“If you build it, they will come.” This seemed to be the reoccurring theme at a recent, local meeting of a melting pot of young entrepreneurs, council members, teachers, and many other young citizens of the City of Point Pleasant. The group, called #gettothepoint, promotes their ideas and initiatives on social media with the same hashtag. It can be found on Facebook at “Get To The Point WV.”
The meeting was held at the Mothman Museum, where those gathered shared their ideas and came together to serve a greater purpose for the City of Point Pleasant. Many ideas were tossed around on how to get business back to the once booming Main Street and surrounding areas downtown.
Discussions of various food opportunities and other tourist attractions were mentioned in the designated area owned by Kyle McCausland. McCausland’s lot is where the former Franklin Building sat, next to the Mail Pouch mural on Main Street.
Beautifying the city has been a staple of discussion in past months and many would agree that the city is beginning to blossom into something new and exciting once again with the recent demolishing of dilapidated buildings and sitting areas being designated on Main Street thanks to the city and its citizens. With a fresh scene came hungry supporters of the hashtags “gettothepoint” and “turningpoint.”
The group is hungry for knowledge in terms of how to expand the city into something great, but they are also excited to work with the City of Point Pleasant, the Main Street Merchants, and The Main Street Board of Directors.
In future meetings, this group hopes to get the ball rolling on many different ideas brought to the table. They understand that change takes a village, and they are willing to work for whatever it is they want to earn. Supporters were most definitely shooting for the stars in hopes of bringing welcome change and business opportunities to the small town of Point Pleasant.
Submitted by Cody Greathouse on behalf of #gettothepoint.