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SERPENTINE SOLUTION: How a Colorado model inspired Hendersonville's downtown revitalization

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In 1963 a downtown revitalization project known as Operation Foresight transformed Grand Junction, Colorado, and became a national model for stemming the flight of shoppers to the suburbs. Twelve years later, a group of city leaders in Hendersonville used the model to completely update the streetscape of our Main Street here. This week we launch our two-part report on how Grand Junction invented the serpentine solution and how city leaders adopted the S-shaped model here to save downtown for generations.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects | Jody Barber | Serpentine Solution | Grand Junction | Kermit Edney

Henderson County News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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You won't want to miss this week's Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects | Serpentine Solution | Grand Junction | Colorado

Henderson County News

State honors city's Main Street rehab project

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Hendersonville's Main Street makeover was recognized as the Best Outdoor Space Improvement during the North Carolina Main Street Annual Awards Ceremony at the City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium in Morganton on Thursday.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects

Henderson County News

Ask Matt ... about downtown wi-fi

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  The Lightning's intrepid researcher finds answers to readers' questions.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects | Main Street Advisory Committee | Henderson County Athletics & Activity Center | Ask Matt | Henderson County Youth Soccer Association

Hendersonville News

City to dedicate fountain, Main Street makeover

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The city of Hendersonville has set a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the third segment of the Main Street makeover and dedicate the "Mountain Memory" fountain at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects

Hendersonville News

Contractor lowers 'speed bump' crosswalks

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Crews on Tuesday took up the unintentional brick speed bumps on Main Street and replaced them with crosswalks at grade.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects

Hendersonville News

'H'ville lights new gateway sign

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Unnoticed amid the fuss over the fountain on the corner of Sixth and Main, the city moved ahead with two new gateway signs on westbound Seventh Avenue. One of the two signs was lighted for the first time on Thursday night, just in time for the 67th annual North Carolina Apple Festival.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects

Hendersonville News

Mountain fountain pricetag comes in at $183,000

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The pricetag for Hendersonville's Main Street mountain fountain has come in at $183,284.59 — a $100,000 cost overrun attributable in part to an underground pump system that the artist had not anticipated.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects

Hendersonville News

Paving project completed in time for festival

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The 600 block of North Main Street and the repaving of Seventh Avenue (U.S. 64 west) were completed early today in time for Friday's opening of the North Carolina Apple Festival.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects | Trace Co. | Todd Trace

Henderson County News

Rebranded Green Room adds music, dinner

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Ben and Sue Green decided they could not wait until the work on the 500 and 600 block of North Main Street is done. They have announced the renaming — and rebranding — of the former Living Room Coffee House and Café.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects

Hendersonville Business

Downtown merchants report uptick in holiday shopping

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Downtown Hendersonville businesses were encouraged by the foot traffic and buying over the Christmas holidays.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | retail | Main Street makeover projects | Main Street Advisory Committee

Hendersonville News

Community Foundation launches fund to support public art downtown

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The Community Foundation of Henderson County has established the temporary Main Street Enhancement Fund to support the public art work planned for downtown.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects

Hendersonville News

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Give art a chance

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The trouble with public art is that it's so ... public.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects | Ron Stephens