Great American Main Street application (GAMSA)

A goal of the Jefferson Matters: Main Street Board of Directors for 2019 was to submit an application to be considered a Great American Main Street.  This is a national designation through Main Street America and presented at the National Conference in Dallas, TX in May of 2020.  An video conference interview with the committee […]

Challenge Grant 2019 application submitted

The Economic Vitality committee submitted a Challenge Grant for The Public House for the 2019 funding.  The Ace Hardware location at 123 N Chestnut was purchased on Aug. 1 by Amanda Bills and Addi Meyer to open a tap room and restaurant.  A date has not been set for them to open. Renovation of the […]

Partnership Visit report from Story City

Main Street Iowa state staff paired Jefferson and Story City for a partnership visit for 2019.  In May, both communities sent volunteers to visit the other communities for the day.  Each visitor submited impressions about information prior to the visit and then during the visit.  Main Street Iowa collated the results. In August, the directors […]

Thanks for “Chews”ing Jefferson

The Chews Jefferson promotion was successful with our downtown restaurants reporting an increase in sales on those Wednesdays.  Thanks to Uptown Cafe, Breadeaux Pizza, Peony Chinese Restaurant, Doc’s Stadium and Hy-Vee Market Grille for participating. This promotion will end in July but will hopefully continue next summer. The Promotion committee encourages residents and visitors to […]