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Historic Downtown Bristol


Believe in Bristol’s mission is to foster the collaborative vibrant nature of both Bristols by building a community of culture, lifestyle, heritage, music, and economy. Believe in Bristol strives to strengthen the heart and soul of our Historic Downtown and facilitate its future growth by implementing the Main Street Four Point Approach focusing on Organization, Design, Promotion and Economic Restructuring.

Bristol is one community whose heart is a vibrant downtown; where our unique cultural and historical heritage is celebrated; where a sustainable vigorous economy is enjoyed; and where the quality of life is enhanced by abundant opportunities for living, working, shopping and playing.

As a Certified Main Street Community, Downtown Bristol has more to offer every day — more activities, more shops, more homes, more offices and more LIFE. This progress did not just happen, it is largely thanks to the ongoing unified efforts of businesses, groups, and individuals coordinated through Believe in Bristol.

Believe in Bristol is a non-profit organization, composed of dedicated citizens, business owners, and other friends of Bristol who recognize the role a vital downtown plays in preserving and furthering our communities identity, spirit, and economy. Thanks to the proven Main Street Four Point Approach, Believe in Bristol is making real progress by:

• Organizing broad based community support
• Promoting all that Downtown has to offer
• Preserving and restoring the area’s classic architectural design
• Increasing commercial potential through economic restructuring

As a result, Downtown Bristol is now a pedestrian friendly shopping environment, with a strong sense of community and its own unique character.