Thursday, July 24, 2008

Spring Garden to get spruced up

Enjoy your quiet summer stroll down Spring Garden Road while you can, because this time next year, downtown Halifax’s busiest shopping district will be undergoing a massive reconstruction.

The sidewalks will be torn up, the power lines will be moved underground and the street will probably be narrowed. City planners hope it will all end up making Spring Garden Road more enjoyable for pedestrian shopping.

"We want to alert everyone that there are changes. You owe it to yourselves to get familiar with it," manager Bernard Smith of the Spring Garden Area Business Association told 50 or so business owners at the group’s annual general meeting Tuesday night at the Lord Nelson Hotel.

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