- Sep 22, 2015
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- Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
In the Newton neighbourhood, business owners are nearly giddy with enthusiasm over their bright new facade and the possibility of a barbecue/bouncy castle grand opening.
After years of debate, city planners believe they’ve finally found a solution to help reinvigorate at least some of the aging strip malls tucked out of sight in mature neighbourhoods across Edmonton. Newton, near Beverly, is one of their first. Ritchie Four Corners and Elmwood Centre are also going well, and city councillors just endorsed a plan to add five more pilot sites to the program.
“It’s terrific. It’s the best thing that ever happened in our neighbourhood,” said Katherine Holyk, whose father started Holyk’s Denture Centre in 1983. She now owns the store.
Her longtime clients are thrilled with the bright new white and red look, vintage murals and trees. New clients from the neighbourhood are also noticing her new sign and stopping in.
Full Story (Edmonton Journal)