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New bakery and cafe blends food and history

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CARTERVILLE -- Rise Above It Bakery & Cafe is officially open for business in downtown Carterville. 

Sisters, Jennifer Spence and Crystal Lukens worked together to bring the eatery to town. Spence owns the building and renovated it, using repurposed materials from iconic Carterville places. The walls are decorated with local nostalgia and hometown photos.

Lukens owns the business side of the restaurant and the menu is her creation. On the menu, customers can order Crystal's Salad along with Crystal's Original  Salad Dressing, which is also bottled and sold at the bakery. Lukens brings years of experience to the table from her catering business, Crystal's Catering.

Rise Above It Bakery & Cafe is located at 137 S. Division St. and is open daily from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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