About 40 minutes southwest of Minneapolis along Hwy 169 sits the lovely city of Belle Plaine. Situated along the Minnesota river, this quintessential small town has a rich history and a steadily growing population. Named by Minnesota Territorial Supreme Court Judge Andrew Chatfield in 1853, Belle Plaine is French for “Beautiful Prairie.” Along with the surrounding prairies, both residents and visitors alike are drawn to the wide streets and interesting shops along Main Street.
The Economic Development Authority (EDA) of Belle Plaine wants to keep the city looking its best. To help encourage business owners to make a variety of exterior building improvements, they offer the ROSE Program. ROSE stands for Restoration, Opportunity, Sustainability and Enterprise, and the program provides forgivable loans for qualifying projects. Acme Awning was brought in to work on one such project for Belle Ame Salon.
The brick building was already in good condition, but the façade was rather plain and the salon’s name was not readily visible to passers-by. After presenting the owner with a few different options, Belle Ame Salon chose to have Acme Awning build a new dark blue awning with white trimmed edges. The blue stands out nicely against the brick background, and the soft valance trimmed in white fits the small town feel along Main Street. The white script along the roof cloth is also easily seen from the road. The awning will last for years to come, and the salon now has quick recognition along with added protection from the elements for its customers as they come and go.
Are you interested in make improvements to your business? Contact Acme Awning today!