Merchants group has new name
Though the goals are the same, the name of the recently formed association of downtown merchants has been changed.
The new name is the Downtown Vandalia Merchants Co-op. It encompasses businesses on Gallatin Street and about two blocks either side of it.
Donelle Conaway, owner of Something Special Florist and one of the organizers of the group, said the "co-op" part of the name is critical.