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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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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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Jersey Mike’s Opens In Ontario

1 Jul , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

What makes a sub sandwich special?

For Jersey Mike’s, a national chain with over 2,000 locations open or under development, it’s a concentration on ingredients that are fresh and of high quality.

Richland Countians can now experience this for themselves now that Jersey Mike’s has opened at 783 North Lexington-Springmill in Ontario, across from Chipotle. This past Wednesday, local civic and business leaders to hold a ribbon cutting at the new location together with Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development.

According to its website, the chain started in 1956 with a single location called “Mike’s Subs” in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. More…

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Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens Olive & Oak Company

4 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

This week, a new local clothing boutique celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting.

Civic leaders, including from Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development, were on hand to get acquainted with the new retailer, which has been open since January of this year.

Olive & Oak Company, located at the corner of Cline Avenue and Wood Street in Mansfield, is a place where women’s clothing and fashion accessories are in plentiful supply. More…

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Ribbon Cut At New Downtown Mansfield Office For Boy Scouts

6 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Buckeye Council of the Boy Scouts of America officially has a new office in downtown Mansfield, now that a ribbon cutting was held this week at its new location.

Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development was on hand for the ceremony, which included a flag presentation and refreshments.

The office is at 40 West Fourth Street.

Source, Photo: Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development

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The CRU Clinic Opens In Ontario

17 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

On Thursday, a new clinic opened in Ontario that offers services and technologies focused on unique aspects of personal care.

Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development representatives joined with local officials in holding a ribbon cutting for The CRU Clinic at 2293 Village Park Court – off of Stumbo Road and West Fourth.

According to their website and social media, The CRU Clinic provides “contemporary care for refined wellness that is unique to each individual.” Services listed on the site include lip augmentation, Botox/Xeomin/Dysport treatments, and dermal fillers. More…

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Home Asian Bistro Opens In Former Wokano Location

23 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Fans of Chinese and Thai food take note. Home Asian Bistro, Richland County’s newest eatery, opened this past week at 2067 West Fourth Street (the former Wokano’s Restaurant in front of Gabe’s).

Officials from Richland County Chamber & Economic Development were on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony, as was Ontario City officials. More…

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Five Weeks To Five Guys

29 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

OK, it may be a wee bit more than that. What’s clear, however, is that the long anticipated arrival of Five Guys Burgers and Fries to north central Ohio is right around the corner. Here’s photo proof!

The Five Guys chain launched in 1986 in Arlington County, Virginia, and had 1,500 locations with another 1,500 planned as of 2016. As shared on the corporate website, three facts are true about each of those restaurants — only fresh ground beef is used; only peanut oil is used; and coolers, not freezers, are used. More…

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U-Haul® Opening 600 Unit Self Storage Facility In Mansfield

27 Jun , 2020  

From U-Haul Moving & Storage of Mansfield

U-Haul® will soon be presenting an impressive self-storage facility in Mansfield thanks to the recent acquisition of the former Big Lots® and Value City Furniture® at 1140 Park Avenue West.

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Mansfield is currently offering truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment and moving supplies from a temporary showroom at this location. U-Haul acquired the 9.35-acre property on February 26. More…

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New Home Health Care Service Holds Ribbon Cutting

29 Feb , 2020  

One of Mansfield’s newest businesses is actually open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

On February 18, Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development joined Mayor Tim Theaker in a ribbon cutting for Sovereign Royal Care. The new business is located at 1180 Lexington Avenue, Suite 201. More…

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