January Newsletter

We publish a monthly newsletter, keeping everyone in the know on all things Main Street. If you are not signed up already,  click HERE. January Newsletter

2023 Downtown Hyannis 4th of July Celebrations

2023 DOWNTOWN HYANNIS 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS Local Bands and Movement Arts Groups Invite   Public to Dance in the Streets of Hyannis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Hyannis, MA – June 27, 2023) Hyannis Main Street will be closed to traffic for two and half hours from 5:00 to 7:30 PM on Tuesday, July 4th before … Read more

First Fridays Kicks off June 2nd on Hyannis Main Street

First Fridays kicks off June 2nd on Hyannis Main Street HYANNIS, MA- First Fridays is coming to Hyannis Main Street! This new, monthly event kicks off on Friday, June 2nd, from 5-8 pm with historic Main Street celebrating all things that make downtowns so special. Get to know your merchants as you Sip & Shop, … Read more

New Downtown Hyannis Façade Program Announces Awards

New Downtown Hyannis Façade Program Announces Awards, Sparks New Improvements April 3, 2023                                        Contact: Elizabeth Wurfbain For Immediate Release                      508-775-7982 Hyannis, MA- The Hyannis Main Street Business … Read more

March Newsletter

The BID publishes a monthly newsletter, with news and updates related to Hyannis Main Street. To read the February newsletter, click HERE. To sign up to receive future newsletters, click HERE.

February Newsletter

The BID publishes a monthly newsletter, with news and updates related to Hyannis Main Street. To read the February newsletter, click HERE. To sign up to receive future newsletters, click HERE.

January Newsletter

The BID publishes a monthly newsletter, with news and updates related to Hyannis Main Street. To read the January newsletter, click HERE. To sign up to receive future newsletters, click HERE.

Local Business Boost Program Continues in 2023

The Hyannis Main Street BID is proud to continue our partnership with Love Live Local in 2023, which will award additional technical assistance grants to local businesses in 2023. Love Live Local wrote a great summary of the program, below, and case studies of 4 of the grant recipients are available on their website HERE. … Read more

December Newsletter

The BID publishes a monthly newsletter, with news and updates related to Hyannis Main Street. To read the December newsletter, click HERE. To sign up to receive future newsletters, click HERE.

2022 Cookie Stroll and Window Display Contest Winners (and recipes)!

Announcing the winners of the 2022 Cookie Stroll Contest and Window Display Contest! We had a record number of voters for the Cookie Stroll Contest, and a couple of fabulous (and thorough) judges for the Window Display Contest. Congratulations to Country Soul, on their First Place win in the Cookie Stroll Contest, and Boarding House, for … Read more

2022 Hyannis Village Holiday Stroll is Saturday, December 3rd

Contact: Elizabeth Wurfbain, 508-775-7982, [email protected] – Hyannis Main Street Melissa Chartrand, 508-862-4767, [email protected] – ArtsBarnstable Amanda Converse, 508-415-2788, [email protected]  – 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 3, 2022 … Read more

Hyannis Main Street BID Hosts 23rd Annual Meeting

The 23rd Annual Meeting Breakfast for the Hyannis Main Street BID was held this past Wednesday, in person for the first time in 3 years, at Embargo. After opening remarks from Board President Dave Colombo, the election of officers was presided over by Board Clerk Mark Sexton. Thank you those who have stepped down: Sam Mazzeo and … Read more

Outdoor Play Oasis to Open at Hyannis Public Library

The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the Outdoor Play Oasis is Saturday, October 15th at 2 pm! An outreach initiative of Cape Cod Toy Library in collaboration with Hyannis Public Library. This Oasis, located in the center of Main Street Hyannis, is EASY TO ACCESS by foot, bike, car, bus, boat or train and … Read more

Hyannis Film Festival previewed in the Cape Cod Times

The Cape Cod Times featured a preview of this weekend’s Movies on Main event, hosted by the Hyannis Film Festival. This is going to be a great event, bringing culture to our downtown, and showcasing movies that may not have been on everyone’s radar. Movies on Main kicks off Friday night, October 14th, and continues … Read more

