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Council May Rename City Block as Japantown Street



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Salt Lake City block may soon be renamed.

The Salt Lake City Council will likely rename 100 South between 200 West and 300 West as Japantown Street.

Last night, the City Council heard a briefing on the honorary name change. All the council members who spoke regarding the renaming are in support of it. One council member said he remembers childhood visits to the historic Japantown area, which has since been replaced by the expansion of the Salt Palace.

Japantown once thrived with Japanese-owned shops and businesses. Today, it's the site of only two Japanese religious centers.

Honorary street names are merely symbolic, not official.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News, http://www.deseretnews.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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