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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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Downtown, History & Tourism

One Region, Many Downtowns

17 Sep , 2021  

By Ruth Corradi Beach

Beyond its county seat, Richland County is a land rich in small communities. From rural to suburban, each town has its own personality and attractions worth a day trip.

Slow down and enjoy the beauty of the countryside by visiting the villages of LucasPlymouth and Shiloh, and the charming community of Olivesburg. Here you’ll find an old-school general store, museums celebrating local history and quaint bed & breakfasts.

Nestled in the rolling hills of southeast Richland County, Butler attracts outdoor enthusiasts. This town marks the start of the Richland B & O Trail, perfect for bikers and walkers. Dive deeper into nature on the Clear Fork Valley Scenic Trail as you hike through an old-growth forest, past prairies and waterfalls. Kick back at The Whiffletree Restaurant or stroll up to the counter at Five Points Drive-In for shakes, floats and more summer favorites.


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Macy’s Temporarily Closes Stores Nationwide

18 Mar , 2020  

In a move sure to impact retail shopping in Richland County, Macy’s, Inc. has announced a temporary closing of all of its locations.

The company announced on Tuesday that In response to the widespread COVID-19 outbreak, it temporarily closed all stores by end of business on Tuesday, March 17 through March 30. This includes all Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage, Bloomingdales the Outlet and Market by Macy’s stores. Macy’s, Inc. will provide benefits and compensation to its impacted workforce. More…

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Holiday Sales Forecast: Mansfield To Have Biggest Increase In Ohio

30 Nov , 2019  

The University of Cincinnati Economics Center has released its annual Holiday Forecast of Ohio Retail Spending, and the numbers look very positive for Mansfield and north central Ohio – in fact, better than any other metro area in the state.

Overall findings included the following: More…

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Retailer Announces Plans To Open In Downtown Mansfield

18 Sep , 2019  

In a series of Facebook posts, retailer Chickadee Fashion Co. has announced its intention to locate a story in downtown Mansfield.

The new location at 18 West Fourth Street, at the intersection of Fourth and Mulberry across from Richland Carrousel Park, is the third for the young retail company. Chickadee Fashion Co. already operates at 516 Claremont in Ashland and in a store in Richland Mall. More…

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All Things Business, Ontario

New Ontario Retail Center Going Up Quickly

5 Aug , 2019  

It took some time for the former Ocean Buffet to meet the wrecking ball, but its replacement is rising quickly in its place at 944 Lexington-Springmill Road.

Work is underway on a strip mall that will house five or six retail outlets. At this time, the only known occupant will be a Panda Express, although Five Guys Burgers and Fries has expressed interest in the center. Other stores expressing interest at one time include Sleep Number and Sport Clips. More…

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