Pathways grants offered for improvements
By JOHN McCALLUM
Cheney's Pathways to Progress has restarted a program to provide funding for downtown business owners who would like to fix up their storefronts, but don't have the money to do so.
The Façade Enhancement Grant Program was originally offered in 2003, providing several $1,000 and $500 grants to businesses looking to spruce up their fronts. Pathways director Charles Dotson said several businesses, such as the current Eagles Pub, and the 502 First Street building took advantage of the funding to redo their facades.
Their effort encouraged other owners to use their own m...