Re(STORE)ing - taking something you love and bringing it back to it's former glory.
Even before the Re(STORE)ing La MO Project, local citizens were succeeding at giving our town "Small Wins" . We want to highlight what those were, to encourage everyone coming along now. It shows how the Re(STORE)ing of La MO comes in all forms, and from all groups.
The sidewalk grant was a huge success for our town. The sidewalks from the riverfront to 26th Street are completely new on the south side, with repaired portions on the north side. In the downtown area, a brick inlay was added to widen the walking space and add a touch of detail.
Over time a series of period correct street lamps replaced older ones. It added a touch of charm to our streets in the business district and provided much needed light along the way.
At various locations in town, locals have purchased Historic Site QR Code plaques. These unique plaques allow tourists and residents alike to scan the code and find great information about the historic site its on. Currently they are on residences and downtown business buildings.
After the new sidewalks were completed, Georgia Street (the main street through Louisiana) was freshly paved from the business district to 26th Street. It looks amazing!
Even through the crazy events in the world this past year, entrepreneurs were not dissuaded from starting to make their dreams become a reality. Nearly a dozen/eateries opened their doors, at the appropriate time, and became part of the Re(STORE)ing La MO Project movement.
In the past 12 months citizens of our town have organized two City Clean Up days. Each volunteered their time on a Saturday morning to walk through the business district, and surrounding neighborhoods, to pick up trash and tidy up our streets.
Our town has a wonderful historic business district featuring some amazing buildings. As we work to fill them with thriving business, we wanted to give the vacant buildings "LIFE" during the holiday season. Our answer to this...Winter Windows. Decorated by dozens of volunteers as well as existing business owners. It's been a big hit for 2 years now!