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2011 annual dinner meeting presentation

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2011 Downtown Hutchinson dinner presentation

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2011 annual dinner meeting presentation

  1. 1. Downtown Hutchinson is the center for community events, unique shops and services, and casual and upscale dining and entertainment. Public investment has redeveloped the streetscape from Seventh Avenue south to Carey Park, and public green spaces feature a river walk, amphitheater, water spray park and many other beautiful park areas. Private investment, aided by grants and financing programs, has restored the historic facades of downtown Main Street buildings. The landmark Wiley building has been redeveloped and restored to use. Downtown living is popular with a mix of affordable and market-rate housing, including loft apartments. The area is home to working artists, musicians, dancers, and unique service and retail operations that have joined longtime service, retail and antique store businesses. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to locate in the downtown area to develop new specialty retail and service operations to serve the expanding downtown customer base. Downtown venues feature local and nationally known artists. People stroll along well-lit sidewalks alive with residents and visitors, young and old, enjoying public art, outdoor dining, open businesses and the many events staged downtown. Walking and biking paths make downtown easily accessible from all areas of the community.
  2. 2. Third Thursday is a monthly event Downtown
  3. 3. Cinco de Mayo festivities take place on the first Saturday each May
  4. 4. Outdoors on Walnut between Avenue A and Avenue B Inside Memorial Hall
  5. 5. Antique Appraisal Fair at Memorial Hall
  6. 6. High School Rodeo Cookout was Saturday, June 11th at DCI Park
  7. 7. Main Street Hops for TECH the first Friday each May
  8. 8. Historic activities associated with the Memorial Hall Time Capsule removal
  9. 9. Uncorked for TECH Downtown Wine Tasting was Friday, August 26th
  10. 10. Taste It Downtown features great food from Downtown eateries
  11. 11. Wichita Excursion Train was April 16th and 17th
  12. 12. Chili and Soup Festival Last Saturday in October
  13. 13. Community Award – Victoria Crow, Downtown Hutchinson Revitalization Partnership Board Chair and Economic Restructuring Committee Chair
  14. 14. Award for Excellence in Marketing – website design and implementation for the new Downtown Hutchinson website.
  15. 15. Award for Excellence in architectural design – Tesori Gifts & Boutique, Marty and Mike Lee, owners
  16. 16. Fashionista is a new business located at 14 W. Avenue A
  17. 17. Dynasty Barbershop is a new business at 13 W. 2nd
  18. 18. Serendipity Cupcakes and Petals located at 206 N. Main
  19. 19. Outdoor DéCor is a new store at 116 N. Main
  20. 20. Till We Meet Again located at 306 N. Main
  21. 21. District Acoustic Café at 119 N. Main
  22. 22. 21 Santa Fe located at 18 West Avenue B
  23. 23. State Beauty supply is a new business located at 115 N. Main
  24. 24. Reflection’s Salon and Mike’s Barbershop moved to 305 ½ N. Main – A Kansas Main Street IWW Project
  25. 25. Hutchinson Government Credit Union built a new parking lot which they share with events in George Pyle Park
  26. 26. Jason and Carmon Davenport now own the Stevens Building
  27. 27. Stejskals recently painted their building at 3rd and Main
  28. 28.  Façade Renovations - $65,500  Building Rehab - $1,399,527  Buildings Purchased - 7  New Business Openings -17  Volunteer Hours -1,037 hours worked
  29. 29. Wiley Building Funding Sources Streetscape Completion Downtown Housing/Facades Year Round Farmers Market
  30. 30. Thank you all for coming to this evening’s event to honor those who helped improve and better Downtown Hutchinson. Let’s all go out and make 2012 another great year for Downtown!

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