishes and get the 3rd free. Hours 12 pm – 10 pm

Little Miss Cupcape– Pre-order only for curbside pickup Thursday – Sunday. Doors will be open between 12-1 with the names on each order so there is no human contact. The delivery hours are the same as well. They are also taking shipping orders on their website.

Smith Family Popcorn– Retail store closed, online shop open and free gift with purchase through the end of March.

Restaurants – Covid-19 Takeout

We will try to keep this page as up to date as possible with information for COVID-19 closings, but please call businesses if you want to ensure the most accurate hours and operation. This list is not exhaustive, if you are a Main Street business owner with up to date business info to list, please email alex@hyannismainstreet.com. Stay safe and healthy!

Colombos Cafe and Bistro – Full takeout for curbside pickup. Everyday 4 – 8

Rendezvous Cafe – Takeout curbside and window service. Open everyday till 3 pm

The West End– Full menu for curbside pickup. Thur – Sat. from 4:00-8:00 and Sunday brunch from 9 am – 1 pm.

Anejo Mexican Bistro – Limited menu for curbside takeout via online orders. Wednesday – Sunday 4-8

Downtown Bistro – Full menu for pickup and takeout Thur – Sat 4 – 8

Tumi Ceviche – Prix Fix menu available everyday from 4:00 pm -9:00 pm.

Ristorante Milanese – Open daily for takeout and curbside and delivery. Everyday 4-8

Flashbacks – Full takeout for curbside and delivery. Everyday 4-8

Dragon Lite Restaurant – Open for takeout only Tuesday through Sunday 11:30-8:00

El Mariachi Loco – Mexican Food Takeout and delivery (when available or through Uber Eats). Everyday 11-8.

Common Ground Cafe – Full menu for takeout orders. M-Thur 10 am – 9 pm, Fri 10 am – 3 pm, Sat -closed, Sunday Noon – 9 pm

Indian Pavilion – Open for takeout.

Pizza Barbone– Takeout available Friday- Sunday, 12- 8 pm. Pickup at front entrance only.

Original Gourmet Brunch – Open Sat and Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm for takeout and delivery.

Palio Pizzeria– Open for curbside pickup or delivery.  Open 11 am – 8 pm everyday

British Beer Company – Open Mon-Thurs. 4-8 pm and Fri/Sat/Sun 10-8 for curbside and delivery through Uber Eats.

Alberto’s Ristorante– Order by phone, free delivery or 25% off your pickup order.

Taste of Siam– Open for takeout.

Brazilian Grill– Open, call for takeout of pre-made meals.

Kkatie’s Burger Bar– Open for takeout/curbside pickup.

The Little Sandwich Shop– Open 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday thru Saturday for take out orders only. Call 508-771-3932 or order online. Delivery available with a minimum of $20 and a 5 mile radius.

Ocean Street Cafe & Deli– Open for pickup or delivery.

Tap City Grille– Open for pickup, delivery or takeout. 4:00 pm  – 8:00 pm and delivery 4-8 pm on Fri/Sat

Baked Goods/Snacks

Ben and Jerrys – Order online or curbside. Open everyday from 12 – 9:30 pm

Katies Ice Cream – Call for curbside pickup. Order online for curbside or Order at window – Order Sun – Thurs 11 – 10 pm and Fri – Sat 11 am – 11 pm

Kandy Korner– Online shopping only.

Kilwins– Offering delivery and curbside pickup. Buy 2 single dishes and get the 3rd free. Hours 12 pm – 10 pm

Little Miss Cupcape– Pre-order only for curbside pickup Thursday – Sunday. Doors will be open between 12-1 with the names on each order so there is no human contact. The delivery hours are the same as well. They are also taking shipping orders on their website.

Smith Family Popcorn– Retail store closed, online shop open.

Kayak Cookies  – online shop open.






Successful “Safe Trick or Treat”

The Halloween tradition continued this year with thousands of pieces of candy being handed out by our merchants on Hyannis Main Street and we do believe it was the biggest turnout yet. The community spirit and the phenomenal costumes made our Safe Trick or Treat such an enjoyable experience.

Thank you again to the wonderful merchants (we don’t mean to brag but we do have THE BEST merchants on this side of the Sagamore) who made this all happen.  And a big thank you to the community for your courtesy and kindness during this popular event. It makes it all worthwhile.

We hope to see all of you at our Christmas Stroll on December 7th. We’re working on the events schedule and will share it with you soon!

Shop local 🙂



Community Service Officers


Columbus Day marks the final day the remaining four Community Service Officers of Hyannis Main Street finish their summer tour of duty being the eyes and ears for the Barnstable Police department. The CSO’s are a vital part of Main Street in the summertime and add so much positive value to the energy of Main Street.

The Barnstable Patriot wrote a wonderful article about the program, here.






Film Festival Preview

An exciting “introductory public gathering” is happening this month on Hyannis Main Street to introduce the future Hyannis Film Festival taking place in 2020!

