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For the third consecutive year, Downtown Mesquite has earned the prestigious Accredited Main Street America program designation. Read more here.

Front Street Station Grand Opening

Re-live the grand opening of Front Street Station on May 22,2021. 

Small Business Saturday Success Story

View this video from CBS11 concerning the City of Mesquite's downtown revitalization and Small Business Saturday efforts.

Front Street Station Groundbreaking

Relive the excitement of the groundbreaking for Front Street Station, Downtown Mesquite's $5.5 million infrastructure improvement project that will bring upgraded infrastructure, grease traps for restaurant development, additional parking, a performance pavilion and more! See video here.

Join Mesquite's Downtown Renaissance

According to Downtown Mesquite Manager Beverly Abell, Mesquite’s historic downtown is about to reach its growth period. Read more here.


According to Mesquite Downtown Development Manager Beverly Abell, it doesn’t get any more Mesquite than downtown. Read the article here.

Alejandro's Downtown Location Announced

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Learn more about Alejandro's at Front Street Station, a new "Southwestern Grill" restaurant set to open in 2022 at 117 W. Main St. in Downtown Mesquite. See video here.

Bear Cave Coffee

Visit Downtown Mesquite's own Bear Cave Coffee at 214 W. Davis St. See video here.

Infrastructure Plan Announced

View this 2018 report from a Dallas news station about the announcement of the Front Street Station infrastructure project. See video here.

Front Street Station Public Art

Eight works of art were selected to be installed as murals at Front Street Station. Watch the video to see the winning pieces. 

Facade Grant Program Results

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The Downtown Mesquite facade grant program is producing results; hear first-hand from a property owner about the benefits of property improvement. See video here.

Front Street Station Project Update

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Watch this video to learn about Front Street Station updates as of May 2020. See video here.

First Lady Abbott Visits Downtown Mesquite

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott celebrates Downtown Mesquite's selection as a designated participant in the Texas Main Street program. See video here.


ShopMesquiteTX Profiles


Below you'll find links to Downtown Mesquite press releases issued by the City of Mesquite. These releases offer insight into a variety of programs and activities generated by the Downtown Development program since its inception in 2018.
June 3, 2021: Downtown Mesquite Farmers Market Announced
June 2, 2021: Downtown Mesquite Achieves National Accreditation
May 25, 2021: Front Street Station Grand Opening Held
April 21, 2021: Carroll Place Facade Improvement Grant Announced
Jan. 14, 2021: Front Street Station Public Art Winners Announced
Dec. 23, 2020: Two new Facade Improvement Grants Approved
Nov. 24, 2020: Mesquite Announces Holiday Schedule; Encourages Local Shopping
Oct. 28, 2020: Downtown Mesquite Earns Statewide Honors
August 17, 2020: Mesquite Announces Alejandro's at Front Street Station in Downtown Mesquite
June 25, 2020: Successful Grant Program Helps Improve Business in Downtown Mesquite
June 18, 2020: Downtown Mesquite Honored with National Accreditation
Nov. 13, 2019: Road Closures Begin for Front Street Infrastructure Project
Oct. 31, 2019: Downtown Garners Two Statewide Awards
Oct. 23, 2019: Mesquite's First Downtown Facade Grants Awarded
Oct. 4, 2019: Bear Cave Coffee Serves Up Community in Downtown Mesquite
Oct. 1, 2019: Paint the "U" in the Horseshoe
Sept. 11, 2019: Downtown Mesquite is a Finalist for State Awards
July 31, 2019: Front Street Station Groundbreaking Event set for Aug. 8
July 16, 2019: Mesquite City Council Approves $5.5 Million Downtown Mesquite Project
June 18, 2019: Mesquite Launches Downtown Facade Grant Program
May 17, 2019: First Lady Cecilia Abbott Celebrates Downtown Mesquite with New Rendering
April 23, 2019: First Lady of Texas to Visit Downtown Mesquite
Jan. 8, 2019: Mesquite Appoints Members to New Downtown Development Advisory Board
Dec. 4, 2018: Abell Elected to Downtown Board of Directors
Nov. 28, 2018: Downtown Mesquite Unveils New Logo
Oct. 25, 2018: Mesquite Earns Texas Main Street Designation
Oct. 17, 2018: Mesquite Hosts Event to Grow Small Businesses
July 17, 2018: Mesquite Moves Forward on New Vision for Downtown Mesquite
March 1, 2018: Mesquite Introduces New Downtown Development Manager


In response to COVID-19, the City of Mesquite Economic Development Department created the Roadmap to Resources, a collection of information and resources to assist small businesses navigate their way through the crisis. Below you will see links to Roadmap to Resources electronic newsletters as well as helpful Roadmap videos.

Roadmap to E Commerce Resources

Roadmap to Educational Resources

Roadmap for Job Seekers

Roadmap to Financing and Lending

Resume Roadmap for Job Seekers

Roadmap Electronic Newsletter Links

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