Downtown Business Award
Main Street Murfreesboro is celebrating what positive business is all about. Most recently, they have named the "Downtown Business Award Winner." This year, Garage Barre + Bike is the winner!
Garage Barre + Bike was created by Lacey Garrett and Kirby Dudley. They created a barre studio (a low impact, high intensity workout that incorporates elements of Pilates, yoga, ballet and functional movements at a ballet barre and enhances strength, balance and flexibility).
In July 2017, they moved to Maple Street on the Murfreesboro Square, painted it their trademark pink color, and eventually brought more than 5000 client visits to their studio and to the square every month to work out and then frequent local shops and restaurants.
In May 2019, they expanded and moved to the corner of Church and Vine, adding indoor cycling and offering 75 classes per week.
Downtown Design Award
The award goes to RK Urban Development, LLC. The company is a Murfreesboro-based developer and investor in office and residential real estate. As its name implies, the Company focuses exclusively on creating high-quality workspaces and residential homes in the urban core of cities like Murfreesboro, Nashville and select markets in East Tennessee. In Murfreesboro, examples of its projects include the redevelopment of the 6,000 square-foot former telephone company office and medical clinic at 527 North Maple Street.
Doug Young Downtown Leadership Award
The Doug Young Downtown Leadership Award goes to Brian Robertson this year.
Main Street Murfreesboro, the local non-profit, reported that Robertson exemplifies the Main Street Board member at its best. During Brian's service as Board Chair, Executive Board member, and Main Street Board member, his commitment to excellence and his appreciation for the importance of community helped the Main Street program to grow stronger.
Main Street executives told WGNS, "We thank him for his years of service, but more importantly we thank him for caring about the downtown community and showing what can be accomplished through integrity, compassion, professionalism, and enthusiasm."
Brian Robertson is pictured to the right.
New Downtown Businesses are enjoying the local square. 2020 has already brought three new businesses to the historic square: Domenico's Italian Deli, Gallagher Guitar Company and DevDigital.
The nonprofit Main Street Program is affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation's National Main Street Center and follows the tenets of that program. Main Street capitalizes on the unique character of the courthouse square and the surrounding business district with the goal of transforming it into the cultural, social, professional and retail center of Rutherford County...in essence, the hub of community life.