MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Despite the downturn in the economy in many parts of the country due to COVID-19, things appear to be on an uptick in Meridian.
Several restaurants, businesses and projects are set to open within the next few weeks, months or calendar year.
Some of those include Five Below at The Crossroads Shopping Center, Kick'n Crab on Frontage Road, Jack's Hamburgers on Highway 39, Hype at Bonita Lakes Mall, along with the Three Foot Brewery, Three Foot Courtyard Marriott and Children's Museum in downtown Meridian.
"I think it speaks positively for what's about to come," says Laura Carmichael, director of community development of the City of Meridian.
"We're slowly getting back into business. Our businesses are opening. We want to restart and see all these thing come to fruition and see these businesses open."
Carmichael says the city of encouraged that people are willing to invest in the community.