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Cambridge aims to revitalize downtown and bring life to the town

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CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Cambridge has seen an influx of tourists recently due to the Harriet Tubman Visitor Center. 

But all those tourists are highlighting a glaring need. 

The need to revitalize the city's downtown.

Downtown Cambridge doing just that. They are trying to revive itself after they were hit hard by the recession. Several fires ruined some buildings also but now years later they are trying to bring the spark back.

Cambridge Main Street Executive Director, Katie Clendaniel says, "Cambridge has made it a priority for a number of years to invest in the downtown and make downtown work."

Five projects are simultaneously happening and local entrepreneurs are reinvesting in the area. 

One building will become a speakeasy and up the street, the Hearn building is another project taking place. They are adding 25-30 apartment units in. 

Some other projects happening include the expansion of RAR. 

It's expanding to a space next door, so it'll create a restaurant concept to go with their tap room. 

Part of the space in the the former Sears and Salvation Army Family Thrift Store will become Five Fold Cross Fit. 

We're told this revival is a must for a city filled with rich history, a city that wants a brighter future. 


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