Gattitown headed to the Queen City of the Mountains

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Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 2:56 PM EST
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - On Friday, Perry County officials announced a new business is coming to Eastern Kentucky.

Gattitown is scheduled to come to the East Perry Development Site.

The new Perry County Gattitown location is projected to be 12,000 square feet of pure fun.

Zach Lawrence with Hazard-Perry Co. Economic Development Alliance said it is estimated to be completed by the fall of 2023.

He added that we can expect construction to begin any day and it is a huge step in the right direction.

“The spending that’s leaving the community that’s done in our neighboring towns. We want to bring that here and keep that revenue, the tax dollars, the support of the local businesses. All that, we want to thrive here in hazard,” said Lawrence.

He also said that he hoped this new business will encourage others to move to the area.

“When I look at things in my position from a retail project to a downtown project or an industrial development type project. It’s all intertwined. I think it all kind of goes together and builds a stronger community. We create new jobs. You got to have places to go shop and eat or hopefully more opportunities to buy clothes. Those kinds of things,” he said.

If you would like to open at business in Hazard or Perry County Lawrence said they have all of the people and tools to make that happen.