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1916 Centennial planning event

1916 Centennial planning event

The Centennial year of the fire of 1916 and the City of Paris’ greatest comeback story is fast approaching. Plans are under way by the Main Street Advisory Board to hold a series of 1916 Centennial events during 2016 to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the great fire. A planning meeting...

02/24/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Main Street Announces

Paris Main Street Announces "Movies in the Park" Line Up

Summer 2015 may seem like a long way away, but Paris Main Street already has the line up picked for this summer’s Movies in the Park. June 11th — Big Hero 6 June 18 — Maleficient June 25– Divergent July 9 — Happy Feet July 16 — Little Rascals July 23 —...

02/21/2015 by eParisExtra
Main Street Award Grant to Carriage House

Main Street Award Grant to Carriage House

Paris Main Street program has announced they are part of another restoration project in Downtown Paris Texas. Dr. Keith and Janet Green, received  $3,600 50/50 matching BIG grant for work on their business, the Carriage House, located at 21 Clarksville Street in downtown Paris. “The Main...

02/18/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Optical Expands and Holds Grand Opening

Paris Optical Expands and Holds Grand Opening

Paris Optical, located on the east side of the plaza, has undergone big changes recently.  It has been an established eye care practice since the early 1970’s, but has now been expanded and improved to better serve the local community. Paris Optical originally only occupied 15 East Plaza,...

02/18/2015 by eParisExtra
Main Street Program Offers Assistance to Downtown Businesses

Main Street Program Offers Assistance to Downtown Businesses

If you own a building in downtown, or your business is looking into new signage, the Texas Main Street Program has professional design assistance available for façade restoration or sign design. Many of the downtown business owners have already utilized this service.   Before you start your...

02/18/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Main Street Upcoming Events

Paris Main Street Upcoming Events

Paris Main Street has announced many upcoming events, including a presentation on its accomplishments at the Paris City Council meeting on February 23rd. The Paris Texas Wine Fest is scheduled in downtown Paris on April 11, 2015 from 5:30pm-9:30pm. This event has become extremely popular and...

02/17/2015 by eParisExtra
Rotary's donation gets public restroom project over goal line

Rotary's donation gets public restroom project over goal line

Paris Main Street is very pleased to announce that the goal to raise the estimated funds has been met. The Rotary Club of Paris donated the final $10,000  needed to meet the $45,000 goal. “This donation is very much appreciated and we are ready to go when the church begins their project,...

02/11/2015 by eParisExtra
Lucky Shopper Wins $100 Downtown Dollars

Lucky Shopper Wins $100 Downtown Dollars

Kaitlin Ammon, was the first winner of the $100 downtown dollar drawing hosted monthly by the Paris Downtown Association. First Thursday of every month participating stores stay open till 8 o’clock in the evening.  Shoppers who spend $10 or more in any of the participating stores (look...

02/07/2015 by eParisExtra
Kid friendly art exhibit this Thursday Feb. 5th

Kid friendly art exhibit this Thursday Feb. 5th

NXS Gallery is hosting an opening reception for local artist Andrea Doss. Andrea has a whimiscal style and is known for her kid friendly art. She will also have copies of the childrens book that she has illustrated on hand for sale. Reception is Thursday Feb. 5th from 4:30 to 7:00 and is...

02/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Child Actor and Comedian Dustin Diamond Returns to Paris

Child Actor and Comedian Dustin Diamond Returns to Paris

Known for his role as Samuel “Screech” Powers from “Saved By The Bell”, Dustin Diamond is returning to Paris at LMAO Comedy. Diamond has also appeared in several reality shows including Celebrity Boxing and Celebrity Fit Club, where his “bad boy of comedy” persona was made...

02/04/2015 by eParisExtra
New Members Art Show on Thursday

New Members Art Show on Thursday

The Plaza Art Gallery in downtown Paris will be hosting a “New Members Art Show” on Thursday, February 5th from 5pm-8pm. The art show and reception is open to the public and will feature the work of photographer Claudia Holland and artists Wes Groom. The show will run through the...

02/01/2015 by eParisExtra
NXS Contemporary Art Gallery Hosts Artist Reception

NXS Contemporary Art Gallery Hosts Artist Reception

NXS Contemporary Art Gallery will be hosting a welcoming artist reception on Thursday, February 5th from 4:30 to 7:00 for local artists Andrea Doss.  NXS Contemporary Art Gallery is located at 102 Clarksville Street in downtown Paris. Andrea Doss was born an artist, and painted her early...

01/28/2015 by eParisExtra
New Restuarant Coming to Downtown Paris

New Restuarant Coming to Downtown Paris

Downtown Paris will soon have a new restaurant!  Perry’s Off The Square will be opening on Tuesday, February 10th in the space that formerly held Bois D’Arc Restaurant. Perry’s Off the Square head Chef Michael Perry says the menu “will be an upscale dining experience...

01/22/2015 by eParisExtra

"Avenue Q" Opens at Paris Community Theatre

The hilarious, modern musical “Avenue Q” which focuses on a group of unique 20-somethings and features puppets is opening at the Paris Community Theatre this week. Avenue Q runs January 22-25 and January 28-31.  All times are at 7:30 pm (there are no matinees for this show). The...

01/18/2015 by eParisExtra
Plaza Theatre Gets New Roof

Plaza Theatre Gets New Roof

Workers are on the roof of the historic Plaza Theatre this week, replacing the old roof. The Paris Community Theatre has raised approximately $68,000 in their “Raise the Roof” Campaign to repair the roofs at both the Plaza Theatre on the square and the Brown Centre for Creative...

01/14/2015 by eParisExtra
New Paris Public Library Hours

New Paris Public Library Hours

The Paris Public Library has announced new hours for 2015. Effective January 2, 2015 the Paris Public Library hours will be: Mondays 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. until 6...

12/28/2014 by eParisExtra
PCT's Raise the Roof Campaign Still Seeking Donations

PCT's Raise the Roof Campaign Still Seeking Donations

Early this year, the Paris Community Theatre launched a “Raise the Roof” campagin for PCT’s building repairs, specifically to repair the roofs of the Plaza Theatre and the PCT Brown Centre for Creative Arts. The Board of Directors recently learned that the Plaza roof is built...

12/24/2014 by eParisExtra
Final Weekend of

Final Weekend of "Alice in Wonderland" at PCT

The final weekend of the Paris Community Theatre’s production of “Alice in Wonderland” is this weekend. Performances are Thursday, December 18th, Friday, December 19th and Saturday, December 20th all at 7:30pm and then a final matinee performance of Sunday, December 21st at...

12/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Wassail Fest Winner

Wassail Fest Winner

The Winners of this year’s Wassail Fest, held last Saturday afternoon is Paris Baby (pictured).  Paris Baby has the title of 2014 Wassail Miester Winners.  Kim Montgomery was also awarded  $100 Downtown Dollars for tasting Wassail in every participating downtown store.   ...

12/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Maxey House Book Club

Maxey House Book Club

The Maxey House Book Club begins this Sunday, December 21st at 3pm at the Sam Bell Maxey House, located at 812 S. Church Street in downtown Paris. Every other month, the club will meet and discuss a different book. This year’s chosen books were either written by a Victorian author or...

12/17/2014 by eParisExtra