McKINNEY, TX – McKinney’s Main Street program has been named a quarterfinalist for the 2017 “America’s Main Street” contest by Independent We Stand, a national small business movement. McKinney and the City of Plano are the only two cities in Texas ranked in the top 25.
Voting for the top Main Street program will take place at MainStreetContest.com through May 28. The winner will be announced June 5 and awarded $25,000. McKinney Main Street has identified three possible options to use the prize money to fund including installing wireless speakers around the downtown square, installing art pieces or purchasing a second transit shuttle.
“Our downtown is the heart of our city and offers a strong sense of place for our residents. It’s where we gather to celebrate, relax and spend time with families and friends. Money spent at our independently-owned small businesses stays in our community,” said Amy Rosenthal, Director of McKinney Main Street. “Downtown McKinney offers economic and quality of life benefits that helps distinguish us as one of the leading Main Streets in America.”
McKinney has one of the oldest thriving historic downtowns in Texas. The downtown commercial district offers more than 100 unique shops and a dozen or more unique restaurants. Art galleries, furniture stores, antique, gift and home décor shops and apparel boutiques offer treasures for your shopping pleasure.
Throughout the year, Main Street McKinney hosts events and festivals that attract thousands of people a year. Classic car shows, Krewe of Barkus, Arts in Bloom and Wine Festival, Bike the Bricks, Red White and Boom Parade, Oktoberfest, Scare on the Square, and many more. Residents and tourists alike may stroll the square and see a show, taste a new wine and enjoy the live entertainment any day of the week.