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Readers’ Choice 2019 Nominations: Downtown Businesses

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It’s the 16th year for the Johnson City Press’s annual Readers’ Choice: Best of The Best Competition. Downtown Johnson City dominated the competition this year with over 40 Downtown Johnson City businesses getting to the voting stage of the competition. From brewery’s to shops to restaurants to massage studios to family-fun activities Downtown Johnson City has it all. Below is the list of all the Downtown Johnson City businesses that have made it to the voting stage of the competition and what categories they are nominated in. Voting ends on August 14th! The link to vote is https://contests.johnsoncitypress.com/2019_best_of_jc/#//

·       Atlantic Ale House

o   Bar

o   Happy Hour

o   Pet friendly Business

·       Barley Waters

o   Bar

o   Places to Buy Beer

o   Sports Bar

·       Label Restaurant

o   Bar

o   Happy Hour

o   Brunch

o   French Fries

o   Hamburger

o   Sushi

o   Steakhouse

·       Tipton Street Pub

o   Bar

o   Pet Friendly Business

o   Late-Night

·       Wild Wing Cafe

o   Wings

o   Live Music Venue

o   Bar

o   Happy Hour

o   Sports Bar

·       JRH Brewing

o   Micro-Brewery

·       Johnson City Brewing Company

o   Micro-Brewery

o   Pet Friendly Business

·       Sabores

o   Happy Hour

o   Business Lunch

·       Into the Fire

o   Custom Artwork

·       Cross Stitch and Crafts

o   Craft Store

o   Sewing Supplies

·       Bernina In Stitches

o   Craft Store

o   Sewing Supplies

·       Shellshead Ballet

o   Dance Studio

·       Skillville Community Workspace

o   Date Spot

o   Over 50 Date Night

o   Birthday Party Venue

·       The Art of Escape

o   Date Spot

o   Escape Room

o   Fun for the Whole Family

o   Tourist Spot

o   Over 50 Date Night

o   Family Entertainment

o   Take the Grand Kids  

o   Children’s Entertainment

·       StudioWed

o   Event Planner

·       VENUE at the King’s Centre

o   Event Venue

·       The Gallery: Wedding Venue & Special Events Facility

o   Event Venue

·       Quantum Leap Trampoline Park

o   Trampoline Park

o   Over 50 Date Night  

o   Birthday Party Venue

o   Fun for the Whole Family

o   Family Entertainment 

o   Children’s Entertainment  

·       Capone’s

o   Live Music Venue

·       Down Home

o   Live Music Venue

·       The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room

o   Live Music Venue

o   Bagel

o   Coffee Shop

·       Founders After 5

o   Local Event

·       Little Chicago Downtown Music and Arts Festival

o   Local Event

·       It’s in the Details

o   Party and Event Supplies

o   Rental Store

·       Trek Bicycle

o   Bicycle Store

·       Local Motion Cyclery

o   Bicycle Store

·       White Duck Taco Shop

o   Pet-Friendly Business

o   Mexican

·       Shamrock Beverage & Tobacco Shop

o   Tobacco

o   Pet-Friendly Business

o   Carry-Out

o   Hotdog

o   Ice Cream

o   Deli-Sandwiches

o   Iced Tea

·       Lotus Farm and Garden Supply

o   Lawn and Garden Store

·       Select Seven Credit Union

o   Credit Union

·       Edward Jones

o   Financial Planner

o   Investment Firm

·       Herndon, Coleman, Brading, and Mckee

o   Lawyer-Personal Injury

o   Lawyer-Family

o   Law Firm

·       Cakebuds Bakery

o   Bakery

o   Cupcakes

o   Dessert

·       The Firehouse Restaurant

o   BBQ

·       Southern Craft BBQ

o   BBQ

o   Chicken Wings

o   Fried Chicken

o   Ribs

o   Caterers

·       Dos Gatos Coffee Bar

o   Vegan

o   Coffee Shop

o   Breakfast

o   Gluten Free

·       Open Doors Coffeehouse

o   Breakfast

o   Coffee Shop

o   Vegan

·       Wok & Hibachi

o   Buffett

o   Carry-Out

o   Asian Restaurant

·       Red Meze Downtown

o   Business Lunch

o   Vegan

·       Mid City Grill

o   Carry-Out

o   French Fries

o   Hamburgers

o   Gluten Free Menu

o   Late-Night

o   Vegan

·       Swirled

o   Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

·       The Main Street Pizza Company

o   Pizza

o   Late-Night

·       Johnson City Farmers Market

o   Local Produce Stand

·       Ole Guacamoles

o   Mexican Restaurant

·       West Main Antiques and Variety

o   Antique Store

·       Atomik Comics

o   Book/Music Store

o   Gifts/Collectables

·       Atlantis

o   Boutique

·       East Tennessee Hemp Company

o   CBD Oil Supplier

·       Mountain Roots Hemp Dispensary & Café

o   CBD Oil Supplier

·       Owls Nest Clothing & More

o   Thrift Store

o   Women’s Clothing

o   Baby Clothes

·       Downtown Yoga Center

o   Yoga

o   Over 50 Date Night

·       Silverball City Arcade

o   Over 50 Date Night

·       Townview Senior Living  

o   Retirement Community

·       Olson’s Martial Arts

o   Martial Arts

·       Curt Malyar’s USA Karate

o   Martial arts

o   Birthday Party Venue

o   Local Business Website

·       Crystal Massage Studio

o   Massage Studio

·       Samadhi Healing arts Center

o   Yoga Studio

·       WJHL

o   Local TV Station

·       The High Road Agency

o   Local Advertising Agency

·       The Net360

o   Local Advertising Agency

·       Johnson City Chamber of Commerce

o   Local Business to Business Organization 

·       Johnson City Family Skate Center

o   Birthday Party Venue

Downtown “Merchant Monday Spotlight” – Main Street Pizza Company

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Main Street Pizza Company 

Meet Elise and Jamie, owners of the amazing Main Street Pizza Company! If you’re wanting a delicious piece of pizza, some wings or just a cocktail, Main Street is the place to be.

How long has Main Street been in business?

10 years in January.

How old were you when you first got started in the restaurant business?

Elise was 15 and Jamie got into it when he met Elise.

What is a fun fact about Main Street?

They work hard at growing & sourcing local food served at the restaurant. What a lot of people don’t know is Elise and Jamie also own River Creek Farm, located in Limestone, Tennessee where they grow a lot of their food that they serve in the restaurant. They think it’s important to grow locally, to try and keep small scale vegetable farming alive. Another benefit to growing locally is that it makes the access to high quality food easier. To add to the fun fact list, Jamie served before becoming small business owner.

Why downtown Johnson City?

Both Elise and Jamie are ETSU graduates, they have a love for the area and they believe it’s about putting down roots where you live.

Favorite food/drink on the menu?

Food: spaghetti marinara with meatballs

Drink: six-four sour. What makes the drink so good is they make the blue curacao themselves.

Favorite thing to do downtown?

Walking around and catching up with other downtown owners. Seeing other friends that are musicians play at local venues and going to the Willow Tree to grab coffee.

Where is your business located?

300 E Main Street Suite 101, Johnson City, TN 37601

Website?

www.themainstreetpizzacompany.com