About Durant Main Street
The Durant Main Street program is dedicated to revitalizing historic downtown Durant by promoting preservation, economic growth, and a sense of community.
Durant Main Street is the anchor of our community. Rich in culture and arts, locals and visitors alike are drawn for unique shopping, dining, and entertainment. Durant Main Street is a place where locally owned businesses thrive, history is preserved, and our friends and neighbors gather together to live their best life, locally.
Our strategy at the Durant Main Street program is to serve as the catalyst for economic growth and community development in downtown Durant by:
Advancing a positive image of downtown and promoting it as an exciting place to shop, live, work, and invest
Sustaining and improving the appearance of downtown
Enhancing the economic vitality of the entire district
Hosting activities that will benefit downtown businesses, residents, tourists, the university community, and industry
Unifying retail and service businesses with a reputation for hospitality, team work, and friendly customer service
The Durant Main Street program models our operations after the “Four Point Approach” developed by the National Main Street organization as a proven method of comprehensive commercial district revitalization. There are four specific points which work together to build a sustainable and complete community revitalization effort:
The Durant Main Street staff is comprised of two full time employees: Executive Director, Stephanie Gardner, and Office Assistant, Carla Dillard.
As a non-profit organization, the Durant Main Street program is guided by a fourteen member Board of Directors, ranging from
small business owners to local professionals.
Durant is a town in southeastern Oklahoma with a rich history.
Learn more about our unique beginnings and how they founded
the community you see today.