Town sees new business in aftermath of tornado

Town sees new business in aftermath of tornado
A coffee shop opened Monday in Mountainburg, several days after a tornado hammered the town. (Source: KNWA-TV)

MOUNTAINBURG, AR (KAIT/KNWA) - It may be a sleepy little town, but the mayor of a town recently hit by a tornado said Wednesday that the storms will not stop the town from working to bring business to the region.

According to KNWA, Mountainburg was hit by an EF-2 tornado Friday with damage all over town. Mayor Neal Moon said the town has added three or four new businesses in the past year or so.

A coffee shop opened Monday as crews worked to clean up debris.

Jessica Kaspryzki told KNWA that the coffee shop will help provide something in the town.

"People need to know that Mountainburg still exists," Kaspryzki said. "The interstate came in and took a lot of the businesses so we need to liven it up a little bit."

Moon agreed.

"We already had people excited about new businesses beforehand just because we were just beginning to grow," Moon said. "Now with this, I think we will grow faster and better to be quite honest."

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