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COVER: Traffic zips along Hopkins Street on a typical Monday night late last year. PHOTO by ANDY HEATWOLE. © 2014, SAN MARCOS PHOTO


The San Marcos Main Street program is calling for nominations for the 2015 Downtown Awards in categories that include “Business of the Year,” “New Business of the Year” and “Downtown Legend of the Year.”

The program began accepting nominations at the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo on Aug. 28 and will continue collecting them through Sept. 30. Winners are chosen by committee and announced at the Downtown Awards ceremony on Friday, Oct. 16 at the Old Hays County Courthouse, 111 E. San Antonio St.

Last year’s winners include Hill Country Humidor for “Business of the Year”; The Marc for “New Business of the Year”; Heartworks Co. Paper Bear for “Downtown Legend Award”; Louie’s Oyster House and Beer Garden for the “Downtown Redevelopment Award”; Texas State University’s Office of Community Relations for “Downtown Partner of the Year”; and Gilbert Perez as “Volunteer of the Year.”

Nominates can be submitted online here. Reservations for the free awards ceremony can be made online here.

For information, contact the Main Street program office at 512-393-8430 or by email here.

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