BREWER – It is an exciting time for Brewer, which is seeing some growth in the city with some new businesses opening its doors.
“We got manufacturing, service, retail food and beverages,” said Nicole Gogan, the deputy director of economic development, “It’s just a neat place to do business because we have a variety.”
And it continues to grow. The city of Brewer is seeing an increase in construction projects with new businesses beginning to open.
“But I think it’s good for residents and business owners to see that new businesses is happening,” she said, “It might not be as visible like some of the larger organizations. We’re still getting people who want to work for themselves.”
Last year, Brewer lost a few businesses, but gained Eden Salon, Crack the Code and Riverside Pizza during the holidays.
“I think once people saw the results of the elections – people were holding off on any expansions or new businesses just to see what was going to happen,” said Gogan, “And now people are pulling the trigger and going forward.”
Before signing a lease, business owners are encouraged to speak to those at city hall, so that their business can be placed on the right track.
“It’s different because I have always worked in Bangor, so meeting everyone in Brewer is different,” said Naomi Muncey, the manger of Riverside Pizza, “But I really want to get established and people to know – when they come in here, they will see the same people. It’s going to be the same food. I want it to be, Brewer’s place.”
Not only are businesses popping up in Brewer, but the city is looking to continue the next phase for its Riverwalk Trail. There will be a public meeting on the trail next Tuesday night at 6 p.m., at City Hall.