Bringing New Life To Madison’s Main Street

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MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) - It's not the longest Main Street in America, but the historic pocket in Madison is getting some new life in the form of several small businesses.

The 14th & Main development is complete giving space for new retail specialty shops, a bistro and even the Madison newspaper.

"Not very many people knew about the downtown but we are starting to see a lot more foot traffic since these businesses opened up," Sady Zayas, owner of Sady's Bistro said Wednesday afternoon as she made a fresh pot of coffee.

The bistro has been serving food and drinks for a few weeks but Wednesday was the official ribbon cutting. Now Main Street offers several restaurants, shops and with recently improved streets and parking areas, business owners and community leaders are hoping  investing in the main street re-due will pay off.

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