Elizabeth Wurfbain, 508-775-7982, email@example.com – Hyannis Main Street
Melissa Chartrand, 508-862-4767, firstname.lastname@example.org – ArtsBarnstable
Amanda Converse, 508-415-2788, email@example.com – Love Live Local
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANNUAL HYANNIS VILLAGE MAIN STREET HOLIDAY STROLL * LOVE LOCAL FEST HOLIDAY EDITION * GINGERBREAD LANE AT HARBOR OVERLOOK * HYARTS CAMPUS * HYANNIS BOAT PARADE
Saturday, December 4, 2021 * festivities from 11:00am, with all day fun!
Petting zoo & pony rides | Love Local Fest |puppet shows| live music|
hot food and libations | boat parade | good fun and cheer!
Hyannis, MA, November 9, 2021—A fun-filled day to celebrate the season is planned during the Hyannis Village Holiday Stroll, Main Street Hyannis on Saturday, December 4, 2021 starting from 11:00am.
A variety of activities are scheduled along Main Street, Hyannis Village Green, Harbor Overlook, HyArts Campus and Bismore Park throughout the day. New this year, Love Live Local proudly presents their Love Local Fest, Holiday Edition, on the Hyannis Village Green, featuring 100 local vendors as well as food trucks, craft beverage gardens and kids activities! Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook is another area for fun with puppet shows, game zone, artist market, food and drink and the shanties are decorated as whimsy gingerbread houses. The Hyannis HyArts Artist campus has open studios and holiday market and activities and Hyannis Harbor is the site of the Boat Parade and Santa’s arrival by boat. Just prior to the boats in the harbor enjoy music by Cool 102 and treats for sale, sponsored by the Hyannis Civic Association.
Free parking is available in the Barnstable Town Hall, Red Cross, North Street and Ocean Street public parking lots during the stroll. This downtown Hyannis Event is spearheaded by the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District and in collaboration with the Greater Hyannis Civic Association, the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, Love Live Local and Hyannis HyArts Cultural District | ArtsBarnstable.
EVENT DETAILS ON-LINE at hyannismainstreet.com, ArtsBarnstable.com and LoveLiveLocal.com
HYANNIS MAIN STREET FESTIVITIES:
Visits with Santa, petting zoo and pony rides, carolers and local musicians, ice-carving, balloon twisting and jugglers, trolley rides, Cookie Stroll Contest, in which visitors can vote for their favorite cookie from participating businesses, as well as the Santa’s Reindeer Roundup, a scavenger hunt to find all of Santa’s hidden reindeer with prizes for participants.
SANTA SIGHTINGS! Santa arrives by fire truck, then visit in a few spots along Main Street:
Noon-1:00pm: The Jolly guy arrives by antique fire truck at the big clock on the corner of Main and
Winter Streets, and meets and greets all!
1:30pm-2:30pm: Meet and greet with Santa at Katie’s Ice Cream at the corner of Main and Bassett.
ACTIVITIES GALORE! Music, food, crafts, petting zoo, trolley & more—11:00am – 4:00pm
-Free activities along the street throughout the day sponsored by Hyannis Main St. BID & businesses
-11am to 2:00pm, Petting Zoo and pony rides
-Cookie Stroll Contest – vote for your favorite cookie from participating businesses
-Santa’s Reindeer Roundup, a scavenger hunt to find all of Santa’s hidden reindeer with prizes
-Carolers and live music; ice carvings; downtown trolley rides
-Balloon twisters, jugglers, & stilt walkers-look for them along the street!
HYANNIS VILLAGE GREEN |LOVE LOCAL FEST HOLIDAY EDITION | 367 Main Street
ARTIST HOLIDAY MARKET
Support your local creatives and find something hand-made, designed or crafted by Cape Cod Artists!
100 local vendors &food trucks, craft beverage gardens and kids activities!
Love Live Local is a Cape Cod organization dedicated to community advocacy and educating consumers on the importance of shopping local. Our mission is to foster an economically sustainable, creative and exciting future for the Cape and help all those who love this place participate in keeping it special.
GINGERBREAD LANE at the HARBOR OVERLOOK: at the end of Hyannis Village Green|51 Ocean Street
ARTIST HOLIDAY MARKET
Support your local creatives and find something hand-made, designed or crafted by Cape Cod Artists!
HOT FOOD & DRINKS!
