Best Of #MyDowntownHSV Photo Contest!

mydowntownhsvThis summer Downtown Huntsville Inc. and Crunkleton & Associates challenged the community to explore Downtown Huntsville and document what they found by sharing and tagging their images with #MyDowntownHSV!

Well, over the course of the last several weeks, our social media feeds have been exploding with entires that show not only what a gorgeous downtown we are lucky enough to have, but also the beautiful heart and soul of our vibrant Downtown community.

We’ve sorted through the 100s of entries, grouped them into categories and picked out our top five favorite images overall!  Make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see who the prize winners are!

Best Of Buildings & Landscape

Best Of Kids & Family

Best Of Weather

Best Of Events

Best Of Details

Best Of Black & White

And The Winners Are…..

HONORABLE MENTIONS

PRIZE: $50 Gift Card to Sam & Greg’s

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

PRIZE: $100 Gift Card to The Bottle

Image captured by @joshtheberry

Image captured by @josheberry

Congratulations to all the winners and a huge thank you to everyone that participated!  We had so much fun snapping photos with you!

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KADIE PANGBURN
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CRUNKLETON & ASSOCIATES
KADIE@CRUNKLETONASSOCIATES.COM

 

#MyDowntownHSV

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Each year, we love getting the opportunity to sponsor a variety of community events. This summer, we are extremely excited to partner with Downtown Huntsville Inc. to sponsor the first ever #MyDowntownHSV summer photo contest!

Over the next several weeks we want to encourage you to explore, discover and document what you think makes Downtown Huntsville special.  Then, share your photos via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag them #MyDowntownHSV for a chance to win prizes each week!

At the end of the contest, we’ll select the very best entries that have been submitted and host a gallery show on July 23rd where the public will be welcomed to view the images and vote for their favorites!

For full contest details go to the #MyDowntownHSV website: www.mydowntownhsv.com

We can’t wait to see your images!  To kick things off, here are just a few of our favorite images that we’ve snapped around Downtown!

The Avenue Breaks Ground!

Construction on The Avenue downtown is officially underway!

In a ground breaking ceremony held last Tuesday, Sealy Property Development, the City of Huntsville and the Chamber of Commerce rolled up their sleeves, grabbed a shovel and officially “broke ground” on the $34 million dollar project.

And Charlie Sealy III and his wife Sasha who are developing the project, weren’t the only ones excited to see it officially get underway. Mayor Tommy Battle was also excited for what he thought Charlie and Sasha had in store for downtown Huntsville.

“I have a feeling if I know Charlie and Sasha this will be something that is very unique for this area, something that has some very special aspects to it that is hard to match,” he said.

Charlie himself is excited to bring the block back to it’s former glory when, during the 1860s to 1970s, it was a bustling block home to a variety of mixed uses, such as a hotel, residences, and various businesses.

“Since the ‘70s, it’s been vacant,” stated Sealy. “Sasha and I really look forward to bringing it back to life and getting activity here in downtown.”

The development includes a resort-style swimming pool, high-end amenities, a 400-vehicle parking deck, large sidewalks and variety of retail shops and restaurants featuring outdoor dining spaces.

Crunkleton & Associates is excited to be handling the retail leasing for this development and to start announcing tenants soon! Make sure to subscribe to our blog so you’ll be the first to know when we start making announcements!

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Huntsville Speaks: Arcade Bars

We’re on round-up number two in response to our call for ideas asking what would inspire you to spend more time downtown?

Last week we took at look at some concepts for our most requested addition for downtown: a pub theatre.  And this week we’re keeping the ball rolling with your second most requested addition: Arcade Bar!

What is an arcade bar?  Well basically it’s exactly what it sounds like, the mashup of a bar and arcade, with the result being a place to drink great craft beer and get geeky over vintage arcade games… which is basically the most amazing combination of things I could imagine for downtown Huntsville.

Here’s a round-up of our top picks for arcade bar concepts from around the country:

Barcade – Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY

The original that started it all. Born from the minds of beer and video game lovers, Barcade in Brookyln has craft beer on tap with arcade games from the 70s and 80s. Classic title only cost 25cents to play!

Kung Fu Saloon – Austin, TX

Located in downtown Austin, Kung Fu Saloon steps things up a notch offering nights that features: live music and occasional film screenings!

Two Bits Retro Arcade – New York City, NY

Stacked with more than twenty arcade classics from the 80s and 90s, gamers can reminisce while ordering craft beer, forties, wine, and sakes from their perch at the bar.  Movies are even projected on the back wall!

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade – Portland, OR

Stepping into Portland Orgeon’s Ground Kontrol might feel a little bit like stepping inside the movie Tron, thanks to it’s glow-in-the-dark tables and lines.  The venue operates over 60 classic video games and 27 pinball machines along with a full service bar after 5pm.  Also not content to just be an arcade, the venue hosts guest DJs, comedy shows, trivia nights, game tournaments and rock band karaoke!

Atlas Arcade – Washington, DC

Most of the spots that fall under the “arcade bar” categorization are focused on classic arcade games from the 80s and 90s. But Atlas in the District of Columbia is different, with an emphasis on console games – the kind you can play at home, but without this kind of cool and social atmosphere.

16-Bit Bar+Arcade – Columbus, OH

A unique twist on the arcade bar concept is 16-Bit Bar+Arcade in Columbus, OH.  Instead of pay to play games,  all the arcade games at 16-Bit Bar + Arcade are free, as long as you buy a drink that is.

Now it’s your turn to let us know what you think! Could you see one of these concept fitting in downtown Huntsville!?  Did we miss any of your favorite arcade bar concepts?  Let us know in the comments below!

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