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All children can experience the thrill of falling down and getting back up Children in Westerville and the surrounding area have been coming to Buckeye Gymnastics for over 30 years. We have had the pleasure of seeing generations of children fall down and get back up as thousands have learned the basic skills on tumbling, beam, bars, rings, and all the other apparatus. Many of those children have gone on to master advanced skills as they traveled across the USA and around the world competing in gymnastics, cheerleading, and trampoline & tumbling. We are still teaching the children in Westerville today and every day. Our preschool students learn basic motor skills through gymnastics. Bars of every height, beams going up and down, trampolines, ropes, and mats of every shape and size. We use specialized preschool equipment to create action packed circuits that keep the girls and boys busy and learning. School age children master gymnastics skills in a progressive way, learning the complicated moves step-by-step so that every child experiences success. We provide many pieces of equipment for our students to use so there is little time spent waiting. For the girls who make gymnastics their sport we offer the top gymnastics training opportunity in Ohio. No other team wins more state meets and has more state champions than we do at Buckeye. No one else is even close. But most of all we have fun. Because that is what gymnastics is all about... FUN Fitness. Come visit us today and take a free trial class. Visit the gym at 7159 Northgate Way, Westerville, behind the Kroger Store at

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Are you tired of long waits at the doctor’s office with only a few moments of one-to-one interaction? Polaris Wellness may be your solution. Dr. Hindman’s concierge practice gives you the time and results that you are looking for. Dr. Hindman has Pain, headaches, been in practice allergies, infertility, for 16 years. insomnia, smoking cessation and many other conditions have successfully been treated using Chiropractic, massage, and acupuncture without the concern of drug side effects. Dr. Hindman has been in practice as a Chiropractic Physician for 16 years. She utilizes numerous techniques for individualized care. Her husband was diagnosed with a rare cancer that required the removal of ribs and a 24” scar around his thorax. He suffered from severe pain from the operations

and couldn’t find medications that resolved the pain. Dr. Hindman took that time to continue her education into acupuncture to aid in his recovery. She began practicing acupuncture in 2008 and has helped her husband and other cancer survivors have more energy, increased appetite, and pain control. The serene office has convenient evening hours to allow for those with busy schedules to get the help they need. The office is located at 110 County Line Road West, Suite B in Westerville. Appointments can be requested by calling the office at 614-735-8930 or on the website at www.polariswellness. com.

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The Village at Westerville Retirement Center is pleased to announce that its recent state survey was deficiency-free! These results reflect our commitment to excellence and caring on the part of every employee. Thank you to our residents, family members and the entire Village at Westerville staff. We’ve been keeping seniors Young at Heart since 1980!

“Sometimes Even The Best Homes Don’t Sell.” In reality, your home may have been one of the more desirable properties on the market. If your home has failed to sell, maybe it’s time to talk to one of the most experienced agents in Central Ohio, Jill Rudler. Jill will identify and address the reasons why your house did not sell. Call Jill today.

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On the cover Brandon Corchinski gets a kiss from his two year old son Ryken as they visit the Westerville Sunrise Rotary’s Fourth Annual Field of Heroes on Saturday May 26, 2012. (Photo by Lorrie Cecil, ThisWeekNEWS.com) This year, the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club will host the Fifth Annual Field of Heroes on Memorial Day weekend across from the Westerville Community Center on Cleveland Avenue in Westerville. The Field of Heroes is a unique opportunity for community members to honor their personal heroes — whoever they are. Join them and honor a person who has made in impact on your life. Visit www.fieldofheroes.org for more information.

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Find a safe, supportive environment at The Village at Westerville Wide range of services includes respite, independent and assisted living We’re proud to say we’ve been keeping seniors young at heart for over 30 years. The Village at Westerville Retirement Center offers residents the luxury of aging in place through options like independent living, independent living with assistance, and assisted living. We also offer short-term respite and hospice stays. In both independent and assisted living, we provide our residents with three restaurant-style meals per day, weekly housekeeping and linen service, free transportation and a wide variety of social and cultural events. Independent living offers a safe, supportive alternative to living alone. Opportunities for making new friends and engaging in an active, vibrant lifestyle abound. Independent living with assistance is for those who are still fairly independent but who may need help with bathing, dressing, medication and other activities of daily living. These residents can extend their stay in independent living and have extra services provided to them on an a la carte basis by ComForcare Senior Services, a premier provider of non-medical home care services. And unlike some centers, our assisted living nurses are available 24 hours per day to respond to the emergency needs of independent living residents. Assisted living provides personal care and nursing services, including assistance with dining, bathing, dressing, walking, grooming and personal hygiene. In contrast to other centers, these services are offered without additional

An affordable monthly rental package allows for flexibility without expensive commitments. charge for arbitrary levels of care. The Village is part of HCR-ManorCare, one of the country’s largest providers of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, hospice and home health care services. We have an on-site rehabilitation department providing occupational, physical, and speech therapies. HCRManorCare’s skilled nursing center, Heartland of Westerville, located on the same campus, offers short and longterm health care options. Our affordable monthly rental package allows for flexibility without expensive commitments. Most services and amenities are included in one reasonable monthly payment. We do not require a long-term lease agreement or an endowment fee. We encourage you to visit today. You may decide to make The Village your new home.

