The Project

Catch The Vision

It’s thrive time.


Down on Main Street

Eclectic? We’d rather call it an endless list of fun to be had. Historic architecture meets dynamic hot spots. Art, commerce and culture collide with sliding on your dancing shoes. Leave your 9-to-5 behind, and find too much of a good thing along our streets. From microbrews to marketplaces, you’ll find influences from around the globe all within walking distance. That’s the difference on Main Street.

Head to Downtown Lafayette, and have the time of your life—again and again.

Progress Starts Here

It’s time to show visitors and the people of this great city how Lafayette rocks their world. No fuss, but lots of frills. Rejuvenating Main Street will send energy into an area that already sizzles. But wait, there’s more. Giving downtown a shot in the arm gives it nothing but a competitive edge and exciting future. Those sweet sounds of progress? Well, that’s music to our ears.


Speaking of ears… Pop on those earbuds and connect to Downtown’s free WiFi. Check out Ready Set Go Downtown for more details, or download the Lafayette app. Modern amenities meet timeless design for a great urban experience—only found downtown.




Our Story

Kick Back. Relax. Explore.

Many merchants. One goal.


You’re Always on the Guest List

Dress Code: Just kidding!

Don’t just have a good time, make it legendary. From beat-dropping music to quiet tables made just for two, you’ll find it on Main Street. Need a little retail therapy? Everything on your must-have list is just steps away. Want to indulge in the arts or endless evenings? A little bit of people watching or a lot of jamming to live music sounds good, too? The best part is you don’t have to choose. Do it all! We dare you.

It’s a New Day

Already having fun? Great, because we’re just getting started.

Main Street is open for business! Entertainment! Food! Fun! Great times with friends you’ll never forget! The magnetism of our marketplace will only be amped up by enhancing Downtown’s beauty. Well-lit walkways leading you and your friends to your next destination. Gathering places for a quick bite or long conversation. Lush landscape will give visitors that “Welcome to Lafayette!” we’re known for. The perfect blend where downtown charm meets great times.


Kathy Logsdon, Kathy’s Kandies

The streetscape project will make the Downtown an inviting place because of its destination appeal. The idea that our town is turning a progressive leaf is exciting and beneficial to me as a downtown business owner.


Don Kirby, DT Kirbys

Downtown Lafayette has already established itself as a food and entertainment destination for nationwide travelers. Streetscaping just adds not only more another reason to visit, but puts a personal touch to individual businesses… that has to be good for all, in my opinion.


Ron Halsema, Halsema Custom Crafts

We are looking forward to seeing the end results of the streetscape project. The visual impact, as well as the functionality, will make downtown even better to visit than it already is, and of course, we will be Open for Business throughout the project.



Our Shops


Phase 4

We’re highlighting the businesses on the block who are currently seeing progress outside their front doors. To see the full list of retailers on Main Street, click the button below.


OneTouch Security Plus

OneTouch Security Plus offers products and services to keep your home and family safe from burglary and fire.

(765) 423-4309

500 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette


Bistro 501

Flavor and style of the French countryside with the finest, freshest ingredients on its menu. A large, diverse wine list and full bar. Outside dining.

(765) 423-4501

501 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette


Assure Group

The ASSURE Group provides crop insurance and risk-management tools to protect farmer profits.

(866) 247-2667

504 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette



Providing professional photography in Lafayette for weddings, commercial and beyond.

(765) 420-9621

505 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette


John Burgett

Legal services from a personal-injury attorney.

(765) 742-6006

510 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette


Friends of Downtown

Friends of Downtown is a member-based nonprofit organization that promotes the vitality of the Downtown Lafayette, Indiana, area. We strive to encourage and promote local businesses and expand cultural events.

(765) 423-2550

512 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette


Brown Street Construction

(765) 420-7020

516 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette


Susie Gibb’s Framing

A fine arts gallery, exhibiting original works in watercolor, oils, acrylic, glass, pottery, wood and limited-edition prints and various other media.

(765) 428-2434

516 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette


Artist’s Own

As an artists’ cooperative, the members own and operate Artists’ Own Gallery. The artists serve in all capacities of running the gallery operation, including serving as shopkeepers. Each time you visit the gallery, you will meet some of our talented artists.

(765) 429-4478

518 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette


Sunshine Yoga

Offering: Yoga, PiYo, Fitness, Personal Training, Massage, Ear Candling, Nutrition Counseling, 3 Week Body Cleanse, Ionic Detox, Body Treatments, Childcare

(765) 479-1111

519 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette


Klaverenga Studio

Sales, Lessons, Repairs, Accessories, Music! Over 200 guitars in stock!

(765) 742-6336

521 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette


St. Michael’s Book Store

More than 2,000 years of rich Catholic heritage is found here through the many books, statues and art objects. Hand-crafted rosaries, jewelry and chaplets, books, CDs and DVDs.

(765) 423-4427

522 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette


Stephan Design

Interior design for elegance and comfort in the home or high-tech functionality. Wallpaper and paint selection to custom room design, come browse our unique home-interior accessories.

(765) 420-7007

524 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette



Japanese-Asian cuisine & Sushi.

(765) 742-8180

526 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette


Gaby Tailoring

Services your fitting, sewing, & mending needs. High fashion, couture, alterations, tailoring and special projects welcome. A boutique of creations designed by Gabriela Frezza.

(765) 838-8827

529 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette



For more than 25 years, the NFPT organization has offered a foundational education and credential to those who seek personal-fitness trainer employment in gym facilities, private studios and other fitness capacities around the world.

(800) 729-6378

530 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette


Arthouse Music Society

Lafayette’s first and only bar dedicated to Live Jazz and Blues Music five days a week.

(765) 430-9801

531-533 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette


Operation Ink

Custom-designed tattoos, accessories. A gallery for artists to display and sell their artwork of any media.

(765) 420-7334

532 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette



An operating soda fountain with fountain drinks and sodas, large selection of handmade candies and a lunch menu.

(765) 742-4441

536 Main Street

Downtown Lafayette


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(765) 742-2591

Lafayette Brewing Co

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(765) 742-2591

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Resources for visitors and business owners


Discover Downtown With Will & Marq

Will & Marq

Main Street is open for business… and so much more!

Meet Will and Marq—William Digby, who founded the great city of Lafayette, Indiana and his companion, none other than the Marquis de Lafayette, the man whose moniker stamps our town. Join the dynamic duo as they roam this great city of ours and explore all that downtown has to offer. Don’t miss a single installment of The Adventures of Will & Marq video series brimming with adventure, intrigue, romance—OK, maybe not that last one. See More Will & Marq Episodes


Downtown Map

Find Your Friends, Fast!

Let us help you dive into Downtown. In the mood for a show or on the hunt for a unique gift? We’ve got you covered. Whether you want to dine at a cozy table for two, or you’re looking for the perfect meet-up for drinks with friends, where the party never ends, we’ll help you find it.




Business Owner Toolkit

Downtown Shops: Here’s your toolkit!

While Main Street gets a makeover, use these free, tailor-made marketing tools to boost your business. Order yours today!

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