ODON, Ind. (WTHI) - A small rural market in southern Indiana's Amish country has a new high profile owner.
Past Indiana House Speaker and former candidate for Governor John Gregg has joined with some partners to purchase a market in eastern Daviess County.
Out on the Odon-Cannelburg blacktop where the quiet people live and shop a change is coming.
Steve's Market has been sold, and one of the small store's new owners is a former candidate for Governor.
"I was in the retail business as a young man and I was also in the retail business when I was in law school and this just sounded like a good thing to do," said John Gregg. "It's about creating jobs and we're excited about it."
Currently the store has a half dozen employees, but the plan is to expand the operation and hours and perhaps double the number of workers.
Since losing the race for Governor, John Gregg has been busy with his law practice and also he has been out working with Democrats throughout the state.
The question now is, does this venture into a new retail operation mean that he's going to walk away from politics?
"I don't know if anyone is ever done with politics," said Gregg. "Whether it's just voting or being active in your community or seeking office. I think all Americans and all Hoosiers once politics is in your blood it never fully gets out."
So, while the store's customers will wait a few weeks to see what happens at the the business, political watchers will have a longer wait to see what the new owner has in his future.
Gregg is partnered with longtime southern Indiana businessman J. Yagle and they plan to re-name the operation Yagle's Market.
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