Bobby Hoversten

Bobby Hoversten, an Alden native, said it was time for him to step up and do something big for his home town. The business owner spearheaded efforts to vitalize the Water Street business district.

The changes along the 1200 block of Water Street in Alden are undeniable. From the street and sidewalks to the building facades, things look as good as new.

And though he shies away from it, Bobby Hoversten is a huge reason for why it got done. The proud Alden native, business owner, and city council member is quick to say that he only headed up the project. He got a lot of help along the way, including from a private donor.

Downtown Alden

The City of Alden paid to resurface Water Street in downtown Alden, and business owners along the street have undertaken revitalization work. For Hoversten, that meant a face lift of the front of his businesses - Westside and The Brickhouse - and a new river walk.

Downtown Alden

The City of Alden paid to resurface Water Street in downtown Alden, and business owners along the street have undertaken revitalization work. For Hoversten, that meant a face lift of the front of his businesses - Westside and The Brickhouse - and a new river walk (above).

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