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A year later, Dawson shops bustling

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August 20, 2004


Dawson-- A block of one South Georgia town, that was deserted for years, is enjoying a comeback.

An alterations store, barber shop and florist are just a few of the small businesses that celebrated a grand opening together last August. This block of Main Street sat empty for more than a decade. 

Several local people decided to invest in the strip at the same time--a bet that is paying off.

Shoppers say they love visiting the bustling block, especially the bakery, "I just had to come down and try some of those peanut butter cookies and they are delicious.  I also bring my boys to the barber shop here and get their hair cut and we shop at the thrift store down on the corner," says Jacqueline Mays.

More than fifteen years ago, this block of South Main was populated mostly with bars and restaurants. Until now, only two businesses had remained steadily opened.

Posted at 4:30 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com