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Houseplant business blooms on Goodyear Heights sidewalk

words and photos by Abbey Marshall Squeezed onto the devil strip between his Goodyear Heights home and the street lies a flourishing jungle of wide-brimmed leaves of fiddle leaf figs, playful hues of wildfl...
Showcase meats

Showcase Meats offers lunches, baked goods to Kenmore

words and photos by Nic deCourville As someone who spent 10 years working at a meat store, I wanted to get a better experience of some of the local shops around Akron. I get a bit nostalgic whenever enterin...

Behind the Bar: Barmacy

by Allyson Smith “A place where you can get your medicine with no prescription,” says Walid Loutfi. What kind of business might he own? Is it a pharmacy? An underground apothecary? Or none of the above? Wa...

New / Native | Katie Bowman & Jon Ziga

New   Name: Katie Bowman Occupation: Student Hometown: Glenshaw, PA (Pittsburgh) Current neighborhood: Akron   What do you wish was more on Akronites' radar? I think the Akronite...

Staff Music Keeps It Mom and Pop

Interview and photos by Kyle Cochrun   Name: William “Lee” East and Lee “Dig” East Occupation: Co-owners of Staff Music Hometown: Akron, Ohio Current Neighborhood: Ellet Staff Music, a snu...

Behind the Bar | March 2018

words and photos by Nate Edmunds 03/02/2018 Over the last few decades the Chestnut Beer Garden in Cuyahoga Falls has evolved from a bonafide ramshackle dive, to something of a hidden gem. The bar has weathe...

What I Wish I Knew | February 2018

What Ms. Julie Wishes She Knew 02/12/2018 Starting a business can be hard work, but fortunately for us, Akropreneurs are always willing to share their insights. Name: Julie Costell Occupation: Owner o...