MONTPELIER — The Montpelier Business Association and Montpelier Alive, the downtown community organization, launched the “Makeover Montpelier” promotional campaign May 15 aimed at informing the community that downtown is open for business during the paving and sidewalk projects currently happening in the Capital City.
Today is the first Makeover Montpelier Monday and the announcement of the first contest: “Guess the Completion Date of Downtown Paving.” Downtown shoppers can register their guess of the date that downtown paving will be complete. Entry forms can be found at most local shops in downtown Montpelier. At the end of the project, a winner will be chosen (at random if there is more than one correct guess) and the winner will receive one year of free parking in downtown Montpelier. Each Makeover Montpelier Monday promotion is designed to get consumers interacting downtown and keep people informed of project updates. Look for more of these contests in the coming weeks.
The name “Makeover Montpelier” was designed to let consumers know that this is not a “big dig” project. The hope is that the community will tap into one of the various ways to receive updates as the Makeover Montpelier project moves forward. “Customers and patrons will always be able to access their favorite stores, restaurants and businesses — occasionally with a little more effort. While we will all soon enjoy the benefits of having improved roads and sidewalks, it is important to shop locally now and often to show your support for our local business owners,” said Ashley Witzenberger, executive director of Montpelier Alive.