Welcome to Downtown Manchester

Welcome to Downtown Manchester where over 195 unique shops, restaurants, service businesses and professional offices thrive in a classic, turn-of-the-century town center. We have created this web site to provide you with a virtual introduction to our historic downtown – its businesses, special events, commercial opportunities and more.

Should you wish to visit us in person, we can be easily reached via I-384 and Connecticut Routes 83, 6 and 44.

Thank you for your interest in Downtown Manchester. We hope you enjoy visiting our site.


The new date for the Downtown Manchester Special Services District Annual Meeting is Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 8AM in the Lincoln Center Hearing Room, 494 Main St., Manchester, CT  06040.


If Manchester Public Schools are delayed the Meeting will go on as scheduled. If Manchester Public Schools are cancelled, the Meeting will be postponed to a new date and time to be determined.

DMSSD Year in Review 2017

The Downtown District is proud to present a new video that spotlights some of the many things folks can do in Downtown Manchester. The video was produced by the talented staff of Quast Media and is a part of a special promotion organized by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. 366 spots will air on 18 Channels on Comcast over a 4 week period beginning in June. We encourage viewers to share the video and help spread the message: “Who would have thought I could do all of this in Downtown Manchester!”