Main Street in Anoka receives makeover

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The Main Street in Anoka finished construction earlier this week.

The business district of Anoka has been under construction since this summer and citizens of the town and those who drive through it are happy to see it finished.

"Of course we're happy" that the Main Street construction in the city's business district is finished, said Mary Gorman to Star Tribune, owner of G's Cafe. "We're appreciative of the new look."

The main changes to the street include wider sidewalks, decorative crosswalks, and a smoother street.

A "Rediscover Anoka" online campaign was launched during the summer to encourage customers to keeps coming into the businesses despite the construction.

"We wanted to take this opportunity to look at downtown and the Main Street corridor and change it to attract people to the downtown area to make it a place to be, a place to visit," said Anoka's Public Services Director Greg Lee to the Coon Rapids Herald.

Anoka Chamber Executive Director Pete Turok said that business is slowly coming back to the main street and that citizens of Anoka are greatly enjoying the new improvements to their town.

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