Longview, TX — Horace Greeley told Americans in 1865 to “Go west, young man!”
A similar call can be heard today among civic and business leaders in West Longview.
“Go West” is the motto, mission and moniker for a grassroots group aimed at making sure the Pine Tree/Greggton area revives, survives and thrives.
The group’s spokesperson, Kimberly Fish, recently stood in front of an aging shopping center on U.S. 80 and looked at the hollow storefronts.
She said she remembers what it once was and pictures what it can be.
“This shopping center has beautiful architecture,” Fish said. “These are heritage buildings. If we lose them — if we lose their connection to the past, we have no identity to take into the future.”
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