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Clark County

July 20, 2013

Minor headaches,major potential in downtown Jeffersonville work

Chestnut Street reconstruction worth the wait, business owners say

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JEFFERSONVILLE — IN A UNIQUE POSITION

The Old Bridge Inn is in a unique position once the new Chestnut Street corridor is open.

“I’m going to be the first thing that they see,” Williams said.

The bed and breakfast sits right at the end of the Big Four Bridge ramp, at the corner of Chestnut and Pearl streets. Williams, who also said she is a master gardener, said the couple took great care to plan out the beautification of their home and business.

“We’re really putting a lot of thought into all this,” she said. “We want to put our best foot forward for the town. That’s the idea here, I know what ... everybody has in mind when they approached us with this support letter. We get it and we want everyone to rise to the occasion and clean up, paint up and fix up.”

Williams went through the litany of improvements the couple has made, including planting three different types of redbud trees and native plants in the front yard. But the main focus of the 1836 home was along the side facing Pearl Street.

Williams said the area was bulldozed last year and the garden has been replaced with a series of evergreen shrubs, trees, iris flowers, lilies and vervain.

“We’ve concentrated on things that bloom all summer long,” she said of the flowers they planted. “We want it to be beautiful, we all want to fix up our properties, we all want to keep it clean ... [and] make it a showplace for people to say, ‘look how beautiful Jeffersonville is.’”

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