First part of downtown makeover done in Stone Mountain

A 3 p.m. ribbon cutting will showcase the $1.7 million project to rebuild sidewalks and install features such as trees and benches along Main Street between Manor Drive and City Hall.

Main Street Stone Mountain, a business group, will also unveil its gift to the city during the event: a sculpture of quarry workers done by John Thigpen. The sculpture will be the centerpiece of a new pedestrian island in the downtown area.

The event also will include the opening of the city’s Micro-Enterprise Project, which helps artists start their own studios and galleries in the city.

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