Tahlequah Daily Press

March 13, 2014

Tahlequah Main Street businesses to be feted


OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Main Street Center announced the finalists for 20 competitive awards. All finalists will be honored at the 25th annual Main Street Awards Banquet, May 6, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

“These awards highlight the many activities, businesses, communities and Main Street programs that exist throughout Oklahoma,” said Linda Barnett, Oklahoma Main Street Center director. “Each entry showcases the creativity and participation toward increasing revenue and creating jobs for their local downtown historic business districts.

Each award category falls under one of the “four points” in the Main Street Approach: organization, promotion, economic restructuring and design.

Tahlequah Main Street Association businesses among the award finalists are: Dream Theatre, Best Adaptive Reuse Project; Drip (the Beverage Lab), Best Business Practices; The Branch, Best New Business Downtown; and Meigs Jewelry, Downtown Business of the Year.

The Community of the Year Award will recognize the Main Street community that led other towns by earning the most quality assurance points during the 2013 calendar year.  In addition, the top Main Street program managers will be recognized.

The dinner and program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from a local Main Street Program for $38, if purchased before April 8. After that date, tickets will be $48.

For more information about the Oklahoma Main Street Program, call (405) 815-6552 or visit www.OKcommerce.gov/main-street.