New developments are coming to town – Washington Daily News

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CHOCOWINITY – A new restaurant and funds from the American Rescue Fund are coming to town soon.

Poppy’s Smokehouse restaurant is moving from its current location in Winterville to the Food Lion Mall and will move into the old restaurant on Highway 55.

“They will be moving here to Chocowinity, where Highway 55 was,” said Joy McRoy, City Clerk and Town of Chocowinity Financial Officer. “They just put in their zoning permit and their filing, so I don’t know what their timeline is until the actual opening.”

The restaurant offers barbecue beef and pork prepared Texas and North Carolina style, as well as a plethora of local produce sourced from area farmers. Applications are open for all positions in the new restaurant and are available on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

In addition to the new restaurant, McRoy says the town has received funds through the American Rescue Fund.

“We will get some of the US bailout funds and we may be looking at getting city wide broadband or wifi. We’re trying to have a point-to-point system where we can set up cameras at intersections, so if something happens, we can have it on camera.

The US bailout funds are part of a nationwide stimulus funding program to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds come from the American Rescue Plan Act, which was enacted on March 11 and pledged $ 1.9 trillion in funding to individuals and municipalities to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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