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Corning's Gaffer District in 'America's Main Streets'

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CORNING, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Travel to any town or city in the United States, and you'll likely find a "Main Street."

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CORNING, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Travel to any town or city in the United States, and you'll likely find a "Main Street."
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12513/6868288?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:05:46 +0000 Corning's Gaffer District in 'America's Main Streets' CORNING, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Travel to any town or city in the United States, and you'll likely find a "Main Street." http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12513/6868288?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WETM NBC 18 Elmira school and elmira college. travel to any town or city in the u-s, and you're probably going to find a "main street." lined with local businesses, they can be the "heart" of a community.. corning correspondent michelle ross joins us now with a local street in the running to win "america's main streets" competition. she join us from our corning bureau.. which happens to be on that street. michelle? john, it's none other than the street this bureau is located on... market street. it's competing against hundreds of other main streets for the best in the country. corning's gaffer district has been nominated for another year in the america's main street contest. market street is among 200 other downtowns in the running, but what makes this downtown so great? nicknamed the "crystal city" because of its history in glassmaking is just one component. tom freeland: "i love the people. we get a ton of people in here. everybody from visitors to tourists to the local community, it's great to experience those people and to be able to serve those people." jim cendoma: "it takes me two hours to walk from my office, which is on the first block, to get a cup of coffee at the soul full cup. it takes me two hours because i have to stop and talk to everybody. it's the friendliest street in the nation." in addition to the people, the boutique-style small businesses and restaurants lined up one after the other is another reason. michelle ross: "the competition is being run by independent we stand... an organization that recognizes the importance of shopping local. a prominent message here on market street." shop small signs are seen throughout the windows of stores. the contest is aware of the economic benefits of small business and says when main streets are strong, so are the communities that surround them. winning first place wouldn't only help put corning on the map, but it would award a hefty chunk of change. coleen fabrizi: "if we are the recipient, the grand prize winner so to speak, at the end we'll have $25,000 dollars that we can put into the programs and events that we have in our downtown." you can vote once every 24 hours and to do so, visit mainstreetcontest.com reporting live from




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