Economy Section :: Page 5

  • 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.

  • Proposing an ‘Impact Hub’ in village — New entrepreneurial model

    Antioch College Alumni Board member Roger Husbands of northern California is spending three months in Yellow Springs to drum up interest in launching an Impact Hub, a new model of collaborative small business development. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    As befits one who spent his formative years at Antioch College, Roger Husbands in his life has reinvented himself, and his career, at regular intervals. The new thing that Husbands wants to start now is an Impact Hub in Yellow Springs.

  • 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.

  • Does Center for Business and Education meet Yellow Springs business needs?

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    Central to the question of whether Village government should contribute $700,000 to completing the infrastructure of the Center for Business and Education is whether such a commerce park would meet the needs of businesses already here.

  • 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.

  • Center for Business and Education funding: how much risk?

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    If you build it, will they come? That question lies at the heart of the current debate over whether Village government should contribute about $700,000 to complete development of the 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.