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New building is investment Downtown Owensboro is looking for


A new restaurant isn't the only thing that will allow people to come out and enjoy downtown Owensboro. It's also the space above the business.

A new building will soon open at River Front Crossing that has a restaurant on the first floor and apartments on the second. It's the type of investment that downtown Owensboro has been looking for.

Tim Turner says he has spent the last several months making sure his pizza was just right. After countless hours of hard work he is anxious to finally open his restaurant and have people try his product. 

"The key part is to make sure you have fresh ingredients and making sure you have the correct recipes," said Tim Turner, Fetta Specialty Pizza & Spirits Managing Partner.

Turner's location near Smothers Park isn't the only thing that makes his building unique. There are two new apartments above the restaurant that gives people an urban living experience. It's part of the 2009 master plan to make downtown the heart and soul of Owensboro.

"That's what it's all about is giving folks the opportunity to enjoy downtown however they feel," said Joe Berry, the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation.

The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation says they are looking forward to other opportunities to have a mix use building like Turner's building that bring people out to enjoy downtown Owensboro.

"All the different people that go into the make up of this new revitalization just makes everybody that's from Owensboro very excited about being here," said Turner.

Fetta Specialty Pizza and Spirits opens its doors on Labor Day.

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