Contact: Christine Schilke
The newly created downtown will provide the setting for CMSC’s Awards of Excellence celebration.
HARTFORD, MARCH 14, 2016 – Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC) is pleased to announce that Storrs Center in Mansfield will host the 2016 CT Main Street Awards Gala. This event is scheduled for Monday, June 6, 2016.
Storrs Center’s compelling story of being created from the ground up will be highlighted throughout the event, beginning with a gathering reception, sponsored by UIL Holdings Corp., and presentation of the 2016 Awards of Excellence in the E.O. Smith High School auditorium. Following the awards presentation, the roughly 200 attendees will be guided across the street to experience the new downtown’s many offerings. Guests can choose from an interactive menu of experiences including tours of new residential apartments, performances from local artists and entertainers, and the ability to visit local shops and merchants. While the welcome reception will provide hors d’oeuvres featuring local fare, attendees will also be able to explore a wide range of dining options available in Storrs Center on their own.
“When choosing the host city for our annual gala, we look for places that have a compelling story, including community-led revitalization efforts and success creating dynamic elements like walkability, economic development and connectivity with the larger community,” said Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker, Associate Director of CMSC.