Downtown Tiffin applying to be on HGTV show

Citizens invited to nominate for “Home Town Takeover”

TIFFIN, OHIO – Friday, January 17, 2020 – Amy Reinhart, Downtown Main Street Manager for Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership, has submitted a nomination for Downtown Tiffin to be in HGTV’s new series “Home Town Takeover.” Ben and Erin Napier hosts of HGTV’s popular series “Home Town,” will be leading a team of renovation professionals as they takeover and makeover an entire small town in the six-episode special event slated to air on HGTV in 2021.

According to a press release from HGTV, the Napiers have experience in whole-town transformation. They’ve not only helped rescue and enhance dozens of homes in their hometown of Laurel, Mississippi, they’ve also played a pivotal role in helping revitalize the city’s downtown while preserving and celebrating the town’s architectural treasures, endemic charm and historic features.

The release states that HGTV is launching a nationwide call to find towns for the series. Residents may also nominate Tiffin by visiting hgtvhometowntakeover.com and filling out the form. Application deadline is Feb. 7.

The revitalization of downtown Tiffin began in 2011, when a group of community members came together to for “Tiffin Tomorrow”, with the goal of promoting and encouraging economic development in downtown Tiffin, and creating plans, programs and actions to ensure long-term vitality and prosperity. In 2014, the city of Tiffin contracted with Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership, then Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Crop., to act as the downtown organization and “Tiffin Tomorrow” became the TSEP “Downtown Development Committee,” which serves as the governing board of the downtown organization. In 2015, Tiffin joined Heritage Ohio’s Ohio Main Street Program. Since January 2016, Tiffin has had $29 million invested in downtown, 43 new businesses opened and 119 new jobs were created. There are currently 174 businesses in downtown, including restaurants, retail, professional offices and government buildings.

For more information on the nominating process or the new series from HGTV, visit https://www.hgtv.com/shows/home-town/ben-and-erin-take-home-town-on-the-road-in-new-hgtv-series-home-town-takeover.

About Downtown Tiffin

The revitalization of downtown Tiffin began in 2011, when a group of community members came together to for “Tiffin Tomorrow”, with the goal of promoting and encouraging economic development in downtown Tiffin, and creating plans, programs and actions to ensure long-term vitality and prosperity. In 2014, the city of Tiffin contracted with SIEDC to act as the downtown organization and “Tiffin Tomorrow” came under the SIEDC umbrella as the “Downtown Development Committee,” which serves as the governing board of the downtown organization. In 2015, Tiffin joined Heritage Ohio’s Ohio Main Street Program. For more information, click here.

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  1. I also submitted a nomination along with pictures and a video. I was born in Tiffin and now live in the metro Detroit area but come to Tiffin for family gatherings. Tiffin is a perfect fit for home town. I would love a redo of the former Riverview Hotel. Many great memories there. But aside from that, Tiffin’s revitalization is a gem for them.

    1. I am proud of the expansion of Tiffin…the most improvement I have seen in years. May I make a suggestion for all of you to consider…we need a health food store which has organic, gluten free and products made for people who have various problems and cannot eat regular food ….also should include FRESH vegetables and supplements as well as sugarless foodstuffs.you would not believe how many people have to go out of town to get these things! I am sure there would be a clienteleand put it in a central location …not clear out tonWestgate…there is a perfect place to support this and especially the diabetics and with stomach problems…and I will be there for the opening! Thank you for your consideration!and there is a perfect place for it on w market st with a big parking lot….has been empty for a while!thanks.

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