Vol. 4, Issue 2 | Summer 2015
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Denise Hamet

Denise Hamet
Economic Development Director

Matt Eisenbraun

Matt Eisenbraun
Economic Development
Assistant Director

Larry Mulligan Jr., Mayor
Dora Bronston, Council Member
Anita Scott Jones, Council Member
Joe Mulligan, Council Member
Daniel Picard, Council Member
Amy Schenck, Clerk of Council
Doug Adkins, City Manager

City of Middletown
One Donham Plaza
Middletown, OH 45042
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New Downtown Businesses Offer Unique Services

The Windamere Event Venue
& Chris Walden Gallery

The City of Middletown has been working closely with owners of The Windamere, assisting them as they exquisitely restore the historic Oglesby-Barnitz Bank & Trust Co. building at 2 South Main Street downtown. When it opens later this year, this unique facility will serve as an elegant venue for weddings, parties and other group events for 150 to 225. In addition, the Chris Walden Gallery will relocate within The Windamere, creating an engaging synergy between the two businesses.

Middletown's Community Revitalization Department and Small Business Development Center have been providing assistance. "Working with The Windamere owners over the past several months has been an absolute pleasure," says Rachel Cox, HUD program administrator, Community Revitalization. "They are investing close to $400,000 to turn the bank building into a beautiful place for the community that will help bring events into town. I cannot wait to see the final transformation."

Crab Apple Books

Book lovers and coffee aficionados have a new home in downtown Middletown! Crab Apple Books has opened at the newly rehabbed 1385 Central Avenue, offering an eclectic mix of new and used books, gifts, gourmet coffee and locally created art—a quiet spot to read, write, Wi-Fi and enjoy a cup of Joe.

Uptown Country Boutique

Yippee-ki-yay! Located at 1040 Central Avenue, Uptown Country Boutique is a women-owned business featuring unique and trendy women's apparel, jewelry and accessories with a Southwestern flair.

Historic House Restoration

The fine art of historic home restoration is the craft meticulously executed by the folks at Historic House Restoration. Located at 1350 Central Avenue, they specialize in wood window service and repair, plaster repair, porch restoration and other related construction services.

Gallery on Clinton

A serendipitous selection of antiques, hand crafts, upcycled and pallet crafts, quilts and quilt tops, fabric items, jewelry, books and assorted vintage items from local and regional sources awaits shoppers at the Gallery on Clinton located within Digital Visuals at 15 North Clinton Street.

3D Creation Station

Newly opened at Studio 8 within the Pendleton Art Center at 1105 Central Avenue, 3D Creation Station makes 3-D printing technology accessible to inventors, hobbyists, students—anyone seeking to produce 3-dimensional plastic molds, prototypes and other useful or fanciful objects.


Middletown's newest retail business, Society opened their doors on July 3. Located at 1626 Central Avenue, Society is a carefully curated lifestyle store where you are sure to find something for everyone. Featuring the luxury candle line Tatine, women's fashion accessories, home decor, toys, an amazing stationery line, and more. Society is worth the stop!

Left to right: Crab Apple Books, Uptown Country Boutique, Historic House Restoration and Gallery on Clinton


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