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Alley becomes a hangout spot in downtown Van Wert

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The once vacant alley is now filled with tables, chairs, and artistic decorations and has become a hangout spot in the city. The once vacant alley is now filled with tables, chairs, and artistic decorations and has become a hangout spot in the city.
During the event, the public had a chance to write down some recommendations of what they would like to see happen in the Mayor Eugene Bagley Alley. During the event, the public had a chance to write down some recommendations of what they would like to see happen in the Mayor Eugene Bagley Alley.

Some people may have seen an alley in downtown Van Wert as just a shortcut, but now it’s a place where people can stop and hang out. 

Main Street Van Wert organization, The Wassenberg Art Center, and Edward Jones have transformed an alley across from the courthouse into a space that has a lot of potential. The alley was named after Former Mayor Eugene Bagley, because of his fondness for downtown Van Wert and they held a celebration to kick off the new attraction. The once vacant alley is now filled with tables, chairs, and artistic decorations and has become a hangout spot in the city. 

“This in the past has been a blank space or a dark alley at night with nothing available to do. We saw it as a good public space for people to engage and socialize with one another," said Dan Baisden, Dir. Main Street Van Wert.

During the event, the public had a chance to write down some recommendations of what they would like to see happen in the Mayor Eugene Bagley Alley.

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