Benicia Main Street

Benicia Main Street

Benicia, CA

http://www.beniciamainstreet.org/

Benicia is truly a hidden gem in the San Francisco Bay Area, known for its captivating history and thriving artist community. Benicia Main Street, a designated California Main Street since 1986, is located in a historic Southern Pacific Train Depot, a building which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From this building, Benicia Main Street operates a visitor's center with a gift shop, fundraising for downtown revitalization. Benicia Main Street hosts 25 events throughout the year, drawing thousands of residents and visitors alike to First Street. Benicia Main Street has been in need of additional room in the Southern Pacific Depot for many years and would use the prize money as matching funds for a grant for ADA (Americans with Disabilities) access to the Depot's Freight Room, giving access to nearly 1,000 sq/ft of underutilized space. The space would then be used as an art gallery and an additional space to display historic memorabilia to further boost Benicia's rich community of artists and history.