Hyannis Open Streets is Sunday, September 18th

DOWNTOWN HYANNIS OPEN STREETS – A FREE STREET FESTIVAL Sunday, September 18 from Noon – 4 PM Contact: Jane Walsh  [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – (HYANNIS, MA – September 8, 2022) Head on over to Hyannis Main Street on Sunday, September 18, from noon to 4 p.m. for some free entertainment, fresh air and fun. Hyannis Open Streets is … Read more

Hyannis Film Festival Hosts World Premiere of Unplayed Lullaby

The Hyannis Film Festival recently hosted the world premiere of Unplayed Lullaby, at 529 Main. Steven J. Martin, a former teacher at Cape Cod Academy and Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis, wrote and directed Unplayed Lullaby, and attended the premiere with the film’s stars, Tokyo stage and film actors Nana Akuzawa and Kozue Ito. Thank you to the Hyannis … Read more

Announcing our New Pollinator Pathway

We are excited to announce our new installation of a Pollinator Pathway along the one mile long Main Street in Hyannis. Consisting of 140 planters with over 10 varieties of native American pollinator plants, the reasoning of the effort is to enhance the natural beauty of Main Street, Hyannis- the capital of Cape Cod, and become an … Read more

New Round of Funding for the Town of Barnstable COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Grant

The Town of Barnstable and the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District (HMSBID) has established the COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Grant to assist inthe stabilization of existing small businesses within the Barnstable that have had significant business disruption due to the impact of COVID-19. These grant funds will assist small and microenterprise businesses in the Town of Barnstable … Read more

Governor Baker Declares May 2022 as Small Business Month

Shop Local Day is this Saturday, May 7th, on Hyannis Main Street! This year we are focusing on “getting vocal about shopping local”, and we love that our state is doing the same this month! Governor Baker has issued a proclamation designating May 2022 as Small Business Month in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This proclamation was made … Read more

THE SHORT REPORT: Hyannis Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) News

Established by the Massachusetts Development and Finance Agency, the TDI program is designed to promote economic growth and sustainability in walkable commercial districts in Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities. Barnstable’s TDI District is located in Downtown Hyannis along Main Street, extending from Yarmouth Road in the East End to High School Road Extension. Beginning in 2018, town … Read more

Two New Covid-19 Grants Available for Small Businesses

TWO NEW COVID-19 GRANTS AVAILABLE Up to $75,000 FOR SMALL BUSINESSES On February 23, 2022, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts made $75,000,000 available to support small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds will be available through two different grant programs, the New Applicant Grant Program and the Inclusive Grant Program, administered by the Massachusetts Growth … Read more

2021 Cookie Stroll Contest and Window Display Winners!

Thank you to all of the Main Street Merchants who took part in our Cookie Stroll Contest and Window Display Contest! It was a tough competition, as always, but here are this year’s winners! Window Display Contest Winners 1st Place- Country Soul 2nd Place – Studio by the Sea 3rd Place- Boarding House   Cookie … Read more

Announcing the Local Business Boost Grant Program

Contact:  Amanda Converse, LoveLiveLocal [email protected] 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 … Read more

Hyannis Main Street Storm Updates

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 … Read more

Hyannis Open Streets is Back!

Contact: Jane Walsh [email protected] 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 … Read more

Hyannis Main Street BID is Thankful for Grant Support During Trying Year

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 … Read more

Downtown Hyannis Fourth of July Celebrations

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 … Read more

MassDOT Shared Winter Streets & Spaces Grant Award

  We are so thrilled by the news of the grant received by the Town of Barnstable in partnership with the BID! This grant will allow us to beautify and enhance our streetscape this summer. We are listening to the community, and look forward to adding to our plantings, decorating the barriers and building on … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 TOWN OF BARNSTABLE ANNOUNCES GUIDELINES FOR TEMPORARY OUTDOOR EXPANSION  HYANNIS, MA – In … Read more

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 … Read more

Coronavirus Information and Links

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