'Downtown Wheeling Inc.' Changes Name, Still Has Same Goals
One popular organization in Wheeling has changed their name.
"Downtown Wheeling Inc.," will now be known as "Reinvent Wheeling." The group hosts many events in the Wheeling area such as the Wine and Jazz Festival, the Big Ideas Speaker series, and First Fridays. According to Reinvent Wheeling member Jake Dougherty, the name change is intended to reflect the organizations efforts to revitalize the downtown area. He said, "We were looking for a name that really expresses what was happening in downtown Wheeling. We believe it's becoming a more intentional place."
One project that the group is currently undertaking is the 'Heritage Parking Sculpture Garden' on 11th Street, which is under construction right now. It is scheduled for completion later this summer.