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.
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.
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.
“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.”