“Guest artists at the Oct. 20 preview will be Hyannis-born author and screenwriter Casey Sherman and co-author Dave Wedge, who have collaborated on “Boston Strong,” the basis for the movie “Patriots Day,” books on athletes Tom Brady and Pete Frates, and an upcoming book on mobster Whitey Bulger. Tickets: $25 at www.HyannisFilmFestival.com. There will be appetizers and a cash bar.”  Cape Cod Times


Cape Cod Times features Hyannis Main Street

The Cape Cod Times featured a very positive article about Hyannis Main Street on the cover of their Business section in Sunday’s paper. There is so much to be excited about on Main Street right now, with new businesses coming in and summer events just around the corner. If you haven’t had the chance to read the article yet, click HERE.

Shop Local Day May 11th Highlights the Importance of Spending Your Dollars Locally

Main Street, Hyannis— Following the past year’s successful events, Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District is again organizing Shop Local Day as a way to highlight the importance of spending dollars locally. More than 30 businesses on Main Street will be offering sales, discounts and deals on Saturday, May 11th, for Hyannis Main Street’s bi-annual Shop Local Day. With over 120 locally owned businesses and over 50 restaurants, Main Street has a big story to tell.

In a slower economy, where consumers spend their money is extremely important. Studies have shown that when people spend their money in a locally owned store, as opposed to a nationally owned store, it generates between two and four times more money for the local economy. That is because local businesses tend to use other locally owned businesses for capital investment and professional services, such as accounting and bookkeeping, printing and web design, advertising, as well as building maintenance, renovation and repair, thus recycling money back into the community.

Because they are run by residents of the immediate communities, local businesses have a natural interest in Cape Cod’s long term health, and therefore they make significant investments in the community.  They are the greatest supporters of local charities, schools, teams, and community events and fundraisers. On average, local businesses give three times the amount to a local community than national businesses.

Main Street has a huge number of family-run businesses as well. Each one tells a story about their unique vision and passion for hard work and community. Without these local businesses the Cape would not only lose part of what makes it so unique and attractive to visitors, but it would also lose the economic backbone of the community.  By supporting local businesses, not only can the Hyannis and Cape Cod community survive, but it can thrive.

Shopping locally also lures people to a community. A growing body of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.  

Being part of Shop Local Day, the day before Mother’s Day, is a great way to send the message of caring for community.

Check www.hyannismainstreet.com for more details and a complete list of Shop Local Day participants and their specials.

BID Winter Photo Contest Winner

Katelynn Snell is our BID winter photo contest winner! Katelynn, of Snell Photography, is a freelance photographer from Sandwich. She has lived on the Cape all her life, loves attending events on Main Street, and had a great time at the Hyannis Open Streets event when she took her winning photo. She loves seeing kids enjoy Cape Cod and the vibrant energy of Hyannis Main Street!


3rd Annual Spring Kick-Off Fundraiser for Hyannis Open Streets

The 3rd Annual Spring Kick-Off Fundraiser for Hyannis Open Streets will be on Thursday, March 28, from 5- 8 pm at Flashback Retro Arcade, 294 Main Street. There will be prizes, raffles and a 50/50 cash raffle! Come out and enjoy Main Street’s newsest entertianment experience while supporting these great community events!

HYCC Job Fair

The Hyannis Youth and Community Center will be hosting a Youth Job Fair on Wednesday, March 6th from 2:30 to 5 pm. Local businesses are encouraged to sign up by contacting Amy Harwood at 508-862-4638. This is a great opportunity for high school students and local businesses to find each other for great employment opportunities!

Winning Cookie Stroll Recipe from Kandy Korner!

Kandy Korner Oatmeal Salted Caramel Cookies

16 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon fine salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup of chocolate chips
Kandy Korner Sea Salt Caramel

1. Preheat oven to 375F.
2. In the bowl of a heavy duty stand mixer, cream butter and brown sugar.
3. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
4. Add flour, salt, and baking soda; mix well.
5. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips.
6. Scoop dough in balls and add Kandy Korner homemade sea salt caramels to the center, completely covering caramel.
7. Sprinkle with a few flakes of 1830 Cape Cod Salt.
8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they begin to turn golden around the edges.

An Update on Hyannis Main Street Lights

We wanted to thank everyone for their continued support of Hyannis Main Street and the Dress up Downtown campaign. We have received very positive feedback from locals and visitors alike about the first phase of our downtown revitalization efforts. These efforts would not have been possible without everyone’s support. While we are lucky that Hyannis Main Street is situated in a beautiful coastal area, the stormy weather and strong winds do provide additional challenges when attempting to outfit the area with outdoor tree lights. We appreciate the enthusiasm for the lights on Hyannis Main Street, and we have been working hard behind the scenes to achieve this goal in a long term and sustainable manner.

For the past year and a half, we have been working with the Town of Barnstable on a proposed capital improvement plan to make the downtown Hyannis tree lights a permanent part of the town’s infrastructure. We have discovered that using commercial grade bulbs, outlets with cord and wire that are built in and installed by professionals, that would place the lights above reachable height would be the best possible solution. By working with the town, we would be able to achieve this goal and maintain the lights on a year round basis, regardless of any challenges. Surveys show that this improvement to our streetscape is a priority to many merchants and visitors to Hyannis Main Street, with the impact of this safety and beautification effort benefiting the entire downtown.

As we work towards our goal for the capital improvement plan, we kindly ask that our supporters reach out to the town, and let them know that you support our efforts and encourage their approval of the capital improvement plan.

Your friends at the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District

Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District