Strand Ordinance

A mannequin bedecked with a headdress stands in the doorway of Lapalapa on The Strand in Galveston on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The Galveston Landmark Commission is proposing an ordinance that would prevent shops from putting certain objects like mannequins and T-shirts in areas that could detract from the the architecture of historic buildings.

What a breath of fresh air for businesses along The Strand — and its visitors.

The Galveston City Council on Sept. 12 approved an ordinance that bans shops in The Strand between historic district between 20th and 25th streets and parts of Mechanic Street within the district, from hanging merchandise or items over the doors or exterior features of historic buildings.

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239; 

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(2) comments

Joe Flores

Totally agree and really should be up for discussion ... new ordinances and enforcement are way overdue ... thank you city council !!

Jeff Patterson

Next step...beautification and aesthetics. The recent addition of new gas streetlights, Repairing the intersections with the historic bricks, Hendley green and the soon to come Moody Bank/ Col. Bubbies all great changes to the Strand Mechanic, would love to see a more benches and planters with flowers and greenery and a uniform rule followed with chairs and tables.

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