Congratulations to the nominees for the 2020 Best of Downtown Awards, which will be given out during “DSI & Chill,” our Virtual Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 21. Tickets are available here.

DSI accepted nominations then a committee of past presidents of the DSI Board and current members narrowed the list down to three in each category. Several categories are awarded during the event but do not have nominees, including Best Overall Renovation, Volunteer of the Year and Wally Henderson Lifetime Achievement Award.

Best Retail Shop

Dumb Records

Dumb Records

Itty Bitty Fashion Trunk

Wild Rose

Best Restaurant

Dumb Records

Jerk Shop Go

Café Moxo


Best Nightlife

Dumb Records

Adams Street Patio

Anvil & Forge

Floyd’s Thrist Parlor

Creative Promotion

Dumb Records

Krist Mitchell
This Is Downtown Series

Dumb Records

Dumb Records’
Pinball Tournament

Anderson Family’s Capital City Takeout Challenge

Best Facade


Dumb Records

Moxie Massage


Downtown Advocate

Christi Walden

John Stremsterfer

Mark Forinash

Most Adaptive Business Pivot

Incredibly Delicious

Hoogland Center for the Arts

Willow and Birch

Best Business to Business Collaboration

Adams Street Patio

Shop The Haunts

Willow and Birch