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Main Street Kent is Everyone’s First Choice for


Main Street Kent is Everyone’s First Choice for


Main Street Kent is Everyone’s First Choice for


Main Street Kent is Everyone’s First Choice for


About Main Street Kent

Kent, Ohio is a unique place. Our downtown is filled with shops, restaurants, bars, live music, and a vibrant community of artists and creators. Main Street Kent is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization, promotion, beautification and preservation of downtown Kent. Support is provided by the City of Kent, local businesses, and community members alike. Since Main Street Kent’s formation in 2006, dozens of new businesses have opened in downtown Kent, and hundreds of new full-time and part-time jobs have been created. We are proud to be a part of a vibrant and thriving community. From hosting events year round to creating public art projects, we’re committed to making Kent, OH the best it can be!

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Main Street Kent’s Best

If our volunteers are the heart of Main Street Kent, our businesses our the soul. We highlight our Main Street Kent Volunteer and Business of the Week every week. Follow Main Street Kent on our Facebook page to learn more about our volunteers and participating businesses.

 Featured Volunteers

Andrew Madonio

Andrew is a dedicated volunteer for all of our events year round. He is a long standing member of the Kent Jaycees and works for Brimfield Insurance. Here’s why he chooses to serve MSK:
“I work for a family business, Brimfield Insurance. My Kent connection is that I’m a lifelong townie having lived in the same house my entire life. I like to volunteer for Main Street Kent events because I feel like this city has given me so much that helping support a thriving downtown is one small way to give back.”


 Featured Friend of Main Street Kent

Franklin Hotel Bar

The Franklin Hotel Bar is an upscale bar nestled away in the storied lower level of the Franklin Hotel. The plush bar features classic cocktails with the freshest ingredients, craft beers, fine wines and delicious small plate food offerings. It’s a perfect spot for an intimate evening out, Happy Hour with colleagues or before-and-after a show at the Kent Stage.