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Published: 4/13/2014


Bypassed Antwerp

Antwerp, Ohio, is a prime example of a bypassed community dealing with the balance of attracting new business while not killing off its downtown. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Antique gas pumps in front of a store on South Main Street in downtown Antwerp. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Antique gas pumps in front of a store on South Main Street in downtown Antwerp.
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The entrance marker to Florida, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The entrance marker to Florida, Ohio.
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The Print Shop in downtown Antwerp where the Antwerp Bee-Argus has been printing for decades. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Print Shop in downtown Antwerp where the Antwerp Bee-Argus has been printing for decades.
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Laural Sargent delivers lunch outside at The Root Beer Stand, on 421 W. River Street in downtown Antwerp. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Laural Sargent delivers lunch outside at The Root Beer Stand, on 421 W. River Street in downtown Antwerp.
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Anita Friend walks with her grandson Benton Rogge, 2, in a stroller and her dog Lucy in downtown Antwerp. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Anita Friend walks with her grandson Benton Rogge, 2, in a stroller and her dog Lucy in downtown Antwerp.
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Bryce Steiner, owner of West Bend Printing & Publishing Inc., right, and Sarah Klingler, left, work in the downtown shop. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bryce Steiner, owner of West Bend Printing & Publishing Inc., right, and Sarah Klingler, left, work in the downtown shop.
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Downtown Antwerp on April 8, 2014. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Downtown Antwerp on April 8, 2014.
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The entrance to Antwerp on April 8, 2014. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The entrance to Antwerp on April 8, 2014.
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Matt Coger stands on old US 24 in Texas, Ohio, which he now describes as a Enlarge | Buy This Photo Matt Coger stands on old US 24 in Texas, Ohio, which he now describes as a "country road" since the ...
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Diana Watson, right, co-owner of Hometown Pantry with her husband, in Antwerp, Ohio checks-out customer Tiffany Dix, left, from Hicksville, after buying some deli meat and cheese. Hometown Pantry was opened after the  U.S. 24 bypass was constructed. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Diana Watson, right, co-owner of Hometown Pantry with her husband, in Antwerp, Ohio checks-out customer Tiffany Dix, left,...
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June L. Temple's column in the Antwerp Bee-Argus. Enlarge | Buy This Photo June L. Temple's column in the Antwerp Bee-Argus.
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Diana Watson, co-owner of Hometown Pantry with her husband, in Antwerp, Ohio weighs an order of cheese for a customer. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Diana Watson, co-owner of Hometown Pantry with her husband, in Antwerp, Ohio weighs an order of cheese for a customer.
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Tome Copsey, right, butcher at Hometown Pantry in Antwerp jokes around with customer Tiffany Dix, left, from Hicksville, who was grocery shopping with her mother. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tome Copsey, right, butcher at Hometown Pantry in Antwerp jokes around with customer Tiffany Dix, left, from Hicksville, who was ...
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Diana Watson, right, co-owner of Hometown Pantry with her husband, in Antwerp, Ohio helps her customer Tammie Bassett, from Hicksville. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Diana Watson, right, co-owner of Hometown Pantry with her husband, in Antwerp, Ohio helps her customer Tammie Bassett, from ...
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Sandra Kay Temple, an editor of the Antwerp Bee-Argus, sits in the home that she shares with her sister June L. Temple, publisher and editor of the Antwerp Bee-Argus. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sandra Kay Temple, an editor of the Antwerp Bee-Argus, sits in the home that she shares with her sister ...
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Signs direct traffic through downtown Antwerp. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Signs direct traffic through downtown Antwerp.
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