Plant City Main Street shined a spotlight on new businesses that have sprung up along Evers Street in a special Topics on Tap event.
Main Street dubbed the night the “Evers Street Block Party” and shut down a section of South Evers Street from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. so the community could walk around from business to business and enjoy live music, food and drinks. The first 100 attendees received a a ticket (which had a $5 value) to use at participating businesses for food and drinks throughout the event. DJ D2 provided music as well.
The participating businesses were The Tipsy Bookworm, Crumbles and Cream, Three Hands Mead Company, My Town Barber Shop & Salon, Marzucco Real Estate, Yerb Labs, Beautiful You Salon, V.E.V Fitness & Nutrition, Plant City Photo Archives & History Center, Bourbon and Boweties, Deanna Hurley Photography- Plant City FL, Harpro LLC and The Crafted Butterfly.
Solution Source and Coulter, Aviles & Company were the food and drink sponsors for the event.
It was the perfect night for the community to get a taste of the new wave of businesses that now call Evers Street home. The historic brick buildings are finding a new life as unique businesses have flocked to the block to join the cultural movement happening in the heart of Plant City.
For several in attendance, this was the first time they popped into Three Hands Mead and The Tipsy Bookworm. Others were regulars at the new watering holes, but had yet to cross the street and explore the unique offerings at the Plant City Photo Archives & History Center. Members of Main Street networked with local residents who were interested in finding out more about the organization. And some said they were beckoned to the party by the music blasting down the street as they finished up errands in downtown.
The Evers Street Block Party is one of several events that have focused on highlighting the up-and-coming section of downtown, which in just a short time has already begun to pull entirely new clientele to the historic neighborhood.
For more information about Plant City Main Street, visit the group’s Facebook @PCMainStreet or visit plantcitymainstreet.com.