By Scott Harvey
Sulphur Springs – The City of Sulphur Springs is set to celebrate the completion of its Main Street project next week. City crews began work on the estimated $433,000 project in June.
The focus of the project was to change the concrete roadway to brick, as well as widen the sidewalks for more seating. Main Street will also be equipped with a venue for a farmers market. The city has also designated several electrical outlets along Main Street, to allow for not only lighting, but electricity for vendors during outdoor festivals and speakers for ambient music. Several magnolia trees will also line the Street. All are in an effort to bring more business and events to downtown and make it more attractive to citizens.
The Main Street project is just a part of the Downtown revitalization effort. Somewhere down the road, the city plans to reshape its Downtown Square. A major focus will be relocating parking from inside the square to the periphery. That will open up the square for more entertainment type venues.
The Sulphur Springs Main Street Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony takes place Monday afternoon from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Food and entertainment will be provided, with the ribbon cutting to begin at 5:30 p.m.