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Downtown businesses receive grant to renovate building fronts

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Some of the older buildings in downtown Jonesboro will soon be getting a facelift.

The Nirvana Yoga Studio and the Foundation of Arts just received a grant for $3,000 from the 2015 Downtown Facade Grant Program.

This money will be used to renovate the front of their buildings.

Hailey Knight with the Executive Director of the Downtown Jonesboro Association said each building and business is vital to the success of downtown Jonesboro.

“The reason why we started our grant program was to help our downtown business owners preserve the architectural value of their buildings and to make a big impact on Main Street,” Knight said. “We have beautiful, beautiful structures on Main Street and we need to do what we can now to help preserve those.”

This is the second year for the DJA to give out facade grants.

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