Dubuque Main Street presented excellence awards to 13 outstanding projects, organizations, and individuals, from the past year in downtown Dubuque, as part of their 32nd Anniversary Awards Banquet., held at the Hotel Julien Dubuque. City leaders, downtown residents, business owners, volunteers, and Dubuque Main Street Board of Directors, investors, and staff attended the anniversary celebration of the not-for-profit organization. Dubuque Main Street is dedicated to the development of a vibrant downtown.
The awards were presented after an address from Chad Wagener, Dubuque Main Street Board President, and key note addresses from Jesse Rebik, Clarke University Associate Professor of Arts and Tim Hitzler, of Key City Creative Center. Award recipients in each element of the Main Street four-point approach included:
Teeny Weeny Toys, located 489 W. 4th St., voted Outstanding Visual Merchandising.
Backpocket Taproom, 333 E. 10th St., voted Best New Retail Expansion.
Spahn and Rose, 250 Harrison St., voted Best New Construction.
Key City Creative Center, 1781 White St., voted Best Community Outreach Program.
West Dubuque Tap, Dubuque Farmers’ Market, voted Best Farmers’ Market Vendor.
St. Mary’s School/ Francis Apartments, 105 E. 15th St., voted Best Adaptive Reuse Project.
Bee Branch Watershed/Greenway voted Best Public Improvement Project.
1800-1808 Central, Chris Richards, voted Best Façade Improvement.
Fannie Stout, 1145 Locust St., voted Best Total Building Rehabilitation.
Bluff Strokes Plein Air voted Russ & Ruth Nash Cultural Corridor Award.
Jacque Weber, American Trust and Savings Bank, voted Committee Member of the Year.
Mike Gibson, Loras College, voted Volunteer of the Year.
Cindy Steinhauser voted Lifetime Achievement Award.
All winners were chosen by the Dubuque Main Street Annual Awards Committee.