Downtown Florala to get facelift

Published 12:03 am Friday, September 23, 2011

Florala merchants have officially begun the city’s first downtown revitalization project, sponsored by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Com-merce.

Cham-ber President Jimmy Waldrop said the first coat of historic preservation paint was applied to the façade of Country Corner Boutique on Fifth Avenue Saturday.

“We were excited when Chamber member and business owner, Doris Andrews, decided to avail herself of this opportunity,” Waldrop said. “We were delighted to donate the seven gallons of paint required to complete the job.”

The premise of this on-going project is that the Chamber will purchase all paint needed to enhance the outward appearance of the business.

The only requirements are that the business owner must be a member of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce; that the paint color must be selected from a chart of historical paint colors designated by the Chamber and lastly, all paint must be purchased from a local business.

For more information about this project, call the chamber office at 334-858-6252 or e-mail