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Downtown Bloomsburg Group Invites Public to Learn About Enhancement Project

Miller Ave. in downtown Bloomsburg.

Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc. (DBI), invites everyone interested in the Main Street business district to meet the design team of the Miller Avenue Improvement Project.

DBI has undertaken the redevelopment of a block of Miller Avenue into a multi-use, pedestrian friendly asset for the downtown; this block connects Fog & Flame coffee shop on the Main Street end and Rose Marie’s restaurant on the Pine Avenue end. After a request for proposals and a rigorous evaluation process by DBI board members, DBI chose Larson Design Group to draw up plans and manage the project’s construction; with an expectation of ground breaking in early 2020.

The meeting will take place on Monday, Aug. 5, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Greenly Center, 50 East Main Street in Bloomsburg, with representatives of DBI and Larson Design present. No reservations are necessary.

As one of the most important thoroughfares between Main Street and Pine Avenue, Miller Avenue sees heavy pedestrians traffic; once it closes permanently to cars and trucks, users will see a significant increase in safety. In addition, tables and chairs from the eateries at both ends, as well as other seating, will welcome citizens and visitors alike into an “outdoor living room”, complete with artwork, plantings, and attractive lighting.

DBI’s investment in the downtown comes from donations and money raised at events including the Easter and Santa train rides. DBI also received matching funds through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant program, for which DBI acts as the Town of Bloomsburg’s designated agent.

For any questions about the project, contact DBI board member Oren B. Helbok, executive director of The Exchange, at 570-317-2596 or email.

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