Fenton (WJRT) (12/20/17) - Efforts to make one Mid-Michigan community easier to walk in and shop in seem to be paying off. Community leaders say a $5 million project to upgrade streets and sidewalks has had good results.
In recent years there has been more of an effort to shop local. And with the completion of a streetscape project in Fenton, customers are finding it more enjoyable to come downtown.
"With the streetscape they've done, enlarging the sidewalks, we've been more foot traffic here in the last year," said Mike Green of the Crust.
"Family members like to be able to get out together, do some shopping, support your local community. I think that's important to a lot of people," said Shelly Day, Fenton Regional Chamber of Commerce executive director.
There are more restaurants and businesses downtown. Not only are there more establishments open to make a visit downtown worthwhile but there's culture as well.