Originally published Dec 31, 2013.
Nearly 1,000 people visited the merchants of Downtown Campbellsville to Trick or Treat. This years event was nearly double in attendance. Parents appreciated the daytime hours from 12pm to 2pm.
It’s official. Campbellsville becomes Kentucky’s Next Great City™ – a branding initiative to promote revitalization efforts downtown. It’s not enough to simply renovate your product and expect people to come. You must include marketing and sales. And, if you’re going to market, you better know what your outcome will be. It must be clear. Kentucky’s Next Great City is trademark of Downtown Campbellsville.
The new year also brings a new decade. The decade 2010-2020 is all about revitalization in Campbellsville.
The streetscape renovation on Columbia Street (from Main Street to Broadway) is now complete. It includes new lighting, sidewalk-hardscapes, and landscaping. It’s also part of the larger renovation to Veterans War Memorial near Main Street.
Another year, another massive Fourth of July celebration.
The local band Fifty-Five Wrangler was on the main stage. You can catch them frequently on Friday and Saturdays nights at Double Nickel Live about 2 mile from downtown.
WiFi – Many of the downtown merchants have free Wi-Fi connectivity for their clients.
LTE – High-speed cellular wireless arrived in 2014.
Comcast – High-speed broadband internet.
The Bank of Campbellsville Building gets a 2nd story renovation to house a new apartment. The floorplan is a 2 bedroom, 1-bath, with gourmet kitchen. The interior walls are exposed historic brick.
The exterior was refinished and re-painted with period accurate colors.
Uptown/Downtown is a new monthly meeting (each third Thursday) for downtown business owners and guests to socialize. The event begins at 1 minute after five – 5:01 PM. Businesses take turns as hosts. This is a social event with great food.
April 2008 – Renovations begin on a 130 year old building in downtown Campbellsville on Main Street.