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Moreland Funeral Home has served Westerville for three generations The Moreland Funeral Home was founded in 1948 by Kenneth Moreland with help from his wife, Dolores. Originally located in their home at 104 East College Avenue in Uptown Westerville, the Morelands moved to 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville in January 1973 to a building built specifically for a funeral home. Everything is located on one floor with ample parking and no steps. There are two large chapels and two lounges. Kenny and Dolores’ sons, Jack and Robert joined the family business; Jack in 1966, after graduating from Otterbein College and The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and Robert in 1967, after attending Otterbein College and graduating from The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Jack is past president of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association. Jack’s son Tim joined the family business in 1996, after graduating from The Ohio State University and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Now a third generation family-run funeral home serving Westerville, Ga-

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Original family flavors at Slice’s pizza We here at Slices are an old-fashioned pizza shop! We make our dough daily, grind down our cheese, mix our pizza sauce and cut all our veggies. I’m new to this area but have been in the family pizza business for 28 years. My parents, Bernie and Hilah Williams, own Elms Pizza in Granville. My name is Doug Williams and I hope you will all come by and give us a try. We are located at 1940 Shrock Road across from Sharon Woods Blvd. We deliver north to Polaris, Stop by and try the many delicious menu items at east to Spring, south to Slices on Schrock, 1940 Schrock Road. 161 and west to Galena Please stop by or call and we will be Road. glad to serve you a great pizza! We are known for a thin crust pizza with lots of toppings. Our Stromboli’s Slices on Schrock are said to be some of the best in Ohio. 1940 Schrock Rd, Columbus We also have a wide selection of subs (614) 882-2300 and salads. Coming soon will be our slicesonschrock.weebly.com new Cinnamon Buns.

“The Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce has been a great resource for me; from making new business contacts, to staying connected with businesses in the community and understanding more fully the Westerville business climate and perspectives.” –Cindy Fay, Gannett Publishing/PaperMINT

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Xcel teaches martial arts with discipline and respect Xcel students learn traditional martial arts the way it should be taught with discipline and respect. These qualities are a little lost these days and it shows in our local news every day. This does not mean our classes are overly structured and boring. We like to keep it interesting and fun, but students can have fun without getting out of control. Many people come to us because they want to learn self-defense and want their children to learn self-control. We will provide that. A belt at Xcel is earned not given. We believe passing students through the belts without making sure they are learning is an injustice to the student and the parent (if minor). You sacrifice your time and money to learn martial arts; we have the integrity to make sure you are getting the best possible training. Studies show that children involved

in martial arts are more focused and motivated in school therefore earning better grades and they are far less likely to have problems with bullies. Martial Arts training is about developing mind, body and spirit. Xcel students focus on all aspects of training. We provide a beneficial Fitness Boot Camp for students and families to get physically motivated and healthy. Boot Camp is taught by a Certified Personal Trainer. With this program participants develop more energy, strength and feel happier, enjoying life to its fullest. Martial arts students can start as young as 2 years, Boot Camp as young as 8 years. Adults love both classes too! Xcel Martial Arts & Fitness 6867 Flags Center Dr., Columbus (614) 746-0938 xcelmartialarts.com

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Antique store offers items that “scream” an era Westerville Antiques in, shop green, and let WHAT CUSTOMERS is an established, free your mind travel back ARE SAYING: flowing, eclectic anto a simpler time.   tique shop at the corSee an ever-changMy Grandmother ner of College and State ing inventory of artfully had one of these … displayed items that in Uptown Westerville.  were produced when They buy and sell My Grandmother the pride of craftsmanunique items from past had on of these … ship and design outeras with an emphasis weighed the concerns on items that “scream” My Grandmother an era. You might find for profit and loss.  Pet had one of these … a nice “Members Only” Stinky the shop cat, jacket that is said to listen to the ever have been worn by changing soundtrack the last surviving member or a “Where or just sit on the mid century couch by did you park your DeLorean?” vintage the front desk and talk about how we dress. Most of the pieces in the invenmust be the change that we want to see tory have a story and if they don’t, the in this world. owners will be happy to make a good Westerville Antiques is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday and one up for you.   1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. You will find vintage and antique books, jewelry, furniture, clothing, Westerville Antiques and housewares along with toys, art 2 North State St., Westerville and much more.  Westerville Antiques (614) 882-2354 actively buys single items up to entire westervilleantiques.com estates and they make house calls.  Stop

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Expansion at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s began in 2009 when they added interventional cardiac care with new catheterization and electrophysiology labs, as well as a larger chest pain unit. Soon the hospital will expand its heart facilities to include two cardiovascular operating rooms and a dedicated 30-bed cardiovascular unit in the new patient tower, which will open in early 2014.

Heart care an important part of nearly-complete Mount Carmel St. Ann’s expansion

Mount Carmel St. Ann’s and the Westerville community have grown together for nearly three decades, continually adapting to meet the community’s healthcare needs. But meeting those needs now and in the future requires more than just a hospital. It requires a full-service regional medical center. Mount Carmel is investing more than $120 million in new facilities and equipment to make that vision a reality, and heart care is a big part of it. In addition to a new patient tower with orthopedic, neurosurgery and spine inpatient care units, an expansive new hospital entrance, the newly opened Bryden Bistro and a recently completed three-level parking garage, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s is expanding its cardiovascular services. “Without services like comprehensive cardiovascular care, many Westerville residents have had to leave the community to receive the care they need,” said Dr. John Costa, a cardiologist with Mount Carmel Clinical Cardiovascular Specialists. “This project is changing all that. Now residents will be able to receive all their care right here.” The expansion began in 2009 when St. Ann’s added interventional cardiac care with new catheterization and electrophysiology labs, as well as a larger chest pain unit. Soon the hospital will expand its heart facilities to include

Carmel St. Ann’s Westerville’s only fully integrated cardiovascular program – a place where cardiologists, vascular surgeons and cardiothoracic surgeons all work together to provide heart patients with a seamless continuum of care. It’s the same patient-centered cardiac surgery program that has earned Mount Carmel East and West the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ highest rating – the coveted 3 Star rating – for quality performance. (Data based on January 2006 – December 2011 for Mount Carmel East and January 2007 – December 2011 for Mount Carmel West). Meeting the healthcare needs of our community has been Mount Carmel St. Ann’s unwavering purpose for over a century, and with this expansion and the considerable new capabilities it brings, it’s clearly a legacy they’re committed to advancing now and in the years to come.

