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Lunch & Learn Educates Business and Property Owners

Lunch & Learn Educates Business and Property Owners The Downtown Development Authority hosted a Lunch and Learn for current and prospective business and property owners in Perry's Downtown District. Participants learned about the variety of incentives and financial opportunities through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and through the City for building a business in Historic Downtown Perry. Learn more about the programs: Facade Grants Revolving Loan Fund Rural Zone



Mainstreet Now Accepting Façade Grant Applications

The Perry Main Street Advisory Board offers a Downtown Development District Facade Program to current and active businesses located within the City of Perry’s Downtown and Main Street Districts. This program provides incentives to downtown business and property owners to make improvements to historic properties and/or renovate and rehab buildings within the commercial core of Downtown Perry. The grant helps with restoration/rehabilitation, paint/mural, landscaping, and other specific...



Plaque Honoring Blue Bird No. 1 Unveiled in Downtown Perry

Historic Downtown Perry is the home of the first Blue Bird bus. A plaque was unveiled at the corner of Ball and Commerce Streets to commemorate this history. Members of the Perry Area Historical Society, City of Perry Main Street Advisory Board, Downtown Development Authority, and Promotions Committee were present to hear Ellie Loudermilk, Perry Area Historical Society Director, read the history of the existing building. In 1927, Albert Luce constructed the bus body from steel,...



Downtown Development Authority Receives Award for Gas Incentive Program

The City of Perry Downtown Development Authority (DDA) received a Member Award from the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia (MGAG) at their 2021 Annual Membership Meeting on May 6. The award recognizes the authority’s outstanding achievement of their Natural Gas Incentive Program. In September 2020, the DDA presented a $26,400 check to Morning by Morning Coffee Company for participating in the program. Qualified restaurants are eligible for up to fifty percent reimbursement of the...



Celebrating National Historic Preservation Month

We proudly recognize May as National Historic Preservation Month. The National Trust for Historic Preservation was established in 1973 as a way to promote historic places for the purpose of instilling national and community pride, promoting heritage tourism, and showing the social and economic benefits of historic preservation. Mrs. Ellie Loudermilk, president of the Perry Area Historical Society, is pictured with City of Perry Downtown Manager Jazmin Thomas, and Mayor...



Downtown Perry Wine Tasting Event May 21

With more wine stops than ever, make your way around the downtown district, stopping into the many businesses for wine samples. Be sure to enjoy food and beverages from the various restaurants and pick up something fun from one of the shops! We will be setting the mood with sounds from the DJ, so plan to make it a night on the town! All event-goers must be 21 years of age or older. Government issued ID is required at check-in. Tickets are $30. Purchase Tickets



Downtown Traffic Changes

Traffic lights will be removed from the intersections of Carroll Street/Jernigan Street and Main Street/Jernigan Street. This will allow traffic to move freely on Carroll Street and Main Street. Please use caution and patience as we implement this new traffic change.



Dogwood Derby Set For April 10 POSTPONED

UPDATE (April 9, 2021): Due to forecasted inclement weather, the Dogwood Derby is postponed. A rescheduled date for the event will be announced once available. Dogwood Derby Set for April 10 The official City of Perry Dogwood Derby will be held in Historic Downtown Perry on Saturday, April 10. The event is free to attend from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. An officially sanctioned Perry Dogwood Festival event, the public is invited to spend the morning watching derby cars of all...



Mossy Creek Natural Announces Expansion

Mossy Creek Natural announced the business is expanding to a second studio at Ball Street Crossing as a makerspace to keep the 915 Carroll Street store stocked with locally-made products. Mossy Creek Natural is a minority-owned bath and body business in Downtown Perry. In 2020, sales grew 33% and space limitations in the retail building caused difficulty in keeping products on the shelves. City of Perry Economic Development staff helped facilitate the expansion by helping business...



City of Perry Celebrates Distinguished African Americans During Black History Month

City of Perry Celebrates Distinguished African Americans During Black History Month The City of Perry is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing distinguished African Americans who made an impact on Perry. Banners celebrating prominent Perry natives are placed along Historic Downtown Perry and General Courtney Hodges Boulevard with their picture and lists significant contributions to the community. Council Member Phyllis Bynum-Grace spearheaded this project and worked with...



City of Perry Hires Downtown Manager

City of Perry Hires Downtown Manager The City of Perry is thrilled to welcome Ms. Jazmin Thomas as the new Downtown Manager. An integral part of the Perry team, Ms. Thomas will be the “eyes and ears” of the City in the Downtown Development District. She will serve as the liaison between the City and District property owners, businesses, and visitors. “Our historic downtown is at the heart of what makes Perry a great place to live, work, and play. We’re excited for Ms. Thomas...



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