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Mike Simon Wins 2012 Mayor's Choice Award

Geneva businessman Michael Simon is congratulated by Mayor Kevin Burns.

Little Traveler co-owner Mike Simon received a surprise award earlier this month.

Simon was presented with the first-ever "Mayor's Choice Award" during the Nov. 1 annual holiday kickoff breakfast.

According to the city's newsletter, Mayor Kevin Burns recognized Simon's commitment to downtown through stewardship and investment in his downtown properties and his tenants.

A year ago, Simon announced the closing of the Fashion Walk shops, "to the collective worry of the community," the city newsletter said. "In the past year he has been systematically cleaning, repairing and rebuilding the buildings—and, placing great tenants in each!"

The exteriors of their shops have been restored as has the corner exterior of the former Merra Lee shop, and the newsletter offers one more tantalizing prospect.

"Stay tuned for news of a new tenant at the corner!" it says.

 

SOURCE: City of Geneva newsletter

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