Downtown Bainbridge’s recent accreditation is well deserved

Published 6:18 pm Friday, April 10, 2015

Downtown Bainbridge certainly has a reason to celebrate.

Coming during the 25th anniversary of Bainbridge being a part of the Main Street Program, the Downtown Development Authority was recently designated as an accredited National Main Street Program.

This program acknowledges a city’s commitment to preserving and revitalizing historic sites found within the area. Essentially, Downtown Bainbridge has been formally recognized as a great place to work, eat at, play in and visit.

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We at The Post-Searchlight couldn’t be more proud of the hard work over the past 25 years that has gone into making Bainbridge what it is today. The current DDA has put an impressive amount of effort into branding and growing Downtown Bainbridge. On almost every road leading to the Willis Park square, you will find a sign pointing visitors in the direction of downtown. They will continue to work hard and grow Downtown Bainbridge. A strong downtown scene is the lifeblood of a quality community worth living in, and Bainbridge is growing in that direction every day.

Willis Park is already an attractive setting. Surrounded by historic buildings on historic streets, we have all the ingredients for a flourishing downtown. Buildings are being purchased and renovated, interesting stores are drawing people to the square and top quality restaurants keep visitors well-fed. The momentum needs to continue.

Congratulations to Amanda Glover and the rest of the DDA for the presence they have created in Downtown Bainbridge and the official accreditation with the National Main Street Program.

More exciting things are surely on the horizon, and we fully support any growth, revitalization and progress injected into the downtown scene.