BERLIN -- With the addition of three new businesses this spring, Berlin’s Main St. is officially full.
Town representatives were enthusiastic about what having a Main St. without any commercial vacancies means for Berlin.
“Now we begin what I call the ‘Early Years of the Berlin Renaissance,’” said Mayor Gee Williams.
The last four years have seen a surge of businesses setting up shop
in Berlin. According to Economic and
Community Development Director
Michael Day, there has been a net gain of 21 new businesses in the
downtown area since June 2008, with nine businesses leaving but 30 fresh
operations moving in.
“Since 2008, the downtown has seen a net gain of 84 jobs,” said Day.
Boosting the downtown will be three new businesses that will soon be moving into the last openings on Main St.