4/24/2012

An influx of new businesses and art galleries are helping to revive the Main Street area in Gainesville, Fla. Among the business owners to give it a go in the area is Richard Yoh, who opened an upscale restaurant in 2010. Eleanor Blair, owner of Eleanor Blair Studio, said the "image has changed" for the downtown area. "I used to have people afraid to come downtown -- it's this creepy, abandoned, scary place where you might get mugged. ... It's really a pretty safe, well-lit place [now]."

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