PRESS RELEASE: Momentum Continues To Soar In Downtown Westfield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Carrie Cason

City of Westfield, IN

Director of Communications

Office: 317.804.3004 I Cell: 317.664.1840

Contact: Anne Poynter

Downtown Westfield Association

Executive Director

Office: 317.965.3334

MOMENTUM CONTINUES TO SOAR IN DOWNTOWN WESTFIELD

Westfield, IN The City of Westfield, in conjunction with the Downtown Westfield Association (DWA), has been hitting the local speaking circuit announcing the relocation and recruitment of several new businesses to downtown Westfield and that the momentum downtown is soaring tremendously.

Mayor Andy Cook and DWA Director Anne Poynter have announced several new businesses moving to downtown Westfield. Below are the listings of the new businesses moving to Westfield or have recently opened in Westfield.

  • Cinderella's Closet 120 Union Street a children and adult formal and pageant wear
  • Skin Fix 116 S. Union An upscale skincare salon
  • Erika's Place The southeast corner of SR 32 and Union restaurant
  • Wandering Peacock Art Gallery 141 S. Union Art Studio & Gallery
  • The Carpet Store 112 East Main Street
  • Craze Boutique 120 East Main Street Clothing boutique
  • Adagio Dance Studio 108A East Main Street Ballet, Tap, & Conditioning
  • The Blank Space 206 West Main Street Nonprofit art studio for students

According to Anne Poynter, momentum is brewing in downtown Westfield right now. "I believe that the renovations that the city has completed combined with the Grand Junction plans, have really piqued the interest for businesses. This is the beginning of something big for the community of Westfield, says Poynter.

Poynter, partnering w/Curt Whitesell of WKRP Indy, created a new site for business owners looking for space in the downtown. Grand Junction Properties goal is to inventory downtown space and provide a "one stop shop website for those looking to lease/buy space.

http://www.grandjunctionwestfield.com/ site allows the greater community to see what is currently available as well as the City's plans for redevelopment.

"There's huge potential in this downtown, says Whitesell. "The location of our downtown on Highway 32 and in close proximity to Highway 31 provides enormous marketing potential for any business. This visibility partnered with great new access trails and our low rent/sale prices is the reason we're getting bombarded with inquiries.

Poynter says, "This website & signage for availability in the downtown has created a buzz. It's the first time anyone has tried to collectively market downtown Westfield as a great place to bring business. This is prime real estate on the verge of explosive growth for very reasonable rates.

Renovations to Westfield's downtown included the reconstruction of Old Friends Cemetery Park, the construction of the Midland Trail and trailhead, the construction of the Grand Junction trail, the extension of the Natalie Wheeler Trail and the streetscaping of S. Union Street. Currently, the city is in the process for acquiring land to eventually construct the Grand Junction plaza.

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