Monday, March 28, 2016

Historic Plaque Installation Next Week

The seventh historic plaque in the 2015-2016 series of ten plaques dedicated to downtown buildings will be mounted on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 5 p.m., at Ginger & Company, located at 45 Doyle St.

The building that Ginger & Company is located in originally housed a The Clipper Barber Shop.  Owned by Rhuel Hallford, The Clipper Barber Shop was open in this location for 42 years.  After the barber shop closed, the building was home to a technology store, a loan office, and a clothing store before becoming Ginger & Company, the salon that is housed in the building today.  The Vander Woude family bought the building in 2004.

The historic plaque program highlights ten historic buildings in Toccoa, and the remaining plaques are set to follow each month. Once all plaques have been installed, a walking tour podcast will accompany them to further bring historical awareness to downtown Toccoa.

Everyone is invited to attend this event! The Main Street Office is happy to answer any questions. Please contact Weslie Clark at 706.898.5777 for inquiries.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

All Things Currahee and the Toccoa Downtown Development Authority Recognized at 2016 Georgia Downtown Conference

During the annual Awards Ceremony of the Georgia Downtown Conference, All Things Currahee and the Toccoa Downtown Development Authority were selected as the Downtown Excellence-Small Business of the Year for their dedication and hard work in opening a successful downtown business that showcased local artists.  The ceremony was held last Wednesday night, March 9th, at the Historic Morton Theatre in Athens.

As the premier event on downtown development and historic preservation in the state, the Georgia Downtown Conference promotes downtown and economic development through public awareness, governmental relations and education.  

With over 50 applications received, competition for this year’s awards was fierce but a few outstanding projects stood out among the nominations.  The partnership of the Toccoa Downtown Development Authority and the Phillips’ to accomplish the dream of a retail business for local artisans was selected as the top entry in this category.