Mount Carmel St. Ann’s is also increasing their capabilities. In addition to the diagnostic and interventional heart procedures already offered, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s will expand its repertoire to include open-heart surgery for the first time.

two cardiovascular operating rooms and a dedicated 30-bed cardiovascular unit in the new patient tower, which will open in early 2014. But it’s more than just

facilities; it’s capabilities. In addition to the diagnostic and interventional heart procedures already offered, Mount

Carmel St. Ann’s will expand its repertoire to include openheart surgery for the first time. That aptitude will make Mount

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Morgan’s Treasure CUSTOM JEWELRY

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Unique gifts and locally crafted art Just part of the eclectic offerings at Outside Envy Imagine a unique gift store in a great community, filled with wonderful gifts, garden art and local art at great prices. Outside Envy is owned and operated by a local entrepreneur and is an eclectic collection of unique gifts and accessories for any space where you want to create a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere. Whether it’s summer, winter or somewhere in between we have the gifts and accessories, that will help transform your living space into the “envy” of your friends and neighbors. If you are tired of the “big box” shopping experience and are looking for great selection and service you can shop local at our annual Spring Open House which runs Friday, April 26 thru Sunday, April 28. Be sure to stop in for the best selection of the season and a chance to register to win a garden gift basket valued at $100. The store is filled with an amazing collection of this season’s best new items; one of our customer favorites is our terrarium section. We have over

24 finished terrariums available and if you are looking for a DIY experience we have everything you need to complete your own creation including the plants and accessories, classes are also available! Outside Envy changes each season so we hope to see you often and offer you a unique experience on each visit. We want our customers to really enjoy their shopping experience and find that “have to have” item at an affordable price.

15 N State St, Westerville (614) 895-3689 outside-envy.com

Eclectic mix of merchandise melds the past with today A Gal Named Cinda Lou (20 N. State Street in Uptown Westerville) is a unique 50’s,60’s 70’s store which sells period clothing, furniture, jewelry, housewares, art, glassware, pop culture items, records and CD’s. There are hundreds of eclectic items melding the past with today. We also re-purpose items and we have an artistic staff who create unique T-shirts, candles and drawings. The store was founded in 2006 by Debbie Bennati and her daughter Juli by their love for the styles and class the mid-century period had to offer. Jim Bennati joined the team in 2011 and added his experience of over 35 years in the retail world. Second daughter Jaime is an artist who contributes with web design. We also have two terrific shop

dogs (Henry and CeCe– cute Boston Terriers) that will help by giving you a kiss when you miss your own pet. Need a gift for a friend or just want something fun for yourself? Cinda Lou’s is the place. If you collect or are just curious, come see us! We are closed Monday and Tuesday, but open noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. In Early 2013, we opened a second shop in Columbus’ Short North area (647 N. High) So check out A Gal Named Cinda Lou right across the street from The Happy Greek! There, you can find the finest in mid-century items we have to offer. A Gal Named Cinda Lou 20 N. State St., Westerville (614) 776-1409 cindalou.org

Mr. Meatball will remind you of your childhood favorites Have you ever had an aroma, sound or even a taste instantly take you to a distant memory in your past? Taking you back to a time when you were enjoying your Grandmother’s special touch on your favorite authentic Italian foods? When you bite into the mouthwatering taste of Mr. Meatball’s traditional flavors you will be immediately reminded of those vivid memories. “There is no flavor on earth like when those things come out of the oven,” owner Phil Gullatta said about his famous meatballs. Offering a wide range of fine Italian foods, Mr. Meatball is well known throughout the Columbus area, setting the precedent for fine Italian foods. They make their own lasagna, ravioli, red and marinara sauces, spaghetti, wedding soup and meatballs. Their meatballs are formed on their new meatball forming machine that is exclusive and the only one-of-its-kind in central Ohio! Bring your family and meet the friendly staff at Mr. Meatball and have a

genuine Italian welcoming. “It is truly like visiting family at Mr. Meatball!” said Phil. Mr. and Mrs. Meatball (Phil and Dot Gullatta) are residents of the great Westerville community. They truly have a passion for great food and want to share that savory flavor with your family. The shop is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday. It is located just four miles south of Uptown Westerville. “Come visit us at our store on 3716 Cleveland Avenue. We genuinely look forward to meeting you soon!” said owners, Phil and Dot Gullatta.

