Cristie Thomas

Dining in Downtown Marietta

Marietta is home to over 22 eateries and restaurants, ranging from Mediterranean to Indian to Mexican to Asian Fusion and more. Marietta’s craft brewery serves ...

8 Places to Grab a Quick Lunch in Marietta

Ain’t nobody got time for a 2-hour lunch, so here are 8 great options in downtown Marietta for a quick bite to help you get on with your day. 1. The Original Pizza Place Their lunch special includes a slice of pizza, a salad, and a drink. Add a fre...

Eric Dowler: At the Helm of RTA

This year’s 7th Annual Rivers, Trails, and Ales Festival doesn’t appear in Marietta overnight! It takes the steadfast planning, coordination, and tireless dedic...

Marietta is for Murals

Marietta is not only home to adventurers and shoppers, but our arts community is strong and growing. With a handful of art galleries, full-time working studios, and photography spaces, creativity is proudly on display within our commercial district. ...

Build Up Marietta

Marietta Main Street, a local nonprofit in downtown Marietta, officially announced the launch of Build Up Marietta, a new facade improvement grant program offer...

Downtown Beautification is More Than Good Looks

Downtown beautification programs are cornerstones of small towns and big cities across the U.S. The obvious reason why downtown beautification is so popular is plain to see: we all love to adore a pretty place. From beautiful blooms in hanging flower...

Main Street Musings

Have you heard of Marietta Main Street? If you’re active on social media, you might have seen us pop up in your feed from time to time, and if you’ve ever come ...
Cristie Thomas

Cristie Thomas

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Cristie L. Thomas is the Executive Director of Marietta Main Street, a local nonprofit focused on revitalizing downtown Marietta, OH. Originally from Long Island, N.Y., Cristie now lives in the MOV with her husband and two sons. She spends her free time listening to musical theatre, dancing in the streets, and watching Food Network.

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