Downtown Albany revitalization plans still on track

Downtown Albany revitalization plans still on track
Kayak's being strapped down (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - With Albany business Kayak Attack canceling its Front Street store lease on the riverfront, many are worried that this will ruin the plans for downtown.

The business made the decision this week following a broken city sewage pump that caused 90,000 gallons of wastewater to spill into the Flint River last month.

Owners said they may reconsider the move depending on how long it takes to clean the sewage, but Interim City Manager Jacquelin Teemer said the city is already making plans to fill that spot.

"Momentum in downtown is still growing," said Teemer. "We still have a lot of people interested in this space. We are fairly certain that we will have that space rented very, very soon."

Teemer also said the city is still on track to revitalize the downtown area.

The company contracted by Albany to manage the city lift stations is working to fix the broken pump, which should last five years.

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