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Jefferson’s Downtown Difference Maker

Jefferson’s Building Official, Nick Sorensen, is Jefferson’s Downtown Difference Maker and was highlighted in the recent Main Street Iowa publication of the Downtown Resource.  Main Street Iowa coordinator Michael Wagler wrote the article based on the many experiences he has had working with Nick on derelict buildings in Jefferson’s downtown that have turned around to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]