Photo by Brynne Olsen

Keep Akron Local

The Devil Strip is on a mission to Keep Akron Local. How? We want to encourage people to take roughly 10 percent of what they already spend out and about, and spend it at a local business instead. We think there are three easy ways to do this:

  • Order takeout from local restaurants more often than delivery so that the restaurants don’t have to deal with hefty delivery fees and taxes.
  • Give local art, music, clothes and gift cards as gifts to loved ones.
  • Find your new favorite food, shops and services on our Black-owned business list.

During March and April, we’ll be running a social media campaign that aims to encourage Akronites to spend their money locally. We’ll be sharing photos and videos from our own staff members, and we’ll even be having weekly giveaways on Instagram. Be sure to follow us so you don’t miss them!

The whole goal of the Keep Akron Local campaign is to support the people and places we love so we can enjoy them for a long time to come. This is the same goal we have for our Community Partnerships Program. So, if you’re a business owner interested in becoming a Community Partner of The Devil Strip, email

A warm thanks to all the businesses who have reached out so far to partner with us during the campaign: