August 23, 2004 -- Posted at 4:29 p.m. CDT
And that's why Posh is in downtown Jonesboro...Aspinwall just opened the doors to her upscale shoe store on Saturday.
"Everybody that came in Saturday said that somebody from downtown, a merchant downtown sent them. I think that's the neat part about being downtown, and in turn, I had done the same thing," said Aspinwall, "A lot of people aren't aware of some of the stores, the neat stores downtown."
From a new framing service to new computer businesses, downtown Jonesboro has a variety of stores to entice shoppers. And with the revitalization effort underway, many storeowners are happy with the business boom.
One of the many things business owners said they liked about working in the downtown area was the sense of camaraderie that they shared with the other business owners.
"It's just a big family and everybody's been warm and welcome," said Aspinwall.
But what about parking? Narrow streets and few parking lots sometimes keep shoppers looking for a place to park.
"When you go to the mall or to Wal-Mart, you always have to walk, so you may have to walk to some of these stores, but it's worth the walk," Aspinwall said, "There's a lot of neat stores and a lot of neat things."
"The biggest obstacle to overcome right now is to get people used to saying hi to your neighbor and getting out and walking up and down the streets and not being afraid, because it's really nice downtown," said Cobb.