Friday, May 9 | Submitted by Laura Head | Historic C•Street
The Commercial Street Community Improvement District will unveil a new branding strategy for the district at a news conference on Tuesday, May 13, at 4-6 pm at the Savoy Ballroom (224 E. Commercial).
Media and C-Street business owners, employees, residents, customers, fans, and the Springfield community are invited to learn more about the materials created by Arnett Muldrow & Associates, a nationally-recognized urban planning firm from Greenville, SC. These new resources and tools will be used by the CID and Commercial Club to promote the district, by private businesses and developers, and by the organizers of the many community events held on the street each year.
Representatives of the CID and Commercial Club boards will be on hand to host the celebration with a banner walking tour, a champagne/sparkling grape juice toast, the distribution of free “C-shirts” and food from several C-Street favorites (Askinosie Chocolate, Artisan’s Oven, Big Momma’s, Café Cusco, Cook’s Kettle, Pizza House, Sisters in Thyme, and That Lebanese Place).
Historic C-Street was founded in 1870 when the first trains came to Springfield. It has evolved to become a vibrant home of artisan foods, arts, entertainment, and young professionals. It has over 100 loft residents and is projected to grow by another 25 percent over the next year. The City of Springfield sponsored the “Strategy for Success” in 2006 and it has produced dozens of new businesses, additional economic development tools, impressive investments in infrastructure, and fostered a strong spirit of community.
C-Street is proud to be “Downtown Springfield’s Creative Edge.”
Jina Gorham — Interim President, C-Street CID Board, firstname.lastname@example.org, 417.300.8756
Kailey York — President, Commercial Club, email@example.com, 417.882.2608
Rusty Worley — Executive Director, Urban Districts Alliance, firstname.lastname@example.org, 417.831.6200