Joshua Community Guide 2020 - Page 22

Main Street Parlor was the first busi- ness in the building, which opened in 2016. Next came Mojo’s TexMex Smoke- house & Grill in 2018 and most recently The Hickory Tree Grill. The brothers own the hair parlor and Hickory Tree and lease out Mojo’s, he said. After completing several building projects in Old Town Burleson, Dusty Rumfield said they wanted to conduct similar projects in Joshua. “We live here, and our kids go to school here,” he said about Joshua. “We’re going to be here for the next 30 to 40 years. It’s a close-knit community. We want to get more people down here and spend more time down here. We want to keep our Joshua people right here. Keep this downtown life down here.” For a small town like Joshua, Jones said the downtown area can be its life- blood. “From public gathering places to places neighbors can meet to share a meal or you can get a haircut, a thriving downtown area can sometimes ‘make or break’ the community,” he said. “With the growth that’s occurring all around us, I’m not surprised that someone had ini- tiative and took the opportunity to invest in our community early. “Like we’ve seen in other areas of town, sometimes it just takes one — a spark — to get things rolling. The Rum- fields have provided that in the down- town area. I think that, over the next few years, we’ll see what the end result of that will be.” Bringing more businesses and restau- rants into downtown in the goal, Dusty Rumfield said. “We’re pretty much landlocked, so Joshua doesn’t have much to expand,” he said. “But we’re making the most of all our land. I think that’s what we need to do” They plan on opening a new restau- rant in the near future, he said. “We got the ball rolling, and every- body is jumping on the train,” he said. “We got the [Chisholm Trail Parkway] right there. It’s coming to light. In the next year, I would see all of this built up down here.” Pride in our traditions, our past and our potential. ARLINGTON • AZLE • BENBROOK • BURLESON • CLEBURNE • COLLEYVILLE • FORT WORTH JOSHUA • KEENE • MANSFIELD • MIDLOTHIAN • RHOME • SPRINGTOWN • 22 Joshua Community Guide