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Paint job for Texarkana Main Street businesses

A small, but important part of Downtown Texarkana gets a face lift.
A small, but important part of Downtown Texarkana gets a face lift.

Officials hope a new look will mean an economic shot in the arm to businesses there.

Carolyn Thompson's business Bi-State Bail Bonds gets a free fresh coat of paint.

"We think it is fabulous… just great they deciced to do this.  Itt will look better and improve the value of the area," said Thompson.

The Benjamin Moore paint company added a new splash of color to both sides of Downtown Texarkana.

 More than 20 other cities across the United States are getting a makeover.

"Main Street and the businesses that make them up are the heart of the community.  Benjamin Moore wants to add light a spark to bring business back to main street," said Kendyl Wright of Benjamin Moore.

The work should be complete by the end of March.

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