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State Officials Visit Proposed Medfield Cultural District

Massachusetts Cultural Council reps came to town last week to check out the proposed Medfield Cultural District.

 

Members of the Massachusetts Cultural Council paid a visit to Medfield last week to tour the proposed Medfield Cultural District and meet with the partners, participants and stakeholders in the district which is suggested to reach from Vine Lake Cemetery to the Peak House.

"Their site visit is the culmination of the Medfield Cultural District’s application for state recognition as a cultural district," said MEMO President Brandie Morris, noting there have been 14 other newly-created districts in the state over the past year.

"The purpose of the district is in part to increase cultural activities in town, co-market the various groups and events, and increase tourism," said Morris.  

The four visiting members seemed to be impressed with what they saw, said Town Administrator Michael Sullivan. 

"They seemed to be impressed with the town and that was before they took a tour," said Sullivan. "They thought Main Street was very attractive." 

One of the ways to market the town and encourage out-of-towners to visit, Sullivan said, is to try "to keep our anchor tenants up and attractive so that we'll bring in other businesses." 

Morris said the town will soon receive a report from the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Site Advisor as to their suggestions for improvement and acceptance of the application.

According to an unofficial poll of Patch readers last fall, 94 percent of Medfield Patch readers supported the idea of a cultural council. What do you think? 

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