We Are Downtown Foley

Where the Gulf Coast Begins

Downtown Foley Gift Cards a great gift for any occasion


Foley Main Street has  a  “shop local” program to bring more money and attention to independent small businesses in Downtown Foley.  The community gift card called Downtown Dollars, is a Mastercard gift card that will universally work at multiple local Downtown Foley businesses. 

The Downtown Dollars Gift Card gives  the gift of choice. One gift card and it works at a variety of locations, rather than having to pick and choose just one business. It’s an easy way to support downtown businesses, and it allows businesses to gain new customers

Click below to find out more information  You will see a listing of local businesses that accept the card, plus business contact information, a map with pin locations, and an online order form.


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Foley Main Street Wins Three State Awards of Excellence!

Left to Right: Foley Main Street had a great representation at the Main Street Alabama Annual Awards Banquet. Foley Main Street Executive Director Darrelyn Dunmore, Wayne and Carolyne Hollis, Kelly Hollis, Tootsie Hollis-Allen, Chloe Salinas Foley Art Center Director, Wayne Dyess City of Foley Executive Director of Planning and Infrastructure, Foley Main Street Board member Kristin Hellmich and City of Foley Mayor Ralph Hellmich.

Foley Main Street district was recognized with three Awards of Excellence one for Promotion and one for Planning and Public Space and one for Historic Preservation. Foley Main Street District joined Heflin, Montevallo, and Oxford for reaching a major milestone of ten million reinvestment efforts.

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Foley Main Street has Resources for Businesses AND Developers 

Links to Funding  options, where to get your business license, utilities, and resources to use in your five year plans

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Yes, We ARE an Historic District - Learn more about what it takes to be part of it! 

Historic District Guidelines, Facade Grants, Historic Tax Credits. There are a lot of moving pieces. Foley Main Street has you covered

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WE ARE DOWNTOWN FOLEY

We are a place of beginnings. In 1905 John B. Foley envisioned a community where farmers could bring their crops to the people. The rail spur that began here shipped fresh food from South Baldwin County throughout the region. In 1915, the community incorporated and downtown thrived as a place where farmers came to market.  

It was here that Navy Pilots embarked on their journey to fight in World War Two. Local legend John Snook transformed his telephone operators into the Nylon Army – women ready to stand and defend the region from German invaders. Those that fought in the war found a welcoming place to set down roots during peacetime. 

In the decades after the war, the region began to transform. Visitors eager to enjoy the white sand beaches and clear ocean waters of the Gulf of Mexico flocked to the area. Downtown Foley thrived as the primary shopping and dining destination for the growing coastal resorts of Pleasure Island.  

As the region continues to grow at a pace that changes the landscape each year, Downtown Foley is embracing its role as an authentic place with the warm family welcome of a true community that believes in its future.  Downtown is the place where the history and memories of coastal Alabama comfortably meet the spirit and energy of a forward city.    

We invite you to explore our downtown, venture into our independent shops and boutiques, taste the flavors of unique cafes and bistros, soak in the sounds of music at our events, relax under the shade of trees in our parks, and become a part of a place that embodies the pace of the region.  

We are Downtown Foley  -  Where the Gulf Coast Begins

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 Downtown Foley

    Downtown is the place where the history and memories of coastal Alabama comfortably meet the spirit and energy of a forward city.  Foley Main Street is committed to preserving the district’s rich past while promoting its future growth through a sound economic development strategy. We invite you to explore our downtown, venture into our independent shops and boutiques, taste the flavors of unique cafes and bistros, soak in the sounds of music at our events, relax under the shade of trees in our parks, and become a part of a place that embodies the pace of the region.    As the region continues to grow at a pace that changes the landscape each year, Downtown Foley is embracing its role as an authentic place with the warm family welcome of a true community that believes in its future.    

Resources for Businesses & Developers 

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