About Maggie Longest

Executive Director, Ashland Main Street Association

March Business Update

Downtown Business Community, Here's a look at how Ashland Main Street Association is working for you... February Highlights Business webpage has been created as part of Main Street's website. CLICK HERE to to find 1. available commercial properties, 2. continuing education resources, and 3. business startup guide. To share ideas or comments for the page, email Maggie. Advocacy to the Town of Ashland [...]

March Business Update2019-03-01T13:15:50-04:00

Business Spotlight: Hickory Creek Antiques

Visiting Hickory Creek Antiques is a chance to catch a glimpse of a bygone era, when shopping was less of a chore and more of an experience. Located in the Ashland Town Center off England Street, Hickory Creek Antiques is a sprawling emporium of antiques, collectables, jewelry, ephemera, and everything in between.  Owners Roscoe and [...]

Business Spotlight: Hickory Creek Antiques2019-02-28T13:07:32-04:00

Artist Spotlight: Louise Ricks, Founding Artistic Director, Whistle Stop Theatre Company

Age: 29 (30 in May) Hometown: Ashland, VA! Education: BFA in Theatre for Youth from Shenandoah Conservatory What hooked you into performing arts & theatre when you were younger?  My parents met and fell in love in the theatre. They even got engaged while my mother was playing Cinderella and my father was playing the [...]

Artist Spotlight: Louise Ricks, Founding Artistic Director, Whistle Stop Theatre Company2019-03-01T13:36:42-04:00

Main Street comments on Town of Ashland branding initiative

February 15, 2019     Ashland Town Council 101 Thompson Street Ashland, VA 23005   RE: Refreshing Ashland’s branding   Dear Council Members, We write to provide feedback on the Town of Ashland’s efforts to establish a new brand and marketing campaign. Ashland Main Street Association wishes to provide suggestions for the overall effort and [...]

Main Street comments on Town of Ashland branding initiative2019-02-19T13:14:56-04:00

Business Spotlight: Center of the Yarniverse

Center Of The Yarniverse launched in November 2018 to great excitement in our community. Located at 109 England St, the shop is a cozy space with exposed brick walls filled with yarn of every color and fiber imaginable.  As the only yarn shop in Hanover County, in addition to being one of only three in [...]

Business Spotlight: Center of the Yarniverse2019-01-31T18:53:28-04:00

Ashland’s Historic Theatre Re-Opens

Ashland, VA — After nearly two years of renovation and a $2.1M Capital Campaign, the Ashland Theatre will re-open on December 26th with an opening day celebration followed by a three-week run of the much-anticipated Disney Musical, Mary Poppins Returns.  “We wanted to brand the theatre right out of the gate with a first run [...]

Ashland’s Historic Theatre Re-Opens2019-01-15T11:29:11-04:00

Light Up the Tracks: December 1 to January 1

Ashland's annual holiday celebration is garnering attention across the region.   WRIC, ABC 8:   WWBT, NBC 12:   Richmond-Times Dispatch Visit Richmond VA Virginia is for Lovers Boomer Magazine Richmond Family Magazine Virginia Main Street Blog: Celebrating the Holidays in Virginia ABC 8 News 12 About Town   For all [...]

Light Up the Tracks: December 1 to January 12019-01-14T14:35:40-04:00

November Business Update

Our email update for downtown business owners is now available: Click here. It outlines economic development research for Downtown Ashland and plans for Light Up the Tracks 2018.

November Business Update2018-10-29T15:16:04-04:00

Two-Hour Parking to expand on Railroad Avenue

M E M O R A N D U M   To: Business and Property Owners on southbound Railroad Avenue From: Ashland Main Street Association RE: Parking restrictions proposed Date: October 10, 2018     The Town of Ashland proposes to limit parking to two hours or less in parallel parking spaces on southbound Railroad [...]

Two-Hour Parking to expand on Railroad Avenue2018-10-10T13:40:32-04:00

October Business Update

Our email update for downtown business owners is now available: CLICK HERE. And don't forget to join us on October 3rd at 6pm at Henry Clay Inn for the Downtown Business Forum. All Ashland businesses are welcome! A behind-the-scenes tour of Ashland Theatre is available immediately afterward.

October Business Update2018-09-27T14:17:34-04:00