City giving main road a makeover

By Amanda Porterfield |

Published 07/31 2014 10:32PM

Updated 08/01 2014 10:50AM

DANVILLE -- A main street is getting a makeover which could bring in business. The plan is to bring restaurants and coffee shops to East Main Street. There aren't many there now and the city hopes they'll cater to workers at the VA and DACC.

However, to make the busy road look its best, city planners are getting the public involved. There's a new website where people can share their ideas.

Kim Henson says, "You know this used to be a big booming town, back in the 70's and stuff with, you know, a lot of plants and stuff like that and a bit parts from them and there's nothing round here no more. It's just, everything has moved south, most of it has and stuff. There's just nothing left."

There's a meeting about the Main Street changes at the end of August. For more information about the East Main Street Corridor Study, click here or call Marganski at (217) 431 - 2873.

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