3716 Cleveland Ave., Columbus (614) 471-0700 mrmeatballitalianfoods.com


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World-class dance instruction for all Lott Wiegand, a former Straub Dance Center Miss Dance of Ohio serve is finishing its 45th year on the Straub staff along of serving the central with Anna Richardson Ohio community. During Elliott who was a Rockthis time, Straub Dance ette in NYC for nine conCenter has developed a secutive years. Currently, reputation as a top dance Barbara Jo Bednarzcak center in the state as well is touring with “Spamaas the nation. Known lot” and last year, Jillian for strong technique Adler represented the and quality instruction, USA in Germany in the Straub also creates a World Tap Championwarm, fun and friendly ships where she placed environment for students fourth. Kathleen Voss is from ages two to adults. touring in a Professional “We strive to build Tap Company. Three self-confidence in every Don’t miss the Spring girls have won the title student.” The studio is Performance on May 25. of Ohio’s Junior Miss and known for world-class Cara Whalen, former training in tap, ballet, ballet student and now jazz, lyrical, modern and instructor at Straub was chosen to athip hop. tend American Ballet Theater’s Summer Straub has the unique distinction of Workshop two years in a row. Former winning a top scoring overall award in Miss Dance of Ohio, Melody Pomeroy the state at the Dance Masters of Ohio received a scholarship to the Joffrey BalConvention every year consecutively let. Awards and scholarships are won from 1992 to 2013. They have also in all forms of dance. Recently, Straub won top national awards at a national Dancers entertained at St. John’s Arena convention every year since 1994. Suzy for the Harlem Globetrotter Game. Straub, Artistic Director, recently won The Straub Spring Performance will top awards in the Junior Division and in the Senior Division, as well as both cho- be Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium at Noon (most of reography awards at the Dance Masthe young students), 3 p.m. (mostly elters of Ohio Convention in Cleveland. ementary students) and 6 p.m. (mixed Straub Dancers have been featured in with most of the older students). All Dance Magazine and many have gone shows are free and open to the public. on to college scholarships and profesSummer classes will begin June 18, sional careers including three who be2013. Call (614)891-5525 or visit us at came Radio City Rockettes, danced on www.straubdance.com. Broadway, and performed internationally in Europe and Asia. Students have Straub Dance Center also toured in numerous Broadway 501 McCorkle Blvd., Westerville Touring Companies. Melynda Straub (614) 891-5525 Lott, a former Professional Dancer and staubdance.com member of Actor’s Equity and Christy

Rudler and team join new Keller Williams office Jill Rudler and The Rudler Professional Group, one of the country’s top-producing real estate teams, have joined Keller Williams Realty in a newly formed office located in the Polaris area. “We’re excited to welcome Jill and her Team to the Keller Williams Realty family,” says Mark Willis, chief executive officer of Keller Williams Realty International. “This company succeeds through its people, and having Jill and The Rudler Professional Group on our team is a huge win for us.” The Rudler Professional Group has moved to Keller Williams in order to provide an even higher level of services with additional tools and technology. We’re excited about the possibilities that this change brings for everyone we do business with. Keller Williams Realty is the second largest real estate company in the USA! Adding Jill’s 35 years of real estate experience with the new marketing and technology tools, we will have a more powerful platform to market your home, taking our customer service for both buyers and sellers to the next

“This company succeeds through its people, and having Jill and The Rudler Professional Group on our team is a huge win for us.” – MARK WILLIAMS Chief Executive Officer, Keller Williams Realty International level, and provide you with the ultimate customer service experience. Call today to learn how our extensive marketing plan and professional staff can help you achieve your real estate goals in 2013!

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Otterbein offers flexible courses and camps for summer Summer term at Otterbein University begins Tuesday, May 28. Registration is now open for both undergraduate and graduate classes. With four different scheduling options running through Aug. 16, summer term offers flexible course offerings. Students can save money with value-added tuition at per credit-hour rates. It’s the perfect time for making up missed coursework, adding a minor subject area, taking courses for professional development or learning just for the fun of it. Otterbein’s safe and beautiful campus is located just off I-270 in Westerville with free parking and cafés near classes. New and interesting classes are also offered during summer term, such as “Spanish for Healthcare Professionals.” This language immersion course addresses the correlation between health and culture that may impact health professionals who interact with Spanish-speaking communities. For a complete listing of summer classes and course schedules, visit www.otterbein. edu/academics. For teachers, summer is the perfect time to develop as professionals with short and convenient courses. Teachers can earn a 4-5 Generalist Endorsement entirely over the summer or start work towards a Reading Endorsement, a TESOL endorsement or a STEM certificate. For a listing of professional development courses for teaching

professionals, visit www.otterbein.edu/ summeratotterbein. For more information about summer classes, contact Adult and Transfer Services, (614) 823-1356 or cardinalinfo@otterbein.edu. For graduate classes, contact The Graduate School, (614) 823-3210 or grad@otterbein.edu. Central Ohio high school students can jump-start their college career at an affordable price by taking college-level classes as well. Find out more about the Otterbein Collegiate Institute (OCI) at www.otterbein.edu/OCI. Younger learners are invited to participate in Otterbein’s summer camps, including music, computer science, equine and sports options. For full camp descriptions and contact information, visit www.otterbein.edu/ summercamps.

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Jewelry custom made for all occasions Morgan’s Treasure Custom Jewelry, has been in Uptown Westerville since 2006. We are located at 12 W. Main St. We are off the beaten path, so some people still don’t know we are here. We love to make jewelry and can help create a piece of jewelry from an idea or from something you don’t wear anymore or something you inherited. We have bridal jewelry or you can have a one-of-a-kind wedding set made. Morgan’s Treasure also sells gold, silver, diamond and colored gemstone jewelry.

We do jewelry repair in house and change watch batteries. Our hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Morgan’s Treasure Morgan’s Treasure Custom Jewelry 12 W. Main St., Westerville (614) 882-4401 morganstreasure.com

ATTENTION PATIENTS WHO NEED DENTAL IMPLANTS!

We need implant photos for a book that will soon be published by Dr. Mitchell for dental professionals. If you are a candidate, Dr. Mitchell is able to offer a 50% discount for both regular and mini dental implants placed between now and June 29, 2013. For more information on this exciting project, call 614-888-6811

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At Mount Carmel St. Ann’s, you are at the center of everything we do in cardiovascular care. You are the reason we offer a comprehensive range of cardiac services for emergency care, and the life-saving, interventional services of an accredited Chest Pain Center. You are why we’ve assembled the best in cardiovascular expertise. As we expand our services to include cardiac surgery in 2014, we will serve you as the only fully-integrated cardiovascular program in Westerville. Because of you, our commitment to providing the best heart care in Westerville is stronger than ever.

