Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Signs marking Martin Luther King Boulevard (formerly known as Sixth Street) to be unveiled at 3 p.m. Thursday in front of Chick-Fil-A

On January 15, 2008, the Fayetteville City Council passed a resolution making Martin Luther King Boulevard the official, permanent name of Fayetteville's Sixth Street to become official on January 15, 2009. First authorized five years ago, the official change was delayed to allow time for businesses on MLK to adapt their mailing addresses and make other necessary changes without an undue financial burden.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

The signs are up on Hwy 540 exit 62.

Trevor Smithson said...

I'll always call it Sixth Street, and I think this change should be reversed.

Take the next new major public street or building, and name that after Dr. King. There's no need to sow confusion and cause needless expense with such an empty gesture.

Trevor Smithson said...

Thinking about this a bit more, reversing this would just add to the confusion and expense. It's a fait accompli at this point, no reason to add to the stupidity.

Last year was the time to stop this inanity.

Anonymous said...

Why not make it an event for MLK day on Monday (1.19.09)?

aubunique said...

At the Jan. 15, 2008, council meeting, the council voted to do it on Jan. 15, 2009, which is the actual birthday.

Anonymous said...

This is stupid posturing by Jordan et al, and bending the will of the city to one agitator. Thats it.

And it doesn't help the beleaguered reputation of the south side one whit.

Now visitors will ASSUME that Hwy 62 and its surroundings are the ghetto, based on their experiences with MLKs all around the country.

Way to build the image of our city, Lioneld.

Anonymous said...

You might be redneck .................................. if

Anonymous said...

Makes sense since the number one thing sold on Hwy 62 is fried chicken.

Woop!

Anonymous said...

This change is only going to devalue the south part of this city. What was the city thinking.They have a committee to help improve this area and then they turn around and place a street that is associated with the poor and ghetto. Wouldn't it have been better to have placed a monument in one of the parks or across the Richardson Center in that park. Please check out the poll that channel 40/29 have taken. The citizen of Fayetteville were not in favor of this.