Nominees Announced for Texas Downtown Awards

The Texan in Athens is one of the many places announced as nominees in the Texas Downtown annual awards program.

Texas Downtown Association announced finalists today in their 2018 President's Award Program. Of the 43 nominees selected from 111 entries, 17 — 40 percent — are in the Upper East Side of Texas.

M Pulse Outfitters Boutique in Emory, Capital Title/Money Group in Greenville, and Moss "Where Flowers are Fair" in Tyler are among the nominees for a design award for Best Commercial Interior.

Up for Best Renovation are The Texan in Athens, The Redlands Hotel in Palestine, and Main Street Market and Gym in Pittsburg.

Best New Construction nominees include Davis at the Square in McKinney and Franklin Townhomes/Two Amigos Taqueria in Waxahachie.

Longview's Pelaia Plaza/JT Smith Sculpture Garden and Rockwall's Ted Cain's Corner Park are nominees for Best Public Improvement.

Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival in Tyler and Wonderful Women in Waxahachie are in the running for Best Promotional Event.

ETX Brewing Co. in Tyler and Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery in Garland are nominees for Best Downtown Business.

Three of the four nominees for Best Downtown Partner are in the region including Forney EDC, People's Bank in Paris, and City of Pittsburg EDC.

Ennis' Rebranding Project is a nominee for Best Economic Game Changer.

Winners are announced November 7 in Corpus Christi at an awards gala held in conjunction the the 2018 Texas Downtown Conference.

Learn more about Texas Downtown at and check out their site soon for People's Choice voting that affects one category in the awards process.

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