By Shane Jones
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter
DEWITT — Buildings in downtown DeWitt have been standing for many years, but the businesses have changed greatly. One building for example was once an old car dealership, now it is a restaurant. What was once a church, will now be a brewery.
As time goes on, the city of DeWitt is trying to change from the small city that it is known for into more of a modern city. Each year, the city and township management are constantly trying to help the city grow.
Unlike normal big city downtown areas, the downtown of DeWitt is very small and full of smaller and locally-owned businesses. Some businesses like Twiggies, owned by Beth Herendeen and also the Chairperson for the Downtown Development Authority have been around for a very long time and have endured some of the hardships that DeWitt faced in earlier times.
So why change the city?
“Recruitment of citizens is definitely a part of our plan in what were trying to accomplish. We work with both the city and township management to try and help our city grow,” Herendeen said.