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Visit The UPS Store at it’s new location at 520 S. State St., next to Rita’s for special Grand Opening specials through the month of April.

Family-owned UPS store moves to better serve the community Thank you Westerville, for your continued support and patience during the construction at Westerville Square Shopping Center. We know that on some days, it was almost impossible to utilize our store. We appreciate your commitment to our business! Unfortunately, we were unable to come to “Leasing Terms” with the owner. Increasing rents have forced us to move. Lucky for us… it was a short move!

Meet our staff Left: Bill Roebuck and Adam Jones (Not pictured: Pat Quinn and Joe Croce)

The Good News is….

We have found space that is as close to perfect as we could get for our customers. We are now located at 520 South State Street, next to Rita’s and just across the street from Starbucks and KFC.

Below: Tiffany Roebuck, Sean Lobb, Erika Turklay and Chris Roebuck

If you remember,

B-Dalton Bookstore was located here, as well as Cooks Balloons. We have plenty of space, convenient parking with entrances off of State Street and the shopping center via a new cut through on the Northwest side next to Little Caesars Pizza.

Shipping experts

Both Westerville locations provide shipping via UPS, the United States Post Office and most recently DHL as an alternative for international shipments. We continue to offer poster and banner printing as well as standard document services and copies. We have one of the lowest copy and print cost in the area.

Private mail boxes

Private mail boxes continue to be a hot item with more people starting their own business. Having a real street address instead of a PO box is a big advantage when starting your own business. We offer 24-hour access to your mailbox as well as e-mail package notification.

Small business services

With the small business in mind, we have designed our products and services to support you. From business cards, brochures, posters, banners,

letterhead, presentations and binding. There is just not much that we can’t do for you.

United State Postal products

We have also vastly improved the United States Postal products available. Stamps, packages and Priority Mail are all available … No time wasted! Returning something purchased over the Internet, with a Pre-Paid Shipping Label? Drop it off at The UPS Store and receive a free tracking receipt to prove your return. Yes, when it comes to shipping and packing, we are your local experts!

Grand Opening specials

Through the month of April we will be featuring several Grand Re-Opening specials at both Westerville locations, some advertised and some in-store daily specials. We are also having a drawing for $500 in gift cards! No purchase necessary … Just come in and sign up! We look forward to seeing you at our new location soon! — Bill, Tiffany, and Chris Roebuck, Sean, Erika, Adam, Quinny and Joe; You’re locally-owned UPS Store Team

Southside (New Location) 520 S. State St., next to Rita’s (614) 898-0160

Northside 725 N. State St., in the Giant Eagle Shopping Center (614) 865-9837


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Take the uncertainty out of selling your home with ERA’s Sellers Security Plan — a guaranteed sale program!

Thirty years ago, the first American-made Accord came off the production line at the Marysville, Ohio plant, pictured here is the 2013 model.

World-class transportation and award-winning hometown service Roush Honda has been in business since 1965, when Edwin “Dubbs” Roush expanded the family hardware business to include a Honda motorcycle dealership. Soon thereafter, cars replaced motorcycles and Roush Honda was off and running.

Employee owned

In 1991, the dealership was sold to the employees, and in 1997 Roush Honda became 100% employee owned.  Retailing over 4,500 cars per year, Roush Honda currently occupies five buildings in three locations.

Special Financing Department Life doesn’t always go as planned Economic times are hard and many people believe that purchasing a vehicle is not an option due to credit issues. Every person has a unique story and a unique situation. At Roush Honda we understand that and we want you to know that you aren’t going through hard times alone. Special Finance Department That is why we have a Special Finance Department, with years of experience. Our Special Finance Manager Tim Senek works with 20 different banks to try and help you get into a vehicle you need at a price you can afford. Your confidential request for assistance will get the process going to put you in a new vehicle. You can reach Tim directly at (614) 942-4320.

New car sales

What we can do for you Roush Honda is one of If you have credit issues such as: a divorce, the largest volume Honda judgments, late payment, repossessions or dealers in the Midwest, bankruptcy, our special finance department will and consistently ranks help you find a vehicle and arrange financing. among the top 75 Honda dealerships in new car sales in the nation.  (There  We believe that treating our customare over 1,100 Honda dealers in the ers fairly, offering quality services at country) reasonable prices has been the corUsed car sales nerstone of our success since 1965.  To compliment Roush Honda’s wide Straight talk and legendary service.  Just selection of new cars Roush Honda another reason why, the BEST way to Used Cars offers a full inventory of say Honda is Roush Honda. quality pre-owned vehicles. Roush Honda Used Cars has sold more Honda Certified vehicles in the last ten years than any Honda dealer in the Midwest.

Honest reputation

Our reputation as an honest and highly ethical dealership is reflected in the multiple awards the dealership has been awarded, including the Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award, the Better Business Bureau’s Integrity Award, and as a nine-time Honda President’s Award recipient. In addition, Roush Honda has consistently been graded with an “A” on Angie’s List.

