ACM Designs has announced the three finalists in its HALI Restaurant Makeover competition.

Maple Avenue Tap and Grill, The Mill Pond, and Truss Foodworks Smokehouse have been short listed for the $25,000 prize.

Public voting has opened and will close March 19. The winner will be announced March 20.

ACM Designs marketing coordinator, Sophie Creelman, said it’s a project for the community, by the community.

“We want to not only build and maintain community partnerships but provide assistance to local businesses after challenging years of COVID,” she said.

Creelman added they had 14 restaurants apply, which was then narrowed down to three.

The money goes towards a redesign and transformation of the interior dining area. In addition to ACM, other partners are Churko Electric, Kegel Heating & Cooling, Cordell Carpet, Emmerson Lumber Limited, Yours Outdoors, Quartz Co Surfaces and Cambria Surfaces.

People can vote at restaurantmakeover.

After a winner is selected, the design of the renovation will start. ACM will collaborate with the restaurant owner, develop a design, and connect with their campaign partners for the sourcing and execution of the makeover.

Creelman said their previous social responsibility campaign was Big Lobby Makeover, which saw the transformation of the lobby at Bonnie View Inn.

“We’re excited to be doing another campaign and working with so many amazing members of the community.”