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Rossville looks to revitalize downtown

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ROSSVILLE, GA (Times Free Press) -

Rome, Ga.'s, downtown wasn't revitalized in a day — and revitalizing downtown Rossville won't happen overnight.

That's according to Paul Kreager, a University of Georgia Small Business Development Center official who spoke to about 30 people Thursday night at Rossville Civic Center at a community meeting meant to drum up ideas to improve downtown and increase participation in Rossville's Downtown Development Association.

"Rome has been at this now for 34 years," said Kreager, who explained that Rome was Georgia's first city to have a downtown development authority and it didn't really show results until a decade ago.

"It takes time. It's not a quick process," Kreager said.

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