Four south Georgia cities chosen to be part of Main Street Program
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
When you drive through
downtown Albany, you can't help but notice the many vacant buildings.
"I think one thing we
are hurting for is vision, we're not real sure exactly what to do with downtown,"
said BJ Fletcher, Incoming City Commissioner.
Incoming city commissioner
BJ Fletcher hopes the Georgia Main Street program designation will help change
that and bring new life to downtown Albany.
"That's one of the
things the Main Street Program helps, it guides you and helps with the property
owners, it helps to get stake holders down there and it increases your property
and it seems to bring excitement to an area that's well needed," said
Fletcher says downtown
needs more entertainment options for residents and visitors.
think the one thing that brings everybody together from age to 9 to 80 is
entertainment music and we need to have a variety of it," said Fletcher.
Jonathan Wills is Manager
here at the Levee studios; he trains his students daily so they can show off
some of their creativity to the Albany community, ultimately helping bring more
entertainment options to downtown Albany.
"Music lessons from
piano, drums, guitar, saxophone, vocal lessons, bass lessons," said
Jonathan Willis, Manager, Levee Studios.
Wills tells WALB he is
appreciative of what Albany leaders are doing.
"You know they got a lot of great things
in place like grants, and things downtown, trying to push people to come down
this way to start their businesses up, I say more of that, keep going I hope
for the best down here," said Willis.
BJ Fletcher told WALB it
will probably be after the New Year before they get to work as a Main Street
Main Street focuses on
four areas, organization, design, promotion, and economic development.