HGTV’s “Home Town Takeover” Revives Wetumpka Closing Businesses
The Wetumpka, Alabama, area was once home to a bustling community, but a series of industrial shifts and the loss of a major factory closed the town’s businesses and industries. After a tornado, the city was hit hard and its once vibrant community was left wondering what would come next. But then a young couple from Alabama, Ben and Erin Napier, arrived to help. They were given the task of revitalizing the town and changing lives. And that’s exactly what they did.
A new season of HGTV’s “Home Town Takeover” premieres this Sunday, May 2. The show’s producers traveled to the town on an undercover mission. While in town, the team helped to renovate homes and businesses and encouraged residents and merchants to take action. As a result, the community has seen real change. In fact, a local boutique has sold out all its inventory since its appearance on the show.
Before the Napiers arrived, Tabatha Powe, the owner of Tapp 18, was about to close her store. She had been struggling with business and had lost money for the last six years. It seemed like her dream was going to die, but thanks to the team’s help, her boutique is alive and well.
Wetumpka, Alabama, has a rich history. It was once a popular place to live, and home to many industry leaders. However, over the past 50 years, the pace of the city has changed significantly. Today, residents of Wetumpka shop in a number of stores and restaurants, as well as online. Several parks are scattered throughout the city, giving it a very picturesque feel.
Home Town Takeover’s crew also helped to revitalize the Wetumpka Farmer’s Market, which features fresh produce and handmade goods. Pop-up events are held at the market. These days, the market is a popular destination for the community.
Another business that was featured on the first episode of Home Town Takeover is Jerry’s Barber Shop, which has been a barber shop for decades. Owned by a woman, it is the only female-owned barber shop in the area. Mayor Jerry Willis is also the owner. Previously, the barber shop was a pizza parlor, but it has reopened as a barber shop.
HGTV’s “Home Town Takeover” had a profound effect on the town of Wetumpka, Alabama. While the team remodeled houses and renovated local businesses, they also painted a mural on Orline Street and helped to make a Wetumpka town pride sign. This was done in collaboration with Adrienne Duvall, a teacher at the local art school.
Wetumpka, Alabama, is a town full of parks, trails, and beautiful little vistas. It’s also a great place to take a day trip from Atlanta, Tallahassee, or Mobile. If you’re looking for an enjoyable and relaxing day trip, we recommend a visit to this small town. From scenic sunsets and gorgeous little vistas to the perfect day-trip, you’ll love this little slice of Southern heaven. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, you’ll be happy spending some time in Wetumpka.