May 26, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: KREX News 5 "Downtown Montrose Becomes New Fad"

Courtney Griffin:
"MONTROSE, Colo.- Downtown Montrose is blossoming with new events, farmer's markets and stores this summer.

Scott Shine, manager of the Downtown Development Authority, says within the last couple of months, it’s really become the place for people to be. “We've had some businesses move into the district that were operating outside of downtown that have come downtown to be a part of what's happening down here, so we think that's a positive sign.”

With vacant building signs vanishing, the downtown area is a place where people can go shopping, look for home d├ęcor and enjoy eateries.

One business owner who has been downtown for 30 years said in the past couple of years business has really picked up. “It seems to be picking up every day. We see people from out of town shopping and I’m very encouraged by the traffic that we’re seeing," said Glee Westcott, owner of Tiffany Etc.

With many new events going into the downtown area, one event in particular will be going on all summer long. Main in Motion is an event starting June 7 and brings between 3,000 and 5,000 people every Thursday, lasting until August 23....."  (Read more?  Click title)

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