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Sylvester main street director wants more foot traffic

Frances Keaton owns the Vintage Nest on Main Street (Source:WALB) Frances Keaton owns the Vintage Nest on Main Street (Source:WALB)
Frances Keaton, Co-owner of the Vintage Nest (Source:WALB) Frances Keaton, Co-owner of the Vintage Nest (Source:WALB)
Sylvester's Main Street actually includes a number of areas (Source:WALB) Sylvester's Main Street actually includes a number of areas (Source:WALB)
Sylvester's Main Street cross Highway 82 (Source:WALB) Sylvester's Main Street cross Highway 82 (Source:WALB)
Chloe Holbrook, Sylvester's Main Street Director (Source:WALB) Chloe Holbrook, Sylvester's Main Street Director (Source:WALB)
SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -

Cars pass by Sylvester’s Main Street every day, but the city’s new main street director wants to see more foot traffic.

Sylvester Main Street Director Chloe Holbrook may be new to the city, but she’s already learned her way around downtown.

“I’m getting my feet wet into the City of Sylvester itself,” Holbrook said.

Holbrook knows how important a Main Street is to a community. Before Sylvester, she interned and worked with Nashville’s Main Street Program.

“And sometime later I applied for this job and I’ve loved it,” Holbrook said.

Part of her job is finding ways to get people to come to Main Street.

“A big bulk of what we do is when we do events downtown we want to make sure that we are bringing people in.

The main street director hopes that more events will bring more people to Main Street businesses hope more people will stop and shop.

Frances Keaton, Co-owner of the Vintage Nest, is a Sylvester native. She remembers what downtown used to be like.

“A lot of these buildings that may be empty now, I can remember going in there to purchase something when I was in high school,” Keaton said.

The co-owner says Main Street has a lot to offer and she hopes more people will check it out.

“We have the jewelry store, we have the French Market, we have great places to eat,” Keaton said.

Keaton believes more events will help attract new customers. She’s looking forward to an upcoming concert.

“As you walk to the concert, you can stick your head in and say hello. We’d love to have you visit,” Keaton said.

Keaton thinks there are good things to come for Holbrook and the Main Street Program.

“To work towards Main Street becoming what it was like in the 60s and 70s, because it was a great place to grow up,” Keaton said.

The concert will take place on Friday, April 28, 2017, and will feature the band Liquid Pleasure.

It will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Kelly Street just off Main Street.

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