Brian and Amanda Light have transformed the historic Downtown Bryan Ice House from a vacant building into a lively, bustling farm-to-table restaurant that has become a go-to spot for entertainment. That’s why the Lights, owners of Ronin Restaurant, were honored with the 2019 Mayor’s Downtown Impact Award.
Know a person or business who has made a positive difference in Downtown Bryan? Nominate them for the Mayor’s Downtown Impact Award!
This award recognizes people who have influenced the revitalization of historic Downtown Bryan. By locating to and doing business in Downtown Bryan, these individuals and organizations have directly contributed to making Bryan a better place to live, work and play. This award was created in 2000, as the revitalization of the city’s oldest business district was still in progress. Today, Downtown Bryan is home to galleries, restaurants, shops, high-tech businesses, offices and entertainment venues. Together, these businesses are ensuring local artists, musicians and retail merchants enjoy thriving success in downtown.
Residents and customers have the opportunity to nominate local businesses and organizations for this prestigious award. A successful nominee will have demonstrated outstanding efforts to advance Bryan’s historic downtown, sponsored or participated in a downtown capital project or engaged in a downtown community service initiative. A successful candidate can best be described as a visionary for the continued preservation, viability and success of the historic downtown district.
To nominate a candidate for the Mayor’s Downtown Impact Award, please complete the online nomination form by 5 p.m. Nov. 15, 2019. Award recipient(s) will be recognized at the city’s annual volunteer reception to be held on Dec. 13, 2019.
For more information, or to nominate a business owner or operator, visit the Downtown Impact Award page.