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How Martin Furniture and Design has stayed open more than 70 years
Shop adapts to changes as last holdout among older retailers on square
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Courtney Martin, right, and Monica McIntire meet with Craftsman representative Gary Baker Tuesday, June 12, 2018 to choose styles for Martin Furniture and Design in downtown Gainesville. - photo by Scott Rogers
Martin Furniture and Design has stood in downtown Gainesville for more than 70 years, and now holds the oldest business license in a shopping district poised for change. Three projects, including one on the square itself, will together change the landscape downtown, bringing residential, restaurant, retail and office development.