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Sheetz Expansion Moves Closer To Richland County

9 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

News from the City of Ontario about the possible GetGo gas station project at the present site of Cheddar’s on Lexington-Springmill Road is an example of just how strong the gas station/convenience store market is in this part of Ohio.

One of the most unique such retailers in the area is making huge strides in opening locations across the Columbus market, and is in the process of moving up the road, closer to Richland County. 

Sheetz is a family-owned convenience store chain that originated in Pennsylvania and sells custom food, beverages, and convenience store items. Nearly all sell gasoline as well, and a few also have truck stop facilities.

The chain’s 21st store in the Columbus market, which it entered in only the last few years, opens this week near Polaris. It is part of a stated goal of opening 50 Sheetz stores in that market by 2025.

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Everbowl Opens In Ontario

18 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The national sensation known as Everbowl has opened on Walker Lake Road in Ontario.

A ribbon cutting was held recently at the new eatery.

Found in nature and crafted by hand, Everbowl specializes in create your own superfood bowls focusing on four main ingredients: Acai, Pitaya, Graviola and Acerola, topped with unlimited toppings of your choice made from good stuff that’s been around forever. 

“The power-packed ingredients everbowl features are known to boost energy, improve concentration and spur productivity,” said company founder and CEO Jeff Fenster.

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Bye-Bye, Cheddar’s? Gas Station Reportedly Replacing Eatery

3 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

There was likely surprise in many corners when the Mansfield News Journal posted a story yesterday about the potential loss of Ontario’s Cheddar’s Restaurant.

One place where there was apparently a great deal of surprise was at 979 N. Lexington-Springmill Rd., the address for the currently-operating restaurant.

According to the News Journal post, which can be read here, a conditional approval is being sought from the City of Ontario Planning Commission for a “GetGo” gas station on that spot. The submitted site plan, a copy of which is in the story, shows the facility on the current spot of Cheddar’s.

The restaurant opened in late 1994 in front of what was then Super Kmart.

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Grilling Just Got A Whole Lot More Fun Around Here

10 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

There’s still plenty of time this summer to engage in grilling activity. What could be better than tasty grilled bratwurst or ribs with your favorite barbecue sauce for your next cookout or social event?

Those who enjoy good food now have a new option for grilling supplies right here in Richland County.

What’s Smoken’ in Ontario recently held its ribbon cutting at 49 Briggs Drive (in the Drug Mart Plaza on the north side of the building, facing Home Depot). There you will find an outstanding variety of wood pellets, charcoal, sauces, rubs – as well as grills and grill utensils.

What’s Smoken’ is also a source for grill rentals. According to the company website, available rentals include propane-assist grills, hog roasters, and chicken cookers. The store’s website can be accessed here.

So – head to What’s Smoken’ and get grilling!

Photo: Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development

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Plasma Center Opens On Park Avenue West

30 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

On Monday, Freedom Plasma held its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting attended by civic leaders – and even Miss Ontario!

The facility is Mansfield’s newest plasma donation center. Freedom Plasma provides donors the freedom to improve their financial position and help positively impact patients’ lives who rely on plasma-based therapies.

Freedom Plasma is owned and operated by ImmunoTek Bio Centers. With a combined 150 years in the industry

The nationwide chain already has Ohio locations in Cleveland and Toledo, and is coming soon to Newark and Zanesville.

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Mirror Image Holds Grand Opening At New Location

23 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Mirror Image Beauty Studio has made a move and is now ready to meet your hair styling needs from a brand new location on Lexington Avenue in Mansfield.

The studio made the move back in March, and time was here on Wednesday to celebrate that relocation. Civic officials were on hand as was Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development.

Not only that, but the newly-crowned Miss Ohio, Elizabeth Nies, was in attendance and guests enjoyed Buckeye Bakery Inc. treats.

The Mirror Image Studio Facebook page is here, where you can get an idea of what services they offer. Be sure to catch the review page – over 30 responses and a five star rating.

The Studio is at 1118 Lexington Avenue in Mansfield near V&M Family Restaurant.

Source, Photo: Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development

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Bloom Opens Its Doors Downtown

23 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

On Friday, Bloom opened for business at 48 Park Avenue West.

As it did so, owners, local civic representatives, and Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development were on hand for the ribbon cutting.

Several days ago, we shared a post talking about the new store, which can be found below. Be sure to access their website for more information or, better yet, visit the store in person.

Source, Photos: Downtown Mansfield Inc.

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All Things Business, Ontario

Old Navy, Shoe Dept. Encore Also Making Moves In Ontario, WMFD Reports

19 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s not every week that we can share news of three local retail openings or relocations, but today is an exception.

Yesterday, we shared news of the impending opening of Ross Dress for Less in the former Staples location at 852 Lexington-Springmill Road. Today, WMFD reported that two additional retailers will be arriving at two additional Ontario locations.

WMFD shared information from Ontario Mayor Randy Hutchinson that Old Navy will be moving from its current location to the soon to be vacated Bed, Bath & Beyond space, while Shoe Dept. Encore will join Ross Dress for Less in Springfield Square.

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New Retailer Coming To Ontario

18 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The bend in the Springfield Square shopping center in Ontario is a busy place these days.

Formerly the home of Staples, the storefront at 542 Lexington-Springmill Road is sporting a bit of a different look.

A sign on the facade heralds the imminent arrival of Ross Dress for Less, a discount department store chain from California. As of 2018, it was America’s largest off-price retailer with 1,483 stores in 37 states.

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Sixty Years Of Holiday Inn Ending As DoubleTree By Hilton Arrives

17 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

There’s about to be a change on Park Avenue West in the general vicinity of the Renaissance Theatre.

The city’s largest hotel operation is about ready to receive a new name. When it does so, it will end 60 years of the Holiday Inn chain having a presence in Mansfield.

The original Holiday Inn was located at 880 Laver Road, just off of US 30. That motel opened in 1962.

A bit over 20 years later, the large Holiday Inn Mansfield, later Holiday Inn & Suites, opened on Park Avenue West in downtown Mansfield, on August 5, 1984.  A $7 million investment resulted in 160 rooms and the new Leland Ballroom, named after the short-lived hotel.

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