Downtown Fresno Property Owners Await Fulton Street Reopening
For 53 years downtown Fresno's main street was a car-free zone. But after a year and a half of construction, the six-block long Fulton Mall has been removed, and replaced by Fulton Street. Backers hope the project will kick off a wave of investment and revitalization in the area. But critics abound, with some saying it won't work, and others saying it will displace existing businesses and residents, and will set off a wave of gentrification. Others still say despite the new streetscape, nothing really will change. To learn more about the re-opening festivities taking place Saturday October 21st, we spoke with Craig Scharton, CEO of the Downtown Fresno Partnership.