Main Street Area Association

Sandra Andrade, Executive Director, MSAA

Fridays, 8:20 AM & 10:20 AM on 1290 WLBY.  Streamed at


Main Street Area is in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, and the Main Street Area Association is dedicated to keeping neighborhood businesses strong and vital.


  • Advocating for safe and convenient parking
  • Assisting in downtown planning and development
  • Encouraging uniform business hours
  • Supporting police foot patrols for neighborhood safety
  • Beautifying and improving downtown landscape
  • Planting and maintaining flower beds
  • Maintaining communication between municipal entities and businesses
  • Working with city officials and staff regarding services

The MSAA organizes popular downtown events, such as Midnight Madness, Taste of Ann Arbor, Rolling Sculpture Car Show, Halloween Treat Parade, Holiday Parade, and many cultural events.


Main Street Area Association
15 Research Dr.,  Ann Arbor, MI 48103

MSAA Interviews

January 19, 2018: Sandra Andrade, Incoming MSAA Executive Director

  Meet the New Head of MSAA – As Maura Thomson moves on to the Downtown Development Authority, we welcome the woman who takes over the reins of guiding downtown business and events. Click & Listen:

January 12, 2018: Jae Gerhart, Local Foods Coordinator for Washtenaw County

Local Food Featured at Restaurant Week – Those veggies on your plate at the upcoming Ann Arbor Restaurant Week may very well have been sourced locally through a new partnership with growers. Click & Listen:

January 5, 2018: Heather Glidden, Founder, Joy Ann Arbor

New Fitness Studio – This holistic fitness center in downtown Ann Arbor offers gyrotonic equipment and other innovative approaches to fitness. Click & Listen:

December 29, 2017: Caroline Kaganov, General Manager, Conor O’Neill’s

      New Year’s Eve – Two champagne toasts, a 4-course meal, dancing, and even a breakfast buffet are all part of ushering the New Year in at this popular downtown pub. Click & Listen:

December 22, 2017: Moni Mulepati Sherpa, The Himalayan Bazaar

Last Minute Gift Ideas – She got married on the summit of Everest, and today owns two Ann Arbor businesses with her husband. Click & Listen:
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