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With Gazette Opinion Editor Greg Peck

Attractive living in downtown Janesville

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Greg Peck
March 5, 2013

I know a young man who grew up in Janesville but lives in the Milwaukee area. He never wants to come home. In particular, he enjoys the bars and restaurants, the culture and architectural character in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. I admit, there’s much to appreciate.

I think, however, that he would have been impressed with the feature story splashed across our front page Sunday and the photos and text filling two more inside pages. Gazette reporter Marcia Nelesen and photographers Bill Olmsted and Dan Lassiter gave readers an inside look at the beauty, character and architecture that are attracting more and more people to downtown living quarters in renovated buildings.

What could this slow but steady movement mean to downtown revitalization efforts? We’ll share our perspectives in our editorial Wednesday.

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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