But did you know Downtown Harlingen …
- Has a 98 percent occupancy rate for business. Only two buildings are available for lease as of the middle of September.
- Is one of only five Valley areas to be designated as part of the Texas Main Street program. It supports communities in the preservation and revitalization of historic downtowns and commercial neighborhood districts. Brownsville, Pharr, Rio Grande City and Laredo are the others.
- Hosts Market Day every month typically the first Saturday. Harlingen Art Night occurs on the last Friday of each month.
According to Edward Meza, people who have experienced Downtown Jackson Street say they love the mixture of different businesses. This includes unique antique stores, boutiques, salons, wood furniture makers, a tuxedo store, uniform store, insurance companies, engraving, vinyl places and offices, among others.