Downtown begins transformation for jazz festival
Posted: 06/21/2012 at 1:41 pm
By: Truth Staff
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Adam Williams, left, works with his sons, A.J. Gushwa-Williams, center, and C.J. Gushwa-Williams, right, to set up a tent that will serve food from Adam's Bistro during the jazz festival this weekend. Williams set up the tent Thursday, June 21, 2012. The downtown streets are beginning to transform for the 25th anniversary of the jazz festival. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard)
Downtown has started its transformation in anticipation of the festivalís kick off Friday afternoon. Business owners are washing windows, organizing their merchandise and sprucing up their storefronts while food vendors set up shop at Civic Plaza.
Part of Main Street from Marion to Franklin streets in front of the Lerner Theatre was barricaded and closed to traffic today, June 21, at 1 p.m. The street closure will extend farther north to Lexington Avenue this weekend after the festival begins.