Monday, March 03, 2008

B'GoSH 2007 Beautification Awards

SEMINOLE HEIGHTS - Tampa Financial Group and Van Gogh Signs Displays & Graphics won the B'GoSH 2007 Beautification Awards.

This is the second year the Business Guild of Seminole Heights, or B'GoSH, has awarded banners to recognize businesses that improve the look of the area's commercial corridors.

Criteria include: cleanliness and building condition; landscaping; lighting, fencing and signs; handicap accessibility; and quality of preservation of historical structures.

About a dozen Seminole Heights businesses were nominated.

Tampa Financial owners Brian Wade and John Corso, who restored a bungalow at 301 E. Sligh Ave., won the People's Choice Award.

Van Gogh owner Jimmy Ciaccio restored a 1935 masonry building, 5020 Florida Ave., which was home to a dog-grooming business and a tire shop.

City Councilwoman Mary Mulhern presented the awards at the organization's Feb. 21 quarterly meeting.

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