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Old 08-02-2013, 09:48 PM
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WVU along with the West Virginia Redevelopment Collaborative will help redevelop 2 downtown Parkersburg buildings.

Renovations of two buildings in Parkersburg moving forward - NewsandSentinel.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:50 AM
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I was downtown last night. We went to the Actor's Guild to see Avenue Q and I noted that WVU is redoing a building in the 700 block. I didn't see that one mentioned here.

Looked like it was going to be a downtown extension for WVU-P. I'm glad they are doing this but I would like to see more retail put in much like Charleston's downtown.

There were relatively speaking a lot of people downtown last night. With the Actor's guild and something going on at the Riverfront Park it showed that people will go downtown if they are gave a reason to.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:11 PM
Location: Washington, WV
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Compared to most of the other non-college downtowns of the larger WV cities, Parkersburg is doing fairly well and continues to improve. It would be great to see some of these old buildings filled before someone else comes along with a bulldozer to make another parking lot for a quick buck. I'm sure it will never be what it was 40 years ago when downtowns were the hub, few downtowns are. The Friday night concert series at Point Park has been a big draw with last night the largest crowd to date. It's good to see the community show up for these kinds of events, and not just for Homecoming.
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