Greetings neighbors!

Some exciting news for businesses along North Front Street and Wall Street in Uptown Kingston! The Christmas Guys, a local outdoor decorations company who are known for their beautiful lighting installations, has provided an estimate to install additional lights and illuminate this portion of our community.

Retail has been shaken to its core in 2020. To return to pre-covid levels and soar forward, we hope to provide an experience consumers can’t get anywhere else. Combining the unique character of uptown with a magical streetscape experience we hope visitors and locals will want to return time and time again.

Earlier this summer the lighting team surveyed Uptown and proposed putting a custom cut string of warm white C9 LED lights along the Pike Plan. The lights will follow the uneven flow of the rooflines including the arches so it will show more movement than just a straight line. Attached is a rendering of what the lights will look like.  

Thankfully, Ulster Savings Bank and Mainetti & Mainetti have already pledged a large portion of this investment. KUBA is also making a sizable contribution. If you are in a position to help sponsor this project as well, please notify us by email. Our vision is to have the lights installed before the holiday season.

Additionally, If you would like to join the planning efforts with this or other Uptown projects, or have questions/suggestions related to the current lighting project, please reach out! We are anxious to help make improvements to our streetscape. 

All our best, 

Volunteers w/ Kingston Uptown Business District Beautification (Elenie Loizou, Julie Jordan, Nan Potter and Rob Gaston)

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