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City Council member Jason Edwards putting downtown plan into place


Abbeville City Council member Jason Edwards has a plan.


Edwards has launched a program to “dress up” the windows of empty buildings on Abbeville’s Court Square.


“The aim is to give small businesses and community organizations an opportunity to display their goods/services in the downtown environment, with the ultimate goal to make the windows so appealing that someone will see the potential and will invest in the building,” he explained recently.

Jason Edwards outside the old Belk building, "dressing up" the windows.
Jason Edwards has launched a program to “dress up” the windows of empty buildings on Abbeville’s Court Square.

Edwards is starting out with the Belk building, which he says will host windows by Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville Artist Guild, Abbeville Area Medical Center, Breezy Quarters, Endless Beauty and Boutique, and Jessica’s Closet.


There will also be a window to feature the upcoming events at the Opera House, he continued.


The process will take about two weeks, and those interested in participating may call Edwards or Austin Walker at the City of Abbeville.


Walker is the City’s Community Development Director and can be reached at 366-5017.


Inspired by networking at the recent Municipal Association of South Carolina conference, Edwards said he hopes that the Belk building will be the starting point for the project, which he hopes will eventually incorporate other buildings in downtown Abbeville.

Meg Davis (right) and Mary Elizabeth Land (left) could be found dressing up a window in the old Belk building in downtown Abbeville recently, as part of the project which City Council member Jason Edwards has launched.
Meg Davis (right) and Mary Elizabeth Land (left) could be found dressing up a window in the old Belk building in downtown Abbeville recently, as part of the project which City Council member Jason Edwards has launched.

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