New Businesses Bringing New Life to Scottville

Scottville’s struggled to keep their local economy thriving.

But they’re adding businesses to bring new life to town. They hope if they will build it, they will come. Four new businesses opened recently, and tonight they celebrated the future of their town. 

Sally Cole, owner of Cole’s Antiques Villa moved her 28 year old business from Ludington to Scottville.

“This little town is amazing and people are going to be discovering it more and more all the time,” says Cole.

Cole’s Antiques celebrated a ribbon cutting Tuesday night during Scottville’s Celebrate Success event.

The Bottle and Can, Dee’s Pet Spa and Paddlesports Warehouse also opened.

“That all of these businesses are having everything to do with the growth of this small town, the betterment of the community and everybody is so welcoming,” says Cole.

Many community members joined in on the celebration and say it’s been a long time coming.

“There was a time when there wasn’t any empty store front, everything was occupied, and now we’re down to just a minuscule amount. It’s been hurting for a couple years. We need a grocery store badly. We need a drug store badly, and I would encourage anybody in that entrepreneurial spirit to come over and join us,” says Howard Vanderlaan, Scottville supporter.

But now with the community’s support and Scottville’s Main Street Program they say they have the right tools to really soar.

“They are bringing traffic through and showing that Scottville is alive and we are here,” says Nancy Sanford, Scottville Main Street Program chair.

The West Shore Bank presented Scottville Main Street a $3,000 check to support more growth in town.