Positive growth and new businesses are helping the community thrive
By Jack Criss
The Bolivar Bullet
The town of Boyle is undergoing positive growth and is positioning itself–in various ways–to bring in more businesses and keep the community thriving. Mayor Tommy Taylor said that a number of things happening in Boyle account for the momentum.
“First and foremost, I think, was the opening of Darry’s Eat Place by Darry Davis,” said Taylor. “It’s become our premier restaurant and a draw to the town from other communities. Darry has always been involved in building back our downtown area and is currently investing in other properties in the area to, hopefully, bring in some Mom and Pop businesses.”
The old town post office and City Hall has also been remodeled to be used as an event, community center for parties, rehearsal dinners, family gatherings or any number of activities, said Mayor Taylor. “It’s available for rent and is extremely nice and has worked out really well for us,” he said.
A rural health clinic is also being built next to the center but, according to the Mayor, is currently at a standstill
“We’ve also got a project and plan in place that’s maybe a year out to improve our downtown area even more,” noted the mayor. “We want to revitalize our main street and make it attractive and safe for our own people as well as for visitors. The goal, of course, is to get customers into town to stop and shop. We’ve got approximately 500 to 600 residents here in Boyle proper and another 1000 or so just outside of the city limits, so there’s a good market available.”
Taylor, now in his fifth year in office, said Boyle will welcome any business into town and provide necessary resources.
“In fact,” he stated, “we’ve had an application here for a medical marijuana dispensary. It’s a thorough process to go to but, if approved, the business will be located on Hwy. 61.”
The mayor said individuals from outside of the area have made inquiries into opening businesses in Boyle and, again, they would be more than welcome.
“Boyle is a great town: we’re a very friendly community, very livable with good infrastructure and, because of that, I think we’d be an attractive landing spot for any number of types of businesses.”