Downtown Delaware is the original walkable mixed-use community!


Hollywood paints an image in our minds of the quintessential American small town downtown with busy sidewalks with people shopping in local storefronts and restaurants. Downtown Delaware IS that perfect image of a vibrant downtown!

Our 109 first floor spaces are 97% occupied with the following mix of businesses:

  • 51 Retailers including an incredible cheese and deli shop and specialty olive oil shop
  • 27 Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Ice Cream Shops and Bakeries
  • 4 bars
  • 3 Microbreweries (two with restaurants)
  • 1 Winery
  • 1 Wine and Whisky bar
  • 30 first-floor offices including many technology, engineering, marketing and creative services businesses
  • One of the oldest restored first-run movie theaters currently operating in the state
    Essentially our downtown has become a foodie and entertainment destination for people from all over Ohio. Only a handful of first-floor storefronts remain, so this is a huge opportunity for an entrepreneur to tap into the 2 million visitors to our downtown each year!

    We also are currently working with our building owners to renovate more second and third floors for offices and apartments. Downtown apartments have waiting lists of white collar young professionals and baby boomers who are looking to downsize. Both groups want the walkable amenities and exciting environment that currently exist in our downtown. 

    Offices are becoming occupied with technology, business resources and creative class companies that also want to walk to restaurants, microbreweries, coffee shops, etc. Plus, they find it easy to recruit high quality employees with all of the exciting living options that are being made available downtown.

    MainStreet Delaware is the non-profit organization that oversees historic preservation and foot traffic generating events and promotions for Downtown Delaware.

    In Delaware, a downtown revival spurred by restaurant wave - Columbus Business First

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