Designated an official Texas Main Street city in 1994, Decatur, with the help and expertise of the Texas Historical Commission’s Main Street Center, has seen the benefits of downtown revitalization first hand.
Since January of 1994 over 2 million dollars have been reinvested in the name of historic preservation. More than 40 rehabilitation projects have been completed, ranging from simple slipcover removal to complete restoration. New businesses have opened, others have relocated to downtown and some have expanded, all creating new jobs as a benefit. New programs and events have brought old and new friends to downtown again.
Main Street District
The Decatur Main Street District is 9 square blocks including the Wise County Courthouse.
Texas Main Street Center
The Texas Main Street Center is on call to help with a variety of services. On-Site Training for Managers, committees, and businesses include Design Assistance, Architectural consultation, Economic Development assessment, Visual merchandising, Window display, and many others.
Incentive Sign Grant
Business Owners within the Main Street District are eligible to receive a one-time reimbursement grant for signage or facade improvements of up to $250.00 or half the cost of improvements. Applications may be obtained from the Main Street office
Preferred Shopper Program
Preferred shopper cards can be obtained for $10.00 each at Decatur City Hall. Discounts are offered to cardholders at participating merchants ranging from a free drink with the purchase of a meal to a full 10% off regular-priced merchandise. Merchants display specific discounts in their stores. Benefits to cardholders also include notification of special discounts and sales and special event coupons year-round.