Come see what we have to offer you and your business, and then consider becoming a part of the success of progressive Downtown Oelwein!
New retail space
The downtown business district shows marked improvement with the revamping of the former Gamble's building at 22 South Frederick. Oelwein Private Investment Company (OPIC) transformed the historic structure into several retail spaces and a lighted, secure walkway from the south parking lot to main street.
Oelwein's downtown has completed major improvements to sidewalks, streets, and lighting. OCAD's Revitalization Committee partnered with the City of Oelwein to plan and carry out the improvements. In addition to the sidewalk, street and lighting improvements, green plants add color and interest. Wrought iron benches and receptacles are conveniently placed on every downtown block. Individual business owners in the downtown area have been encouraged to redesign storefronts and make other improvements to their properties.
City of Oelwein Revolving Loan Fund
The City of Oelwein Revolving Loan Fund became available in October of 2007 to make monies available to help businesses in downtown Oelwein improve their properties. Applications are available at the OCAD office at 25 W. Charles Street.
The Grand Theatre of Oelwein, 26 South Frederick, reorganized as a locally-owned enterprise in May of 2010, taking the name of the original Grand Theatre which opened in 1923.
We're getting things done in Downtown Oelwein. We're successfully renovating, refurbishing and renewing. We're attracting specialty shops and art galleries, we're improving signage and streetscapes. Ample parking is available.