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Business Section :: Page 7

  • A brew of perfect proportion

    Shane and Jacqui Creepingbear have started the Vitruvian Brewing Company, a small microbrewery in the space formerly occupied by the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute. They hope to to provide a locally-owned produced and bottled beer, with an initial production of about 600 gallons of various types each month. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    If there were such a thing as the perfect beer, the new Vitruvian Brewing Company would brew it. Their aim is to create a brew so perfectly balanced in nutrient, aroma and flavor that it could be called a “canon of proportions,” like the Vitruvian Man.

  • Entrepreneurs get busy on the perfect brew

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    After years of dreaming, planning and home brewing, Shane and Jacqui Creepingbear are launching their long-awaited Vitruvian Brewing Company. The couple began moving into the MillWorks space formerly occupied by Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute on Jan. 1, and will spend the first two months remodeling for beer production. They expect to have their first brew […]

  • Basho moves to Kings Yard

    Brian Springer at the new Basho store in Kings Yard.

    Basho Apparel moved this month to a storefront space in King’s Yard, where the business plans to expand its inventory and continue to feature a new print artist each month.

  • Schnapps in the Schprings

    While sipping some authentic German pear schnapps during Christmas 2009, Meg and Steven Gujer of Sugar Creek Township had the idea to start a local craft distillery that made schnapps the traditional way.

  • New store seeks to fill local need

    Village resident Valorie Claggett recently opened her store of vintage and retro furnishings, Modern Salvage, at 138 Dayton Street. Claggett, an architect, designer and historical preservationist, will stock the store with unique and simple modern items from estate sales, garage sales and thrift stores. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    What Valorie Claggett finds at garage sales, estate sales and thrift stores are not high-priced antiques, she says, but rather useful and affordable items for everyday life that happen to have that retro style.

  • Modern Salvage for vintage home furnishings

    Valorie Claggett recently opened Modern Salvage at 138 Dayton Street. The store is largely filled with mid-century modern thrift store and garage sale finds. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    What Valorie Claggett finds at garage sales, estate sales and thrift stores are not high-priced antiques but rather useful and affordable items for everyday life that happen to have that retro style. Read more about her new store.

  • Drive-thru comfort food beckons

    Drive-Thru Buffet manager Michael Randall finished redecorating the new restaurant, formerly home to KFC and CJ’s Southern Cooking, this week. Opening at the end of the month, the restaurant’s daily buffet spread will feature fried chicken and other comfort food. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Fried chicken is the star once again of the Drive-Thru Buffet, to open at the former KFC building, which was briefly home to CJ’s Southern Cooking after idling two years. But this time the place will go the non-corporate route.

  • Drive-Thru Buffet brings back fried

    Michael Randall upgraded the former KFC building with a '50s retro look and Yellow Springs paraphernalia. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Fried chicken is the star of a buffet restaurant to open at the former KFC building, which was briefly home to CJ’s Southern Cooking.

  • Geis replaces Omlor at YSI

    Last week ITT, the company that acquired YSI this year, announced that Ron Geis of ITT was appointed general manager of YSI. Geis replaces former president and CEO Rick Omlor.

  • Event to teach benefits of diversity

    Jalyn and Steve Roe are holding an Inclusion Round Table Forum on Raising Cultural Intelligence on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Glen Helen Building. The event is sponsored by the couple’s management consulting business, the Jael Group. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Jalyn and Steve Roes, the principals of the Jael Group, help business leaders discover how to take full advantage of a diverse work force.