Main Street Delaware plans events for new year


You’re invited to join Main Street Delaware for a new Annual Kick-Off event that’s guaranteed to start off the year in style.

This year’s inaugural Annual Kick-Off will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 24 and “feature a progressive dinner with 30-minute stops at five of downtown Delaware’s finest restaurants.” The event also will incorporate Main Street Delaware’s annual meeting, according to a news release.

Event locations include Fresh Start Café & Bakery, The Greater Gouda, Opa Grill & Tavern, Restoration Brew Worx and Staas Brewing Co. Dinner tickets will be limited to 50 participants and may be purchased in any of the following combinations:

• Individual ticket – $30.

• Pair of tickets – $50.

• Individual ticket and friend of Main Street Delaware membership – $70. (Personal memberships typically cost $50.)

The Annual Kick-Off will begin at 5:30 p.m. Jan 24 at the Main Street Delaware office, 20 E. Winter St., and conclude at Staas, 31 W. Winter St., where all Main Street Delaware members are invited to gather at 7:30 p.m. to hear organization updates and vote on candidates for the Board of Directors.

In addition to the Annual Kick-Off, tickets also are available online for Main Street Delaware’s Feb. 3 First Friday “Chocolate Walk,” sponsored by Richwood Bank. Tickets are $15 apiece for the once-a-year walk, which enables participants to enjoy chocolate treats from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at many downtown Delaware locations. Tickets are limited to 250, and the event typically sells out.

The Chocolate Walk also will begin at the Main Street Delaware office, where participants will trade their tickets for tour maps and goody bags to help carry any treats that don’t get eaten right away.

To purchase tickets for the Annual Kick-Off and/or the First Friday Chocolate Walk, visit www.mainstreetdelaware.com.