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Hat’s off to the City for downtown efforts

on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I would like to compliment the City of Florence for your courageous undertaking in revitalizing your city center.

We were traveling I-95 returning home to Florida after visiting family and decided to try something different from the box hotels that line our highways. We were pleasantly surprised by the Hotel Florence and the coordinated approach to reconstruction of the old city.

Walking the streets in the early evening with the light on the buildings. having a lovely dinner on the roof top of Town Hall (Dispensary) and meeting local folks who shared their pride and hope for the future all contributed to a true respite from a long day’s drive.

Do not keep your charming center a secret (a sign on I-95?), and we wish you well in attracting more businesses to relocate and contribute to long term success.

This is a true legacy that is obviously the work of many dedicated individuals and groups in your community – hats off to you all.

Dr Randy Herman

New Smyrna Beach, Florida

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