Roush Honda Westerville 100 West Schrock Rd., Westerville (614) 882-1535 roushhonda.com

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ERA REAL SOLUTIONS Realty Company has branch offices in Westerville, Grove City and Cincinnati and is one of the REALOGY family of companies including ERA Real Estate, Coldwell Banker, Century 21, Better Homes & Gardens, Sotheby’s. You could call it a jump-start or a leg up. If you are on the move and need to sell, our ERA Team developed a program Visit ERA REAL that’s designed for you. SOLUTIONS The ERA Sellers Security Realty Company Plan is an innovative on N. State Street program that gives and meet the qualified consumers team. who are accepted into the plan, the assurance that your home will sell within a finite sales period. If it does • Bank-owned not sell by a set time, ERA Franchise • Land/farm/development Systems LLC will buy it from you. • Light commercial “We Will Sell Your House or ERA Will  Come visit ERA REAL SOLUTIONS Buy It!” (conditions apply) Realty Company in Uptown Westerville … where you get the power of a national ERA REAL SOLUTIONS Realty brand and the service of a boutique Company Westerville has Real Estate firm.  REALTORS in the following areas:  We are here to serve you! • Buyer specialists • Seller/listing specialists ERA Real Solutions • Seniors/transition and downsizing (614) 882-SOLD (7653) • Bank short sales 2 1/2 N. State St., Suite 1 • Lease-purchase Westerville • Property management ERAWesterville.com • New construction • Investment and rehab properties

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The Blue Turtle Tea & Spice Co. offers luxury loose teas and premium spices in Uptown Westerville Elaine Reid, owner of Marketing Galore in Uptown Westerville, took over The Blue Turtle in the fall of 2011 when the previous owner was closing the retail store. She moved the business into the showroom for Marketing Galore (a promotional products and corporate apparel business) at 64 E. Main St. so everyone could keep getting his or her favorite teas and spices. Her favorite was Kyoto Cherry Rose green tea, although her list has expanded now with over 100 different types of black, green, white, rooibos and herbal options. Loose teas brew a very flavorful cup of tea due to the leaf size and care in selecting and handling the leaves. The teas and spices come directly from suppliers who know where to buy the best quality and then are packaged at The Blue Turtle. This ensures stronger flavors and often means less spices are needed to flavor your favorite foods. There are more than 100 different

seasonings and spices such as taco seasoning, parmesan pepper, lemongrass, cinnamon and more! Other spices and teas can often be special ordered. Local honey, tea infusers, teapots and other items used with teas and spices are offered at The Blue Turtle. Gift ideas are everywhere and can be for yourself! The Blue Turtle is open every Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m., during Uptown events like 4th Fridays and during the week whenever Elaine is in the showroom.

The Blue Turtle Tea & Spice Co. 64 E. Main St., Westerville (614) 890-2400 blueturtleteaandspice.com

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Westerville Crew invites local high school students to join; no experience necessary Westerville Crew is a fixture of the northeast Columbus area since 1995. Matt and Trish Chase founded Westerville Crew with the help of lots of parents and rowers, growing to more than 100 high school rowers.  Based on the east side of Hoover Reservoir, it provides easy access to high school students from the New Albany, Westerville, Gahanna, Big Walnut, and Olentangy school districts. Over the years, Westerville Crew has become a nationally competitive team, with graduates being accepted to such rowing powers as Stanford, Cal Berkeley, Harvard, Princeton, Cornell, Northeastern, the US Naval Academy, and many other fine schools. Graduates have gone on to win medals at the US23 World Championships and to join the US Senior National Team.  As the only rowing program in the northeast sector of Columbus, no new members know how to row and so the

first step in becoming a competitive rower is to simply join. There are no cuts or tryouts. Your first day starts with the very basics and progresses from there. Every member rows in every competition (regatta).  Workouts during the spring and fall seasons are on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings. Almost all competitions are in Ohio and travel is confined to five weeks during the spring and fall. There are no summer competitions. Who makes a good rower?  The most important attribute is not size, but desire to compete at a high level.  Westerville Crew accommodates all sizes and shapes while striving to create an endurance athlete of all of its members.  Go to WestervilleCrew.org for more info and how to join.   Westerville Crew (614) 565-9199 westervillecrew.org

Unique ways to shop locally Shopping locally is a great way to benefit your community and, in many instances, your bottom line. When consumers shop locally, they help stimulate their local economies, creating jobs for their neighbors by helping local businesses grow and thrive. Shopping locally also saves

shoppers long trips to the mall that can waste expensive fuel, especially if consumers don’t find what they’re looking for. Shopping locally is especially important when the economy is struggling, as smaller businesses are not always as capable of bearing the brunt of a recession as

larger ones. The following are a handful of unique ways men and women can shop locally. • Forgo a traditional vacation. If you’re used to taking an annual trip to a Caribbean island or another faraway locale, forgo that trip this year and take a more local vacation instead. A local

vacation can be similar to a staycation, when you simply stay home, but spend some nights out on the town in your local community. Go out to eat, take in a concert or theater performance at a nearby theater or take the kids out for miniature golf. For those who feel the

need to get away from home, consider a local bed and breakfast or another relaxing locale that’s close to home. You will still get the feel of a traditional vacation, but you won’t spend as much and you’ll be doing your part to help the local economy. • Hit the links. A round of golf is another great way to stimulate your local economy. Municipally owned golf courses are owned by the municipality, which means each dollar you spend is money that’s going back into your community. And much like other local businesses, the golf course is no doubt employing your friends and neighbors, giving even more money back to your community. • Buy a preowned vehicle. Buying a preowned vehicle as opposed to a brand new car bought from a manufacturer is another way to shop

locally. This is especially true if you buy your preowned vehicle from a private citizen. But buying from a local dealership can stimulate your local economy as well, as your community will benefit from the taxes on the vehicle and that dealership will continue to provide jobs for fellow members of your community. • Treat yourself to a spa treatment. Another unique and indulgent way to support your local economy is to treat yourself to a spa treatment. The cost of a spa trip depends on what you prefer, but even a relatively inexpensive trip to the spa will support a local business. Plus, you’ll reap the rewards of that support immediately. Shopping locally is more than just dining out or buying locally produced foods. Those who want to embrace shopping locally can do so in a variety of ways.

