A little over eight months ago the Devils Lake Journal headline read, “Devils Lake downtown area needs help.”

A little over eight months ago the Devils Lake Journal headline read, “Devils Lake downtown area needs help.” Several photos of vacant businesses accompanied that headline and story that stated over 20 stores in the city’s historic downtown area were vacant.

Today if you drive through that same area you will see considerable change happening, you might even call it a revival.

Work has begun on the Engen Law Offices located in the former Bell Drug building on 4th Ave. NE beside the Swenseth firm and no doubt more will be coming in the future for the downtown businesses.