“It’s Where Everybody Comes Together”

Introducing Karyl Lammers – Our Downtown Main Street Ambassador!

Paso Robles is on the map! Visitors from all over the world are discovering what we as residents and business owners enjoy and appreciate every day! From the wineries, historic points of interest, unique museums, fine hotels and dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural events, Downtown Paso Robles is usually where the journey begins for many of our guests.

Paso Robles, Main Street Association, Karyl Lammer

Karyl Lammers, Paso Robles Downtown Main Street Association Ambassador

Karyl Lammers now holds the distinct honor of being our Main Street Ambassador. She not only represents the heart of downtown and its Main Street members — promotes the commerce and vitality of the entire North County.

“As the Main Street Ambassador, it is my honor and pleasure to help make this happen. I ask where our visitors are from (Templeton to New Zealand!) and what brings them to Paso!” Lammers said. “I introduce myself, welcome them to Paso Robles, offer my business card, the Main Street Directory and ask how I can assist with their visit. They love the fact that there is an Ambassador to greet them personally! They enjoy sharing stories with me. We part with a handshake.”

“Currently I am downtown two days a week greeting visitors, locals, business owners and their employees with cordial conversation; offering suggestions for shopping, dining and sight-seeing. People are so grateful when I tell them that our downtown stores are independently owned so the owners can provide the most unique items. I often find myself talking to our residents; telling them they are as blessed as I am to live here. We enjoy conversations and share fun stories about all things Paso. I offer the Directory, so they know the events and the businesses they may need and not know about!”

“Businesses in Paso Robles are THE BEST!! I have the privilege of representing Downtown Main Street to the business owners, so I can better refer them to the people I meet.  The reception is warm, friendly and exciting!! I have gained even more love and respect for every business!”

“I’ve lived and loved Paso Robles for 28 years, moving from Ventura; serving as Executive Director for 17 years for the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center; preparing me to become the Ambassador for the Main Street Association. After meeting many visitors over the years, I know what they are looking for and what they enjoy.  Through the years, I’ve had the distinct privilege of meeting and knowing many of our local business people; making me proud to be a part of this community.”

“Main Street Executive Director Norma Moye and I have been friends for many years.  Supporting the Main Street Association and Downtown Paso Robles forms an alliance of merchants, business owners, stakeholders and community members while preserving and bolstering a thriving downtown for everyone to enjoy! Norma knows how things should be done. She understands people, trusts and truly appreciates everyone around her!  If you don’t believe me, just look at what she has done for our community. Paso Robles is a must-see tourist destination. Visit downtown Paso and see Authentic California!!  Thanks to the Main Street Association and Norma – I am proud to be our Downtown Ambassador!”

Publisher’s Note: We are happy to have Karyl downtown, and proud of our Main Street Association. Welcome!

Enhance our Downtown Streetscape!
Donate a Wine Barrel

The downtown wine barrel project needs community support! Donations are needed to replace older barrels and add new barrels throughout the downtown business district. Full barrels are cut to halves at Rental Depot. Led by chairman and artist, Laure Carlisle with support from the Paso Robles Art Association, local artists are working with the business owners on the artwork design to compliment their storefronts.

Bobbi Conner, owner of The Natural Alternative said, “Thanks to Main Street and the local artists for adding a colorful, festive touch to the downtown businesses! We love the color it has added to our storefront. Customers are complimenting us on the fun addition outside!”

“As an 11-year Main Street volunteer, now working on the barrel project,” Sandi Hatch says, “I enjoy meeting with business owners to see how we can visually improve their curb appeal. This is my way of serving the community.”

Calling all wineries and residents! If you can donate wine barrels, call Norma at Main Street at 805-238-4103. Along with the barrels, donations for planting mix, lavender plants, olive trees and perennial flowers are greatly appreciated! Main Street has the volunteers to make it happen with the community’s support!