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Economy Section :: Page 2

  • Tom Gray of Tom’s Market — 50 years in the grocery trade

    Tom Gray, owner of Tom’s Market, has been with the store 50 years, and the store will celebrate the anniversary with free hot dogs on July 17–18. Gray is shown here in the store’s produce department, which underwent extensive renovation last year. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Tom Gray was a high school freshman when he got his first job, as a bag boy at Luttrell’s, the grocery store on Xenia Avenue. In 2001, Gray purchased the grocery, which is now Tom’s Market.

  • Celebrate Tom’s 50 years in the grocery business

    Tom Gray of Tom's Market celebrates 50 years with the store this Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18, with free hot dogs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Tom Gray celebrates his 50 years with the local grocery store this weekend.

  • Stylish hair, stylish clothing at Wildflower Boutique

    Danyel Mershon, seated, and Emily Anglemyer recently opened Wildflower Boutique and Salon at 232 Xenia Ave., the former home of Iona Boutique. Both women grew up in Springfield but now live in Yellow Springs. Mershon sells women’s clothing and jewelry in one section of the store while Anglemyer cuts, styles and colors hair in another. (Photo by Diane chiddister)

    Recently, Danyele Mershon reached her dream in downtown Yellow Springs with the opening of Wildflower Boutique and Salon, which she owns with her good friend Emily Anglemyer, a hair stylist.

  • Urban Gypsy for gypsy in us all

    Last month Brenda Kennedy, owner of the Dayton Street vintage clothing store Dirty Fabulous, opened Urban Gypsy in the former location of Sweet Sanaa, 138 Dayton St., offering a wide variety of one-of-a-kind products from small businesses. While Iona Boutique has taken over the former Dirty Fabulous location, vintage clothing from the store is still available. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    The tiny store, Urban Gypsy, is housed at 138 Dayton St., and it wasn’t easy to fit everything inside.

  • Applications accepted for fall Street Fair

    A sea of people in constant milling motion persisted throughout the downtown area all day Saturday, comprising what Police Chief John Grote believes is probably the largest street fair crowd Yellow Springs has ever had. The traffic from Dayton-Yellow Springs Road backed up to Interstate 675, and Fire-Rescue Chief Colin Altman estimated that the people count was from 10,000–20,000. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Applications are now being accepted for this year’s fall Street Fair, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10.

  • Local Time Exchange launched

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    Antioch College students and Charles Fairbanks, assistant professor of media arts, opened a community-wide Time Exchange on Friday.

  • Local YouTube channel to feature energy pioneers

    Filmmaker Eric Johnson and Susan Jennings of Community Solutions are starting a sustainability-themed YouTube channel for Yellow Springs. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions is looking to tell stories of Yellow Springers on the front lines of climate action on its new Energy & Climate YouTube channel.

  • Trade labor for labor with YS Time Exchange

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    Antioch College students will open the Yellow Springs Time Exchange officially on Friday, June 12, 1–4 p.m., in the McGregor Hall lobby.

  • Mills Park Hotel delayed until the fall

    Due to construction delays, the Mills Park Hotel will open in late 2015 instead of the summer as initially planned. The 24,000-square-foot, 28-room hotel is inspired by late 19th-century Southern colonial architecture and the former Mills House that stood across the street. Pictured is a view of the third story interior, which features 12 rooms and a communal sitting area. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Mills Park Hotel, originally slated to be open in June, will likely not open until October or November due to unforeseen delays with contractors, according to owner Jim Hammond.

  • Village Council finds unity on utility bill change

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    Unified support around a proposed policy change to hold landlords responsible for their tenants’ utility debts emerged again at Village Council’s May 4 meeting, when Council voted 5–0 in favor of the change.