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Everdeen Mason

Cox Media Group Ohio reporter for Springfield

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Developers: Landing new stores not easy
 Springfield is home to many local and national restaurants and stores, but it often cannot land big names that are happy to have multiple locations in communities only 30 minutes away. Many Springfielders often wonder why the area cannot attract Starbucks, Gabriel Brothers or Barnes & Noble, for example. The Springfield News-Sun talked...

2:25 AM Sunday, Jun. 02, 2013

Springfield is home to many local and national restaurants and stores, but it often cannot land big names that are happy to have multiple locations in communities only 30 minutes away. Many Springfielders often wonder why the area cannot attract Starbucks, Gabriel Brothers or Barnes & Noble, for example. The Springfield News-Sun talked...
Dance store going out of business
 The dance studio industry in Springfield has survived the recession as the economy improved, but the retail arm of the industry never fully recovered. That’s why Bodies in Motion, 2210 E. Main St., the only area dance apparel store, is closing after nearly 10 years in business. Owner Thalia Laventzis said the store will close as soon...

11:45 PM Saturday, May. 25, 2013

The dance studio industry in Springfield has survived the recession as the economy improved, but the retail arm of the industry never fully recovered. That’s why Bodies in Motion, 2210 E. Main St., the only area dance apparel store, is closing after nearly 10 years in business. Owner Thalia Laventzis said the store will close as soon...
Champaign gains 300 jobs in month

4:05 AM Wednesday, May. 22, 2013

Unemployment in Champaign County dropped 1.4 percentage points in April, the largest drop in the Clark-Champaign area in at least five years. Champaign County’s unemployment rate fell from 7.7 percent in March to 6.3 percent in April, mainly because of job gains in the county, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services...
Local restaurant growth continues
 Springfield is on pace to have more restaurant openings this year than each of the past three years, a sign of the rapidly improving restaurant market in Ohio. So far, five new restaurants have opened in 2013: two Japanese steakhouses, Create a Crepe Cafe in Upper Valley mall, Planet Pressnell and the Hamburger Shoppe. The Springfield News-Sun...

10:30 PM Saturday, May. 18, 2013

Springfield is on pace to have more restaurant openings this year than each of the past three years, a sign of the rapidly improving restaurant market in Ohio. So far, five new restaurants have opened in 2013: two Japanese steakhouses, Create a Crepe Cafe in Upper Valley mall, Planet Pressnell and the Hamburger Shoppe. The Springfield News-Sun...
Springfield business sued, cited
 Despite the often dark windows and the for sale sign in front of Infusions Dining and Spirits, the locally owned business is still open in its downtown location — now just two days a week. But in the last month, Infusions has been sued by the Small Business Development Center for an unpaid loan, and has been cited for fire code violations...

2:45 AM Saturday, May. 18, 2013

Despite the often dark windows and the for sale sign in front of Infusions Dining and Spirits, the locally owned business is still open in its downtown location — now just two days a week. But in the last month, Infusions has been sued by the Small Business Development Center for an unpaid loan, and has been cited for fire code violations...
Hospice of Miami Valley expanding

1:00 AM Saturday, May. 18, 2013

Hospice of Miami Valley, which opened its first satellite office in Springfield to serve Clark, Champaign and Madison counties at the end of last year, held its first open house Wednesday. The hospice opened in Xenia five years ago and serves 13 counties. But owner Tara Brodbeck said the need for services has grown, so the company needs a...
Restaurant adding jobs, seats

11:30 PM Thursday, May. 16, 2013

Texas Roadhouse will hire 10 to 15 people after it completes a nearly $200,000 expansion. The restaurant, located at 1750 N. Bechtle Ave., will add more than 450 square feet to the building — providing space for eight more tables and up to 50 people, said David Willey, a managing partner of the Springfield store. “When you give...
Honda to build $70 million plant
 Honda by the numbers Honda, which employs 2,700 people from the Dayton-Springfield area, will invest $70 million in Ohio and transfer 100 current employees to build a new high-end sports car in Marysville. The company hosted media and government officials Tuesday in what will become its new manufacturing plant — the former North American...

4:05 AM Wednesday, May. 15, 2013

Honda by the numbers Honda, which employs 2,700 people from the Dayton-Springfield area, will invest $70 million in Ohio and transfer 100 current employees to build a new high-end sports car in Marysville. The company hosted media and government officials Tuesday in what will become its new manufacturing plant — the former North American...
Honda to build new car in area

3:06 PM Tuesday, May. 14, 2013

Honda will spend $70 million to build its new Acura NSX sports car in Marysville, the company announced today. The car will be built in the former North American logistics facility, a 184,000 square foot production center. The company initially plans to move 100 workers from other positions at Honda plants to build the NSX. Honda first announced...
New store to bring 40 jobs to city
 A North Carolina-based retail chain plans to hire up to 40 people at an event this week for a new store that will open on Springfield’s north side this summer. Roses, part of discount retail chain Variety Wholesalers, will take applications from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and again Thursday at 2960 Derr Road. It will be in the...

1:45 AM Tuesday, May. 14, 2013

A North Carolina-based retail chain plans to hire up to 40 people at an event this week for a new store that will open on Springfield’s north side this summer. Roses, part of discount retail chain Variety Wholesalers, will take applications from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and again Thursday at 2960 Derr Road. It will be in the...