The revitalization of downtown Shelby continues with the arrival of a new business to Main Street.
Actually, that should perhaps be “new businesses.”
This past week, the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development held a ribbon cutting event for The Little Shops of Shelby, the newest addition to the downtown streetscape. The new store, located at 40 West Main Street, is owned by Connie Roub.
The Little Shops of Shelby features multiple vendors in one shopping venue. It’s a great place to find just the right thing for that someone in your life.More…
The talk Friday centered on Downtown Shelby during the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development’s second “Fri-Yay” presented on Facebook Live. These half hour noontime discussions focus providing insight into happenings and projects in the Richland County area.
Chamber CEO and President Jodie Perry introduced two members of the Shelby Community Improvement Corporation (CIC), who shared details of a three phase downtown revitalization project taking place along Main Street over the next two to three years.
CIC representatives Jake Penwell and Cody Albert first reviewed where the CIC has been in recent years and the re-orienting that has led to the current effort. As an entity focused on collaboration between public and private sectors, the group now has three main focal points — serving as a catalyst for economic growth, rebuilding the core of the city pursuant to the Revitalization and Placemaking Plan, and solidifying its own organization . More…