Visit the Pizza Barbone pizza truck and Cape Cod Distillery is on site with a variety of treats & beverages & cordials for sale to keep you warm and toasty.
My Snow Day/Meu Dia de Neve, by Ally Nathaniel is the featured bilingual StoryWalk™ at ‘Gingerbread Lane’ at the Harbor Overlook. Receive a free book and craft during the special, while supplies last courtesy of hyannislibrary.org
RIBBON WISHING WALK:
Share a special wish on the colorful ribbon wishing walk.
Add your ribbon wish with the others and feel the colorful collective energy of a community’s aspirations and hopes. Celebrate making wishes and art!
Get your jingle jams on with holiday tunes and more!
HAPPY CABBAGE PATCH PUPPET THEATER SHOWS:
Short shows and meet & greets throughout the day.Meet the Happy Cabbage Patch puppets, Mario the Penguin, Zelda the pig, the Crow and bunnies. Entertaining for visitors of all ages and hands-on meet and greet for photos afterwards.
These are free outdoor shows. Noon, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:00pm
Shows run approximately 10 minutes, with a 10 minute meet and greet after each show.
SHIPYARD BOULDER GAME ZONE:
Fun for all ages, play all your favorite outdoor games! Play some creative games to get your body moving and challenge your mind. All ages can participate!
HYANNIS HYARTS ARTS CAMPUS: Next to Hyannis Village Green, corner of South and Pearl Street
46 Pearl-Mellissa Morris Studio and 50 pearl garage Studio: Graceful Fire Glass, open studios
50 Pearl – Anne Tochka Gallery & Art Studio Holiday Show
Guyer Barn – Cape Cod Creatives Holiday Pop-Up
Join the artists from Cape Cod Creatives for a colorful holiday reception and sale, featuring a create-your-own holiday wrapping print activity to benefit Cape Kids Meals and mini-photo sessions for furry friends.
HYANNIS HARBOR BOAT PARADE & Santa’s arrival by boat! | BISMORE PARK: 180 Ocean Street
Watch Santa arrive by boat in this unique celebration! Santa’s Boat Parade sponsored and organized by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association provides fun activities for kids, music from Cool 102, chowder, hot chocolate, coffee and cookies for sale, starting at 4:00pm.
4:00pm: enjoy harbor views and music by Cool 102.
4:30 pm: boats enter the harbor, lighting the way for Santa to arrive by police boat!
4:45pm: Santa heads to the docks, makes his way to his special shanty to meet & greet children.
SHOP AND DINE ALONG MAIN STREET ALL DAY AND EVENING
Special deals and refreshments in shops and restaurants along the street!
PARK AND WALK!
Free parking at Town Hall, Red Cross, North Street and Ocean Street lot and Bismore Park parking lots.
Contact: Amanda Converse, LoveLiveLocal
Local Groups Team Up To Launch Local Business Boost Grant Program For Small Businesses In Hyannis
Local businesses located in the downtown invited to apply for funds for technical assistance
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Hyannis, MA – November 4, 2021) In a continued effort to provide local businesses with resources they need to assist in their recovery from the economic impacts of the global pandemic; and to help them gain competitive advantage in a global marketplace, the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District and Love Live Local are collaborating with support from the Town of Barnstable, Amplify POC Cape Cod and MassDevelopment’s Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) Program to pilot the Local Business Boost Program offering targeted, one-on-one technical assistance and implementation support to small businesses in downtown Hyannis.
Recipients of the Local Business Boost grants, which range from $1000-$5000, will be able to use the funds to enhance their competitive edge by engaging with service providers for things like ecommerce development, social media marketing and physical improvements to their brick-and-mortar location.
Eligible businesses can find the full online application for the grants and Request for Qualifications (for service providers) at http://www.hyannismainstreet.com/localbusinessboost/. Applications can be translated upon request. Deadline to apply for the business grant is November 30, 2021. First round of awards will be announced January 15, 2022. Service provider contract recipients will be chosen by January 15, 2022. Projects must be completed by June 30, 2022.
Rather than offering generalized workshops on topics like e-commerce, social media marketing and merchandising that often leave the business owner to find the capital and expertise to execute a growth strategy, the Local Business Boost Program provides direct financial support and focuses on actual implementation. The primary goal of the program is to provide businesses with the financial support as well as the technical expertise to position themselves for long-term success in an evolving market, to capture additional revenue, and attract new customers for the long-term.
