By Brendan Wilner
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter
DEWITT — This spring, the city of DeWitt could start seeing a new look in its downtown due to the process of repurposing two properties, one for a fitness facility and the other for a micro-brewery. The fitness center is Human Performance Institute and it plans to move from 113 S. Bridge St. to a much larger space at 221 N. Bridge St. by mid-April. And the Looking Glass Brewery is planning to open in 115 N. Bridge St.
While schools and universities might close due to the coldest weekend of the year, city operations and many businesses have no choice but to stay open. In DeWitt, Mich., temperatures dropped as low as 11-below degrees Fahrenheit. Most would seek shelter and warmth in those conditions, but a few brave the cold to serve the residents of DeWitt. Everyone from city workers to small business owners to restaurants have no choice but to carry on with operations as normal. It is not always easy or ideal, but its the price to pay when working in a small, winter town.