The DSA strives to make a difference in the lives of our residents by providing our community the opportunity to revitalize the commercial business district through economic development and historic preservation. The DSA Design Committee, currently chaired by Christina Haworth, works with downtown building owners on historic design and layout. Many have already taken advantage of Haworth’s talent and experience by utilizing the Design Consultation Grant through the DSA office.

Along with a Consultation with an Architect grant, we also have the Historic District Design Guidelines (available online), created specifically to enhance and preserve our beautiful Main Street. While they are two different programs, the Consultation with an Interior Designer program is similar and is intended to work in conjunction with the Consultation with an Architect program.

Haworth, owner of Sackett’s Market, has a Bachelor of Arts from Richmond College/The American University of London, London, England, and Certificate for Interior Design from the Interior Designers Institute of Corona Del Mar, California.

The Dan’s Building was the first project Haworth consulted on after joining the committee. She helped with both the interior and exterior design that would preserve the building’s historic beauty while bringing the building up to code and providing a beautiful retail space on the first floor, occupied by the Green Boomerang, with a spacious upstairs residential apartment and yoga-art gallery studio.  Since creating the Design Consultation Grant, Haworth has consulted with the Elks Lodge, Robert & Severine Murdoch (Cowboy Cafe), Joann Kilpatrick (Kilpatrick Creations), Dan Norris (D&J Coins), Jim Buchanan (Buchanan Chiropractic), Chris Browne (ABC Signs), Matt Groshart (Uptown/Downtown Mall) and Larry Sanderson. Each project is completely unique. Haworth has consulted on first-floor retail, upstairs living, facade renovation, including paint colors, awning design and complex facade updates like the Dan’s Building, which required the contractor to be licensed in lead paint removal. Larry Sanderson, Phoenix Ltd. and the Murdoch’s also took advantage of the consultation with an Architect grant, with obvious benefit to all three projects.

It is the desire of the DSA that these consultations provide the client with an understanding of the value in working with design professionals by obtaining a result that improves their business while maintaining a coordinated, aesthetic theme with their neighbors throughout Historic Downtown Sheridan. We are fortunate to have the talented and experienced Haworth at your service.

Interested building owners should call 307-672-8881 to set up a consultation.

Have you checked out the downtown’s hottest new business? Mark & Kathy Bede’s latest venture, Verdello, celebrated its grand opening June 23. Located on Grinnell Plaza, the Bede’s transformed the Groshart Eyecare offices into the look and feel of an Italian gourmet foods shop. Featuring over 40 varieties of premium quality olive oils and vinegars on tap, Italian pastas, sauces, salsas, crackers, kitchen décor and more, this place is a must for all home chefs, as well as anyone looking for creative gift ideas. Samplings of the store’s products and free recipes are always available.

See you at the next farmers market, Third Thursday Street Festival or the eighth annual Goose Creek Cup.

Beth Holsinger is the Executive Director for Downtown Sheridan Association