The area of Downtown Alton on Third Street between Piasa and State Street is commonly referred to as the entertainment district.  Alton Mayor Brant Walker sees the potential for growth, noting that it is already home to a number of venues where you can grab a bite to eat, a drink or two, and catch live music on a regular basis.

He says the potential exists to take visitors from Downtown all the way up the Broadway corridor.

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Walker says he will be sitting down with Planning Development Director Greg Caffey to develop a plan to start filling in the empty spots on Broadway.

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