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City Council passes second filing of murals amendment despite opposition
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City Council passes second filing of murals amendment despite opposition

Despite hearing from multiple downtown business owners and representatives of stakeholder organizations, the Spencer City Council on Monday passed a second filing of an ordinance that would allow murals. The ordinance amends city code to allow murals to be placed on the side or back outside wall of a commercial building, but not on the...

Clay County Fair visitors are excited about Pressed Jewelry’s future Grand Avenue store
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Clay County Fair visitors are excited about Pressed Jewelry’s future Grand Avenue store

Pressed Jewelry has been one of the Spencer business community’s highlights of 2018. The online jewelry and apparel retailer just two months ago announced the opening of a brick and mortar store at 319 Grand Avenue in Spencer. It’s expected to open fall 2018. Founder Kristen Meeter and her husband, Eric, have been documenting the...

Spencer City Council approves retail recruitment and retention proposal from Texas company
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Spencer City Council approves retail recruitment and retention proposal from Texas company

Spencer’s not afraid to spend on retail attraction and growth. On Monday, the Spencer City Council approved a three-year, $50,000 per year proposal from Buxton, a Fort Worth, Texas, data analytics company that specializes in the retail industry, to help the city recruit and retain retailers. “I think this is a great tool that we...