Main Street Cinemas Receives Community Pride Award for Completion of Lofts

Written by Theresa Rose on April 2, 2015

MOUNT PLEASANT—The Mount Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce named Main Street Cinemas the second quarter winner of the Mount Pleasant Community Pride Award for exceptional property maintenance.

Owners Scott & Amy Lowe and Manager Kelly Miyoshi accepted the award during the April Alive After Five networking event at Iowa Wesleyan College on April 1, 2015.

The Mount Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors created the Community Pride Award to honor those businesses and organizations that showcase exceptional maintenance and investment in their properties and to encourage other businesses to follow their lead. Winners are selected quarterly.

Main Street Cinemas was selected for the Community Pride Award from among several nominees.

“Main Street Cinemas is a deserving recipient of the Mount Pleasant Community Pride Award because they have made a substantial investment in a Main Street property that the entire community can enjoy,” said Chamber Board VP of Organizational Development, Mallory Henderson. “I have lived in the one of the lofts for over a month and love the opportunity to rent an upscale apartment with modern upgrades in downtown Mount Pleasant.”

“We began restoration of the Masonic Building in 2012 with the main floor remodel that is now home to Main Street Cinemas. After taking a breath in 2013, we moved to the upper level to convert the abandoned and deteriorated former Masonic Temple & dining room into seven, two bedroom loft apartments,” explained owner Scott Lowe. “The lofts were constructed with unique designs including lofted bedrooms, landscape fireplaces, spiral staircases, and contemporary cabinets, flooring, and wall finishes not found in most other area rentals. In addition to interior improvements, extensive masonry repairs and sandblasting were done to the exterior.”

Chamber members wishing to nominate a business for future Community Pride Awards may do so by completing a form available at the Chamber Alliance office. Community Pride Award winners display a metal yard sign crafted by Mount Pleasant business Signs and Designs.