RICHMOND, Va. — Following the pending removal of the Confederate monuments on the iconic street, city officials are also planning to rename Monument Avenue to simply Avenue, sources revealed Monday.
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“With all of the actual monuments coming down except for Arthur Ashe, we figured it didn’t make much sense to keep calling it Monument Avenue,” a spokesperson for the city council explained, adding that they had originally considered renaming it to Very Pretty Avenue, Pedestal Avenue, Avenue Street Road, or Cornhole Plaza.
“We even thought about giving Ashe another street, but decided that renaming the street Avenue kind of keeps the door open for future changes. Calling a street ‘Boulevard’ seemed pretty cool while we were doing it.”
The city council is expected to bring up the proposed name change at their meeting next month, then put off doing anything until for another three to four years.
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