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February 12, 2005

 Albany- Mary Polite opened Southside Poolroom in Albany's Harlem district to a full house. The property was purchased from the city in an effort to create economic development along with recreation for the community.

 "I promised my people I would build them a game room and so I did," she says.  Polite wants to make an effort to bring the old Harlem back to South Georgia. 

"The recreation facility here, one, brings back a historical recreation facility in the Harlem business district," says Commissioner Henry Mathis. "Secondly, it takes vacant land and created a tax base for the city of Albany." 

 Previously, the city didn't collect taxes off of the land.

Posted at 8:48 AM by len.kiese@walb.com

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