SEA BRIGHT – The borough has been named one of the winners in the Benjamin Moore Main Street Matters contest.
The contest prize is that Benjamin Moore will paint the buildings on the main street in each winning town. In Sea Bright, that’s Ocean Avenue which was devastated by Super Storm Sandy.
The campaign asked consumers around the country to cast their vote online for which 20 main streets should be revitalized of the more than 100 North American cities nominated at www.paintwhatmatters.com.
The contest was open to towns in the United States and Canada. Sea Bright joins such municipalities as: Attleboro, Mass.; Hawley, Pa.; Halifax, Nova Scotia;, Greeley, Colo.;Hilo, Hawaii; Macon, Ga.; Flint, Mich. and Seboygan, Wis.
Benjamin Moore will not only provide the paint and supplies needed for facades, porches, railings, shutters and other exterior building trims, but its color experts will consult on the best choices to enhance the architectural style, regional influences and historic references in each community. Skilled professional painters, many of them members of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America, will be hired, putting another segment of local business to work along with the local Benjamin Mooreretailer who will be mixing the paints that are used.
The work is expected to begin in the summer and continue through 2014.
Additional details about Sea Bright being a contest winner in the July 12 edition of The Two River Times.