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East Liverpool continues to clean up properties - Morning Journal

The city of East Liverpool is cleaning up both the neighborhoods and downtown, tackling blighted homes, painting murals and securing grants for revitalization — all to attract more residents and businesses.

“You can live anywhere, why not East Liverpool?” Mayor Greg Bricker asked.

During a recent interview, Bricker highlighted some of the programs in place to improve the city, including some recent legislation approved by council, the continuation of the blight remediation and demolition project, and plans to make the riverfront and downtown a destination.

“The river’s our biggest asset,” he said.

The city already received $60,000 for a downtown revitalization project and Broadway Wharf revitalization.

“The vision is some sort of amphitheater to draw more people down there and make it a more usable space,” Bricker said.

He also said they need to make the area more boat friendly, have more events and added “we’re actually trying to get some pickle ball courts in downtown.”

The downtown already has some features to catch the eye, such as the murals near Giant Eagle and the one being painted on the Broadway overpass with the columns in Fiesta Ware colors and the word East Liverpool in Potter blue. The umbrellas along Dawson Way sponsored by the East Liverpool Calcutta Area Garden Club provide a colorful shady spot where shoppers in the downtown can relax.

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