'Cheese Capital of the World': Plymouth to adopt new arch in historic downtown district

PLYMOUTH, Wis. (CBS 58) --- The Plymouth Advancement Association, Inc. recently announced its fundraising for a new downtown gateway project in Plymouth's historic downtown district.

Officials say Plymouth has been heralded as the "Cheese Capital of the World" since the 1920s, and the new arch will signify it. The arch will have an emblem at the center saying "Cheese Capital".

The new gateway arch will be located on Eastern Avenue preceding the intersection with Mill Street.

The other downtown entryway project will entail repainting the faded green railroad trestle and add the "Cheese Capital of the World" emblem, officials say.

“A meaningful way we can support our downtown businesses right now is to bolster the historic downtown’s definition,” said Plymouth Advancement Association President Lee Gentine. He went on to say, “It sounds like a small thing, but these two gateways will help residents, guests and tourists feel a sense of community when exploring Plymouth’s historic downtown. The designs uniquely represent our community and will create a warm welcome for drivers and pedestrians alike.”

Contributions can be made through a GoFundMe page and on the PAA website

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