The creative window display on the corner of South Division and Park streets won $500 from the Peekskill Business Improvement District on Friday. The owners of that window, Ted Bitter of the and Leslie Masson of the Trolley Company, will use the money for future window designs promoting city events.
The window was one of ten in the competition that decked their window and voted. Local artist Wayne Robinson designed and decorated it. Mayor Mary Foster presented the owners with their award Friday afternoon.
The businesses that were chosen to compete were the ones that volunteered when BID board members informed the downtown businesses about the contest.
The BID first intended to have the public vote but due to time constraints changed the voting so that only the businesses entered in the contest could vote.
“Who better to judge than the contest participants, who understand the trials and tribulations of striving for the best window!” said BID Director Jason Angell.
All stores voted on a scale of 1 to 5 and the Bean Runner/Trolley window received 34 points (The Bean Runner Café/Peekskill Trolley submitted one combined ballot so the voting was one window-one vote). It was a close contest with 5 other storefronts receiving 30 or 31 total points.
The totals were:
Birdsall House, 31
The Quiet Man Public House, 31
ITI Strategies, 31
The Coop, 30
Energy Movement Center, 30
Peekskill Celebration, 27
Orange Splot Art Spot, 26
Side Effects NY, 26
Bargains Galore, 24
Angell says he hopes to fine-tune the contest for next year and used this year as a way to get something off the ground for next year.
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