Downtown Panama City businesses continue their recovery as more shops reopen

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - It has been almost seven months since Hurricane Michael decimated many area businesses but now some Downtown shops are starting to reopen.

The Bay County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting celebrating the reopening of The Little Mustard Seed on Harrison Avenue Wednesday. Afterward many of the members and other shoppers got a chance to browse through the store's displays and maybe get some ideas for Mother's Day gifts.

The Store is not completely restored, however, enough repairs have been completed to make the store comfortable for customers to shop in.

Greg and Rebecca Snow, owners of The Little Mustard Seed, were excited about reopening and commented about their progress, "While we were having the grand opening the plumber came in and finished some of the work they were doing, so that's where we are at. I'm excited about recovery, we've still got some time and we were able to change a few things and do a few things different that we wanted to do."

They are also looking forward to when it becomes hard to find a parking spot in the Downtown area as it continues to rebuild.

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