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"Scott Day was really helpful because [he] commented on the [store's] name and about how it should convey a more fun, colorful, kid sound. He also talked about what we could do to change our windows and that we shouldn't have all of our bestsellers right as you walk in. As a result, sales have gone up in the last few months, especially for toys and books."

Robin Hendrix
Totally Kids, Winstead CT

General Design Training

As design committees experience turnover it’s important that new members receive training to bring them up to spend on the basic Main Street design philosophy. This ½ day community workshop reviews various aspects to train new committee members in design basics.  Topics covered are:

  • Storefront design;
  • Urban design principals;
  • Proper building maintenance (tuck-pointing, cleaning buildings, moisture problems, painting, structural problems, windows, doors, transoms, themes, demolition);
  • Awnings;
  • Proper use of signs;
  • Public improvements and streetscape improvements;
  • Store window displays;
  • How to work with property owners and merchants;
  • Documenting existing buildings; and
  • New construction.
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