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Business Section

  • A tiny market, holding its own

    Tom Gray, the owner of Tom’s Market, in front of the store’s produce department, which was upgraded several years ago. A small independent grocery in competition with the recently built Kroger Marketplace in Fairborn, Tom’s Market keeps its focus on responding to customers’ needs. (Photo by Diane Chiddister

    om’s Market owner Tom Gray knows his customers love their vegetables, so he wants to keep produce fresh. Thus, he has trucks deliver produce five times each week, rather than the one or two deliveries that most groceries receive.

  • Beloved Mr. Fub’s Party soon to close

    Word that Mr. Fub's Party is closing with the retirement of owner Priscilla Moore, left, brought longtime patron Donna McGovern into the shop with her granddaughter, Kennedy, this past weekend.

    Good-bye, Mr. Fub’s! One of the area’s most distinctive independent toy stores is closing with the owner’s retirement.

  • Comfort, self-care at Blue Butterfly

    Brian and Eileen Petri of Springboro and their daughters Bridget and Allie recently opened The Blue Butterfly, a store offering home décor and items of personal comfort, at the former location of Urban Gypsy on Dayton Street. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Written in chalk on a small blackboard outside the recently opened Blue Butterfly boutique on Dayton Street, the message captures the new shop’s thematic focus on home décor and personal items that offer self-care or emotional comfort.

  • Super-Fly superfans celebrate a decade

    Super-Fly Comics and Games celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday, Sept. 2. Pictured here inside the store are owners Jared Whittaker, left, and Anthony “Tony” Barry. Super-Fly sells comics, graphic novels, books, toys, action figures, board games, role-playing games and more. The store pulled in lots of fans Saturday, setting the record for its single biggest sales day ever. (Photo by Aaron Maurice Saari)

    As the doors of Super-Fly Comics and Games opened on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 2, for the 10th anniversary celebration, the overcast skies and drizzling rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of those gathered.

  • House of AUM stretches into new space

    House of AUM, the Kings Yard yoga shop, expanded to the former home of Rita Caz in June. Pictured here in the renovated space is owner Melissa Herzog. The business recently received a Village Inspiration and Design Award, or VIDA, for its new look. (Photo by Jessica Sees)

    After three weeks of renovations including new floors, crisp white paint and re-stained woodwork, the new sun-filled addition to House of AUM opened its doors on June 24 with the goal of expansion achieved.

  • Wander & Wonder into new store

    Jake Brummett, shown above, and his wife, Raina, recently opened Wander & Wonder, a store featuring outdoor lifestyle gear in the space formerly occupied by OATS and, before that, Urban Handmade. The couple sell products, including pet gear and hammocks, from environmentally responsible companies. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    Jake Brummett, owner of the newly opened outdoor lifestyle store Wander & Wonder, is no stranger to the trails and hiking spots throughout Yellow Springs.

  • Village Council— hold on hotel tax requested

    Employees and supporters of the Mills Park Hotel voiced full-throated opposition to a potential municipal sales tax on hotel customers at Village Council’s June 5 meeting.

  • Medical marijuana firm seeks sites in Yellow Springs

    Cresco Labs will break ground on the site of its upcoming medical marijuana cultivation facility on Dec. 14.

    A medical marijuana company recently expressed interest in locating a facility in Yellow Springs. Preliminary discussions with Village leaders are underway.

  • Good-bye, Rita Caz

    Rita Caz is closing its doors May 20. Owners Gail Zimmerman and Mark Crockett started the store in 1986, and are now retiring.

    Eclectic Yellow Springs store Rita Caz is closing its doors for good on May 20. Owners Mark Crockett and Gail Zimmerman are retiring after more than 30 years making and selling custom jewelry and other items.

  • ‘Olde’ tavern gets new owners

    Ye Olde Trail Tavern changed hands last month. Christine Monroe-Beard, pictured here, and her husband Don Beard, co-owners of Peach’s, have taken over the tavern run by Cathy Christian since 1986. The tavern is closed for renovations and will reopen in mid-March or early April. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    The inside of Ye Olde Trail Tavern is a mess. But it’s meant to be that way — temporarily. After being owned by Cathy Christian for 30 years, one of Yellow Springs’ oldest buildings is in new hands, and those hands are hard at work.

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