Those living and working in the Village of Nyack already knew their hometown was a winner, but now there is some added recognition and validation from Benjamin Moore.
The paint company announced Monday morning that the village received enough votes to win its Main Street Matters campaign, which includes repainting some Main Street properties.
“We’ll be working with each town over the next year with the help of local Benjamin Moore retailers and local painting contractors. Throughout the process, we’ll be reporting back about the projects and the people we meet along the way so come back here to keep following the story,” reads the announcement from Benjamin Moore.
Each location will get a customized approach but painting will begin this summer, said a Benjamin Moore spokeswoman.
Other winners on the list of 20 were Sea Bright, N.J.; Westerly, R.I.; Martinez, Calif.; and Flint, Mich. In all nearly a half a million votes were generated by the stories of a 100 communities in the U.S. and Canada.
“Our Main Streets are the vital hubs of our communities — and Benjamin Moore and our network of independent dealers have always been integral parts of Main Street,” David Melacon, chief marketing office of Benjamin Moore., said in a press release.
Nyack Village Mayor Jen White had recorded a video urging all those who love Nyack to vote online at the Benjamin Moore site.
Officials at Village Hall were proud of the award, but referred calls for a comment to the mayor, who was away on vacation.