Jamestown Up Close and Cheerful Holiday Storefront Decorating Contest

by | Nov 6, 2015 | Downtown - Reinvest, Greater Jamestown, Healthy Neighborhoods

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation has announced details for the Jamestown Up Close and Cheerful Holiday Storefront Decorating contest for downtown business owners. The event was created as an interactive way to celebrate the holiday season, create a festive and beautiful downtown, attract visitors to the city, and showcase downtown businesses. Competing businesses can win an award and additional funding to help promote their business.

Jamestown-Gazette-Holiday-2013Eligible businesses must be located in downtown Jamestown between the boundaries of Sixth Street and Harrison Street, Foote Avenue and the Third Street Bridge. Eligible businesses must also be locally owned or independently operated and clearly visible from the sidewalk.

“We wanted to do something a little different this year to brighten our downtown and help put everyone in the holiday spirit,” said Edwin Rodriguez Jr., events and marketing associate for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. “This holiday decorating competition ties into the Tinseltown Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration scheduled for Friday, December 4,” said Rodriguez. The annual parade runs along Third Street downtown.

Businesses interested in participating must register by November 16. Online registration or mail-in forms can be downloaded at www.jamestownupclose.com. Holiday decorations must be in place by Friday, November 28, in preparation for Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 29. First, second, and third place prizes are $1,000, $500, and $250 media advertising support. The first place winner will also receive a commemorative plaque.

“After registering, it’s time to decorate,” said Kristy Kathman, program and administrative coordinator for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. “Our panel of judges will be making the rounds and selecting the winners from November 28 to December 6. We encourage creativity, originality, and liberal use of lighting,” said Kathman. Participating businesses will be identified on the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation and Jamestown Up Close website and Facebook pages. Winners will be announced during the week of December 7.

For more information on the Jamestown Up Close and Cheerful Holiday Storefront Decorating contest, please call 716-664-2477 ext 231.

2015 Participating businesses:

Chautauqua Brick Co.                                                         34 Harrison St.

Weinberg Financial Group                                                   35 Harrison St.

Carlson’s Jewelry                                                                31 North Main St.

Fresh Press Studios, Inc.                                                   100 North Main St.

Sugar’n Spice Beauty Salon                                               110 North Main St.

The Pub                                                                              209 North Main St.

James Prendergast Library                                                509 Cherry St.

2nd Chances Thrift Store                                                    8 East 5th St.

Quick Solutions                                                                 20 West 3rd St. (windows on 3rd and                                                                                                     Cherry St. side are also decorated)

Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame                                   15 West 3rd St

Lucy Desi Museum                                                         2 West 3rd St.

Willow Bay Computer Solutions                                      17 East 3rd St.

Hall & Lee Yaw, LLP                                                        24 East 3rd St.

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation                  decorated 100 East 3rd St.

Little Sweet Pea                                                               120 East 3rd St.

Jamestown Gazette                                                           215 Spring St.

Geer-Dunn Company                                                      309 Prendergast Ave

Visiting Nursing Association of WNY                            560 West 3rd St.

Adecco Staffing                                                            306 West 3rd St.

Brick City Spirits                                                           110 West 3rd St.

Harvest Time Cafe                                                        108 West 3rd St.

Gokey Mini Mart                                                            102 West 3rd St.

Brick City Market & Deli                                                101 West 4th St. (Cherry St. side)

Kelly Services                                                             111 West 2nd St.

The BioDome Project                                                        209 Pine St.

Dykeman Young Gallery and Vintage Emporium        100 East 2nd St.

Samsara Studio/Melissa Miraglia Designs                  106 East 2nd St.

Esquire Cleaners                                                          302 East 2nd St.








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