Curb Appeal: Create an inviting downtown pedestrian experience!

 ** Guest blogger Kathleen O. Frazier, AIA, Principal of Frazier Associates We often talk about the big design projects in downtown: overall building rehabilitation, façade improvements, new street lights and sidewalks, public spaces for events and so on. Creating curb appeal means looking at your community at eye level and from the perspective of the … More Curb Appeal: Create an inviting downtown pedestrian experience!

Main Street merchant profile: Waynesboro Florist’s Webber Payne

Waynesboro Florist has been a downtown staple for 45 years, and owner Webber Payne says he can’t imagine the store being anywhere else. “We benefit from the foot traffic downtown,” he says, “and we add to it as well.” Webber Payne grew up in the family business, which has survived economic cycles, changes in the regional industrial base, and even a 1978 … More Main Street merchant profile: Waynesboro Florist’s Webber Payne