One glance at main street in downtown Eufaula and you can't help but see the beauty.
There are lots of trees and greenery, but the landscaping is about more than a love for nature.
Main Street Development Director Ann Sparks says,"It's scientific fact, the more trees you have boost sales 25 percent. It'll be bustling."
She's talking about activity in Eufaula during the pilgrimage. Sparks oversees the main street program.
"We are 92-94 percent occupied, huge for a city this size."
Main street is incorporated and focuses on keeping this part of town alive and well.
Sparks says, "Main street gave Southern Charm a grant for this facade." Southern Charm is just one of the many businesses you'll find along main street.
Working to offer the latest and greatest while preserving the beauty of what used to be. Southern Charm owner Kristi Mott point to an old fountain that sits in the middle of her store.
She says, "This fountain is from the 1860's, it was the center of things then and it is now. The fish have the best time."
If you're fishing for something good to read there is also a privately owned library.
Anne Sparks jokes, "This man had so many books, his wife told him to find a place for them, he found this place and it's beautiful."
Unique, welcoming and easy on the eyes. Eufaula's main street is ready to show visitors the meaning of southern charm.