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Northside Marketplace: A Funnel to Akron

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words and photos by Noor Hindi   11/14/2017 Walking into Northside Marketplace is like receiving a sampler platter of your favorite food at your favorite restaurant. The possibilities are endless. You can grab a drink at Sure House Coffee Roasting Co, then bro... More »

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Akropreneurs Event Spotlight: 2nd Annual Earthquaker Day

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  by Floco Torres If you aren’t a musician or an obsessive fan of music, you may think that an all day event centered around handmade guitar pedals wouldn’t be your thing. I’d agree with you except for the fact that this isn’t just any all day event, it’s the ... More »

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What we learned about local business in 2016

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  You learn some lessons the hard way, especially if you’re a business owner. That’s why we started this section. But even before we had an official place to write about entrepreneurship and small business ownership, we were telling those stories. Here are a f... More »

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Urban Explorer: Wallhaven

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words and photos by Kristina Aiad-Toss Located along Market Street between Highland Square and the Summit Mall, Wallhaven does not seem to have much to offer other than monotonous chain stores and mainstream restaurants. But, if you look past the Starbucks and... More »

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Saint Augustine and Suds: An Aromatic Experience

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by Jessica Kaisk Entering Saint Augustine and Suds, you first notice waves of heavenly scents. With a cozy cabin feel that mimics the mountainous area owner Denise Debo grew up in, the shop is a delight to the senses. The new artisan soap shop will allow fans ... More »

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What I Wish I Knew: With Kevin Royer of The Bomb Shelter

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words by Jessica Kaisk; photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti Kevin Royer owns The Bomb Shelter, Akron’s Retro Superstore. The Bomb Shelter is a radically cool vintage store that takes you back to your childhood. We asked Royer what he wishes he had known when he first o... More »

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Behind the Coffee Bar

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By Sam DePaul Name/Hometown/Coffee shop Daniel Weihe/Cuyahoga Falls/Artisan Coffee Have you ever worked behind an actual bar? If so, how is it similar or different to making coffee? If not, would you ever want to bartend? No, but I used to occasionally work as... More »

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Akron Pizza Task Force: Pierre’s Brooklyn Pizza and Deli

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by Stephanie Baker, Kevin Wirth and Justin Lyons (@akronpizzatf) This month we headed to Kenmore to sample Pierre’s Brooklyn Pizza and Deli at 64 Kenmore Blvd. Pierre and his journey to Akron from Lebanon and New York City was documented in the first issue of ... More »

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Coffee and Community: Nervous Dog Celebrates 10 Years

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This one really is by Scott Piepho Michael Litt, founder and owner of Akron’s Nervous Dog Coffee Bar, summarizes his business philosophy as “We don’t just sell coffee; we sell community.” Thanks to his passion for both, Nervous Dog celebrated its tenth anniver... More »

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Coffee and Community: Nervous Dog Celebrates 10 Years

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  words by Scott Piepho; photos by Paul Hoffman   Michael Litt, founder and owner of Akron’s Nervous Dog Coffee Bar, summarizes his business philosophy as “We don’t just sell coffee; we sell community.” Thanks to his passion for both, Nervous Dog celebrated it... More »

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‘Built by human beans’

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Akron’s EarthQuaker Devices powers rock ‘n’ roll across the globe August 5, 2015 by Brittany Nader   The next time you check out a show in the area, take a closer look at the gear edging the stage. There’s a good chance you’ll see EarthQuaker Devices guitar pe... More »