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Ho-ho-ho! Best of downtown holiday windows honored

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"Oh, What Fun It Is to Run ..." is the theme of the first prize-winning holiday window decorations at Fleet Feet Davis, 605 Second St. Running shoes serve as the reindeer. "And they even had Rudolph!" the judges exclaimed. Including the store employees' names in the display made it feel personal, judges added. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

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From page A3 | December 20, 2013 |

The results are in: Fleet Feet Davis is the winner of the 2013 downtown Davis holiday window decorating contest.

A panel of judges selected the store at 615 Second St. as the best among 34 downtown windows. Fans of participating businesses also voted for their favorites to win the People’s Choice Award.

The winners are Fleet Feet, Davis, 615 Second St., first place; Outdoor Davis, 623 Second St., second place; Tres Hermanas, 805 Second St., third place; nestware, 207 F St., Suite B, honorable mention; and Logos Books, 513 Second St., People’s Choice.

The judges’ comments included:

* Fleet Feet: “We love the theme, ‘Oh, what fun it is to run…’ and the incorporation of their product — shoes as the reindeer. They even had Rudolph! Including the employees’ names in the display made it feel personal.”

* Outdoor Davis: “Very wintry with a little holiday spirit added in. The lighting was great and (there was) good product use. It was freezing out when we visited and those slippers and jackets looked cozy!”

* Tres Hermanas: “We liked the themed painted windows! They look artistic and finished but not commercially placed/paid for. It is seasonal and represents their product/business — dressed for the holidays but still telling you it is a Mexican restaurant. Festive!”

* nestware: “A simple and inviting, almost understated, window display. It is subtle with the big wrapped panels and traditional decorations creating a warmth that draws you in.”

More than 600 votes were cast online by community members supporting their favorite businesses for the People’s Choice Award.

“The participation in the 2013 Davis Downtown window decorating contest has been phenomenal,” said Stewart Savage, executive director of Davis Downtown. “I am truly impressed with the creativity our member businesses displayed as part of this contest.

“It has been fun strolling through downtown enjoying the brightly decorated businesses. We congratulate the winners of the contest and thank all the businesses for participating.”

The decorated windows will be on display at least through Christmas Day. A map and business list are available online at http://davisdowntown.com/2013-light-up-the-holidays.

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