WEBB CITY, Mo. - Webb City is known for the Praying Hands, a thriving farmer's market, and now a growing number of businesses downtown.
Three businesses opened recently, one just this week.
Twisted Oak Boutique sits near 1st and Main, featuring everything from unique clothing and jewelry to home goods and aromatherapy.
It's just one of the retail stores moving into the historic district.
Owners say factors including parking, the character of the area, and the building itself attracted them to webb city.
Kathie England-Hinds with Twisted Oak said, "I think it was picked because um a new fresh start and and the great location that was found."
Other recent additions include the Wig'N Out Boutique at Church and Main Street, and Annie Kate's on south Main, a shop featuring gifts, clothes and home decor.
City workers add there are a few more projects in development that just haven't made it official yet.
They credit the downtown progress to the official designation on the national register of historic places and a long term plan put into place by Chuck Surface nearly ten years ago.