Wheaton Businesses Considered for Revitalization Award
The potential nominees include the president of an art association, a property owner, a yarn shop owner, and several restaurant owners. Who do you think should win?
The Wheaton Redevelopment Advisory Committee intends to recognize businesses or commercial property owners who have improved the viability of Wheaton's downtown area and created positive change.
The designated awardee would receive a plaque at this year's Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce community awards banquet.
In considering the nominees, WRAC will use the following criteria to judge: (1) business innovation, (2) business success, (3) business environment impact, (4) community impact, (5) area revitalization and (6) greenness.
These are the names under consideration by WRAC members:
Cathy Hirsh: President of the Montgomery Art Association.
Chris Georgatsos: The shops at Amherst, which were improved about two years ago with fresh paint and awnings.
Craig Miller: Owner of Good Time Ol' Fashion Service.
Sunil Maximus Martinus : Owner of the Westfield Wheaton movie theater (Montgomery Royal Theaters) and the Royal Mile Pub.
Tom Stanton: Owner of Limerick Pub.
Victoria Rothenberg: Owner of The Yarn Spot on Georgia Avenue.
Vilay Phanmanivond: Owner of Ruan Thai.
Who do you think should receive the award? Tell us in the comments.