Help Historic Newburgh store secure grant | News
One local business wants for your help securing a grant that could help revitalize Historic Newburgh.
The gift shop Mulberry Jean's sits in the heart of Newburgh, but unless you're a local resident, you may never know it's there.
The owner, Gina McCalister, is working to change that.
The store on State Street has been open for eight years and it has a rich history. The owner tells us she is a third-generation gift shop owner that specializes in unique gifts.
Visitors can play in the fairy garden, shop for home accents and enjoy tea and scones in the tea room.
Gina tells us she applied for the $250,000 grant to not only enhance her business, but also to benefit all of Historic Newburgh. She says the money would go toward putting up signs along the highway directing drivers to the shops and attractions in the area.
"The thing that makes this shop unique is we have a tea room and we also sell loose leaf teas and not a lot of places in Newburgh do that. Actually, I think we're the only one," Gina said. "So since we've got that family touch and we've also got the tea, I think this grant will help out our shop immensely. It will also help out Newburgh as well because she plans on helping the store in Newburgh with the money."
Mulberry Jean's needs 250 votes to move on to the next round. If the store makes it past this round, the decision is up to a panel of judges.
The grants will be awarded in January.
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