Optimism In Downtown Chatham

The chair of Historic Downtown Chatham BIA is happy with what’s going on with local businesses right now.

Paul Shettell says there are a number of new initiatives and new businesses.

“We introduced new programs for the merchants, Shop The Neighbourhood was one of them, overall very good reception for that,” he says. “Half a dozen new businesses started up downtown, we watched Mamma Maria’s expand into an unused part of their building, Retro Suites is on its way up with an expansion down there.”

Shettell is hoping that revitalization will continue to implementation of the downtown street scape plan.