Featured Event

Chocolate Fantasy 2020

Chocolate Fantasy is fast approaching!  This chocolate-filled event is Friday, February 7, from 5:30-8:00 pm in historic, downtown Monticello. Bring your besties, your sweetheart, or the whole family, and check out the delicious offerings from a variety of businesses around our downtown. Tickkets are $20 and available online, only. This is event has continuously sold, so get your group together and snag those tickets!

Learn About Facade Improvement

Monticello Main Street and the City of Monticello have teamed up for the past 19 years to offer Facade Improvement Matching Grants to Monticello businesses. To date there have been over $1.1 million of improvement to building facades due to this program.

Monticello Main Street administers the program and offers design assistance, while the City of Monticello provides the funding. The purpose of the grants is to stimulate efforts to improve the street appearance of Monticello's commercial and business facades located in the historic downtown.

There is a $3,000 maximum per grant which must be matched by the applicants. The total grant amount for each fiscal year is limited, so the grants will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis and will be limited to one application per business per fiscal year. Following is the the formal description and application for the Facade Improvement Matching Grant Program and a link to the actual application form which you can print out.


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Chocolate is never too far away from top of mind, but it's officially on our minds all the time right now! Let's help tempt our friends who haven't made it to this event before. Tell us your favorite chocolate treat you remember having at this event from the last several years. Bonus points if you can name which of our fabulous shops, bars, or restaurants was serving it! Tickets for Chocolate Fantasy went on sale this week and they are already moving quickly. Don't wait too long to snag yours!


Monticello Main Street
P.O. Box 392
(217) 762-9318 info@monticellomainstreet.org


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