Silver City MainStreet is acknowledging downtown businesses that have persevered during the COVID pandemic with Downtown Silver City Strong awards. The awards are a way to say thank you to businesses that have worked hard to stay open and find new and creative ways to operate. Silver City MainStreet is grateful that they are located downtown.
Thanks to a generous donor, Silver City MainStreet is able to give each business owner an award plaque. The latest recipients are Kris’ Unique Boutique, Our Paws Cause Thrift Store and Gems by Therese.
Kris Lowry, owner of Kris' Unique Boutique states, “During the downtime it allowed us to be able to re-organize, clean, and get hand sanitizer and mask signs ready.
We are proud that our customers are following the rules and did what they could so that the businesses can stay open and everyone can be safe. We are thankful for our community and the community has told us they are thankful that we are open.”
Heidi Ogas of Our Paws for Cause states, “Our shop involves the community and they donate and volunteer. We rely on our community to buy from our store and the funds support our mission. Proceeds from Our Paws Cause thrift store go to help homeless/unwanted/misplaced animals as well as provide a Spay and Neuter program in Grant county.
Therese Higgins, owner of Gems by Therese, a retail shop selling oriental imports, crystals, and jewelry states, “I am thankful for all the people and their patronage as well as all the local support. I appreciate everyone wearing their masks properly. I appreciate all our worldwide suppliers and hope that those that had to quit stay healthy and strong. Thank you for your continued support.”
All of our downtown businesses are important for our economic recovery. Please shop local and support these and all of our local businesses so there is something to shop at when we can finally open up completely.
Please remember all the small businesses and support those working so hard to keep downtown and Silver City diverse and vibrant.
Please take all health and safety precautions for yourself and others in our community by wearing a mask and social distancing. Our community health as a whole depends on working together, and small businesses are the lifeblood of the Downtown Silver City economy. We want to make sure they continue to stay successful while maintaining appropriate public health safety measures.
The mission of Silver City MainStreet is "To encourage a vibrant, historic downtown Silver City which is recognized as the heart of our diverse community." Please visit our website, www.silvercitymainstreet.com to learn more.