Rio Grande City Main Street invites everyone to visit Britton Avenue and sit a spell.
Rio Grande City Main Street initiated the Sponsor a Bench program as part of ongoing beautification efforts to replace damaged benches on the Britton Avenue corridor south of 2nd Street. Various Rio Grande City organizations, businesses, and residents sponsored a total of 16 benches in the first installment of the program. The benches are custom made with names engraved on the backrest.
“The new benches add to the walkability of downtown and invoke the Spanish plaza ambiance of Rio Grande City’s history,” said Nancy Perez, Rio Grande City Main Street Program and Business Development Coordinator.
Ten benches were installed along the south side of Britton Avenue between Main and 2ndstreets in the city’s downtown area. The remaining benches will be installed in the upcoming weeks.
Due to the popularity of the program, Rio Grande City Main Street plans to roll out Phase Two to replace benches on the south side of Britton Avenue’s corridor starting in November 2018. Applications will be available at that time.
The Rio Grande City Main Street Program provides many opportunities to get involved in downtown revitalization efforts. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to visit the Main Street office at 406. E. Main Street or call (956) 488-0047.