The Lone Tree downtown is coming alive.
Three new businesses opened their doors in recent weeks, and the elevated sidewalks are filling with people on warm summer evenings.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday evening officially welcomed the businesses to downtown with Mayor Jon Green on one side of the ribbon and Chamber of Commerce President Russ Forbes anchoring the other side.
Cutting the ribbon were the three new business owners: Caitlin Ford of Deeply Rooted hair salon, Marcy Hutt of Thirsty Treehouse Pub and Grub and Sid Mills of Sid’s Scoops ice cream parlor.
More than 30 people gathered along Devoe Street for the ribbon-cutting. The crowd included the Lone Tree City Council and Chamber of Commerce members in black and gold polo shirts.
Sid’s has been open for more than a month now and has attracted crowds of people to downtown. A couple of tables outside are filled most evenings with people beating the heat with a cold ice cream.
Deeply Rooted opened last week, and the Thirsty Treehouse opened Monday evening.
Forbes said another business opened recently, Woody’s Barbershop, around the corner on Jayne Street.
And more are on the way.
Forbes said a financial adviser and an antique store are in the works for the same building where Sid’s Scoops is.
“We are pretty excited about having them come to town,” Forbes said. “That’s exciting for Main Street, Lone Tree.”