Top 10 Stoies of 2013: Renovation project gives mall new life

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Posted: December 28, 2013

The Winchester Star

This is the renovated Loudoun Street Mall, facing north from the southern end. North, south and center gateway entrances were added during the mall renovation, with water features on either side of the north and south entrances. Self-cleaning public restrooms were built as well, and a splash pad became a popular gathering place for children. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
City officials in charge of the renovation of the Loudoun Street Mall relax in “Winchester’s living room,” courtesy of furnishings from Patton’s Furniture. Seated on the ground at left is Perry Eisenach, Public Services director. Seated on the ground at right is Will Moore, city planner and former interim downtown manager. Seated on the furniture (from left) are Lauri Bridgeforth, Old Town Development Board chairman and Design Committee chairman; David Smith, former Old Town Development Board chairman; Dave Spence, Design Committee chairman when the project began; Jennifer Bell, downtown manager; and Dale Iman, city manager. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — The heart of Old Town Winchester got a new look and feel in 2013.

A project to replace aging water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure under the Loudoun Street Mall turned almost…

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