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Downtown businesses draw a younger crowd
Visitors like 'vibe' in shops on Gainesville square
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Shoppers and clerks comb through the racks at Dress Up Boutique. The store on the outside corner of the downtown square has a contemporary decor and draws customers of different ages - photo by NAT GURLEY
Downtown Gainesville is adding two new storefronts to its growing roster of shops, restaurants and boutiques. J.R. Crider’s apparel and Pink Barre workout studio will be the new kids on the block come late summer or early fall. “For a while there, it was just mostly stores that have been here for years — the staples — but now there are a lot more restaurants and trendy shops,” Main Street regular Delores Cox said.