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Library welcomes summer Check out the hottest book and movie titles, earn prizes while you read, dip into an ice cream sundae, and unearth craft programs and story times with an underground theme. Summer is coming to the Westerville Public Library! Kids will “Dig into Reading” while teens go “Beneath the Surface” for great books and adults check out “Groundbreaking Reads,” as summer reading registration opens at 9 a.m. on Wed., May 29, in the library and on the website. Come in for tricks with strolling magician Rory Rennick 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and pick up a sign-up gift and reading log for readers of every age. Summer evening entertainment for families begins at 6:30 p.m. and features: Space Painter Tom Sparough with juggling and stories on Wednesday, June 5; Storyteller and singer Joanie Calem highlighting treasures of the earth on Monday, June 17; and The Turtle Lady providing animals and giggles on Monday July 8. Ice cream? You can get the scoop at the 20th annual Friends of the Library Ice Cream Social and Story Time at 7

Grandfather Clock Company has always provided outstanding service, repairs and new clock sales to Westerville and all of central Ohio. Evolving with the times, and tastes of customers, the Westerville store has also placed a recent focus on selling smaller vintage clocks. “We have a French clock here for sale that was around through the French Revolution,” explained owner Mark Schaller, “Many clocks in our store are over 100 years old with a vintage patina, but refurbished to run like they are right out of the box.” Restoring clocks of all vintage makes, models and sizes to excellent working order is something Schaller and his staff takes extra pride in. “Bringing them back to life, it’s a passion as well as a profession. We like to feature really neat and unique vintage clocks for sale, something with character. It doesn’t have to be pricey, just a clock you won’t usually find, maybe with a story to tell.” A look around at the placards on

Romance, laughter, musical suspense and you on the Otterbein stage

Central Ohio’s longest running summer theatre is making a move! Otterbein Summer Theatre, first produced in 1967, will now be ONSTAGE in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall. Patrons will no longer descend the stairs to the Summer reading registration opens theatre in the basement May 29 — don’t miss the fun! of the student center; p.m. on Thurs., July 11. Enjoy a cool instead, all will have an treat and support the Library at the up-close and personal same time. experience directly on So, dig in and uncover a great sumthe university’s main mer with the Westerville Public Library! theatre stage. Call (614) 882-7277 or visit westervilleliThis change means brary.org for more ideas. an improved experience for the audience. In addition to easier access to the building, much work has been done to ensure that the seating 126 S. State St., Westerville is more accommodating (614) 882-7277 for the entire house, westervillelibrary.org including the installation of seating directly on the floor, additional reserved seating for those in wheelchairs, improved sightlines and handrails on EVERY aisle! clocks in the store reveals manufacture Join Otterbein date circa 1910, 1888, 1934 up to the Summer Theatre for a 1950s with prices ranging from very afromantic summer stroll fordable to extravagant. as we live, laugh and sing As many décor outlets and big box about love. The season stores carry cheap replica clocks that are battery powered and made in China, will open on May 30 with Almost, Maine, a Grandfather Clock Company features sweet romantic comedy the exact opposite: heirloom quality about life in a small expertly built throwbacks; instruments of precision timekeeping from a bygone mythical town seemingly era when quality and craftsmanship were displayed in each and every clock. “The different designs and cool mechanical aspects of old clocks fascinate me, and the period styles and finishes of some of these clocks just can’t be replicated,” Schaller said.

Grandfather Clock Company offers a wide variety of heirloom-quality clocks

Grandfather Clock Company 79 S State St, Westerville (614) 895-7420 grandfatherclockcompany.org

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within reach of the northern lights. Almost’s residents fall in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious in a delightful midwinter night’s dream. Laughter and silliness will follow beginning June 13 with the recently remounted 1960’s Parisian farce, Boeing, Boeing. Romance is clear for take-off when Bernard’s three flight attendant fiancés are on time, but as soon as the airlines start changing the schedules, turbulence ensues as all three end up on the ground at once! The season will close at the end of July with the outrageous musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors. Green thumb or not, this plant is sure to take root with a little love, and a lot of nourishment from unsuspecting visitors to the florists’ shop.

OTTERBEIN SUMMER THEATRE 2013 When: Almost, Maine: May 30 – June 8 Boeing, Boeing: June 13 – 29 Little Shop of Horrors: July 11-27 Where: ONSTAGE in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville For tickets/more information: (614) 823-1109 www.otterbein.edu/drama


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Ron Lykins Inc. CPA’s expert team can help with your tax and financial planning Ron Lykins Inc. CPAs is a trusted, local accounting firm providing expert advice and service to our clients since 1969. Located in Westerville we’re small enough to give personal service, and smart enough to take Ron Lykins and his care of all you acteam of local experts counting needs. have been serving We’re partnered Westerville since with Morgan Stanley, 1969. allowing us to integrate your accounting needs like tax planning and preparation with a personalized investment strategy. Through consultation and planning we take a comprehensive approach to protect, optimize and grow our clients’ assets. Simply put, we work to save you money and make you more. When you work with Ron Lykins Inc. you don’t just “have a guy,” you have an entire team of local experts dedicated to making sure your money and assets are taken care of in the best way possible. From blue collar to wealthy, mom and pop shops to thriving small businesses, we are proud do have a diverse list of satisfied clients. If you are in need of accounting services please consider Ron Lykins Inc. We’re always a smart financial decision. Ron Lykins Inc. CPAs 45 West Main St. Westerville, Ohio 43081 (614) 891-1041 www.lykins.com

From our clients … “My refund far exceeded my expectations. Now I see the value in hiring a professional!” — Stacy B. “The staff has always been first-rate in every way.” — Andrew B. “Tax preparation with Ron Lykins is a very simple process that provides me with the security that everything will be completed and submitted accurately and timely.” — Robyn D. “Excellent! I feel very confident and secure that my taxes were being done correctly and efficiently. They provide year round access to call upon for questions.” — Bryan D.

