BEST INTERSECTION ANTICIPATION
Pickwick and Cherry
We know we’ve been telling you how exciting this intersection is for a while now, but honestly it just keeps getting better. In the past year, Ellecor, Mvmt Collective and Team Taco all opened in the area. And in 2020 there is even more on the horizon. Soon we’ll see Culture Counter, Skully’s brick-and-mortar, The Royal and Greens.
BEST LONG GAME
Citizens Adopting the New Springfield Flag Design
Creating a new, meaningful (albeit unofficial) city flag isn’t a mission that can be accomplished overnight, and we admire the way Springfield’s citizens have slowly and organically been adopting the new Springfield flag design since it was developed in 2017. It has become part of the city’s backdrop: on merchandise like mugs and baseball caps, in the Springfield Rising sculpture downtown, and painted on the wall outside Hotel Vandivort. Last fall, the flag was even covertly raised on a pole in Park Central Square. Little by little, it’s becoming our flag, and we love it.