Crystal River Main Street App Screenshots

Screenshots of the Crystal River Main Street's page on the "Distrx" mobile device app, where users can find eateries, attractions and historic sites in downtown Crystal River.

Crystal River Main Street has gone mobile.

In a continuous effort to connect locals and guests with Crystal River’s downtown, the nonprofit community-revitalization group launched its own tour-guide page on the app “Distrx,” available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

“It’s a super-easy login process,” Main Street Executive Director Meredith Linley Bleakley told Crystal River City Council members at their meeting Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. 

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Meredith Linley Bleakley

Make sure the mobile device’s location service is turned on so the Distrx app can redirect it to Main Street’s page.

Along with showcasing eateries, shops and attractions in the city’s central district, the app also takes people on a 14-stop tour of historic sites.

Owners of businesses not yet on Main Street’s app can create their own page for free to upload details and content about their store or service.

To get started, email Bleakley at meredith@crystalrivermainstreet.com.

Crystal River Main Street Map

An updated map of downtown Crystal River provided by the Crystal River Main Street for visitors. Maps also include a QR barcode, which can be scanned with a mobile device's camera to download a guide app. 

With the help of a previously awarded grant, Crystal River Main Street also redesigned its map of Crystal River’s downtown, highlighting tourism businesses, attractions and hotels with a color-coded and eye-catching layout. 

These maps will be available to take from display cases throughout the city, like the Shoppes of Heritage Village on North Citrus Avenue and the city town square.

Each map also has a QR barcode, which can be scanned to download the Distrx app.

Crystal River Main Street Logo

Crystal River Main Street

Bleakley said Main Street is also working on hosting First Fridays, a social gathering downtown on the first Friday of each month. 

However, due to COVID-19, the organization will just encourage people to stroll and shop around the city, instead of coming together in one spot, like a farmer’s market, Bleakley said.

For more information about Main Street, visit www.CrystalRiverMainStreet.com or scroll through its Facebook page, facebook.com/CRMainStreet.

Contact Chronicle reporter Buster Thompson at 352-564-2916 or bthompson@chronicleonline.com.