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Bridge Street Named Quarterfinalist for “America’s Main Streets” Contest

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Ashtabula, Ohio –One of Ashtabula’s storied commercial districts is earning national recognition after being included in a short list of finalist competing to be America’s best Main Street. Independent We Stand, a nationwide shop-local initiative, announced its list of quarterfinalists May 1in the 2018 “America’s Main Streets” contest. More than 156,000 votes were cast for 242 nominees during the nominations phase. The City of Ashtabula’s Bridge Street neighborhood earned one of the 25 spots. As the lifeblood of our cities and towns, Main Streets play an important role in the long-term success of communities and help build a sense of place. Independent We Stand invites the public to vote for their favorite quarterfinalist and move a deserving Main Street one step closer to the grand prize of $25,000.

“There has been an incredible outpouring of love for hundreds of Main Streets and Main Street organizations across the country in this years’ “America’s Main Streets” contest and we couldn’t be more excited,” says Independent We Stand co-founder Bill Brunelle. “We are in our second year of the contest and are so happy to see the passion and pride these nominees have for their Main Streets and the local businesses that keep them alive. Now, it’s time for consumers to show their support and vote again for these amazing quarterfinalists.”

Semifinalists voting begins April 30 at MainStreetContest.com and runs through May 27.

The top 10 semifinalists will be announced on May 29 and the winner of the 2017 “America’s Main Streets” contest will be announced June 4 followed by a “Main Streets Make Us Better” celebration on the Fourth of July, when the winner will announce how the prize money will be utilized.

To vote for “America’s Main Streets” quarterfinalists, visit MainStreetContest.com.