The cooperation that helped the city of Florence revitalize its downtown area needs to continue when the next mayor takes office, Mayor Stephen J. Wukela said Monday, October 19th. Wukela spoke at the weekly meeting of the Florence Rotary Club at Victors. “We have spent conservatively about $250 million in downtown Florence over the last decade,” said Wukela, who is finishing his third term as mayor but is not running for reelection. “The [Francis Marion University] Performing Arts Center, the [Francis Marion University Luther F. Carter] Health Sciences facility, the museum, the Little Theater, the Waters building, the Kress building, the Hyatt, University Place, Rainwater building, Carolina Bank, you just continue to go down the list.”
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