AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - Two new businesses opened up in Americus over the past month, and Americus Main Street Director Patrick Kay said Thursday that proves the city is doing well.
According to Kay, there are more than 100 businesses operating in the downtown area of Americus, and downtown has a less than 10% vacancy rate.
Kay said those businesses equate to more than 800 jobs.
"People want to be a part of the vision, they want to be a part of the mission, what's happening here in downtown Americus," said Kay. "They see the liveliness, they see the activity, and they want to invest."
Gyro City Mediterranean Grill opened two weeks ago on West Lamar Street.
The restaurant's owner, Wael Zahrouni, said he wanted to expand cuisine options in Americus.