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Carmel Arts & Design District Boasts Two Dozen 2008 WRTV-6 A-list Award Nominees

Aug. 5, 2008

Carmel, Ind. – For the second year in a row, the Carmel Arts & Design District is proud to be home to more than 20 businesses nominated for WRTV-6’s A-List Awards.

The competition seeks the best of the best in central Indiana, highlighting more than 1,200 nominated vendors and service providers divided into more than 100 categories. The awards are held in high esteem, because each nominated business – be it a local establishment or part of a national chain – was independently named to the list by its customers and clients.

Carmel Arts & Design District businesses were nominated in the 2008 award cycle include:

Arts & Entertainment
Best Winery
Ferrin’s Fruit Winery

Art Gallery
Evan Lurie Fine Art Gallery

Theatre Group
Carmel Community Players

Hair Salon
CK Designs Hair Salon

Day Spa
Joy of Raphael

Hair Color
Trichology Salon

Cheap Eats
Best Burger
Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream

Best Breakfast
Bub’s Cafe

Bazbeaux Pizza

Women’s Boutique
Artisan Masterpiece
Mary & Martha’s Exceedingly Chic Boutique

Great Meals
Best Romantic Restaurant
Bistro de Paris

Health & Fitness
Best Pilates Studio
Reforming Indy Pilates Studio

Sports Activities & Clubs
Carmel Swim Club

Carmel Old Town Antique Mall

The Mystery Company

Amanda’s City-Chic Consignment

Gift Shop

Musical Instruments
Carmel Music Center

Specialty Food & Drink
Gourmet Grocery
Joe’s Butcher Shop & Fish Market

Crowe’s Eye Photography
Wyant Photography

Grosser & Co. Master Jewelers, Inc.

“We’re so pleased to have such a strong showing in the nominations,” said Sherry Mielke, Director of Operations for The Carmel Arts & Design District. “We’re proud of the variety of unique, quality merchants, eateries and service providers that make their home in Old Town Carmel, and we’re thrilled to see that so many of central Indiana residents are taking notice of the businesses here in the District.”

Individuals can vote for their favorite businesses by visiting the WRTV-6 News Web site at www.indychannel.com, clicking on the “A-List” icon on the right side of the page, and selecting the various categories. Voting will continue through Aug. 18, 2008. In addition to voting for their favorite businesses, individuals can leave comments or upload photos of their favorite places.

For a more information about Arts & Design District events and a list of galleries, eateries and merchants, visit www.carmelartsanddesign.com or call 317.571.ARTS.


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