Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Main Street Arkansas visits Siloam Springs

Photos by Hope Johnstone

This week, Siloam Springs received a visit from members of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's Main Street Arkansas division. According to their website, the organization provides "technical assistance, design services and small business consultations that help create economic development in the state's downtown areas."
Susan Shaddox, Mark Miller and Greg Phillips from Little Rock were in town to meet with local downtown business owners and the Main Street Siloam Springs board to provide advice and strategic planning in order to help our historic downtown achieve its full potential.

Main Street Siloam Springs board members met on Tuesday evening, and afterwards a dinner was hosted by Todd and Shelley Simmons at their home. Thirty to forty board members and downtown business owners attended. The event was catered by Emelia's Kitchen, a Fayetteville restaurant that will be opening a new location this fall in Siloam Springs at the corner of Mount Olive and University.

Greg Phillips from Main Street Arkansas talks with Don Wardon, director of the Siloam Springs Museum.

Lovely lemon chicken from Emelia's Kitchen.

Bob Landsaw, a Main Street Siloam Springs board member, with Christina Drake, a realtor and owner of Local Flair Art Gallery.

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