TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- One person is taking the lead on helping to revitalize an area along South Gloster Street in Tupelo.
Owner Michael Currie is moving The Imaging Center, a radiology clinic, from Gloster Creek Village to a new 15,000 square foot building that will go up on 1.7 acres on South Gloster between Crosstown and North Mississippi Medical Center.
"There was always a need here to get these areas to build up to grow and prosper better," said Currie. "Kind of improve the downtown area. That really is my goal to try and help revitalize this area rather than allowing all the construction to go up in the north side of town."
The move of Currie's business is being made on the advice of a consultant who recommended a more visible, high-traffic area on South Gloster to improve business even more.
"What you see over time is revitalization occur," added Kelly Cofer, president of The Retail Coach. "You got a number of older properties along South Gloster, and again, there's the incentive that the city is giving by rewidening South Gloster that will hopefully draw more attention to the area."
The thinking is with high traffic flowing on South Gloster during peak travel hours, businesses can flourish and save on costs by being in a less expensive area.