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Coffee Time

Friday, August 24, 2012

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Renovations are continuing as crews are working both inside and out of the old Prevo's store location on Washington Street. Workers from T&W Corp. of Indianapolis and Wood Builders of Greencastle have already made some headway installing what will soon be the new Starbucks coffee shop. The new bookstore and Starbucks are expected to open in late September. Banner Graphic/LAUREN BOUCHER [Order this photo]


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I think this is great Just hope the county

will support it. Great to see something in these

empty buildings again dje

-- Posted by dorothygerald on Fri, Aug 24, 2012, at 8:13 AM

Great news for Greencastle and Depauw, but a local shop would have been ideal!

Jeff

-- Posted by Jeff.F on Fri, Aug 24, 2012, at 9:04 AM

Jeff, no one stopped a local shop from setting up business in this location or the currently vacant former Goodwill or Bright Beginnings.

The reality is that retail does better when parking is not an issue. The relocation of the Goodwill store is proof of this.

Good news for the Blue Door, though. It's documented that local coffee shops benefit from a Starbucks coming to town!

-- Posted by sassylass on Fri, Aug 24, 2012, at 9:43 AM

sassylass....I couldn't agree with you more. Take care of the parking first! But how many years have we been dealing with this issue and still nothing works. I say TOW and maybe the employees of all the businesses wouldn't part there taking up real business away from the downtown area.

-- Posted by stealthmode on Fri, Aug 24, 2012, at 1:06 PM

sorry that should have read park instead of part

-- Posted by stealthmode on Fri, Aug 24, 2012, at 1:08 PM

I wonder how many Putnam Co. resedents miss the beautiful Art Deco design of the old Prevo store especially the corner canopied entrane that was designed from the Dome of The Sheraton Hotel in Chicago. From observation the new front has no distinction from any other business. So much for progress.

-- Posted by Earl24 on Sat, Aug 25, 2012, at 8:05 AM

Downtown will prosper after it's all said and done.

-- Posted by kubotafan on Sat, Aug 25, 2012, at 8:16 AM

Looking forward to the bookstore...missed Fine Print when they left. A nice addition to downtown!

-- Posted by Carla Hurst-Chandler on Thu, Aug 30, 2012, at 7:40 AM


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