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Farm Charm Bringing Vintage Handmade and Home Décor to Opera Block

September 30, 2022 – Farm Charm has been a long running staple of Downtown Bellefontaine for years. Owner Barb Cooper has been in the antique and retail industry for almost 10 years, starting as a vendor at various fairs, festivals, and markets around Logan and Champaign County. Barb started with booths in Huckleberry’s […]

Farm Charm Bringing Vintage Handmade and Home Décor to Opera Block2022-10-11T12:24:52-04:00

Community, Commitment Drive Rebirth of Bellefontaine

STORY BY KELLI MILLIGAN STAMMEN

Jason Duff gets stopped on the street in downtown Bellefontaine – a lot.

There’s Bronwyn Skidmore, who grabs Duff by the arm as she walks out of Hickory Medical, a membership-based primary care office that accepts
no insurance, to thank him for everything he’s done for the town.

“10-15 years ago, businesses were leaving,” said the Bellefontaine native. “It […]

Community, Commitment Drive Rebirth of Bellefontaine2022-10-12T16:47:42-04:00

Destination Chocolate and Gift Store, Queen of Hearts, Opening Soon in the Historic Opera Block

September 9, 2022 – Shary Duff is no stranger to the Downtown Bellefontaine retail scene. For over fifteen years, she owned and operated Peach Tree Books & Company, a destination boutique in itself that featured lines such as Waterford Crystal, Swarovski, and Vera Bradley. After stepping back from retail for a few years, […]

Destination Chocolate and Gift Store, Queen of Hearts, Opening Soon in the Historic Opera Block2022-10-11T12:16:18-04:00

Glitter & Grit at the Opera Newest Retail Shop in the Historic Opera Block

On August 5th, in collaboration with First Friday’s Art and Wine Walk in Downtown Bellefontaine, you’ll see a little more glitter at 129 S. Main St. Downtown’s newest retail shop, Glitter & Grit at the Opera, opened its doors for the first time during the festive occasion for locals and visitors with the […]

Glitter & Grit at the Opera Newest Retail Shop in the Historic Opera Block2022-10-11T12:17:12-04:00

The New Bellefontaine: Locals Bring New Life to Small Town Through Downtown Rejuvenation

By Walker Evans

Renovated historic apartment buildings, hip local restaurants, quaint boutique stores and even a coworking spot and axe-throwing venue. No, we’re not talking about the Short North or Easton Town Center or Bridge Park in Dublin. This is what you’ll find if you make a 60-minute drive northwest to Bellefontaine, Ohio (pop. 14,115).

Over the past decade, a dedicated group […]

The New Bellefontaine: Locals Bring New Life to Small Town Through Downtown Rejuvenation2022-10-12T16:53:39-04:00

Revival Design Studio wins two architecture design awards for the Flying Pepper, the Syndicate

Congratulations to our partner, Revival Design Studio, for award-winning design recognition for their work on The Flying Pepper Cantina and The Syndicate. On December 1, the American Institute of Architects Dayton presented the AIA Dayton Focus Design Awards to the Revival architectural and design firm with a Merit Award […]

Revival Design Studio wins two architecture design awards for the Flying Pepper, the Syndicate2022-02-11T08:09:41-05:00

Small Nation Purchases Historic Opera & Empire Block Buildings in Downtown Bellefontaine

Bellefontaine-based real estate development firm Small Nation has acquired the Historic Opera & Empire Blocks in Downtown Bellefontaine. The three-story, 10 storefront building encompasses over 40,000 square feet and includes the addresses of 110-118 Court Ave, 125-137 S Main St.  The original structure was built in the late 19th century and is an iconic cornerstone of the downtown landscape […]

Small Nation Purchases Historic Opera & Empire Block Buildings in Downtown Bellefontaine2022-02-11T08:08:34-05:00
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