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February 7, 2007

Albany--  Improving the outlook of downtown Albany could be as simple as changing the face of a business. The city has plenty of money to help make that change.

Business owners can get a grant to pay 80 percent of façade improvements to their establishments. $100,000 of the $150,000 originally set aside for the program about a year ago is still available.

Tommy Chatmon says the façade improvements would make a big difference to the business strip on Broad Avenue.

"We'd certainly like to encourage businesses in that central business district, right in that 200 block of Broad and one of the blocks of Washington and Jackson to come in because we think it could make a real impact," said Chatmon.

Each owner can get up to $5,000. A committee must approve their design.  For more information on facade improvements, call 229-430-3190 or go to the Albany Tomorrow office at 125 Pine Avenue, Suite 200.  

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