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WINNSBOROA AREA CHAMBER OFFICES & CITY VISITORS CENTER
The Winnsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office is located at the northeast corner of Main (Hwy. 37) and Broadway (Hwy 11). The Winnsboro Area Chamber of Commerce was founded on May 21, 1957 and celebrated their 60th Anniversary this year. The Chamber also serves as the official Visitors Center for the city. Web: http://www.winnsboro.com/
Someone asked about a list of Winnsboro area business expansions or new businesses in the last several years. Here's a partial list.
Tractor Supply took over the old Alco Bldg.
Annie Mae's coffee shop, downtown
Ashley's Flowers & Soda Fountain with Hand-dipped Ice cream, downtown
The Barrel House, downtown
Creekside Mini Golf, RV park
The Culture Club Art Gallery, downtown
The Gift Shop at the Culture Club Art Gallery
Cypress Creek Southern Ales, downtown
Farmer's Insurance in the Bowery
Sinclair Market (coming in late 2020)
The Elusive Turkey poolhall
Tire Shop (in the old Cowser bldg. on Hwy 11)
Wild Game processing company (working on name)
Archangels Infinity Lavender Ranch
Moves and Product Line Expansions Copperleaf Day Spa expanded with Directional Wellness
Winnsboro Hardware expanded their large equipment rental business
Alexanders Meat Market opened Tackle & Bait shop, added fresh cut Deli Sandwiches
H&R Block expanded to new offices next to ABC Auto,
Tiffany & Co. & Bling Queen expanded to new digs next to ABC Auto,
The Big Tease bought the old Scrappy scrapbook Bldg. and expanded
Hornbuckle moved to Main Street
Autumn Wind Assisted Living
built 16 new independent living cottages
Madison Oaks 60 unit apartment complex built
Two new houses built in Winnsboro City limits
OTHER NOTED MOVES, IMPROVEMENTS
Autumn Trails moved to FNB Drive in bldg.,
Chamber moved to Clark's Corner.
WINNSBORO TRAIN DEPOT
Years ago, the Hospitality / Visitor's Center was a log cabin type building on the Depot lot, at the southeast corner of Main and Broadway. The Depot was eventually renovated and restored, largely with funding from Winnsboro Economic Development Corporation, and a parking lot was upgraded. The building currently houses the city's Main Street program, the Assistant Director for Economic Development, and a meeting / classroom / event area. Future plans include a more permanent museum for the city's history preservation efforts.