“We have been hearing from local businesses that although some were able to access government funds this past year, for many it did not address all of their needs, especially when it came to enhancing their online presence or upgrading their physical space, which has become so much more important because of cultural shifts made due to COVID-19,” said Hyannis Main Street BID Executive Director, Elizabeth Wurfbain. “They have also expressed that most of the technical assistance they receive are instructional where they are left to figure out how to implement recommendations, but for many of our businesses, they do not have the time, staff or financial resources they needed to execute it all.”
Love Live Local will run the operations of the program, matching local talent and specialists with the local small businesses to provide services identified by the program’s intake process. “We know we have incredible talent here on the Cape,” said Love Live Local CEO, Amanda Converse, “and will engage with local professionals who can help the grant recipients do things like develop a social media strategy, rework their website to include the most up-to-date ecommerce solutions, make façade improvements to their building, or remerchandise their store to be more engaging for customers, or create a space for outdoor dining.” She went on to say, “What’s more, we will be compensating them for their work – so the program invests in two local businesses and creates an even bigger multiplier effect for our community”.
The Local Business Boost pilot program was made possible by the Cape & Islands License Plate Grant Program, and is supported by Amplify POC Cape Cod, the Town of Barnstable and MassDevelopment. At least 25% of funds are designated for businesses owned by persons of color and Amplify POC will work with those businesses on their needs assessment. “We look forward to connecting POC-owned businesses in downtown Hyannis with the opportunity to grow their businesses” said Amplify Executive Director, Tara Vargas-Wallace, “as well as its continuation and expansion of the program to other areas in the region in the future.” The partners will continue to seek additional funding in order to have a greater impact on the small businesses in Hyannis.
The Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District promotes the community and economic development of the Main Street, Hyannis district as a desirable place to live, work, invest and visit. DHCDC/HMSBID will be overseeing the project.
Love Live Local is a small business advocacy organization that aims to keep the local economy thriving. Their aim is to work with local businesses to achieve their economic goals, connect them with much-needed resources and communicate their importance to the Cape Cod community. Love Live Local will serve as the lead program partner and will perform organizational assessment and programmatic support duties for the project.
The Hyannis TDI Partnership is a coalition of local business, nonprofits, residents, and government entities. Their efforts are supported by the Town of Barnstable’s Planning & Development Department and MassDevelopment’s Transformative Development Initiative (TDI). TDI is a comprehensive place-based accelerator designed to implement locally initiated strategic revitalization activities and catalyze community co-investment. The program is based on local collaborative partnerships, a district focus, and enhanced community engagement, and supported by real estate, economic, and small business development. More information here: https://www.massdevelopment.com/what-we-offer/key-initiatives/tdi/
Amplify POC Cape Cod is a racial justice initiative to help amplify the businesses owned by people of color (POC) on Cape Cod. Amplify provides training and educational opportunities to enhance economic development among people of color on the Cape. Amplify will provide outreach and assessment duties for POC-owned businesses for this project.
We hope everyone is safe after the Nor’easter this week. Hyannis Main Street is slowly getting power restored and damaged cleaned up, thanks to the hard work of the crews working tirelessly to make it happen!
- Halloween Safe Trick or Treat is TBD, we will try to announce on Saturday if it will happen or not.
- The BID Annual Meeting will be rescheduled.
Contact: Jane Walsh
HYANNIS – It’s time once again for a day of fun on Main Street, Hyannis. On Sunday, Sept. 19, from noon to 4 p.m., the village’s central strand will be vehicle-free so all ages can stroll, cycle, or otherwise move through a multi-block outdoor festival. Hyannis Open Streets is back!
The free event offers a wide selection of music – big band, the blues, and more – plus the ever-popular JT & Angel dance party. You can watch a demonstration of jijitsu or marvel at the skills of talented stilt walkers.
Over on the Village Green, the ever-popular kids zone will feature a giant open-air slide, fun games, and – new this year – a kids karaoke on the bandstand stage.
Many restaurants and stores along Main Street will be open Sunday, and some will have special offers reflecting the spirit of the day. Hyannis Open Streets is all about getting out and about. Everyone is welcome to this barrier-free celebration of movement.
Although parking will be banned on Main Street, there will be plenty of free spaces nearby, on North and South streets and at the Hyannis Transportation Center.
