A retailer in Minnesota won a national award for their amazing holiday showcase! The retailer is called MartinPatrick3 and is located on the North Loop in Minneapolis at 212 N Third Ave. They teamed up with the Minnesota Dance Theater to create this showcase using theater costumes from “The Nutcracker Fantasy”.
MartinPatrick3 won the Judges Choice Award in the Winning Windows of North America competition. This contest is usually only for New York City retailers, but this year they created a category for retailers outside of New York City, according to Bring me the news.
According to A press release, the showcases were judged in three different areas:
- Originality and creativity;
- Captures the spirit of the season, entertains and delights; and
- Professionalism, execution and technical aspects.
MartinPatrick3 beat some national brands for this title which is very impressive! If the Minnesota Dance Theater was able to present its performance of “The Nutcracker Fantasy” this year, the showcase may never have seen the light of day.
The reason the costumes may have been used in the showcase is because the Minnesota Dance Theater cannot host performances due to COVID. So I think MartinPatrick3 was lucky! The window display is amazing. Take a look at this setup, the Minnesota Dance Theater shared photos on their Facebook page.