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Spinning downtown gold

By Ty Johnson
Published in News on June 10, 2012 1:50 AM

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A view of Center Street Friday from Mulberry Street looking northeast. The holly trees that have lined the street for decades were removed last week as part of the Center Street Streetscape project, which will replace them with larger, shade trees in an effort to revitalize downtown.

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An artist rendering of a revitalized downtown looking northwest at the intersection of Walnut and Center streets showing large, shade trees on the median and widened sidewalks.

The holly trees are gone from Center Street. They are due to be replaced by zelkovas and timber oaks by October when the Center Street Streetscape project is expected to conclude. Those trees won't be saplings, but they certainly...

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