The Downtown Lincoln Association would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals who are attending our Annual Awards Luncheon on Thursday, October 25th. DLA truly appreciates everyone’s support and commitment to downtown Lincoln. We are thrilled to highlight seven Impact Award winners for their outstanding accomplishments. The recipients of these awards are celebrated for creating a positive impact on downtown Lincoln the past year.
Significant Development- Assurity Life
Downtown Visionary- Tom Smith, Vision 2015
Downtown Business Leadership- Burlington Antiques, Diane & Jeff Cunningham
Young Entrepreneur- Jason Davis, Screen Ink
Downtown Champion- Ann Ringlein, The Lincoln Running Company
Residential Development Award- Larson Building
Downtown Volunteer of the Year- Staci Hass, GoLincolnGo
Congratulations to all of the 2012 Impact Award Winners!
Recent and ongoing developments spotlight the reoccurring vitality of downtown Lincoln:
Last month resulted in a large amount of building improvements and alterations, leading to an investment of $8,497,670 in downtown construction projects. This includes $560,000 worth of retail enhancements, $100,000 worth of amusement and recreational remodeling, $6,484,670 worth of residential enhancements and $1,353,000 worth of office/professional building improvements.
Downtown Business News
Footloose & Fancy Remodels and Rebrands Downtown Store
Footloose & Fancy has been a staple in the downtown community since 1975 when the store first opened its doors, offering high-quality, comfortable shoes to Lincolnites. This summer, Footloose underwent an extensive makeover; the popular shoe store has expanded its merchandise to now include clothing, and the new name reflects the changes. Introducing: Threads Footloose & Fancy.
The downtown icon has lent their footwear’s signature style to include the latest in outdoor-inspired garments. Jane Stricker, owner, says the store’s renovation is five years in the making. Threads Footloose & Fancy now carries distinguished apparel brands such as: The North Face, Patagonia,Lucky, Kuhl and many more. Most of the brands in stock have a purpose as well. Indigenous, one of the store’s newest products is a leader in eco-fashion—made from fair trade, organic cotton.
Along with the new name and merchandise additions came a slew of renovations. The store added 1,000 square feet of space, affixed a brand new store front, updated the ceilings, walls and flooring and installed energy-efficient LED lighting.
After 37 years, their original philosophy is still true to form, offering more than just material items. Instead, Threads Footloose & Fancy offers their own unique, quality lifestyle. Stop by today to check out the revamped store.
Downtown Gift Cards Available!
Downtown Gift Cards can be purchased in $5 increments between $10-$500, and are available online at downtowngift.org, or at DLA’s office at 206 S. 13th Street, Suite 101 in the Sharp building. Recipients of the gift card will have the luxury of spending their funds at more than 200 restaurants, boutiques, movie theatres, parking garages, bars, hair salons and other establishments downtown!
For questions about the Downtown Lincoln Gift Card program, contact DLA Marketing Director, Todd Ogden, at 402.434.6906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1967, the Downtown Lincoln Association provides services and champions initiatives for maintaining and enhancing our vibrant downtown. Our vision is to create an energetic downtown environment where we live, learn, work, invest and play. DLA has evolved into a multi-faceted organization supporting a wide range of programs and activities including maintenance, economic development and advocacy.
For a complete listing of downtown businesses, events and residences visit downtownlincoln.org. ‘Like’ us on Facebook at facebook.com/downtownlincoln.
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