Three Rivers builds its downtown with Main Street initiative
For many years, a dedicated group of downtown business people and city officials have been working to restore downtown Three Rivers.
The march of big box stores and the fall of local manufacturers has taken its toll on Three Rivers, as it has on many communities. Now the Main Street Program offered through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is one of the tools helping the city make a comeback.
Nancy Boyce owns of Golden Finch Frame and Gallery, a business housed in a 3,600-square-foot building in the downtown built around 1875. As a member of the Downtown Development Authority and chair of the Design Committee for the Michigan Mainstreet Program, Boyce is heavily involved with the project. "It's a lot of work and time time donated," Boyce says.