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10/28/13 — Facelifts help downtown shops

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Facelifts help downtown shops

By Matt Caulder
Published in News on October 28, 2013 1:46 PM

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Seth Mabry

The Thistle Bee Quilt Shoppe building owner made use of the city's facade grant program to update the outside of the building with awnings and other improvements. The storefront to the left is the most recent recipient of the grant and will house two offices.

The city's downtown facade grant program seems to be making a comeback after a sharp drop off in interest and use during the Great Recession, beginning in 2008. The program, funded through the municipal service district tax fund, provides...

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