Smyrna Downtown Renaissance Association
A great place to live, work and play… and it just keeps getting better!
The SDRA promotes the revitalization of Smyrna’s historic downtown and advocates for local small businesses, sponsors downtown events, provides incentive grants to both homeowners and businesses, and partners with other organizations and agencies to preserve and enhance our historic town.
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This year the Smyrna Shade Tree Commission’s Annual Arbor Day tree planting will honor the 250th Anniversary of the Town of Smyrna.
Expedia includes Smyrna in their list of 18 cities that must be seen in 2018.
Despite being granted a place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, the county was unable to hinder the landowner’s plans to demolish this classic Smyrna building.
The Smyrna Downtown Renaissance Association promotes the revitalization of Smyrna, Delaware’s Historic downtown in many ways. The Association advocates for local small businesses, sponsors downtown events, provides incentive grants to both homeowners and businesses, and partners with other organizations and agencies to preserve and enhance historic Smyrna, Delaware.
Affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Smyrna Downtown Renaissance Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) volunteer membership organization incorporated in the state of Delaware. The Association is dedicated to the preservation, revitalization and beautification of Historic Smyrna, Delaware, and stimulates an environment which assures that Smyrna is an attractive and safe place to live, shop, work and play.
The Association models its initiatives after the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Program® using a Four Point approach to the preservation and revitalization of Smyrna’s historic business district. The Association receives no direct support from local, state or federal governments for its operations.
to Shop Locally
- Shopping Local Creates Jobs and the jobs created allow spending in the local economy and help create more jobs.
- Local independent shops invest more in our community: They support local charities, schools and community events which financially impact our community.
- Local shops sell a wide range of great products at affordable prices and cater to the needs and wants of the community.
- Shopping local saves you money! Travel expenses and delivery costs for larger items make the overall cost of items more.
- Shopping local retains our community: Without the support of shopping in the local community, restaurants and services are forced to close.
- Shop Local retains our distinctiveness: Local businesses respond quicker to the needs of the customers and stock products to meet the changing population’s needs.
- Shopping local helps reduce environmental impact. Local shops often stock more locally sourced goods saving long distance freighting.
- Local shops can be easily reached especially for the elderly and young people and those without transportation.
- Local shops value you more: These businesses survive by their reputation & repeat business which means you get a higher standard of service.
- Shopping local saves services: Private and public sector services cluster around shops. As shops disappear, so do banks, restaurants & beauty salons.