Once known as a sleepy hamlet with a budding industrial sector, the town of West Jefferson has since reinvented itself by the way of a thriving arts district along with a well-manicured main street that epitomizes Americana charm. The town hopes to solidify its reputation as a ‘must see’ travel destination with a $50,000 grant to further enhance its aesthetic appeal. West Jefferson’s downtown makeover has been a work in progress since 2011 when the town began replacing Jefferson Avenue’s stop lights with four-way stops. The intersection improvements also included ‘bump-outs’ on the corners, which made it easier for pedestrians to cross the street. The curb extensions also spruced up the intersection’s former drab corners. Art installations in town, including the painting of several murals, have accentuated the town’s appeal.