Utilizing a $150,000 grant from the State of Tennessee obtained by the Town of Alamo Board of Mayor and Aldermen, a painting contractor from Dyersburg is set to begin a beautification painting project on the facades of Court Square buildings.
With the intent to make Court Square a more inviting and visually pleasant place, about 14 business locations on the Square have elected to participate in the project, which is entirely voluntary on the part of the private property owners. None of the money can be spent on public buildings.
The Downtown Committee chose two color schemes – either a lighter or darker gray, or a lighter or darker beige – for business owners to incorporate. There is no cost to the property owners. The State grant came with a 25-percent match which the Town of Alamo agreed to cover from its current budget.
If money remains after the initial façade painting is completed, Phase 2 of the project will cover the cost of replacing doors and windows for the businesses. Details for Phase 2 are not yet complete.
Town leaders hope the project’s new “facelift” will draw more events and businesses to Court Square. Already scheduled are the Crockett Witches Ride for the American Cancer Society in late October and the annual Christmas Parade on November 28.