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Mountain City’s chance for improvement

By Meg Dickens
STAFF WRITER

Mountain City, once known as the Green Bean Capital of the World, is a historical town nestled deep in Johnson County. Wear and tear over the years has damaged some of the buildings and left parts of the area in need of repairs. Now Mountain City has a chance to get a facelift along with national coverage.

The popular channel HGTV (Home and Garden Television) is searching for a town with good bones and a population of 40,000 or less for Home Town” hosts Ben and Erin Napier to revitalize for their new show “Home Town Makeover.” “Home Town Makeover” will premiere in 2021.

This could be an excellent opportunity for the community. National coverage peaks interest, which could lead to new businesses. The deadline for submissions was February 4, but a player involved in the upcoming community advocacy group submitted Mountain City for consideration.