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Promoting and Preserving downtown| A non-profit, volunteer based organization | March News 2014 P.O. BOX 620, PORTSMOUTH, OH 45662 |

Mark Hunter receiving Outstanding Volunteer (left) Steve Sturgill and Kevin W. Johnson (right) receiving outstanding Partner award

Main Street Portsmouth Raises $5,000! On February 22, 2014 at the Elks City Club, Main Street Portsmouth hosted its first ever fundraising dinner. With over 150 ticket holders, volunteers, and workers, Main Street Portsmouth came out on top with a net income of $5,000. Main Street Portsmouth would like to thank every one for your continued support. Your contributions of time, money, and most importantly your collaborative efforts of reemerging downtown Portsmouth as the place to live, work, and play. Every year Main Street Portsmouth sets a program of work in each area of Design, Operations/Organization, Business Enhancement, and Promotions/Marketing. The tasks outlined in these work plans are executed by volunteers and a director, making it a true community effort to

keep downtown vibrant, active, and positive. Join Main Street Portsmouth today as a supporting partner at any one of our yearly events. As a 501c3, we are an economic development organization that works specifically to enhance the district and improve the image of Downtown while promoting the great stores and unique architecture. There are many sponsorship opportunities offered through our special events. Join our team of community leaders, community residents, and small businesses as we help make Portsmouth a better place to live! For more information on sponsorship opportunities please visit http:// or contact Main Street Portsmouth at 740-4640203 or email

We Moved! Déjà Vu Déjà Vu Consignment & Gifts has moved! They are now located at 719 Chillicothe Street in downtown Portsmouth. Their new store is located in a convenient location at the corner of Chillicothe and 8th Street, near Kroger grocery store. There is a large parking lot located directly next to the building for customers to park their while they shop, and there is plenty of street parking available as well. With the extra space in their shop, Déjà Vu is expanding their infant and toddler inventory. With spring approaching, they will now be accepting spring and summer clothing. Owner Jennifer Meenach says “We love the new space. It’s an exciting time and allows us to be in a convenient location while reaching out to more people. This new building also allows us to hold more clothing and accessories. We are very excited for our new shop!” -submitted by Hayley Burchett, MSP Marketing Intern

Vanity Hair Co.

Newly Renovated

Vanity Hair Co. is located at 209 Market Street in downtown Portsmouth. The newly renovated space offers a full service salon, including full hair services, skin care, nails (shellac, acrylics, manicure, pedicures) and spray tanning by Beautifully Bronze. Vanity Hair Co. have also added tanning beds and an Aqua Massage bed for your extra relaxation and beauty needs. Nicholas Fite, owner/stylist, Nicky Conley, Jessica Murphy and Nick Baxter are ready to help you look your best with spring right around the corner! Stop by or call to make an appointment with our stylists @ For a complete schedule, please visit our 740-353-8275. website for Calendar of Events: March specials include 15 min Aqua massage @

$10 Tanning package with no membership fee $45 monthly unlimited

Awesome Town Grand Re-Opening!

New! Beautifully Bronze Spray Tanning Studio Is located inside Vanity Hair Co., 206 Market Street in downtown Historic Boneyfiddle. At Beautifully Bronze Spray Tanning Studio technicians spray the client with solution by hand, making the experience as customizable or personable as desired. Beautifully Bronze Spray Tanning Studio also works with Vanity Hair Co. by offering the California Cocktail, a spray tan 4-7 minutes after leaving the tanning bed. This is a great option for regular tanning bed customers who would like to start minimizing the amount of time in a bed but are not ready to stop going completely. Beautifully Bronze Spray Tanning Studio uses gentle, organic solutions, safe for everyone. Call today and book your appointment at 740-981-6419.

Awesome Town is located in the heart of downtown Historic Boneyfiddle, 522 Second Street. Awesome Town is best known for their wide section of Video games and Consoles, Action figures and collectables, Comic books, Anime DVD’s, CD’s, Figures, original film cells, and more. Ask them about scheduling special appointments for in house shopping. M-F 11 am - 6pm

New restaurant located at 711 2nd Street in downtown Portsmouth

S - 10 am - 6pm


Downtown Portsmouth Wooster, Ohio March 18-19

March 15th - St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Shamrock Shuffle In downtown Portsmouth, for more information call 740355-9015. Shamrock Shuffle registration 7am Start & Finish @ The Welcome Center 342 2nd Street Portsmouth, Oh 45662. Registration $25 on or before March 1st, $30 after March 1st. For more information call 740-3511188 or

Will be in downtown Wooster , Ohio as we hear from speakers around the state regarding Unlocking the Building Code. Each speaker will cover a different topic specific to Ohio’s Building Code.

March 14th, 15th, & 16th - Seussical the Musical Presented by the Portsmouth Area Arts Council & Children’s Theatre (PAAC) at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. Tickets available at the McKinley Box Office. For more information call 740-351-3600.

April 26th - Spring Stroll Through Boneyfiddle Got spring fever? Main Street Portsmouth invites you to explore downtown Portsmouth’s unique architecture. All items on this Scavenger Hunt will be visible from street level. For more information, please contact Main Street Portsmouth at 740-464-0203 or email

PARTNERS: City of Portsmouth. Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce. Portsmouth Scioto County Visitors Bureau. Shawnee State University. Southern Ohio Medical Center. RSVP of the Ohio Valley. Business Owners. Property Owners. and Residents.

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