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Mall revival

Carlos Atwell

Mall revival

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The City of Bridgetown Constituency Council is spearheading a move to bring back the Baxter’s Road Mall as part of a revitalization of the area.
After a local open forum along Baxter’s Road on Friday, council chairman Monsignor Vincent Blackett said it was a matter of involving residents and the business sector in the process.
“Tonight is the first talk of the year with business owners to inform them of how they can be a part of the mall. We want to empower them to get on board,” he said.
Blackett said the council had already had the support of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry through first vice-president Lalu Vaswani, who attended the meeting, adding they were “building a bridge” between the two entities.
Blackett explained the idea was to revive the old fashioned Baxter’s Road Mall, an event which used to take place at Crop Over where the street was closed to vehicular traffic and a range of cultural activities were held.
Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION.