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Spotlight on Main Street

Downtown Middletown: Loveable & Livable

3:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Community Health Center

Due to inclement weather, we are rescheduling our Spotlight on Main Street networking event in Middletown to Thursday, October 20th (originally scheduled for this Thursday, October 13th).
Please note:
•    We will notify you of the revised itinerary as soon as possible, or you can view the event page for additional details.
•    You do not need to re-register to attend. However, if you are unable to attend on Oct. 20th, please notify the CMSC Team at
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us at

Join CMSC & CEDAS as we explore Downtown Middletown!

The seven walkable blocks of Middletown’s Main Street are home to nearly 200 independent businesses from family-owned for generations to brand new. Visitors can sample the world at restaurants with a dozen different ethnic cuisines. This charming business district nestled along the Connecticut River is home to music, art, dancing, playtime, and even the movies, making it the perfect place to explore as a visitor or resident.

Schedule of Events

3PM-4PM – Welcome Reception & Registration - Community Health Center Rooftop


  • Welcome – Jen Alexander, Chair, Downtown Business District
  • The Downtown Business District's Roles & ResponsibilitiesSandra Russo-Driska, DBD Coordinator
  • Our Community in Action - Presented by Middletown Police Dept. Community Division & Chief Erik Costa
  • A Vibrant & Residential Downtown – Presentations by Dominick DeMartino, DeMartino Development, and JR Hargraves, Hargraves Development

5PM-6PM – Guided walking tours along Main Street

6PM-7:30PM – Government Officials' Reception - sponsored by the Inn at Middletown

  • Featuring Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz , Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim, and Larry McHugh, President, Middlesex County Chamber
  • Complimentary food, beer and wine will be served along with a surprise parting gift!

Additional Information:

  • PARKING: All guests should park in the parking lot off Union Street behind Mondo Restaurant and the Inn at Middletown
  • SHUTTLE BUS will be available and running between the Inn at Middletown and the Community Health Center following the walking tour
This event is approved for 2 credits for certified planners
With thanks to our AICP Certification Maintenance Provider FHI Studio.

Click here to register.

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