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Athens Rebuilding Festival

Written By: Joe Melillo

Athens borough is moving toward a full recovery 10 months after flooding destroyed main street, and business leaders want to celebrate the progress.

Athens Rebuilding Festival
 

July 19, 2012

Athens (WENY) - Athens borough is moving toward a full recovery 10 months after flooding destroyed main street, and business leaders want to celebrate the progress. The Athens business association is planning a two day street festival to for September, on the one year anniversary of the floods. A lot of main street businesses are still re-building, but plan to be finished in time for the street-fair, some new businesses have also moved in. David Rosenbloom from the Athens Business Association says owners are looking forward to turning a bad situation into something good.

     “Everybody took the opportunity to replenish their stores and make them bigger and better.”

     The festival is scheduled for September 7th and 8th. The Athens business association wants to make it an annual event.