July, 2008 we started the process of tearing up lower king street- removing the old trolley tracks, putting in new sewage lines, ripping up the old sidewalks and laying bluestone, making new curbs, adding lamp posts and new trees and blacktopping the street.
The last 16 months could be called ‘survival of the fittest’ with the retail stores; not only did we have a recession on our hands, but also a daily battle with construction noise and obstacles that have turned tourists away. Check out the ‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos below and come visit us on November 12th for the ribbon cutting!
The Lower King Street Ribbon Cutting and Streetscape Celebration is Thursday, November 12. Mayor Riley will cut the ribbon between
4:30 and 5:00 PM followed by speeches, media attention and a classic King Street Stroll.
- Most businesses will stay open until 8:00 pm, restaurants until normal closing