Federal Hill wins national award
The trust praised the nonprofit Federal Hill Main Street Inc. for helping to drive down vacancies and pump up investment.
Of the group, the trust said:
Its popular street festivals like the Spring Block Party, the Jazz & Blues Festival, and the Street Beat Festival attract thousands of people by offering live music and activities for young and old alike. Unique boutiques, gourmet restaurants, and trendy bars give festival-goers reasons to come back and keep the district humming all hours of the day and night.
The other honorees: El Dorado, Arkansas; Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; Broadway in Green Bay, Wisconsin; and Livermore, California.
All the winners, the trust says, "are truly the commercial and cultural hearts of their communities."
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