The Transylvania Times -

By John Lanier

Jim Rowe Helped To Put The Heart Back In Downtown


Last updated 2/18/2019 at 3:55pm

Community leaders and downtown business people remember James "Jim" Rowe, who passed away early this month, as a quiet, gentle man who was instrumental in turning downtown Brevard into a vibrant community.

"I'm fairly certain we would not have the vibrant downtown we have today if he hadn't come along," said Ann Hollingsworth, a former Brevard City Council member and longtime downtown Brevard business owner.

Hollingsworth said that in the late 1980s, she could look out from her store and see vacant parking spaces all along Main Street and businesses closing left and right.

"We were not o...

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