Downtown Macon is on track to add more new business this year than last, according to Main Street Macon Manager Mechel McKinley.
She says in the next couple of months she's expecting 10 to 12 stores or restaurants to open, while all of last year there were 19 new businesses.
One week ago Tabatha Lance opened Pink Chief Boutique on Third Street.
"I've always loved downtown Macon, so I just thought this would be a great place to open a boutique and reach a bunch of different people," said Lance.
She said she chose downtown Macon to house her new business because she sees opportunity there.
"Everything's getting turned around down here with the lofts being built and other people are taking chances too and that makes me feel a little bit more comfortable," she said.