Holiday weekend ushers in new business openings

EVART — Things are really moving in Evart.

With spring barely sprung, the community is getting busy, busier, busiest.

That’s a good thing for Evart and the surrounding ‘neighborhood.’

Business is booming ...and businesses are blooming.

On U.S. 10, Xtreme Cleaning and Restoration held a Grand Opening this past Saturday, May 14 featuring food from the new Iron Skillet Café which will be opening up just down the street at the corner of U.S. 10 and Pine Street.

And there’s more ...

“There are several new businesses having grand openings during Memorial Day weekend in addition to the Evart Chamber Flea Market/Yardsale and Memorial Day Parade,” reported Evart Downtown Development Authority director Darcy Salinas.

“It’s going to be a very busy weekend.”

The new businesses include Sweet Bliss Ice Cream Parlour and Candy Shoppe (located just south of U.S. 10 on Main Street, next to Image Graphics.)

Around the corner, Blue Iris Floral will be holding its Grand Opening, (located on US 10 across from Spectrum Rehab.)

And, as noted, the Iron Skillet Café, (located on US 10 across from Citizen’s Bank), will be opening in what was Jays Place.

“Some of the businesses are actually already open for business,” said Salinas.

“Memorial Day weekend is just a good time for them to hold special celebrations marking their new beginnings.”

Salinas is excited at the new push to create and open smaller businesses throughout her community.

“I think it’s great that we have all of these businesses opening at about the same time,” she pointed out.

“This really promises good things for the Evart-area community. We have things happening nearby as well — Morgan’s has opened their new store and the Smokey Bones restaurant is up and running at the intersection of U.S. 10.

“I’m excited to see shops filling up in downtown Evart.

“I hope folks will get out and visit our new businesses on Memorial Day weekend.

“We have young people investing in their community and building up businesses. This is really good for the future of our town.

“It’s going to be a good summer.”