Downtown Mall Turns 30

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Charlottesville’s downtown pedestrian mall turns 30 this month, with free cake for everyone who attended a ceremony commemorating the event. The project was an effort to bring people back to downtown after other shopping centers sprang up in the area. This podcast features speeches from former city manager Cole Hendrix, former mayor Nancy O’Brien, Bob Stroh of the Downtown Business Association, current mayor David Brown and current city manager Gary O’Connell. It is hosted by Mark O’Brien and Crystal Cameron of NBC 29.

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