New boardwalk and 'Loafers' makeover spruce up downtown Bristol

A new boardwalk a new corner for loafers came to fruition this month

By Christy Nadalin
Posted 8/16/18

If you’ve been to downtown Bristol in the past week or so you may have noticed a couple of projects that have come to near-completion. Legion Square, so named for the monument that used to sit …

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