BEATRICE — Main Street Beatrice, along with a representative from the Nebraska Main Street Network, hosted special events on Friday to recognize several local winners last summer as part of the Nebraska Main Street 2022 Inspiring Excellence Awards competition.

Vintage Venue at 620 Court Street was named the winner for Best Adaptive Reuse Project. Streetscape and Public Improvement Project honors went to the Beatrice Mural Project near the Holly Theater and the Beatrice Mural at 5e and Ella streets.

Courtyard Street Mural
Ella Street Mural

Volunteer of the Year is Dana Hydo. The main street business of the year in the competition was Quilt Stitches, at 505 Court Street.

Dana Hydo, volunteer honor

Dana Hydo, volunteer honor

Quilt Stitches Business of the Year

Quilt Stitches Business of the Year

Recognized with a Main Street honor for a new construction project is the headquarters of Beatrice Fire and Rescue. The best interior business improvement went to a company called Clean Slate Soap at 813 Court.

Beatrice Fire and Rescue Headquarters

Beatrice Fire and Rescue Headquarters

Clean Slate Soap

Main Street Nebraska winners for the facade improvement project included the Mercantile Building at 301 Court Street….. and the Public Partner award went to the Big Give Gage fundraising project.

Beatrice Mercantile building

Beatrice Mercantile building