Mom-and-pop shops give DeWitt “more of a homier feel” than chain-strewn big cities

By Zachary Manning
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter

DEWITT — The city of DeWitt has a lack of chain businesses, but some residents think it gives the city a more local and small-town feel. “I think downtown DeWitt has more of a homier feel and not a lot of chain businesses want to come here,” said Rebecca Rose, employee at Sweetie-licious Bakery Café. “Lansing is too big. I like the small-town feel,” said Linda Travis, resident of DeWitt. When people come into the city they will see local businesses like Family Tree Café, Draft House, and Relli’s Italian Restaurant.