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By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – New life is coming to downtown Albany. Three stores are preparing to open in the next few weeks.

A high-end consignment store called Verge, a general store, and the Downtown Fresh Market, an organic produce store, will all be located in the 100 block of North Washington Street.

Cafe 230 owner B.J. Fletcher is opening the General Store.

She says she's had success downtown and looks forward to starting another business there.

"With the tremendous success I've had at Cafe 230 proved to me that they will come. And it's strictly off the success of that business that's made us branch out and do something else," said Fletcher.

The General Store will offer a soda fountain and ice cream. Verge will also house a coffee shop.

Both are slated to open this month.

Downtown Manager Aaron Blair says he's received a lot of interest from people wanting to start businesses downtown.

He's looking into what locations best fit their needs.

The businesses will get a boost from a new event planned downtown.

ADICA announced plans Wednesday to host Nights@Dtown. It will be similar to Friday's on the Flint with music, food, and vendors.

The event is aimed to attract more people downtown after dark and showcase new and existing businesses.

Blair says downtown businesses will serve as vendors. Nights@Dtown will kickoff in the next few months. 

 

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