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Interest grows in Front Street Market initiative

Development officials say progress is being made in a downtown Albany project (Source: WALB) Development officials say progress is being made in a downtown Albany project (Source: WALB)
The project is designed to entice businesses downtown (Source: WALB) The project is designed to entice businesses downtown (Source: WALB)
The project focuses on properties along Front Street and Pine Avenue (Source: WALB) The project focuses on properties along Front Street and Pine Avenue (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Development officials say progress is being made in a downtown Albany project to entice businesses into the heart of the city.

Downtown manager LaToya Cutts said they have applications in for all of the ten available properties, but two. She said they're now working to entice businesses to apply for those two open spots, possibly a boutique or clothing store.

This is all part of the Front Street Market project to turn vacant downtown buildings along Front Street and Pine Avenue into spaces for businesses.

Cutts wouldn't tell WALB News 10 what specific businesses could be moving in, but she did stress it would be a mix of restaurants, retail stores, and what she said would be some other "unique experiences."

"I think it's equally as important to be the right mix of businesses because you do want to have a variety, versus just one type of thing," said Cutts. "So this particular Front Street Market has provided us an opportunity to put the properties out there so that we attract a good mix of businesses."

Cutts said they plan to announce which businesses are moving in within the next 30 days or sooner. She said renovations will begin soon after that announcement.

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