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Shelby Library Celebrating 125 Years Of Service With Book Fair

18 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

What better way for a library to celebrate a century-plus of service to the community than by holding a book fair?

That’s what is on offer on January 28 as the Marvin Memorial Library in Shelby opens its doors to authors and guests alike. From 9 AM to 2 PM, there will be multiple authors on hand selling their books, with many of them offering talk sessions as well.

Currently, participating authors include Aileen Stewart, Andrea Alt, Kate Church, Dr. Jillian Scudder, David Meyers and Elise Meyers, Scott Longert, Mark Darden, and Beth Stafford. The general schedule of events is as follows:

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Shelby CIC Seeking Developer For Key Downtown Building

12 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

A key building on one of the main intersections of downtown Shelby is available for development.

The city’s Community Improvement Corporation (CIC), the building’s owner, is accepting development proposals for the two story structure, known locally as The Shaw Building. It stands at 57 and 59 West Main Street at the corner of Main and Gamble Streets.

According to the CIC, applications will be evaluated based on the proposed investment’s overall impact on the Shelby community and its economy. After review, if a proposal is selected, CIC will award and convey the property to the selected applicant. 

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Main Street In Shelby Opens For Business

5 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Sunny skies reflected the mood in downtown Shelby on Friday morning as officials joined to hold a ribbon cutting for Main Street.

The street is very much now “open for business.”

Shelby Mayor Steve Schag spoke about opening the street, “This is a day we have been waiting for, we have had many ribbon cuttings up and down Main Street, but perhaps none more anticipated or appreciated than this one! The Revitalization of the Main Street Corridor has been a focus of this administration, Economic Development Manager Jessica Gribben, City Council, and CIC for some time and it is rewarding to see these ambitious plans come to fruition.” Thanks to Shelby Downtown Businesses for their faith and perseverance!”

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Shelby Streetscape Moves Toward Completion

24 Oct , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

A beautiful Sunday afternoon was the perfect opportunity to visit downtown Shelby, a place in the middle of transformation.

The streetscape project, which will soon be combined with a new Black Fork Commons area, is moving toward a November completion target. This past week, the Ohio Department of Transportation shared the following update concerning that work as it impact motorists:

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All Things Business, Shelby

Shelby Welcomes A New Bakery

17 Oct , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The streetscape and Black Fork Commons are not the only things new in downtown Shelby.

On October 1, the brand-new Marigold Bakery opened along West Main Street and is providing a wide variety of baked goods.

The location was recently officially opened by a ribbon cutting attended by local officials, including Shelby Mayor Steven Schag.

The bakery at 67 West Main Street occupies a recently re-opened storefront. The inside features a hand painted canvas of marigolds, overstuffed chairs and a sofa for comfort, and several tables and chairs.

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Stage 3 Begins for ODOT on Downtown Shelby Streetscape

22 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The large-scale streetscape, sidewalk, and infrastructure installation project in downtown Shelby is maintaining its pace for a hopeful fall or early winter opening.

Initial work on the project, which is taking place on highways SR 39, SR96, and SR61 began in April. Stage One was completed in early April, and then work moved eastward in early June with new streets and intersections impacted.

Late last week, the Ohio Department of Transportation shared bullet-point details of where the entire project stands as of this weekend.:

NEW IMPACTS

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All Things Business

Downtown Shelby Streetscape Project Moving Into Phase Two

2 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Work on the streetscape portion of the City of Shelby’s large downtown revitalization project is moving into a new phase in the coming days.

Initial work, which began in early April,  has almost been completed  Now work moves eastward with new streets and intersections impacted. Travel impacts during this Phase Two portion will include:

  • Mansfield Ave/Broadway intersection will be reduced to one lane at the SR 96/Main St intersection for a total of 60 days
  • Travel on Main St through the SR 96/Main St & Mansfield Ave/Broadway intersection will be closed with detour signs provided

Please note that Business remain OPEN and ready to serve you during this construction period.

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Shelby Downtown Project Takes Important Step Forward

5 May , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

While streetscape work continues in downtown Shelby as a part of that city’s three-part downtown makeover, another major portion of that effort came closer to reality this week.

On Wednesday, construction bids were opened for the new Black Fork Commons Plaza (conceptual images above). Three qualified bids were received, the lowest submitted by Simonson Construction of Ashland.

The Black Fork Commons Plaza will include a fountain/splash feature for kids, a plaza, and a pergola/outdoor fireplace. The price tag is $1.2 million, which has been fully raised. Engineering is underway. The Plaza’s cost is $1.6 million, and it too has been fully funded with 12 local donors. The fundraising was kicked off by the Shelby Foundation’s gift of $250,000.

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Shelby Downtown Project Launches On Monday

9 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The long-awaited Shelby streetscape project gets underway this coming week along Main Street.

Phase One of the project begins on Monday and the City is getting the word out about the timeline, street closures, parking, and other timely information. A new website has been launched for that purpose.

The work on Main Street will  last for 60 days. During this time, northbound and southbound State Route 61 (Gamble St) at State Route 96 (Main Street), and Richland Avenue will be closed.

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Mood “Somber” In Shelby After High Bids, Councilman Shares

15 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

As anyone knows who is involved in construction these days – from house repair projects to large scale building erection – the costs of materials and the availability of labor are anything but certain.

More than once in north central Ohio over the last few months, those types of considerations have delayed or, in some cases, stopped worthwhile projects from starting.

It is not known at this point why it was the case, but when bids were opened today for the large Black Fork Commons project in downtown Shelby, the two bids received exceeded the estimate to such a degree that they must be rejected. Such was the news coming on social media Friday from veteran Shelby Council member Garland Gates.

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