Claremore Businesses Receive Main Street Awards

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 6:16 pm
By: News On 6

There's some new energy flowing though Claremore's downtown, some of it is award winning.

Jessica Jackson of Claremore Main Street showed us around and let us meet some of the winners of their awards, like Katrina Pope and her store, the Burlap Closet.

"I wanted it to be that rustic/chic kind of look," Pope said.

I think she’s done it. They took the store down to the bare walls then added reclaimed barn wood and tin siding.

For display racks there are old chairs, doors and even pallets she had her husband bring from work.

Well her hard work paid off - she won Best Visual Merchandising.

Not far away, on Missouri Street, there's a 100-year-old building that's gotten new life thanks to Amy Gordon.

"The facade was in pretty poor condition when we purchased the building, the bottom was collapsed and cover with decaying wood," she said.

The windows were old and the bricks were painted and plastered over. They cleaned all that up, and for the work they did, and the way it turned out, they won an award for Best Facade Rehab Under $10,000.

They call it the North Block Common, and in doing the rehab she discovered her great-grandfather once had a grocery store in the building.

Gordon said, "My family's been on the corner of 4th and Missouri since the 20s. It was important for me to stay in downtown Claremore."

In all, there were 21 winners in the four categories from all over the state. You can see them all here.