Mission: The preservation and promotion of the historic Eau Gallie downtown.
Results: Since our inception in 2010, we have launched well over 25 new businesses, some of which have already expanded, hosted thousands of people at events that are mostly free and open to the public, launched a successful mural program encompassing now over 30 murals, and created intense interest in the economic redevelopment of Eau Gallie. We have worked with the city of Melbourne to change zoning to foster smart development.
Target demographics: redevelop the historic commercial core
Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands of people find and develop their creative side, feel like they have a hometown and establish a new business
Geographic areas served: the historic village of Eau Gallie, part of Melbourne FL since 1969
Programs: We preserve and promote historic downtown Eau Gallie for the benefit of residents and guests through streetscaping, art walks, historic walking tours, and by recruiting new businesses and investment in the community. Nearly all of our businesses are creative, from art galleries to architects.