Tallahassee residents and visitors celebrated the grand opening of FAMU Way Thursday night at “Under the Over” which is located near the Bronough Street overpass.
FAMU Way has gone through an extensive amount of changes since construction began on the street last April. Tallahassee got to celebrate the enhancement of phase one of the project Thursday night.
The celebration showcased the new improvements of FAMU Way such as a well-lit path leading to “Over the Under and new water fountains.
The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Alumni Band and cheerleaders came out to the celebration to show their support.
FAMU Alumnus Phyllis Greene expressed how much she liked the new improvements that were made.
“I’m so happy they decided to upgrade FAMU Way. It’s about time. I love the new scenery, it makes FAMU look like a much more welcoming place.”
Venom, FAMU’s mascot also came out to mingle and take pictures with celebrators.
A DJ to provide entertainment and food trucks to provide food to those who wanted it.
“I am having such a great time. The food is good, the people are great, and the atmosphere is amazing,” said FAMU Alumnus Carl Thomas.
Mayor Andrew Gillum along with FAMU President Elmira Mangum launched the first orange and green light show over the pond.
FAMU alumna Sasha Adams expressed how much she liked the new light show.
“This light show will really attract a lot of attention which I think is a good thing. It will make more people want to come over here and just enjoy their surroundings.”
Earlier in the day city officials held a ceremony near the new roundabout on FAMU Way.
At this ceremony, representatives from the city praised the work that was done on the street and unveiled the brand new Florida A&M University sign.
The FAMU Way project is expected to be completed by 2016