Farmer City has seen a jolt in business movement this summer.
In May it was announced a new pharmacy would call Farmer City's downtown home and recently the downtown area has been the focus of other businesses. According to Ruth Stauffer, Executive Director of the DeWitt County Development Council, a small business owner recently moved from a smaller storefront to a location on Main Street.
Both owners of the new downtown businesses in Farmer City see the potential in the area. According to Stauffer, the owner of the new pharmacy is renovating their space and the owner of Bee's Garden House will be renovating parts of her building. Stauffer says it's exciting to see these visions the two have for the Farmer City downtown.
Stauffer says the DCDC continues their goal to develop the 20 acres off of the Route 54 and Highway 74 intersection. She says while that development is still a ways off, they are encouraged with the continued positive reports on the state of the economy.