Downtown building receives grant funding

One of Ruston’s own businesses was the recipient of a Louisiana Main Street Restoration Grant. 

Rebecca Huff, who owns 212 W. Mississippi Ave., where Blue Sky Yoga is located, is one of 11 recipients of the grant, which will be used to revitalize the historic building. 

The Louisiana Office of Cultural Development’s Division of Historic Preservation announced more than $92,000 in grant funding through the Louisiana Main Street Program. The Main Street Program is an economic development program with its foundation in historic preservation.  

“The Louisiana Main Street Program, along with the Main Street communities around the state, represent the core of what community means here in Louisiana,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. “Many visitors to our state spend time in our cities learning about their history, seeing historic landmarks and experiencing a culture found only in Louisiana, a culture that will feed your soul.” 

To qualify for the funding, a building must be located within a Main Street district, be used for commercial purposes and be at least 50 years old.  

Grant awardees were selected by a panel of experts from other coordinating Main Street programs across the country.  


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