TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – If you haven’t been downtown in a while, two of the above photos depict what it looks like now after the water fountains were removed last month. Work is progressing on repurposing the Banner Furniture building into a modern City Hall.

“I know some people who say they didn’t like the fountains, but to me they were an icon for us downtown,” Julie Deters previously told NewsRadio1310. Her family’s jewelry shop, Benno’s, stands kiddy-corner from where the fountains had stood since the early 1970s.

Even so, she’s excited to see the improvements of downtown.

“It will be a good thing,” she said, noting that she hopes when the city’s project is complete in the summer of 2017 more shoppers will be enticed to the downtown stores. “It will just take some time.”

From time to time, we'll share snapshots on our website of the work being done on the downtown project.