CALDWELL — Downtown Caldwell is reaping the benefits of a complete revitalization. They will start taking down the ice skating rink on Thursday due to warmer weather, but that doesn't mean they haven't had a successful winter.
Destination Caldwell officials say the revitalization has even enticed businesses to open up around the area.
Lynn Calvin, the director of Indian Creek Plaza, says it was a successful winter with more than 35,000 skaters on the ice.
"You go down the streets, and you see a lot of 1A license plates over here, which we didn't see that before," said Lynn Calvin, director, Indian Creek Plaza.
In 2019, Destination Caldwell hosted 315 events and activities. They estimate 200,000 people were drawn to downtown Caldwell to participate in those events.
There will be signature events throughout the summer, including their Tuesdays on the Creek concert series and farmer's markets.
"To see the transformation of what downtown Caldwell was and what it is now and the people that come down from all over the area. And you know, it's just a nice fun feeling to have this much excitement, activity, the buzz that's going on in the community, and hearing you know, we made it. We're on the map again, and it feels great."
Their first event will be the spring Eggstravaganza on April fourth.