Special to Iredell Free News

Downtown Statesville Development Corporation (DSDC) held its annual meeting on June 22 at the Statesville Civic Center.

Chairman Wes Davidson presided over the meeting, which highlighted and recognized achievements of the previous year. The meeting featured Michael and Diane Young with LMY Inc. discussing their redevelopment of the Jenkins Building at 212 South Center Street.

New Officers

The following officers were approved for 2022-2023:
♦ Wes Davidson of First Flight Bicycles, Chairman;
♦ Doug Hendrix of blueharbor bank, Incoming Chairman;
♦ Alex Prinster of AP Vintage Motors, Secretary; and
♦ Joshua Speer of Norris, Stewart & Ralston; Treasurer.

New Board Members

Five new Board Members were elected to three-year terms. They included Dean Wooten with Wooten Insurance, Amanda McLelland with The Rock Fitness, John Childress with Banner Drug, Kelli Simko with 220 Café, and Joshua Speer with Norris, Stewart and Ralston.

New Businesses

Thirteen new businesses were recognized for their investment and contribution to the economic vitality of Downtown Statesville. The new businesses from the past year are as follows:

Create Pottery Studio – 121 North Center Street, Suite 201 (Ginnifer Scott)
Durty Thumbs Food Truck – 640 South Center Street (Antonia Gabriel)
Emilio Lopez; State Farm Agent – 210 South Tradd Street (Emilio Lopez)
Everything Under the Stars – 213 South Tradd Street (Amber Taylor)
Fresh Kicks, LLC – 111 South Center Street, Suite 102 (Wil Masonet)
Galaxy Arcade – 228 West Broad Street (Bryan and Gina Adams)
Heritage Building Company – 114 North Center Street
Liquidation Express One Stop Shop – 235 West Broad Street (Erick Macedo)
Mama Mia’s Child Care – 410 East Front Street (Mia Booker)
Motorsports Gallery – 333 South Center Street (Alex Prinster & Matt Trubowicz)
New & Not, Treasures – 105 South Center Street (Ric & Suzi Shuford)
The Pit Stop Sports Cards & Memorabilia – 111 South Center Street (Dwayne Moore & Keith Eads)
The Waxpert Girl – 111 South Center Street, Suite 103 (Carol Pereira)

About DSDC

Downtown Statesville Development Corporation (DSDC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization charged with administering the Main Street program for Statesville and whose mission is to champion, promote and lead Downtown Statesville as the economic, social and cultural engine in the region. This is achieved in collaboration with public-private partners working together to enhance the appearance, desirability and vitality of downtown. Visit www.downtownstatesville.com for details.

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