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05/21/03 - Longview

Alleyfest Plans Anger Local Businessmen

Changes in this year's Alleyfest schedule, have some Longview business owners unhappy. Organizers of the 25th annual event, set to begin Friday, June 6th, wanted to close downtown sections of Methvin, Cotton, High, and Fredonia streets at 6 p-m Thursday June 5th.  That would force surrounding businesses to be closed an extra day for set-up. Last night, a compromise was reached that would push that time up to Friday at 2pm; but the whole situation has been a source of irritation for area business people. Alleyfest regularly brings 40 to 50 thousand visitors to Longview for the three day event.
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