Community invited to celebrate newly constructed Broughton streets

A locally designed map depicts the setup for the upcoming event on Broughton St.
After months of construction, a part of the Broughton Streetscape Improvement Project is complete. Now, it’s time to bring life and the community back to the businesses on Broughton which have been impacted by the construction. Connect Savannah and the City of Savannah have created a day to do just that; Explore Broughton Community Day.

click to enlarge Savannah Mayor Van Johnson observes the many completed phases to the new Broughton St. - PHOTO BY SHOTBYSOMI
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Savannah Mayor Van Johnson observes the many completed phases to the new Broughton St.
“The City of Savannah welcomes locals and visitors alike to join us on June 26 to Explore Broughton,” said Savannah Mayor Van Johnson. “Come support local businesses and witness Savannah’s new normal and the transformation of Broughton Street.”

Broughton Street will be closed from Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Jefferson St. starting at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

click to enlarge New lightpoles line the newly and continuously constructed Broughton St. - PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF SAVANNAH
Photo courtesy of City of Savannah
New lightpoles line the newly and continuously constructed Broughton St.
Kicking off at 10 a.m. in front of LuluLemon, both Pure Barre and New Yoga Now will teach back-to-back one hour-long workout classes. Those attending the classes are asked to bring a mat, towel, water and are invited to bring a pal.

Visitors and residents of Savannah can also stop by to enjoy live music from local bands, Keystone Postcard and Whaleboat. Representatives from Savannah’s leader in radio, Dick Broadcasting Company, will also be in attendance to make announcements and play music.

click to enlarge A finished medallion serves to show progress in the Broughton Streetscapes Presentations on the City’s website. - PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF SAVANNAH
Photo courtesy of City of Savannah
A finished medallion serves to show progress in the Broughton Streetscapes Presentations on the City’s website.
Along the closed streets, numerous Broughton businesses will have their own tables to engage with the community and display products available in their store. These vendors will also be a part of the Explore Broughton Bingo Card, handed out on Community Day. Prizes will be available for the first 10 people who complete the bingo card by visiting each spot.

Families will also get the chance to take part in life-size games such as Jenga, chess and cornhole. The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia will have a table nearby with recruitment information, a selfie station and the opportunity to create special craft with them.

Explore Broughton Community Day is free and open to the public. Bring your friends and family; it’s going to be a fun day.

About The Author

Jamie Burton

Jamie Burton is a journalist and music enthusiast from Upstate New York. She graduated from Penn State University where she received her B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and minored in both Theatre and Global and International Studies. You can find Burton discovering new music, enjoying the sunshine or scoping out...
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