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West Point spruces up Main Street

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Updated: 7/17/2013 9:07 am
WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) -- Steve White has operated the Cash and Carry drying cleaning business since 1982.

He's always kept a fresh coat of paint on the building. The Main Street Design committee wanted more—a mural.

"We're very pleased with it. It draws a lot of attention," White said.

It's that kind of attention Chairperson Kathy Dyess wants to offer to all the businesses on Main Street only it's going to take a personal investment to make it happen.

"We have been thrilled with the folks that have bought into the idea. Some people have their own idea what they want to do with their store front which is perfectly fine, but we're here to give advice and help anyway that we can."

Local artist Deborah Mansfield has offered up some ideas in the form of a watercolor drawing.

Buildings appear in multiple colors with planters and trees in the front.
 
Each building owner is hoped to get on board.

Doris Williams wants to think about it.

"I don't think it will take a lot of money to improve it. I'm gonna hold off."

Others are excited about the suggestions including Theodore Lenoir.

We're gonna make the little poles with the red and white stripes that glows at the top to spruce it up and really to make it look like a barber shop."

Down the street Jaimy Tower has planters and a bench to beautify his barbershop. More is planned.

"Oh! It would be great. No negative. It's all positive. Everything is looking great."
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