Downtown Baxley improving daily

As the Citi-Trends building nears completion of its facelift, the building looks rejuvenated and ready to come to life. To continue with last week’s report on the revitalization of the downtown area, Aaryn and Grace of J & G will occupy half of the bottom of the former Citi-Trends building, and Sheree Griffis will occupy the other half with a rental shop for tuxedos and formal gowns. Up top where the funeral home once sat will be the wedding shop, which Sheree Griffis hopes to open in May. The owners, Jordan and Natalie Orvin, have been working hard to refurbish the building. February 17, they started on the mural, and now it’s all finished. Lee Mobley, who redid the Coca-Cola mural on the side of the Barnes building, did the new mural.

Amazing what some paint and repairs can do. Hopefully, this is just the beginning, and the rest of the area will follow suit. Thanks to Jordan and Natalie for helping bring life to downtown once again. It looks wonderful.