Greeley Wins State Tourism Award Following Multiple Unique Events

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TO PATROL. THERE WERE FOUR SUSPECT IN THAT HOME INVASION THAT NIGHT. TWO WERE ARRESTED, AND TWO WERE NEVER CAUGHT. WHEN WAS YOUR LAST BIG FUN NIGHT OUT IN GREELEY? WE KNOW IT IS PROBABLY TOP OF MIND WHEN YOU THINK OF ENTERTAINMENT BUT MANY PLACES IN COLORADO, GREELEY IS CHANGING. JEFF TY SHOWS US HOW CLOSING STREET IS ACTUALLY DRIVING MORE PEOPLE INTO TOWN. IT MAY NOT LOOK LIKE MUCH, BUT THESE GATES ARE ACTUALLY PLAYING A HUGE PART IN REVITALIZATION IN DOWNTOWN GREELEY. ALLISON HANLEY IS BEHIND ALL OF THIS. DOWNTOWN EIGHT YEARS AGO WAS A LOT OF BOARDED-UP DOORS AND EMPTY SPACES FOR RENT. IT'S BEEN ALLISON'S JOB TO CHANGE THAT. STREET AND BLOCK PARTY EVERY FRIDAY. SHE FIRST WORKED ON THE STAGE COMMON CONSUMPTION LAW. ALLOWING PEOPLE TO TAKE THEIR DRINKS AROUND OUTSIDE OF A BAR. THERE ARE BARS NOW THAT DID NOT EXIST AT THE TIME. IN RESTAURANTS THAT CAME AND OPENED SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE OF THE FRIDAY FESTS. THAT THEY HEARD ABOUT. FRIDAY FEST HAS ALLOWED A PASS FOR OTHER EVENTS LIKE MONSTER DAY. IS A DAY CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS MONSTER. IT STARTED WITH THE IDEA OF A GREELEY COMPANY INVOLVING COSTUME DESIGN FOR HOLLYWOOD. NOW, THE CITY HAS AN OFFICIAL MASCOT. SHE ALSO STARTED LEARNING ON THE BLOCK. I THOUGHT LET'S JUST DO SOMETHING REALLY SMALL, GET 6000 PEOPLE DOWNTOWN FOR A SYMPATRIC STATE CELEBRATION. LAST WEEK SHE WAS HONORED BY THE COLORADO TOURISM OFFICE FOR HAVING THE BIGGEST IMPACT FOR THE ENTIRE NORTHERN FRONT RANGE. I'M THRILLED FOR GREELEY, BECAUSE I REALLY THINK THIS AWARD CELEBRATES GREELEY AS A DESTINATION. HER ATTENTION IS ON THIS SUMMER'S EVENT. IMAGINE THE MOST FUN STREET FESTIVAL, WITH BALLOON ARTIST AND FACE PAINTERS AND PEOPLE COMBINED WITH THEIR FAMILIES. Reporter: SHE CREDITS THE TEAM AROUND HER HAVING A HAND IN THE REVITALIZATION DOWNTOWN. HIS BUDGETING PEOPLE ASSERTING TO RECOGNIZE IT AS A TOURIST


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