The City of Norwich continues to fill its downtown vacancies with new bussinesses.

In the past year the city have seen the revovation of the former Two Sister’s café into the new Commerce Chenango offices, the Leather Shop moving into larger quarters across the street into the former ice cream shop, Solstice Foods next to the Coffee Connection on South Broad St., the Lily Bean clothing store on South Broad and the recent location of the Artist’s Palette, also on South Broad Street.

On Friday, Commerce Chenango and City of Norwich mayor Joe Mauriano held a ribbon cutting at the new D’brachios Italian restaurant on South Braod Street in the former First Edition bookstore.

Owner John D’brachio said since moving his business, formerly Pasquale's, to the middle of downtown Norwich, his customer traffic has doubled.