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Lowell businesses experiencing strong holiday traffic last weekend

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Some business owners in the downtown historic district are celebrating a successful shopping weekend.

Liz Baker from the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce did an informal survey of area businesses. They told her it was like 'the good old days.'  Shopping was heaviest on Saturday.

The Flat River Grill had a long wait during the lunch hour on Saturday and chamber board member Cliff Yankovich says Ella's Coffee Shop was 'rockin all day and through the parade.'

 

Christmas Through Lowell a success story for local businesses

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Ella's Coffee Shop on Main Street was a hopping place over the weekend.

Owner Ella Bolan says business was much better than she anticipated. Bolan says sales were actually tripled her expectations.  Ella's opened in June in the same location of Voyages Coffee Shop.  Bolan says even on Sunday, when the shop is usually closed, business was steady.

Down the street at Giggles and Gum Drops, business was also brisk. Owner Melissa Freeman says they had a steady stream of customers throughout the weekend.

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Despite construction, 4 new businesses open on Main Street in Lowell

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Despite last summer's construction on Main Street, the downtown business district continued to grow.

Liz Baker from the Lowell Chamber of Commerce says 4 new business opened during the construction. They include the consignment shop Giggles and Gum Drops, Daisy Floral, Night Forest Jewelry and Journey Time and Antiques.

Baker says although there are no hard numbers, some businesses did experience a decline business. The Troll Project, designed to keep people shopping did help minimize the impact.

Christmas Through Lowell coming soon

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) The recent warm weather might make it hard to believe, but Christmas through Lowell kicks off next week.

40 homes and businesses are participating in this years event which includes 200 crafters and artists. Christmas Through Lowell kicks off November 19th and continues all weekend. Shoppers can find many original hand made crafts, antiques and much more.

Lowell Historic Commission approves mirrored glass to block sunlight in council chambers

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) The Lowell Historic Commission cast a split vote on a project proposed for City Hall.

Officials asked the historic commission Tuesday to review and approve mirrored glass for the upper portion of the windows in city council chambers.

Show your community spirit while spending quality time with Santa

Modern Photographics of Lowell is donating a portion of their proceeds from each private session with Santa to Flat River Outreach Ministries. Also, each donated non-perishable food item you bring as a donation will get you a free wallet. The more you bring for FROM, the more free wallets you get.

FROM focuses on meeting the most basic of human needs: food, clothing and shelter. In September alone they helped 385 families with over $30,000 worth of assistance and their 123 volunteers donated 1,435 hours of their time.

For volunteer information visit http://fromlowell.org/ or call 616-897-8829.

Sessions with Santa are available by appointment only on November 5th, 7th and 14th.