SPRINGVILLE—From coffee to spices, snacks and sit-down meals, businesses on Main Street offer a variety of unique and delicious products. Residents will soon have the opportunity to experience what these businesses have to offer with the inaugural Taste of Main.
The Taste of Main will be Thursday, Aug. 30 from 5-8 p.m. and will showcase a variety of businesses offering samples of products including 49 Coffee House and Eatery, Dilly Dallies, Fresh Floral and The Legacy.
“[The businesses] wanted to give people a taste of what they got because sometimes Main Street is overlooked by other businesses,” event organizer Ashley Zielinski said. “It will be cool for [community members] to walk up and down Main Street, everything is so close by and give them something to do for a Thursday afternoon.”
As she is working to build her marketing portfolio, Zielinski worked with Mary James of Fresh Floral to see if she had any ideas for events in Springville. After discussing a few ideas, James suggested the Taste of Main, which Zielinski took the lead and started contacting businesses who might be interested.
“We want to try and get people to have a reason to come down so they can see we have new businesses here,” James said.
When stopping by businesses to see their interest, Zielinski said a number of places on Main Street were happy to be able to show more people all the great things of downtown Springville.
“I love being a part of Main Street and I love the whole feel of Main Street so I wanted to be part of showing off some of the things Main Street has to offer,” Dilly Dallies owner Dylan Wheeler said. “There is a lot out there through the businesses that maybe people didn’t know they carried or things that people were afraid or wanted to try and maybe that is something we can put in front of them to close that gap.”
As preparations continue for this year’s event, those putting on the Taste of Main hope people come out to support their local businesses, with the plan to hopefully continue and grow the event annually.
“Hopefully this will generate people to come inside to try what they have, have dinner at The Legacy or buy some spices from Dilly Dallies … and give people a taste of what Main Street has to offer,” Zielinski said. “We will have to see how this one plays out, but it would be really cool to do something annually … hopefully it will be bigger someday to have live music or maybe even block off a street.”