BUSINESS BEAT: Stanton in full business bloom with seven ribbon-cutting ceremonies

By Mike Taylor • Last Updated 8:47 pm on Tuesday, July 02, 2013

A ribbon is cut in front of It’s a Buck Dollar Store during a seven-business event held in Stanton on Tuesday morning. All seven stores are located within a two-block area of Main Street in downtown Stanton. State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, joined City Manager James Freed, area business people and other Stanton officials for the event.


The ribbon is cut in front of Birdy’s Antiques & Gifts during Stanton’s downtown ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday. Seven downtown businesses took part in the event.

STANTON — Business is booming in the city of Stanton and on Tuesday, city officials, state representatives and local business people gathered to note the recent influx of new businesses to the city.

On hand was City Manager James Freed and State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, along with a host of other local notables.

The highlight of the event was a series of ribbon-cutting ceremonies, beginning with Birdy’s Antiques & Gifts and Birdy’s Salon, located at 203 and 205 E. Main St. All the businesses honored at the event are located within a block and a half of one another on Main Street.

State Representative Rick Outman (holding ribbon, left) joined area business people and other Stanton officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of Flowers, etc. during a seven-business event held there Tuesday.

According to Birdy’s owner Diane Lowell, Birdy’s mission is to “Create a small-town feel to a spacious store with a friendly shopping experience.”

From there, the group moved on to Flowers, etc., where Outman assisted with the ribbon cutting.

Next up was Great Plains Industries Pumps, a distributor of fluid transfer products. The store opened last year at 119 W. Main St.

From there, the group visited the It’s A Buck Dollar Store. According to owner Susie Vogelson, the store is “a simple family owned mom and pop store.”

The store offers toys, grocery items, craft supplies and other needs, all at $1 per item.

Local officials and business people gathered in front of Great Plains Industries Pumps for a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday morning. The event included seven recently-opened downtown Stanton businesses.

Tattoos by Wojo, Stanton’s newest tattoo parlor, was next on the list at 100 E. Main St., Suite C, next to Chemical Bank.

Main Street Salon also was included in the ribbon-cutting ceremonies, followed by Slice of Heaven restaurant, where the entire group gathered for lunch.

“Things are really happening in downtown Stanton,” Freed said. “We wanted people to know about it.”

Jessica Adams, the city’s marketing and business development coordinator, echoed that sentiment.

Stanton’s newest tattoo parlor, Tattoos by Wojo, was one of seven businesses to take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday in downtown Stanton. On hand for the ceremony were several area business owners, City Manager James Freed and State Representative Rick Outman.

“We are pleased to see such progress in historic downtown Stanton,” she said. “Small businesses are learning that Stanton is a great place to do business every day.”

Stanton city officials and several business owners got together for lunch at Slice of Heaven in downtown Stanton, one of seven businesses that took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony there.

Main Street Salon joined six other downtown businesses in Stanton Tuesday for a multi-business ribbon cutting ceremony.

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