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Ocean Beach businesses recognized at MainStreet Association awards ceremony

Raglan Public House won the online voting for the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association's Design Committee Award.
Raglan Public House won the online voting for the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association’s Design Committee Award for its outdoor dining space and takeout window.
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The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association held its annual awards celebration virtually Jan. 28 to highlight local businesses that the group said made lemonade out of lemons during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

“OB MainStreet’s membership is full of small businesses who continuously give back and enrich Ocean Beach,” Denny Knox, executive director of the association, said in a statement. “The annual awards celebration usually gathers everyone together for a night of food, fun and awards, which we look forward to every year. This past year has been very different, but most importantly we want to recognize the incredible individuals behind our community’s greatest successes.”

Businesses were nominated by OBMA members who participate in the group’s committees. Online voting by OBMA members and the community selected winners in each category.

Here are the honorees:

Clean & Safe Committee Awards: Lighthouse Ice Cream, Mallory’s New Furniture and Vili’s Health Bar, for consistently keeping their storefronts clean

Online voting winner: Lighthouse Ice Cream

Economic Vitality Committee Awards:

• OBTV, for positively showcasing businesses throughout Ocean Beach

• South Coast Surf Shop, for quickly pivoting to online sales and a unique virtual shopping experience

• Stronghold, for reinventing its business to provide outdoor fitness classes and family-friendly activities

• Synergy, for providing a fun rooftop fitness experience

• Seems to Me, for quickly producing masks in fun colors and fabrics

Online voting winner: OBTV

Design Committee Awards:

• Apogee, for its new storefront design, window display and roll-up security door

• Auer CBD, for its interior tile and exterior design

• BBQ House, Dirty Birds, Hodad’s, Lucy’s Tavern and OB Noodle House Bar 1502 for their outdoor dining spaces

• La Doña, for its patio space and overall design

• Mad Munch, for its interior mural of Ocean Beach

• Mother’s Tavern and 3rd Corner, for use of their parking lots for outdoor dining

• Raglan Public House, for its outdoor dining space and takeout window

• Sunnie’s, for its sidewalk cafe

Online voting winner: Raglan Public House

Promotion Committee Awards:

• Ocean Beach Business Center, for being a great asset to the community and quickly pivoting its business during 2020

• Raglan Public House, for reinventing its business multiple times during 2020

• Stronghold and Synergy, for promoting the changes their businesses made to survive and thrive in 2020

• Newbreak Church, for opening its space and assisting local businesses in 2020

Online voting winner: Ocean Beach Business Center

OB Team Player of the Year Awards:

• Steve and Teresa Mallory, for their contributions to OBMA programs and events

• Ocean Beach Town Council, for reimagining and continuing Ocean Beach’s holiday traditions

Board of Directors Award: Tevia Oskin, for her years of service on behalf of OBMA

Community Award: Ocean Beach Business Center, for best exemplifying the OB spirit


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