Hyannis Open Streets is presented by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association, the
Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, and the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce, and is fueled by the kind support of its sponsoring businesses and organizations.
The rain date for Sunday’s event is Sept. 26. The next scheduled Hyannis Open
Streets is set for Oct. 17, with a rain date of Oct. 24.
Main Street Hyannis Wins 2021 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Things to Do in Hyannis
Main Street Hyannis’s Great Traveler Reviews Earn it a Place Among Travelers’ Favorites in Massachusetts
HYANNIS, MA> – AUGUST 26, 2021 – Main Street Hyannis today announced it has been recognized as a 2021 Travelers’ Choice award winner for Things to Do in Hyannis. This achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travelers around the globe, having earned great traveler reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, Main Street Hyannis stood out by continuously delighting travelers.
“Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 Travelers’ Choice Awards,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “I know the past year has been extremely challenging for tourism businesses. What has impressed me is how businesses adapted to these challenges, implementing new cleanliness measures, adding social distancing guidelines, and utilizing technology to prioritize guest safety. The Travelers’ Choice Awards highlight the places that are consistently excellent – delivering quality experiences time and time again even while navigating changing customer expectations and new ways of working. Based on a full year of reviews from customers, this award speaks to the great service and experience you provided guests in the midst of a pandemic.”
To see traveler reviews and popular activities of Main Street Hyannis, visit:
The Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District has been the grateful recipient of several grants this year, totaling $75,000, for events, marketing, and capital improvements to Main Street. The ongoing health crisis has required hard work and innovation from the business owners of Hyannis Main Street, and the BID has been grateful to receive funds supporting the continuing efforts of everyone on Hyannis Main Street to make Downtown Hyannis a vibrant and dynamic setting for visitors year round.
In partnership with the Town of Barnstable, Main Street received the “Hybrid: Main Streets and Reimagined Streets” grant from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Shared Winter Streets & Spaces Grant Program to enhance visitor experiences along Main Street Hyannis and Hyannis Harbor. This grant was designed to help address the particular challenges of the winter amid the ongoing public health crisis. Main Street listened to the community, and has been excited to add to our plantings, decorating the barriers, and building on our maritime themes.
The BID also received funds through The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT), and their Travel and Tourism Recovery Grant Program. These funds were critical in the development of marketing materials for tourists, including up to date maps and event listings. The BID was able to update hyannismainstreet.com, with increased search capabilities on the restaurant page, as well as additional space on the homepage to highlight a different featured business each month. These improvements will yield tangible results for Hyannis Main Street, with the ability to show stakeholders the increased site traffic resulting from these marketing efforts.
The Mid-Cape Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, was a generous grant-maker for the Hyannis Main Street BID this year, helping to fund the always popular Movies on the Green. Hyannis Main Street was able to bring seven family friendly movies to the Hyannis Village Green during the Summer of 2021. These annual summer movies are free to the public, and the Town of Barnstable also provides free movie themed crafts for all of the kids to make before showtime. The BID is grateful that the Mid-Cape Cultural Council appreciates the value of this community activity.
Town Manager Mark Ells has announced the Town of Barnstable will work in collaboration with the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District (BID) and the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce to host family friendly activities on Sunday, July 4th on the Hyannis Village Green and spanning across the mile-long Hyannis Main Street down to Hyannis Harbor. Residents and visitors will be delighted as they walk along Main Street and enjoy the sights. Don’t forget your camera! Be sure to use #hyannis4th and tag @townofbarnstable (Facebook/Instagram) or @BarnstableMA (Twitter) on your social networking posts. There is no annual Hyannis 4th of July parade this year.
HYANNIS HARBOR & ASELTON PARK
Starting at 2:00 PM the traditional Hyannis Marina Boat Parade will take place in Hyannis Harbor. Boats are invited to line up starting at 1:00 PM at the marina and the parade enters the Harbor at 2:00 PM where spectators will find interactive family activities taking place at Aselton Park from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM as they cheer on the boaters and enjoy the decorated vessels.
