By KRISTIE A. BILGER
Downtown Fremont Inc.
Whether you’re looking for some new jewelry, sports gear, the perfect piece of pottery or a thingamajig, you’ll find it and so much more in Downtown Fremont. Just another great honor is Fremont being named Best Hometown by Ohio Magazine.
A lot is happening in the Historic Downtown Fremont District and we want you to experience it.
In 2019, Downtown Fremont businesses continued to prosper and bring unique items to be showcased daily. All of them were able to entice shoppers to want to come back more often. New businesses and investors sustain the quality of commercial retailers in 2019 and at the beginning of 2020 are initiating the building of vibrant structures to keep our downtown area dynamic.
Paramount Cinema, which is a first-run movie house, started an interior and exterior renovation and restoration project highlighting its marquee.
For 2020, a main focus on Downtown Fremont is the continuous marketing to the community and creating a destination city.
Downtown Fremont Inc.’s website was launched last year which showcases the opportunities for people to SHOP, LIVE and PLAY. Birchard Public Library is in the
process to build at 8,500-square-foot addition to its existing library space. This addition and renovation project will bring between $5.5 and $6 million to the Downtown Fremont Historical District.
Downtown Fremont, Inc. continues to host downtown events such as the 15th annual Croghan Colonial Bank Farmer’s Markets and Fremont Federal Credit Union Car Shows and Holiday Events through the entire year. Downtown Fremont continues to beautify with our seasonal banners, lighting, decorations and our signature flower planters in the historic district that sets itself apart and makes you “Think Fremont! Grow Fremont!”
Kristie A. Bilger is executive director of Downtown Fremont Inc., 315 Garrison St., Fremont, 419-332-8696, downtownfremontohio.org.