Traditional NM town centers getting face lifts

Updated: 12/19/2013 9:25 AM | Created: 12/19/2013 9:23 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The effort to revitalize some of New Mexico's traditional town centers is getting a boost thanks to $122,000 in grants.

The funding for the state's MainStreet program was announced Wednesday by Gov. Susana Martinez and Public Service Company of New Mexico. The grants from PNM will be awarded to several MainStreet organizations.

In Albuquerque, the money will be used to illuminate the historic Route 66 stretch along Central Avenue with LED neon lighting and to establish a database of economic and commercial development for the Nob Hill area.

In Belen, the worn roof of the Old City Hall and Police Station will be replaced.

In Clayton, the historic Luna Theater will be rehabilitated.

Corrales, Deming, Las Vegas and Silver City will also be receiving funds.

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