HYANNIS VILLAGE GREEN
The Hyannis Village Green will feature familiar family activities from 2:00 PM-8:00 PM including the Roaming Railway that loops around the Hyannis Village Green and Harbor Overlook brick pathway and Fun Zones with plenty of family friendly games. The Cape Cod Moonlighters Big Band plays on the Bandstand from 5:30 PM-6:30 PM followed by the Cape Cod Ukelele Club and then special guests, Mamma’s Marmalade takes the stage at 7:00 PM. Since their formation in 2014, the five piece string band has been fusing diverse musical backgrounds into a sound that bursts at the seams with energy, exuding a pure joy for creating music. Providing a window to the future of bluegrass while keeping the flavor of Americana and Rock n’ Roll alive, Mamma’s honest lyrics and warm, acoustic tones invite listeners back to a time when wooden instruments and sweet vocal harmonies captivated the hearts of America. Experimenting with intricate instrumentals and lively originals, their music brings the genre to new and unexpected places. More info about the band can be found at http://www.mammasmarmalade.com/
MILE-LONG HYANNIS MAIN STREET
Starting at 4:00 PM Hyannis Main Street will come alive with activity as big puppets and revelry makers will be “Dancing in the Streets of Hyannis.” DJ stations and live musicians will be dotted along the mile-long pedestrian walkway and invite folks to dance along with them; enjoy the activities in the kids FunZone and encourage movement throughout the experience.
Questions and inquiries about the Hyannis festivities can be directed to Elizabeth Wurfbain, Executive Director Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, 419A Main Street, Hyannis MA 02601 firstname.lastname@example.org or Marty Bruemmel, President/CEO Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce at email@example.com or Amy Harwood, Marketing & Outreach Manager, Town of Barnstable Planning & Development Department – Economic Development program firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations are welcome from individuals and businesses who would like to contribute funds that will make this celebration possible. Contributions by check should be made payable to “Town of Barnstable – Fourth of July Celebration” and may be directed to Amy Harwood, Marketing & Outreach Manager, Town of Barnstable-Town Hall, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601.
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.
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!
Kandy Korner– Offering a special collection of movie theater candy, curbside pickup available.
Kilwins– Curbside pickup available.
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.
*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
TOWN OF BARNSTABLE ANNOUNCES GUIDELINES FOR TEMPORARY OUTDOOR EXPANSION
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.email@example.com or Site Plan at Margaret.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Here is the latest information and resources available on the Coronavirus. We will continue to update as we receive information.
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts Coronavirus information
- Know Plan Prepare
- Center for Disease Control (CDC) information
- World Health Organization information
- COVID-19 Cases, Quarantine and Monitoring
- Massachusetts 211
- Federal Reserve Updates
- Federal Law Alert from Complete Payroll Solutions
- Guidance for Colleges and Universities from mass.gov
- IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act (3/19/2020)
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
- SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to MA Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus
- Baker-Polito Administration Announces $10 Million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund
- Small Business Development Center Network – Southeast region
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan Updates from the Small Business Administration
- Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
- Facebook announces $100 million program for small businesses impacted by Coronavirus
- Glivinski and Associates Response to COVID-19
- Webinar Recording: COVID-19 & Nonprofit Response: Health, Fundraising and Risk Assessment (Hosted by the NonProfit Times;
- Coronavirus Update from the MA Restaurant Association
- Massachusetts Restaurant Association – FAQs for Restaurant Owners
- National Restaurant Association – Restaurant Rescue Package
- An Important Message from the Retailers Association of Massachusetts
- A Message from the Partners at MA Small Business Development Center Network
- Guidance for Businesses and Employers – CDC
- Unemployment Resources from mass.gov
- Workshare Information for Employers
- Rapid Response -Layoff Aversion from mass.gov
- Better Business Bureau (BBB) Tips
- Better Business Bureau (BBB) FAQs for Small Businesses
- Continuity of Operations Plan – Town of Barnstable
- Stop and Shop – Important Updates on Store Hours for Seniors & for Online Customers
- Dollar General Announces First Hour of Operations to be Dedicated to Senior Customers
- Hy-Line Cruises reduces passenger limits on ferries starting March 19th
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.
- Cape Cod Healthcare COVID-19 information
- Cape Cod Healthcare to Partner with Barnstable County to Begin Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing with Doctor’s Orders (3/17/2020)
- Guidance for first responders – CDC
- What to do if you are sick – CDC
The Silver Seahorse – online with free shipping.
Jewelcraft– Online shopping. 20- 50% off storewide.
SoHoArts Company– Email email@example.com, delivery available, online and phone orders welcome.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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.
