New Again Akron: Use this new map of Akron’s vintage shops for your holiday shopping November 20th, 2018 by Rosalie Murphy If you’re a devotee of the Summit Brew Path, the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau-created passport to regional breweries, you’ve likely been lured to a few off-the-beaten-path stops. The team behind that initiative has a new target: Akron’s vintage shops. New Again Akron is a “retail adventure trail” of 25 “vintage, antique, reclaimed, and cool junk” retailers in Akron, Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls and Fairlawn, creators say. “Spurring visitation to these wonderfully-eclectic shops was the primary goal of the project, plus they’re just really cool and funky places to visit,” says Gregg Mervis, ASCVB president and CEO. According to the trail’s creators, longtime West Hill shop Gypsy Grace and the Vintage Goat initiated New Again Akron by reaching out to Heather Roszczyk, the City of Akron’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Advocate. New Again Akron was coordinated by the ASCVB and funded by The Fund for Our Economic Future. About 350 designed the retro brochure. To learn more and download a copy of the map, visit www.newagainakron.com. Read about a few of our favorite vintage shops: Stagecoach Antiques, which “began 74 years ago in the dining room of Mr. Leo Walter’s mother.” Take note: Stagecoach Antiques will be closing its doors for good on Dec. 29, 2018, at which time its wares will be available online only. Everything in the retail location will be 50 percent off until the store closes. The Bomb Shelter, where “you might end up purchasing a vintage mobile home or a complete 1950s kitchen” The Northside Cellar, where two longtime friends started talking about purging their closets and ended up starting a business Highland Throwbacks, whose owner told us in February 2018 that “The whole scene isn’t quite hip to (vintage fashion) yet, but the idea is bubbling” Tell your friends:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related 2 Responses Jennifer November 20th, 2018 One of the store names is incorrect – it should be Happy Tails, not Happy Trails. It’s run by the Humane Society of Summit County. Reply Rosalie Murphy November 21st, 2018 Thanks for the note, Jennifer! We weren’t involved in the creation of the map, but I sent your comment to the ASCVB in hopes that they can correct that error. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.