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Business Section :: Page 16

  • CJ’s to cook up ‘Bama food

    Soon food hounds can get a taste of Yellow Springs’ new restaurant, CJ’s Southern Cooking, located in the building formerly occupied by Kentucky Fried Chicken. Owners Jim Zehner, left, and Carl Moore, both longtime villagers, plan to serve what they call ‘Bama Food, from Moore’s Alabama childhood, including fried bologna sandwiches, gumbos, collard greens and sweet potato pie. They hope to open June 27.

    f you’ve traveled along the south end of Xenia Avenue recently, you may have noticed the banner hanging from the former Kentucky Fried Chicken building: “CJ’s Southern Cooking Coming Soon.”

  • Gala for downtown’s ‘heart’

    A group of Little Art Theatre supporters organized the theater’s first fundraiser, an auction gala, “Clooney at the Movies.” While the event is sold out, villagers can still buy raffle tickets to get a year’s worth of free movies. In the top row are Jenny Cowperthwaite-Ruka and Kipra Heerman, and in the bottom row, from left, are Dorothy O. Scott, Diane Foubert, John Geri, Alice Earl Jenkins, Maureen Lynch and Jane Scott. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Little Art Theatre, which recently turned non-profit, now asks for the community’s support with its first fundraising event, an auction gala on Friday, June 25, at 5:30 p.m. at Antioch University McGregor, which also commemorates the theater’s 80-year anniversary.

  • Spend a night in an historic grain mill

    Back in 2004, the Miami Township Trustees envisioned the ideal way to save the historic but decrepit Grinnell Mill. They hoped to restore it to its original design and use it as a bed and breakfast that could serve locals as well as attract visitors from afar. The vision wasn’t far off.

  • Herbs, healing at new store

    Glenda Prado had always been skeptical of shamanic healing practices. As a child growing up in Ecuador, she had watched her mother and grandmother use plants and herbs for medicinal and spiritual purposes, yet she refused to adhere to their vocation. “I didn’t believe it,” Prado said. “I thought it was foolish — my mother working with shamanic herbs.”

  • Anthrotech opens doors

    About 40 people attended the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce After Hours open house held Thursday, April 15, at the Anthrotech’s temporary training quarters at the Creative Memories location on Dayton Street.

  • YSI wins Third Frontier grant

    YSI Incorporated, in collaboration with Riehl Engineering and the University of Cincinnati, was recently announced as one of only six recipients statewide of a 2010 Ohio Third Frontier grant.

  • Chappelle buys Kings Yard

    A local auction took an unexpected twist last Friday afternoon when comedian and community resident Dave Chappelle became the new owner of the north end of Kings Yard.

  • Asha Morgan steps down from Creative Memories

    Asha Morgan

    Asha Morgan has stepped down from the leadership of Creative Memories, the St. Cloud, Minn., subsidiary of The Antioch Company, according to an April 7 article in the St. Cloud Times. The leadership change is the first time since The Antioch Company was founded in 1926 by Morgan’s grandfather, Ernest Morgan, that the company has not been led by a member of the Morgan family.

  • Chappelle buys Kings Yard Building

    Kings Yard auction, Bryan Center, April 2, 2010

    Comedian and local resident Dave Chappelle is the new owner of the northern section of Kings Yard after an auction in which he outbid local real estate owner Bob Baldwin. The 7,500 square foot building houses 10 retail spaces in Kings Yard.

  • Holidays OK for most businesses

    The recent holiday season was better than the one before for many downtown merchants, and other stores had sales either comparable or slightly down from last year, according to recent interviews with a dozen owners. Most merchants felt satisfied with their sales, given the state of the national economy. However, they had to work hard and be smart to weather the holidays in a recession, and several linked their stability to their own adjusted business practices.

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