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Big plans underway for Downtown Quincy’s 6th Street

A new push is underway to bring more people to Downtown Quincy. 

A new logo was unveiled during Thursday’s Summer on the 6th event for what’s now being called ‘6th Street Promenade.’ 

Merchants along 6th Street hope to eventually get city approval and funding to completely shut down 6th Street from Maine Street to Vermont Street, making it a walking area with shops, restaurants and apartments. 

"These wonderful merchants on this street got together and said we want to create some awareness for this street and how it’s going to be in the future," said Bruce Guthrie, executive director of The District. "So it’s really exciting for downtown."

Thursday night’s Summer on 6th event served as a launch point for this new initiative as one block was closed with stores staying open until 8 pm, offering special discounts.  

"We’ve got a lot of people who are investing in this street," said Guthrie. "A lot of people who have bought buildings and who are developing them, creating more retails shops, also upper level story living."

Quincy Resident Lacey Liddell just moved back to Quincy after living in Iowa for the past 12 years. 

"When I was little the only things I used to see down here were the parades and that was pretty much it and it just kind of went dead," said Liddell. "Since I’ve been back I’ve noticed they’ve got more activities down here."

A new craft brewery called Quincy Brewing Company is also coming to Quincy’s 6th Street. Brewery officials don’t know yet on an exact location, however they’re certain it will be within the two blocks of 6th Street from Maine to Vermont. They hope to open late next year. 

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