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New jobs and treats coming to Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

New treats and new jobs on the way for Columbus and some are calling it a good sign for the local economy. 

There's a sound of progress in the air at The Landings Shopping Center as construction crews put the finishing touches on several new businesses.

 "We are so excited here at The Landings. We hear all the time that people like to come to The Landings because it's a fun place to shop and a fun place to eat," says leasing agent Lucy Jones.

Six new businesses are opening in the Landings some have already held their grand openings, while others will open in the next few days.  All of the new stores are looking for workers.

Sweet Frog is among the new businesses coming to The Landings. Co-owner Christy Murphy says she's excited to bring opportunity to Columbus. "We're hiring younger kids, teenagers that need a summer job. We're hiring college students and we have a lot of moms who are interested."

Flowers Plus, The Lizard Thicket, Butcher on the Block, Gigi's Cupcakes, and Plato's Closet, which is relocating from Columbus Park Crossings, are all expected to be open by September.

"It's just a great sign that the economy is coming back. It's also a great sign for new jobs in Columbus. A lot of the stores are doubling their size," said Jones.

A little further north, self-serve yogurt shop Cherry Berry held it's grand opening in Columbus Park Crossing.  They've already hired twelve students for the summer.

"We're very proud about our yogurt. It's all produced at a dairy farm here in America, in Arkansas. It's a fresh, natural, kosher certified. One of our tag lines is legally addictive, because once you've had it, you always want to come back and get more," said Cherry Berry Co-Owner Jeff Arrington.

If you are looking to get hired for positions at The Landings shopping center, email Lucy Jones at lucy.jones@woodruffre.com.

To celebrate their grand opening, Cherry Berry is offering everyone 15% off any purchase or find out about "Happy Hour", "Mom and Tot Day", and other great discounts, visit their Facebook page.

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