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The Hyannis Village Holiday Stroll was a collaboration of many who worked hours upon hours to make it a success…AND WHAT A SUCCESS IT WAS!!! Here’s a peek at the day. Make sure you have it on your calendar for next year 🙂
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!
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.
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
Enjoy this fabulous video of Long Table 2019 created by the very talented Matthew Mulligan of Hawk Visuals Media!
Long Table attendees- please take a moment to complete our survey about Long Table 2019 in order to help us plan for next year! Thank you!
Click HERE for survey.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Kandy Korner Oatmeal Salted Caramel Cookies
16 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
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.
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, MA – This year’s Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll, on Saturday, December 1st, sponsored by The Greater Hyannis Civic Association, the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, and the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District will be held rain or shine. Activities will revolve around major events on Main Street and Hyannis Harbor. For updates before and during the event, check the Hyannis Main Street Facebook page and website www.hyannismainstreet.com. Parking is COMPLMENTARY on Saturday during Hyannis Main Street Stroll and boat parade in the Town Hall and Ocean Street parking lots-just steps away from Hyannis Main Street, Harbor Overlook and Hyannis Harbor.
Saturday’s events kick off with a 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. seating with the family favorite “Breakfast with Santa” at the British Beer Company. Tickets are available at the British Beer Company, Hyannis.com and at the Hyannis Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $10.00 each and must be purchased in advance. Tickets include a full American breakfast, a visit with Santa and entertainment by Cape Cod Carolers. Breakfast with Santa is sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by The British Beer Company. All proceeds benefit the Barnstable Charitable Foundation.
Santa will be arriving at noon by antique fire truck at the big clock on the corner of Main and Winter Streets and will be meeting & greeting children until 1pm before heading over to Katie’s Ice Cream from 1:30pm- 2:30pm for another meet and greet session.
There will be a variety of free activities throughout the day sponsored by Hyannis Main St. BID and Main St. business’s, including the annual Cookie Stroll Contest, in which visitors can vote for their favorite cookie from participating businesses, and Santa’s Reindeer Roundup, a scavenger hunt to find all of Santa’s hidden reindeer with prizes for participants. Carolers and various local musicians will be singing and playing throughout the street, as well as delicious food sampling from various restaurants. Face painting, plenty of children’s arts & crafts activities throughout the street and Trolley rides will be offered to take visitors around the downtown.
Enjoy the fun custom wreaths on the street poles along Main Street that have been designed by the talented children of the Barnstable High School special needs program. This year the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty program is involved with a “Massachusetts makers-artist holiday market” at the Harbor Overlook shanty location. Hyannis Main Street stroll visitors can walk through the Hyannis Village Green to the harbor Overlook, on the way to Hyannis Harbor. The Artist Market at the harbor Overlook shanties will feature artists and artisans selling hand crafted holiday gifts and other items in the shanties and tents. Free crafts for the kids along with hot chocolate to complement all the happenings along Main St. and the Harbor Boat Parade at Bismore Park!
The most unique celebration is the Santa’s Boat Parade, which will immediately follow the stroll. Sponsored and organized by The Greater Hyannis Civic Association and beginning at 4:00 PM, there will be chowder, hot chocolate, coffee and cookies for sale, holiday music by Cool 102, and children’s arts and crafts at the harbor. At 4:30p.m., weather permitting, everyone will gather at Bismore Park at the docks to enjoy the beautifully decorated boat parade. See the boats enter the harbor as harbor businesses and homes light up to welcome Santa. There will be free parking near Bismore Park, plus food, drinks and music. At 5:00 Santa will arrive by boat and make his way to the Visitor Center where he will meet & greet children. Winners of the Best Decorated Boat will be announced at 5:30 PM. If there is inclement weather, check the BID Facebook page for updates on the boat parade.
The Greater Hyannis Civic Association invites the community to its second public forum on the Oceanside Performing Arts Center, to be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis.
“The civic association is doing this as a public service,” said GHCA President Deb Krau, who stressed that her organization has not taken a position on the performance center that may find a home on land behind the Resort and Conference Center. “We just want to provide a forum where people can learn about what’s being considered and have a chance to ask questions.”
The Nov. 10 event will open with presentations by the town’s planning and development director, Elizabeth Jenkins, and Cape Cod Commission Executive Director Kristi Senatori regarding the regulatory review process that would be followed with such a project. Krau stressed that no such proposal is before either the town’s boards or the Commission at this time. Questions from the floor will be entertained.
