MONTICELLO — Business owners have invested more than $1 million downtown. Fifteen new places have decided to find a home to call their own on the square.
“We are definitely a small town that’s holding our own.”
If you take a glance around the square, some things catch your eye. There are several new places open for business.
“We are a bedroom community, but you can get just about everything.”
In the last year, 15 businesses have moved in. Each has something different to offer, starting with Maxwell’s Discount Store.
“We started it about a month ago. We have a little bit of everything, something for everyone.”
Inside you can find everything from tools to apparel.
“Pretty much anything you need we’re getting it. If we don’t have it, we’re trying to get it for people.”
A few doors down, you’ll notice Click Photography.
“Each one of us kind of worked out of our home, but we came together and pooled our resources and came to this studio.”
A studio for four photographers: all offering their services to anyone who might need them.
“We do photography; all different kinds of photography: senior, family photography, pet photography, newborns, wedding, sports and commercial.”
This is just a glimpse of the business boom the town is seeing. There are still plenty of plans to grow in the future.
“The best description I ever heard was from a teacher that said we’re a small town that doesn’t act like it.”
Here’s a full list of all the new businesses:
- Monarch Brewing Company
- Click Photography Studio
- Wildflower Children’s Boutique
- Monticello Mercantile
- Zybell House Boarding & Events
- Andrea Marcel Photography
- Bergie’s, The Occasional Place
- Maxwell’s Discount Store
- Black Hat Barber & Shave Company
- Huisinga Design Center
- JayDiz Fishing
- Golden Kitchen
- Canvas & Corks