Lessons Learned from Denton is the topic for the next Breakfast Bites quarterly meeting on August 17. Breakfast Bites is a quarterly business development event sponsored by the Georgetown Main Street Program.
Julie Glover, economic development program administrator for the City of Denton, will talk about downtown revitalization in Denton at the meeting. Denton’s courthouse square and downtown district features local restaurants, vintage boutiques, an independent book store, an ice cream parlor, a coffee shop, art studios, taverns, and a dance hall. Downtown events include First Friday, the Twilight Tunes spring concert series, a community market event held on the second Saturday each month, and Arts and Autos, a fall festival with artwork and cars in its 17th year. Georgetown and Denton are the only two cities in Texas to win the Great American Main Street Award from the National Main Street Center. Georgetown won in 1997 and Denton won in 1998.
Glover is a past recipient of the Texas Historic Commission’s Anice B. Read Award of Excellence in Community Heritage Development, and was awarded the 2015 Texas Downtown Association’s Susan H. Campbell Award for Professional Excellence. She has spoken on downtown revitalization and preservation topics at the National Main Street Conference, Texas Downtown Association Conference, Texas Municipal League Conference, the Texas Historical Commission Conference, Colorado and Illinois Annual Main Street Conferences, and in numerous Main Street communities.
The event on Wednesday, August 17 is from 8:30 to 9:50 a.m. in the Friends Room at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth Street. Breakfast snacks, coffee, and drinks will be provided. Networking starts at 8 a.m.
Attendees should pre-register by contacting Shelly Hargrove, Main Street manager, by 5 p.m. on Monday, August 15 at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 930-2027. Main Street is a program of the City of Georgetown.