About The District

The District began more than 30 years ago when a group of concerned business owners noticed current trends pulling shoppers from the Central Business District. In an effort to alter that  trend, local business owners formed Uptown Quincy, Inc. Later the organization joined the Main Street Program and became known as the Historic Quincy Business  District, to promote the area as a shopping and business district.

Today, The District is the premier destination for dining, entertainment and shopping. With the backdrop of our historic architecture, The District merges the past with a touch of modern to bring customers all the modern conveniences they would want.

The District is volunteer-driven and led by our Board of Directors. The District strives to develop programs that provide assistance to existing businesses and attracts both new businesses and  customers

We are committed to economic development, promotion and preservation of The District. Our boundaries extend from Front Street to Twelfth Street and State Street to Broadway Street. Working through community partnerships, we seek to revitalize this area on a daily basis.

Mission Statement

The District is a volunteer driven organization with a mission to promote, revitalize, and preserve Quincy’s historic business district through a broad-based community support, including both public and private partnerships.

Vision Statement

The District will be an economic, cultural, entertainment, and tourism center in the Tri-State area, providing a physically attractive, thriving, and historic center for working, shopping and living. The District will set the standard for creating an environment to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life for citizens.

The District Office is located at:

128 North 5th Street
Quincy, IL 62301

Phone: 217.228.8696
Fax: 217.228.8698