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Voting Open 'Til Noon Thursday for 'Heart of Del Ray' Award

Five local businesses are nominated.

A local business will win the "Heart of Del Ray" award from the Del Ray Business Association. Patch archive photo
A local business will win the "Heart of Del Ray" award from the Del Ray Business Association. Patch archive photo

You have until 12 noon Thursday to vote for the “Heart of Del Ray Award,” which is annually presented by the Del Ray Business Association during the Valentine’s Day holiday to the business that serves as the heart and soul of Del Ray.  

"We are excited that you, our neighbors, customers and friends will be determining the winner of this prestigious award," organizers said.

Selection should be based on which business best demonstrates their warm and welcoming attitude to the community/customers, their commitment and generosity to the community, and to their overall contribution to what makes Del Ray the best place in the world to live, work and shop. In other words, what business warms your “heart” when you hear its name?

DRBA congratulates and are honored to list the following five businesses that have been nominated for the "2014 Heart of Del Ray Award":

1)       Del Ray Pizzeria    

2)       Holy Cow/Pork Barrel BBQ

3)       Mind the Mat

4)       St. Elmo’s Coffee Shop

5)       Taqueria Poblano

DRBA asks that you vote for just one business by logging on to the DRBA website at http://visitdelray.com/ — the link to vote can be found on the home page at the end of the article entitled “Heart of Del Ray Award.”  

You will be able to vote until 12 noon Thursday. Each household/computer can vote only once. Once votes are calculated and a winner is determined, a large heart shaped award will be displayed on the winning business to greet them for the Valentine’s Day holiday. DRBA will also notify the various list serves of the winner so you can stop by and congratulate the winner.

Last year, more than 500 neighbors, friends and customers voted so DRBA encourages you to tell your neighbors to be sure and support their favorite nominee. 

A business can only win once and DRBA congratulates past winners which include:  A Show of Hands, Jen Walker McEnearney Associates, Bobi Bomar Homes of Alexandria, The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray, and Greener Cleaner of Del Ray. 

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