“Compared to New Albany — as always — Jeffersonville is luckily situated … “


Bayernfan caught it first. In today’s C-J, columnist Dale Moss profiles downtown Jeffersonville’s revitalization efforts. Here’s the tease:

Effort to revitalize downtown Jeffersonville on track; Jeffersonville effort coming on strong.

Jeffersonville merchants met not long ago and stragglers could not find a seat.

Such crowds are an encouraging sign.

Hundreds of us will pay Thursday to taste chili and beer on behalf of further downtown improvement.

Jeffersonville is turning a corner, returning its downtown to a top priority. Shopkeepers, city leaders and booster groups are increasingly in step, pleased with progress but not satisfied with it.

More is scheduled and is believed at last to be possible — amenities as simple as dinner theater and as grand as a convention center.

“We’ll not ever get to the point where downtown’s revitalized — that’s it,” said Jay Ellis, director of the not-for-profit Jeffersonville Main Street Inc.