The ever-organized and pro-active DECA (Danforth East Community Association) has started up a ‘Danforth Hidden Gems‘ contest. Community members are being asked to nominate any independent commercial business (but no home offices) within DECA’s boundaries – from Main St. to Monarch Park, north to Mortimer, south to the railroad tracks. Businesses nominated don’t have to actually be on the Danforth, and franchises and chains will be excluded from eligibility. The idea is to recognize and promote independent, local joints that are offering great services and that help to make our community a better place to be.
Since DECA’s boundaries merge with Danforth Secord, I thought I’d put it out to you, fair readers. Any local sweet spots that you feel are under-recognized? Particularly in our stretch that overlaps with DECA’s between Westlake and Main? Tracy Hardware, perhaps? Scrumdelicious? Nana Florist?
You can nominate businesses before May 7 by telling DECA why that business is the best, and it could win a Marketing Prize Pack, including professional photography, staging, a website and more! Nominate by using the hashtag #DECAgems via Facebook or Twitter, or email DECAgems@gmail.com with details.