Despite what we've been through this year, Netflix has put the spotlight on downtown Augusta with some holiday cheer! According to WRDW, "Netflix chose five cities to bring Christmas Lights and set up a display and Augusta just so happen to be one of the lucky cities!" This is a small boost of excitement for our city and it is much needed for this time of year!
From WRDW- Kennedi Harris:
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - It’s been a tough year for a lot of local businesses, but these holiday lights are giving them hope for the holiday season.
“We just enjoy, the atmosphere down here,” said Patricia Slagle, owner of Flowers on Broad.
Slagle remembers as a child, her parents would bring her down to Broad Street to see the Christmas lights.
“And we’d come down here and the lights were everywhere. And we always wanted to come down and see the lights, so this is going to bring people downtown to see it,” she said.
And now she gets to see more lights than ever, thanks to Netflix. The company chose Augusta and five other cities across the country for a super special Christmas gift: lights, lights and more lights.
“But it’s great because anything that will bring people to downtown Augusta is good,” Slagle said.
Not only is it good idea, but an extra bit of cheer is needed during this time of year.
“It’ll definitely give us more foot traffic,” Willie Smith said.
It will be great for businesses in downtown for sure. I may have to go check out these lights for myself!