Then the dais will be reset for a presentation by representatives of OSPAC and the building and landscape architects selected for the project. That will be followed by ample time for questions from the audience. A full report of the proceedings will be posted on the GHCA’s website, www.greathyannis.com/
“We are providing an opportunity for people to get information we think they can’t get any other way,” Krau said. “I encourage everyone who’s interested to attend and ask questions.”
Shop Local Day on Hyannis Main Street is Saturday, October 13th. When you shop local, you are supporting your local small business who then support their local community. Check back here for updated listings!
(Hyannis – July 30, 2018) When Cape Cod Healthcare moved 225 jobs to the West End of Hyannis, the merchants in the Main Street area knew it would help with the effort to revitalize downtown.
“One of our goals is to bring flourishing businesses to Hyannis,” said Elizabeth Wurfbain, Executive Director of the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District (HMSBID). “Two hundred and twenty-five more jobs in the area will serve as a catalyst for other businesses going up.”
Cape Cod Healthcare relocated its Marketing, Finance and Business Strategy divisions to 297 North Street in a rolling move-in over several weeks in June and July. The building is adjacent to the existing offices of the CCHC Physician Hospital Organization.
“We have long been committed to the economic health of Hyannis and our community,” CCHC President and CEO Michael Lauf said, when the move was announced in 2017. “We have worked closely with the Hyannis Chamber of Commerce and Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District to support revitalization efforts throughout the town, and this project is a result, in part, of this collaboration.”
To welcome the CCHC employees to the area, members of the HMSBID put together gift bags for CCHC employees in the new North Street location. The bag featured coupons and small gift items from:
- Red Fish Blue Fish
- Twin Brooks Golf Course
- Kids Smiles, Inc.
- Kkatie’s Burger Bar
- John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation
- The Black Cat
- Soho Arts Company
- Also in each bag was a map of the Hyannis Main Street and waterfront district, including an events calendar, business directory, highlighting things to visit in the Hyarts District as well as walking distances all around the downtown. The new navigational/historic kiosk walk along Main and the harbor highlights an educational and healthy walk.
Other businesses are interested in doing a follow-up gift bag in the fall, said Wurfbain.
CCHC signed a long-term lease and completed a $4 million investment in the North Street building and surrounding area. In addition to new office spaces, the building has conference rooms, a café for employees and gated parking areas.
“This initiative is a win-win for all – CCHC, the community and our employees,” said Lauf. “We will continue to look for ways to provide the latest and best healthcare in the latest and best facilities, as well as ways to improve the communities in which we do business.”
There are many “big picture pieces” to the improvement of the downtown area, said Wurfbain. Cape Cod Healthcare is the “anchor institution” in Hyannis, and there is a great “symbiotic relationship” between the healthcare system and other businesses, she said.
Other improvements that are in the works for the Main Street area include a Hyannis Children’s Museum sponsored with Cape Cod Child Development – hopefully opening next summer – and The Hyannis International Film Festival that will be part of Hyannis Open Streets celebration in October, according to Wurfbain. Anejo Mexican restaurant and Kilwins candy store are among the new businesses on Main Street. The upcoming Sea Captain’s Row development and many infill market rate developments have been directly engaged by the Business Improvement District’s board as part of the overall vision to have year-round people living and working in the downtown.
“Healthy communities are those that have livable, workable, walkable downtowns,” said Wurfbain.
Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District is a state legislated management entity formed by the community, businesses, chamber and the town of Barnstable in 1999 to help revitalize the downtown by creating opportunities that make it a great place to shop, dine, live and work.
Taylor Stump aka Little Miss Cupcape, opened her doors at 388 Main Street in 2014 right after graduating from college. Walking into Little Miss Cupcape you are greeted by charming, whimsical décor and the smell of amazing, fresh baked cupcakes and treats. Taylor was recently approved for her liquor license which means she is now able to offer fun and imaginative adult beverages such as frose (frozen rose) and champagne topped with cotton candy. Taylor has embraced the creative outlet that baking allows her, coming up with all of the recipes herself and using only the highest quality of ingredients. For cupcake crazed fans, there is even a party room perfect for a cupcake decorating party. Whether you are looking for a custom birthday cake or just a sweet treat for an afternoon on Hyannis Main Street, Little Miss Cupcape has you covered!