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Posted on: October 30, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Main Street Announces Finalists for Love Downtown Awards

A call for downtown award nominations has closed, and finalists have been named for the 2018 Love Downtown Awards.

More than 1,000 nominations were received for the various categories from the local community. Finalists were selected based on their contributions to the downtown business community and the vision statement of the Main Street program. Winners will be selected by a committee based on set criteria and contributions to downtown.

The finalists are:

New Business of the Year: Buzz Mill, HEAT Bootcamp and Shine On Yoga

Legend Business of the Year: Gil’s Broiler, Showdown Saloon and Tantra Coffeehouse

Business of the Year: KnDs, KZSM Radio and the Root Cellar Cafe

The San Marcos Main Street Program will announce the winners at the 2018 Love Downtown Awards on Nov. 9 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Hays County Historic Courthouse lawn, 111 E. San Antonio St.

San Marcos is also celebrating 32 years as an accredited Main Street city through the National Main Street Center. Current and former Main Street Advisory Board members, committee members, volunteers and City officials will be recognized as special guests at the awards ceremony.

Main Street invites the public to attend the ceremony honoring the outstanding businesses and partners that contribute to a unique and vibrant downtown where people of all ages connect, create, and celebrate.

To RSVP for the event, visit or contact the Main Street Program Office at

About the San Marcos Main Street Program:

San Marcos was designated in 1986 as an official Main Street City by the Texas Historical Commission and the National Trust for Historic Preservation and remains one of the oldest Main Street programs in the state. The vision of the San Marcos Main Street Program is to foster a downtown that is a unique and culturally vibrant destination, where local business thrive and people of all ages can connect, create and celebrate.

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