Business Section :: Page 8

  • In coffee, it’s goats, not bears

    Brother Bear’s Coffeehouse regular Michael Herington, left, purchased the coffee shop from Patrick and Mindy Harney last month. The new Dancing Goats Cafe will still serve Brother Bear’s coffee in a more comfortable, classy space. Herington is shown here with barista Shawn Butts. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    According to the legend, coffee was discovered when an Ethiopian goat herder noticed his goats jumped and danced around when they ate the ripe red berries of a certain bush.

  • Many benefits of e-Health deal

    The Village has reaped many “not so obvious benefits” from its recent loan deal with Creative Memories that allowed the local business e-Health Data Solutions to stay in town, Roi Qualls, co-owner of eHDS, told Village Council at its Sept. 6 meeting.

  • Purchase keeps business local

    Rhonda Newsome, pictured above, and her husband, Jason, are the new owners and operators of Eco•mental on Xenia Avenue downtown. The local couple purchased the business from CJ Williams and Nancy Grigsby, and plan to continue most products while adding some new items. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    While Eco•mental’s ownership recently changed, its mission and focus will remain the same.

  • YSI, ITT merger is complete

    ITT Corporation completed its acquisition of YSI Incorporated last week for a sum of $310 million, according to ITT spokesperson Laura Brockway.

  • A world of Legos not just for kids

    Kyle Peterson opened the Lego set and accessory store Blokhedz on Dayton Street last month. From the space he also runs Brick Forge, a successful minifigure customized accessory company that he started in his garage. Peterson, an Adult Fan of Lego, recently showed off a meteor crash he built for the store’s window display. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Playing with Legos may be a child’s game, but the colorful plastic bricks have long been Kyle Peterson’s adult hobby and, for the last six years, his livelihood.

  • Local family buys Eco•mental

    Rhonda and Jason Newsome of Yellow Springs are the new owners of the village’s environmental products store, Eco•mental, having purchased the store last week from CJ Williams and Nancy Grigsby. The Newsomes are hosting a re-opening celebration Friday, Sept. 2, from 2–4 p.m. at the store, 257 Xenia Ave.

  • Up to the wire for eHDS

    The deadline for a lease agreement between e-Health Data Solutions and Creative Memories was Wednesday, July 13.

  • New wells for Vernay clean up

    The two new capture wells that appeared at the Vernay Laboratories site on Dayton Street this summer are adding to the forces aimed at cleaning up the industrial contamination at the site.

  • Exotic plants take root on US 68

    Yellow Springs Botanicals, made up of the plant enthusiasts, from left, Mitch George, Erin Currier and Kyle Lewis, is a new exotic and rare plant business opening on the Village property formerly occupied by Stutzman’s Nursery. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When a group of plant enthusiasts took over the Village property on U.S. 68 North that was formerly the home of Stutzman’s Nursery, the weeds were so high that the property’s dozen greenhouses were barely visible above them.

  • New Saturday market opens

    This summer villagers Amanda and Brad Swanton-Young started a new artisan market at the Union School House. Vendors, who include local artists and crafts people, set up stands in front of the building’s front lawn. Shown in the photo is Amanda Swanton-Young. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Yellow Springs may not welcome residential sprawl, but outdoor market sprawl of the kind two Union School House tenants started this summer may be a welcome addition to the Saturday shopping shuffle in the village.

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