Enjoy a private dining experience in the bank vault.
The original hexagonal floor tiles are still there! Just don't pull the door shut!
Kemal (pronounced Chem' ahl) "Jimmy" Saliju
was born in Uskana, Albania.
A classically trained chef, Jimmy learned the art of culinary design in
Cordon Bleu, France, before coming to America at age 19.
His first job in a restaurant was a dishwasher.
He loves to travel and has a deep passion for cultures and the arts.
If Jimmy isn't at Great Giorno, he is spending time at home with his wife
and two children. Jimmy's wife makes the baklava,
and you might see his son Alban in the restaurant.
Often remembered as one of Terre Haute's first suburban shopping areas, Twelve Points is named after the four points at each of the three intersections created by Lafayette Avenue, Maple Avenue, and 13th Street. Most of the iconic buildings of the District were constructed in the early 1900s with the still-visible influence of NeoClassical Revival architecture. The storied heyday of this area enjoyed the flourishing success of the electric streetcar and railways. The interurban line was the main connector between downtown Terre Haute and Clinton. Once in 12 Points, a person could take the free transfer on the city street car to travel almost anywhere in Terre Haute. With the decline of manufacturing jobs in this area and the construction of Highway 41, commerce at Twelve Points declined and remained dormant for several decades. Today, the Twelve Points District is gaining momentum thanks to small business owners and local investors with an appreciation for its history and a plan for its future. If you are reading this, you are an important part of that revitalization. Thank You for supporting Twelve Points and Great Giorno.
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