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Tiffany’s Tea Room is latest addition to Jewett cultural hub –

amid Sip Coffee House, Miles Books, Primitive Peddler

 

Rhonda Bloch is creating another stir on Jewett Street with the reopening of Tiffany’s Tea Room now at the Primitive Peddler.

 

The owner of Sip Coffee House in Highland and Crown Point knew she was making a smart business decision in transforming the Victorian-inspired menu and furnishings of Tiffany’s to the heartier Sip on the square in Crown Point.

 

Still she always knew she’d find a way to recreate Tiffany’s.

 

“After Sip opened in Highland, I was talking to Amy Siebenhaar and Mary Ellis,who own Primitive Peddler, and mentioned that a tea room would be awesome in the store,” she said. “A few months later, we talked again and figured out a way to make it happen.”

 

Between the Primitive Peddler, Miles Books, Sip Coffee House and now Tiffany’s on the west end of Jewett and the increased traffic from Dan’s Pierogi’s two blocks east, Bloch said there is a renaissance afoot.

 

Between the opening of Kennedy Avenue and the bike path, Highland’s downtown retail corridor is gaining steam.

 

“Highland has the opportunity to become another Crown Point or Valparaiso,” she said. “There is an energy that wasn’t here before.”

 

ABOUT TIFFANY’S TEA ROOM

 

Tiffany’s Tea Room is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Reservations are welcome but not necessary. The team room is available for showers and parties and accommodates up to 75 guests for special events.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

Call (219) 306-0980 or (219) 9235770. Find Tiffany’s Tea Room on Facebook.

BUSINESS LICENSE

Every Highland business is required to get a business license and renew it annually.

 

To make it convenient, we have included the business license form on our website, which is downloadable by clicking here.

 

Complete the application and submit it along with the appropriate fee to the Office of the Clerk-Treasurer, Town Hall, 3333 Ridge Road, Highland, Indiana. Make checks payable to the Town of Highland.

 

INFO: If you have any questions, please call the Clerk-Treasurer's office at (219) 838-1080.

FACADE IMPROVEMENTS BOLSTER BEAUTIFICATION

 

The Redevelopment Commission is celebrating it’s 11th – and soon to be 12th – facade improvements completed over the last five years.

 

Highland Glass, 8020 Kennedy, finished its storefront upgrade this summer, while Corporate Thread, 2929 Highway, is just beginning.

 

Redevelopment Director Cecile Petro said the facade grant program has worked exceedingly well, breathing new life into buildings inching closer to the century mark.

 

“The grant program has maintained the town’s design standards by using natural materials to upgrade the facades, while maintaining the mid-century modern look and feel of the downtown,” Petro said.

 

The result has been an overall aesthetic upgrade to the downtown and increasingly to north Kennedy, as well. Of the $529,746 spent so far to beautify building facades, Petro said the town contributed $147,052 in grants to the projects while property owners spent $382,694.

 

“The improvements add to the beautification and assessed value of downtown while increasing the value to the owner,” Petro said.

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

 

If you own a commercial building downtown or along Kennedy and would like to take advantage of the facade improvement program, call Cecile Petro at (219) 972-7598 or email cpetro@highland.in.gov.