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Reception to New Downtown Friday Events Small

June 4th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

The first in the newly re-branded “Cumberland Comes Alive- Bands on the Bricks” program was held this past Friday- replacing the popular “Friday After Five” event.  Early reviews have been missed. At least one downtown business owner said crowds were down, but with time- the new programming and entertainment mix might catch on. Following the retirement of longtime downtown manager Ed Mullaney last October, the Downtown Development Commission began plans for a revitalized downtown event- attempting to attract a younger, more diverse audience.  Mike Knippenberg, is the owner operator of the Downtown Dollar Store who said attendance was probably half of what is has been in the past…


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