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If everything goes as planned, downtown Ruston’s Heard Building will become an indoor food court, complete with seating and as many as eight restaurant choices.

When that happens — and we’re confident that it will — the city will once again have saved a piece of history and, at the same time, blazed a new economic development trail.

For years, the building was a wholesale shipping warehouse for the old Heard Grocery Company. The facility’s 8,400 square feet of wide-open space make it a good size for a food court.

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