Residents gathered on the Main-Dempster Mile Thursday evening for the area’s holiday open house. Many businesses had extended hours where they welcomed holiday shoppers.
At 718 Main St., the former location of Vogue Fabrics, a holiday window installation was unveiled by interior designer Jackson Adams, the Main-Dempster Mile Marketing and Event Planning Director.
Adams, a resident of the Main-Dempster Mile area, said like others he noticed a large absence when Vogue Fabrics moved locations. He contacted Katherine Gotisck, Executive Director of Main-Dempster Mile, to brainstorm a project to celebrate the neighborhood.
Passers-by can follow the story “Main Street, Sweet Main Street,” about holiday shopping, with photos of multiple local businesses.
“Vogue Fabrics was a dominating presence on Main Street and it just looked stranded. Jackson offered to do an installation and I was able to get a little funding and we are really happy with the result,” Gotsick said. “We hope people enjoy it and walk by and think it is a charming neighborhood.”
Guests enjoyed free hot chocolate at Reprise Roasters and Blind Faith Cafe. Carolers walked the Main-Dempster Mile spreading holiday cheer and the holiday tree contest entries were on display.
Almost 30 trees are entered in the contest, vote for your favorite by Dec. 17 here.