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MainStreets Annapolis Partnership Business Legacy Awards

MainStreets Annapolis Partnership Business Legacy Awards

Annapolis, MD (5-21-12) As part of National Preservation Month, Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen and Historic Preservation Chief Lisa Craig announced an event that will honor businesses that demonstrate an enduring commitment to serving residents and visitors while supporting the economic vitality of our neighborhood business districts.

The inaugural MainStreets Annapolis Partnership (MAP) Business Legacy Awards will take place on May 31st from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Calvert House, Historic Inns of Annapolis. The Legacy Awards recognize many aspects of these sustaining businesses including the commitment of the business owners to the stewardship of their properties, the rich family histories associated with these businesses, the generations of Annapolitans whose careers began with these local businesses, and the role of these businesses as ambassadors for Annapolis.

This year’s inaugural awards event will showcase businesses in the traditional neighborhood districts of Annapolis that have been in existence for more than 50 years.  Two dozen qualifying businesses will be recognized with a custom designed award from another long-time Annapolis business, Annapolis Pottery.

MAP President Steve Samaras with Zachary’s Jewelers recognizes the legacy established by these businesses. “We are so fortunate to have so many great locally-owned businesses committed to our historic commercial neighborhoods.  From the Stevens family to the Donners and the Heidlers, Hynsons, Hyatts and Campbells.  It’s just terrific to know that generations of these families are still here serving the needs of our residents and visitors.”

The following MainStreets businesses will be honored at the May 31st event:

Main Street/Dock St./Maryland Ave

Maryland Inn / Historic Inns of Annapolis   
W. R. Chance & Sons 
Mill’s Wine & Spirit Mart           
The Smoke Shop 
The Leader           
Robert H. Campbell & Sons Auctioneers 
Stevens, Inc.           
Tilghman Co., Inc. 
John M. Taylor & Sons Funeral 
Hillman Brown & Darrow 

Lewnes Bar & Grill       
Davis’ Pub 
Sarles Boat & Engine Shop 
Petrini Shipyard           
Eastport Shell Service Station
Weems & Plath 

West Street
Gritz Liquor Store       
Paul’s Lunch / Paul’s Cafe
Heidler, Inc.
Carroll H. Hynson 
Hyatt Insurance / Hyatt Commercial Real Estate 
Worthington and Associates

West Annapolis

McCrone, Inc.   
New Canton Restaurant, Inc.

For more information on the Business Legacy recipients or to register for the Legacy Awards event, go to or call Lisa Craig at 410-263-7941.