Atlanta Texas News; ATL building pocket park in old Woods Furniture location

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Atlanta, Texas news today is making a big splash with details released regarding plans for the empty lot where Woods Furniture one stood.

Officials from City of Atlanta, Texas told the Texarkana, Gazette that they will be constructing a community pocket park where Woods Furniture was previously located. Woods furniture was located at 212 E. Hiram Street in downtown, Atlanta but it was destroyed in a fire November 4th, 2014.  Atlanta Fire fighters courageously battled flames for hours at Woods Furniture the night of the blaze. However, despite the heroic efforts; they succumbed to the fire’s fury.

EB Woods the owner of the empty lot has donated the property to the city of Atlanta, Texas, city officials told the Texarkana Gazette.  EB Wood’s business, Woods Furniture was a successful furniture store in Atlanta for 60 years.

City officials revealed their plans for the community park. The park will include at least 15 additional parking spaces that officials believe will make things more convenient for local shoppers.

The project is being funded by the Atlanta City Development Corp. (ACDC) at a projected cost of $286,430. The ACDC is funded by ½ cent sales tax which was approved by voters, the news story stated.

Mike Rogers Construction located in Lone Star, Texas was the lowest bidder on the project and they will perform the work on the pocket park, according to news report. CLB Engineering will assist with the pocket park’s  engineering. CLB was the  company that oversaw the engineering for Atlanta’s Plaza pocket park E. Main Street the sports Complex parking lot.

Atlanta Texas news of pocket park in old woods furniture location makes the front page in the Sunday paper

Atlanta, Texas news has always intrigued the Arklatex and the story of the new pocket park in the Woods furniture old location is no exception. The Texarkana gazette had the pocket park story on their front page above the fold  this morning.

Atlanta news seems to interest many in the Lone Star State because Atlanta is  considered to be one of the most successful small towns in Texas.

Atlanta is known as the gateway to the Piney Woods.It offers fishing, hunting, a major hospital, golf course, Wall mart, dining, mom-and-pop shopping and more. It’s also located on Highway 59, with plenty of lodging.

Atlanta is also the home of the Atlanta Rabbits from Atlanta high school and KPYN, the radio home of the Rabbits games and the original trading post program which has been on the radio since 1950.

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Atlanta Pocket Park on the front page of Sunday morning Texarkana Gazette

KPYN will attempt to contact Atlanta, Texas Mayor Keith Crow who is also a member of the ACDC for more information on this latest project.  We will invite him to be a guest on coffee and comments, a segment that runs during the Original Trading Post on KPYN 900 AM, 95.5 FM and KPYN.Net.

What would you name the new pocket park? Since it was donated to Atlanta by EB Woods from Woods Furniture, why not call it Woods Park? Now if only we could get the old theater in Atlanta to donate the building that’s been empty for years, we’d really have downtown Atlanta Hopping.

If you would like to be a guest of coffee and comments or suggest a guest; call Jana in the KPYN business office at 903-796-2817 between 9 a.m. till 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.