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While Perry is a regular customer at Hobby Lobby, she said she never really paid attention to traffic in the area before she started moving in on Monday. Fisher said two new businesses have signed leases — a taekwando studio and a children’s consignment shop that will be featured in next week’s column — and will open in the coming months, so his focus is on finding a tenant for a 3,000-square-foot space, the outparcel on Forest Hills Road and eventually a long-term lease for Perry’s space. “If someone goes to see some artwork that Frances has on display, the hope is they’ll get hungry and go to Good Taste Buffet or Buffalo Wild Wings, or maybe buy some supplies at Hobby Lobby,” Fisher said. “If they are dropping their kid off at taekwondo, hopefully they’ll stop in to see Frances, get their nails done or head to Dunham Sport’s for some basketball clothing.” EXTRA! EXTRA! The Wilson Economic Development Council on Tuesday approved a $701,600 proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-19, which will be sent to the city and county for approval. The budget reflects no increase in expenses despite plans to move into a newly renovated space later this month. Also at the 8 a.m. meeting, council member and Springfield Middle School Principal Marquis Spell discussed the Wilson Academy of Applied Technology and how popular it is for students and parents alike. Economic development Executive Director Jennifer Lantz said the school — and Wilson County Schools in general — is always a point of pride when talking with potential companies. “In the STEM economy, there are two sides: the innovation side and the implementers,” she said. “The implementers don’t require college degrees, but are making great money. What we’re trying to do with WAAT is nourish the implementation side of the STEM economy because no one ever pays any attention to that side.” Got an idea for news to include in next week’s Main Street Minute? Don’t hesitate to reach out to me at 252-265-7821 or firstname.lastname@example.org.