For Immediate Release
December 20, 2011
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino today awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place to West Roxbury’s Top It Off, the South End’s Teranga, and Brighton’s Imperial Pizza, in the Mayor's 2011 Deck the Windows of Boston Main Streets contest, a storefront decorating competition among 18 Boston Main Streets districts and more than 350 small businesses. The contest is part of Mayor Menino's Holidays on Main Streets campaign, encouraging residents to celebrate the holiday season by shopping in their local business districts. The three-week-long contest began on December 1st, and garnered the attention of over 9000 voters during the public voting period, through which the winners were determined.
Businesses' storefronts from East Boston to Hyde Park were enlivened by gleaming lights, glittering snowflakes, hanging ornaments, lit Christmas trees, and various other decorations, bringing a heightened level of holiday spirit to neighborhood shopping districts across the City.
“I want to congratulate the winners and all the businesses that participated in the Deck the Windows Contest. It is no secret, judging from the thousands of votes cast, that this contest really enlivens our neighborhood business districts during the holiday season,” said Mayor Menino. “We want residents to remember that our Main Street Districts have some of the most unique gifts and dining options in the City of Boston.”
The evening celebration took place at Top it Off a new small business that specializes in woman’s accessories, located on Spring Street in the West Roxbury Main Streets district, drew a large crowd of business owners, residents, and representatives from other districts from around the city. The winning window featured a fireplace, a decorated Christmas tree, and festive holiday lights that captured the attention of shoppers and local judges alike.
To learn more about the contest and view photos of the of the eighteen finalists’ festive windows, visit http://www.cityofboston.gov/lightsonmain/windows2011/winners.asp.