Downtown Wausau Receives National Honor

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Downtown Wausau Receives National Honor

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WAUSAU (WAOW)– The Wausau River District is one of three winners for the 2019 Great American Main Street Award. The award recognizes communities for their excellence in comprehensive preservation-based commercial district revitalization.

In the past four years, the downtown area has introduced 47 new programs, events and services with a total estimated economic output ranging from $8 to $13.5 million.

“It feels great to get the award. I think the recognition is well deserved and hopefully brings a better understanding of what we’re trying to do down here and draws more attendance to some of the things we do,” said Joseph Mella, the President of the Wausau River District