Downtown Destination

The City of Anniston wants to revitalize downtown and make it a destination for families and tourists. The Anniston Star recently visited five cities that successfully have turned their main streets around in recent years with new restaurants, retail shops and museums. What were their secrets of success?

“Transportation is huge in defining our culture,” said Mary Hammond, executive director of the city Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Paducah's always been an easy sell because of our location and the integrity of our downtown architecture.”