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New business coming downtown

Another new business is coming to downtown Greenville.

The Greenville City Council approved a merchant application for the Downtown Revitalization Grant Program submitted by Nancy’s Heirloom Shoppe, LLC.

Nancy Faulkenberry, a longtime seamstress specializing in smocking and heirloom sewing, said she was thrilled about the opportunity to open the shop. A ribbon cutting and grand opening is set for 10 a.m. December 1.

The Council also approved authorization to add a street light at 50 Chestnut Street, with the cost added to the City’s Alabama Power Co. Street Light Account.

In other business, the Council:

– Approved $6,195.04 to APAC for completion of the Manningham Road Project – 99.92 tons -P.O. No. 4192.

– Approved $1,400 for four 1-65 Exit 130 signs for Sherling Lake Park and Campground.

– Approved further action for Weed/Debris/Unsafe Housing Violations for Sara J. Thomas – vacant lot behind 219 Water Street and Eddie Coleman, Lot at 307 South Perry Street. It was reported that Claude Phillip Owens had cleaned up lots at 104, 106, 108 Grant St.

– In announcements, the City will be closed for Veterans’ Day on Wednesday, November 11.

The garbage route will run on Thursday, November 21.

The City will also be closed for Thanksgiving Holidays on Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27.

Council member Dr. Jean Thompson announced the president of Auburn University will speak at Rotary next Thursday, November 19 at noon at The Chef’s Table. Lunch will be available for $10 for anyone wishing to attend the meeting.

The next regular City Council meeting will be held Monday, November 23, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.