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  • Epic Books returns to downtown Yellow Springs

    Gail Lichtenfels reopened Epic Book Shop as a used bookstore last month after closing the longtime Dayton Street bookstore in 2009. At the new Epic, located at 229 Xenia Ave. in the space vacated last summer by the Main Squeeze juice bar, Lichtenfels will buy and sell used books on all topics but especially in the fields of religion, philosophy, psychology and mysticism. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    In the decades-long saga of Epic Book Shop, an improbable resurrection — 40 years after Gail Lichtenfels first bought it and four years after she shuttered it, Lichtenfels reopened Epic last month as a used bookstore.

  • Yellow Springs business featured on Secretary of State website

    Glen Courtright, CEO and founder of EnviroFlight, monitored the local company’s new product, a natural fertilizer for vegetable gardens, flowers and lawns, as it passed through a sifter. The fertilizer is a byproduct of EnviroFlight’s proprietary process of producing insect-based fish food. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Local business EnviroFlight was recently featured on the website of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

  • An Epic reopening

    Gail Lichtenfels reopened Epic Book Shop as a used bookstore last month after closing the longtime Dayton Street bookstore in 2009. At the new Epic, located at 229 Xenia Ave. in the space vacated last summer by the Main Squeeze juice bar, Lichtenfels will buy and sell used books on all topics but especially in the fields of religion, philosophy, psychology and mysticism. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Epic Book Shop, which closed four years ago, reopened downtown last month as a used bookstore.

  • New optometrist in village

    Dr. Todd McManus, shown here with his children Gavin and Haley, has opened a new optometry practice on Southgate Avenue.

    Dr. Todd McManus has opened a new optometry practice in the village.

  • Village Council— First step toward CBE funding

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    At their Dec. 2 meeting, Village Council voted to get more information on funding options regarding the Center for Business and Education, or CBE, by approving two resolutions that open discussions with an underwriter and a bond counsel.

  • Investors buy former Creative Memories building

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    A group of California-based investors purchased the former Creative Memories building last month and have already found three potential occupants who show “substantial interest” in leasing the available space.

  • New Mills lawn will feature a hotel, cafe and banquet hall

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    A new Mills Park Hotel, in the image of this former Mills home, is planned for the Barr property next year.

  • Council slows CBE funding decision making

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    At their Nov. 4 meeting, Village Council members agreed to slow down a decision on whether to provide about $700,000 in funding for the Center for Business and Education, or CBE.

  • New café opens at the Oten

    Matthew Willis and Gregg Pastorelle will open Aleta’s Cafe in the Oten Gallery on Xenia Avenue next spring, with occassional hours until then. Willis and Pastorelle, who have worked in local restaurants and played together in local heavy-metal bands, hope the panini sandwiches, Naan bread pizzas and salads in their music-themed restaurant appeal to a local crowd. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Good, simple food is the promise of a new restaurant opening here next year.
    Aleta’s Café, in the Oten Gallery, 303 Xenia Ave., will serve hot panini sandwiches, pizzas made with naan bread and elaborate salads for lunch and dinner.

  • Yellow Springs business EnviroFlight on CNN soon

    Local business EnviroFlight and its founder, Glen Courtright, shown above, have been featured recently in several national news stories.

    Local business EnviroFlight and its founder, Glen Courtright, are the focus of several news stories by national media, including National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” and CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront,” to air next week.