Town Has Two Entries Up For Statewide Main Street Honors


The man leading the charge in Main Street’s facelift and a new physical therapy space are among finalists in the 2009 Arizona Main Street competition.

Main Street Merchant’s Guild President Rev. Charles Proudfoot was selected a finalist in the Main Street individual of the year category while the new construction at 405 W. Main St., including Payson Physical Therapy and Hinshaw Associates Architecture and Planning, was selected in the design/economic category.

The new physical therapy space, which opened in January, was selected for following design standards including use of stone, wood and woodsy colors.

Proudfoot has worked tirelessly on the redevelopment district and getting a grant to make the street more pedestrian friendly.

The annual awards competition is open to the state’s 14 designated Main Street communities. The Arizona Main Street Program encourages communities to submit award nominations for activities or projects that have been completed in the past two fiscal years.

Nominations were also submitted for ReRuns Resale Boutique for business excellence and Main Street Individual of the Year, Minette Richardson (a finalist last year).

In 2008, Payson’s First Friday Art and Antiques Walk on Main Street won best special event.


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