Storefronts filling up in Gillett

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At least 6 new businesses have opened this summer
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Gillett Mayor James Beaton, left, and the staff at Unique Perfections at the June 30 ribbon cutting. (Facebook/Gillett Business Association)

New business is booming this summer in Gillett.

“We’ve had a number of new businesses open up in the last couple of months, many of them on Main Street, so we’re excited to see that,” Mayor James Beaton said in his monthly report to the City Council on Thursday.

Beaton wielded the ceremonial giant scissors at four ribbon-cutting ceremonies in little more than an hour June 30.

La Mexicana is a grocery store specializing in Mexican foods and products at 102 E. Main St.

Unique Perfections salon and spa at 220 E. Main St., offers hair styling and tanning.

John E. B’s Vienna Sausage stand recently opened at 301 E. Main St.

Apocalypse House, 134 E. Main St., includes the “NEW Museum of Visionary Art” featuring the eclectic paintings and artworks of Norbert Kox, along with Frankie’s Emerald Isle Antiques and a Museum Shoppe.

Other newly opened businesses include The Nines Resale store, at 108 N. Lake St., and Noteworthy, 116 E. Main St., which sells custom embroidered items, like purses, bags and aprons.