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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Longview Main Street Program Nominates Five Downtown Businesses for Statewide Awards

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The Longview Main Street Program and One Hundred Acres of Heritage, Inc. recently nominated five downtown businesses/organizations for 2019 Texas Downtown Association Presidents Awards. The Texas Downtown Association Presidents Awards are awarded each year by the Texas Downtown Association to highlight and celebrate the achievement of businesses, developers, individuals, and organizations in their efforts to promote and develop their respective Downtown Districts. 

This year, Longview Main Street submitted nominations for the following awards: 

  • Best Commercial RenovationCopper Tree Retreat
  • Best Public ImprovementDowntown Longview Streetscape Project
  • Best Promotional EventArtWalk
  • Best New ConstructionR. Lacy
  • Best Downtown BusinessOil Horse Brewing Company 

“We are so lucky to have a great pool of nominees – we had a lot of great choices this year and felt that these were the ones that had the best narratives to demonstrate that they are indeed worthy of this prestigious award,” said Melida Heien, Main Street Coordinator. “We are very proud of everything and everyone that works hard day each day to make our Downtown a wonderful place.” 

The Longview Main Street program has been a finalist for a TDA President’s Award in both 2017 (Downtown Live) and 2018 (JT Smith/Pelaia Plaza Sculpture Garden). Local programs will be notified in September as to whether they are an award finalist and awards will be presented at the annual TDA Conference in Georgetown, TX in October. 

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