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Groundbreaking ceremony for 'The Root' held in Fort Pierce

Posted at 6:59 PM, Feb 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-27 22:12:08-05

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Avenue D in Fort Pierce has been in decline in recent years. But big changes are coming to Lincoln Park.

The city hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday for "The Root."

Root, which stands for "Recognizing ourselves and others together," will bring revitalization to the community and serve as a gathering place.

This is all part of a half-million-dollar investment backed by Allegany Franciscan Ministries called the Common Good Initiative.

The Root will span two city parcels and will be situated next to the Lincoln Theater on Avenue D. It will bring lots of entertainment to the space.

"Local vendors, as well as an opportunity for the community to participate in entertainment that can be in this space, so we are very excited about that," said Upendo Shabazz, regional vice president of Allegany Franciscan Ministries.

The Root is expected to partially open next month and will be fully completed by December.