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A few new businesses hope that with their doors opening it will influence other investors to put money back in the neighborhood they have called home for many years.

A restaurant and an antique shop, at face value they may not seem to have much in common, but the owners of these businesses had a similar goal in mind when creating their businesses.

“We are committed to hopefully sparking some revitalization up here in the north end,” says Josh Thome, Owner, Cranky and J Antiques are both new businesses on the north side of Terre Haute. Which to someone who isn from the area, doesn seem to be a great place to open a business.

“Probably abut 20 years ago it started declining. But it has gotten, I think in the last 10 years, it has kind of went down hill,” says Georgia Cooper, Owner,
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J Antiques.

These entrepreneurs chose their business locations with more in mind than just profit.

“So 12 Points area is important to my childhood. I grew up going out to dinner at Red Onion, Ring Brings Pizza, Gyros for breakfast. All the little shops we went to and as we were kids and that has sort of went down hill over the past 25 years,” says Thome.

They are both in the business for change.

“We are trying to make our North Side, the 12 Points, more appealing for people to maybe start their business,” says Cooper.

They wanted to bring out the spirit of their home town within their shops.

“You are going to see a lot of things that are important to us but that we think is important to other people as well and each one of them has a story,” says Thome.

They hope by taking a chance on their neighborhood it will inspire others to do the same.

“This needs to be in our neighborhood. There is a lot of, like I said, a lot of potential if people would just kind of visualize that it could be,” says Cooper.
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