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Design committee awards mini-grant of $500

The Design Committee of Jefferson Matters: Main Street presented a check for $500 to employees of Jefferson Iowa Realty and Mid-Iowa Insurance to reimburse the alley side wall of the north alley in downtown Jefferson.  From left to right are Jill Morton, Mid-Iowa Insurance; Linda Eighmy, Jefferson Iowa Realty; Karen Lawton, Design committee co-chair; Amanda […]

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Challenge Grant 2019 application

The Economic Vitality committee has chosen their applicant for the 2019 Challenge Grant cycle.  The Ace Hardware location at 123 N Chestnut  is being purchased by Amanda Bills and Addi Meyer to open a tap room and restaurant called The Public House.  A date has not been set for them to open. Renovation of the […]

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Main Street Design Consultant in Jefferson on June 18

Several buildings were viewed in Jefferson taking advantage of the free consultation available through Main Street Iowa.  Design Consultant Tim Reinders spent the day on June 18 visiting one-on-one with building owners on their needs and thoughts on the exterior and interior spaces.  With Tim’s experience of over 30 years with Main Street Iowa, he […]

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Mini-grants available

The Design committee offers two mini-grants for buildings in the Main Street District. The Building Facade Mini-grant application is for paint, tuck-pointing, replacement of windows & doors and removal of non-conforming elements of a building.  The maximum request is for $500 per building.  A simple application is needed prior to the project to be approved […]