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Winchester celebrates pedestrian mall renovation

Wayne Snow, 18, of Charlestown, W.Va., plays his guitar on the Loudoun Street Mall in Winchester on Friday. Rich Cooley/Daily

Madeline Sluss, 7, of Winchester cools off in the new splash pad located at the south end of the Loudoun Street Mall in Old Towne Winchester on Friday afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

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The Old Town Development Board and the City of Winchester are celebrating the completion of the Loudoun Street Mall renovation project.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Friday, and among activities planned Saturday in Old Towne Winchester include a free ice cream social at noon, music and family activities from noon to 4 p.m. in front of the Old Civil War Courthouse, and historical/architectural tours at noon and 1 p.m.

The renovation project included construction of a splash pad water fountain, a public restroom, three gateways, new landscaping, replacement of water and sewer pipes, upgrading the storm water system and replacing the brick walkway and electrical system.


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