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Helping local businesses grow This year marks many anniversary milestones for your Chamber: the 45th Anniversary of the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce, 40th Anniversary of the Westerville Area Chamber Music & Arts Festival, and the 10th Anniversary of the Taste of Westerville (food, wine and beer tasting). Over the last 44 years, the Westerville Area Chamber has worked to advance its Members’ L to R: Kate Hunter, Erin Glaser, Janet Tresslersuccess in business and Davis, Mashawn Stroh, and Matt Lofy strives to accomplish the Chamber offers 34+ networking events Chamber’s vision of conper year, many of which are planned by necting every business to every oppormembers, and offers numerous valuetunity. With more than 600 members added benefits. For more information, representing various business and contact (614) 882-8917 or visit www. community interests, the Westerville westervillechamber.com. Area Chamber serves as the business voice of the community and a vehicle Westerville Area Chamber for workforce development initiatives in 99 Commerce Park Dr., Westerville the Westerville Area. (614) 882-8917 In an effort to build productive busiwestervillechamber.com ness connections for members, your

40th Anniversary Music & Arts Festival Don’t miss this juried fine arts & fine crafts festival held at the beautiful Heritage Park and Everal Barn, showcasing approximately 150 exhibitors. Event will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. Visit westervillechamber.com for more information.

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Dance nurtures children’s spirits in Uptown Westerville at Generations At Generations Performing Arts Center their motto is “Where Every Student Counts.” Generations Performing Arts Center is the perfect place for dance for you and your child. They aim to create an environment where the students and their families come first. They offer classes for all ages from beginner through professional. Directors Angie and Cindy have the professional experience and educational backgrounds to ensure the best training in central Ohio in a caring environment!

Our Mission

In 1999, Generations opened in beautiful and convenient Uptown Westerville with this mission: “Generations is dedicated to nurturing the child’s spirit through the art of dance!” • educating through discipline, teamwork, socialization, cooperation and Judeo-Christian Principles • self-assurance through goal setting and consistent progress • instilling confidence and self esteem • making every child feel special • community service through performance and education!  The mission continues today creating an environment where students and their families come first. Generations’ goal is to make sure the teachers and staff are here to serve you and to help every child become an exceptional person and the dancer she dreams of being in the future.

Great Uptown Westerville location

Why uptown Westerville? At their first meeting with parents in 1999, it was asked, “What do you look for in a location?” The answers included: spacious, convenient, safety, parking, clean facility, something to do while the children are in class, and food nearby for those who dance long hours. That is why Generations made their home in Uptown Westerville.

Registration

You may register online, by phone, by mail or in person today! Call (614) 7943298 for assistance. For online registration, go to the registration page and follow the instructions. If you prefer to register by mail, you can download

the form from the registration page or call and we will mail you a registration packet. Here are some of Generations Performing Arts Center offerings: Mommy and Me Classes for students ages 1-3. Introductory classes: Creative Movement, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop. Creative Movement is designed for the new student ages 2 1/2 to 4 years old. All other introductory classes are offered for children ages 5 years and above. Boys classes: Exclusive Boys classes are offered in Tap and Hip Hop! Recreational Training: We offer an extensive list of classes for students who love to dance for the overall benefit of dance, and want to become skilled dancers. For students who want a more serious level of training, there are the options of Ballet Allonge’ or Competitive Training. Ballet Allonge’: Our ballet company is geared for the student who loves ballet. Classes are offered multiple times per week and students are offered the opportunity to perform in our annual Christmas Spectacular in excerpts from The Nutcracker in addition to many other performing

Local mother shares her thoughts on Generations We LOVE Generations! Summer classes were a nice way to get started with a short commitment to see if she liked it. (She did!) My favorite thing about Generations is that you value and teach each girl as an important person, not just a number. I truly appreciate how you hold the girls to task, hold them accountable, and make them work hard but you do it in a loving and kind way. I am always impressed at how much Rachel has learned each time I have the chance to observe. I feel the training is wonderful. Your recital and Christmas shows are amazing. Your values as Christians really show through and we love that! I can’t think of a better way for my daughter to spend her time. In choosing a dance studio for a younger dancer, I’d be more interested in how dance would benefit her as a person. That being said, as she gets older, it is very impressive that you train such high quality dancers that have the opportunity to travel/perform all over. She is learning dance, but also learning valuable life lessons. The competition was our first experience and I cannot tell you how impressed I was with our dancers and your choice of costumes, appropriate choreography, and rules of conduct. I was completely shocked to see how some of the other dance studios had their girls dressed, the dance moves they used, and their attire when walking around the hallway. It was quite a contrast to Generations dancers. It made me so happy as a parent. I truly want you to know how much I appreciate you! I will support Rachel dancing with you as much and as long as she desires! – Ashley, mother of Generations dancer

and training opportunities Competitive training: Students may train in four levels of competition. This gives those who want to be more involved the opportunity to do it at a level that fits their life and schedule. Students who want to train to become a professional dancer would choose to train at the highest level of competition.

Call today to and find out which dance classes are the best fit for you and your family.

11 W. College Ave., Westerville (614) 794-3298 www.gen-pac.com


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OhioHealth 4th Friday Celebrations are Community Block Parties held on the fourth Friday of each month, April though September. The Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau sponsors these fun family events, but we could not hold these events without the support of the City of Westerville, The Westerville Uptown Merchants Association, The Arts Council of Westerville, The Westerville Public Library, The Westerville Sertoma, AAA Ohio Auto Club and several other groups. As you stroll down Uptown’s brick streets dur-

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William H. Hadler built the original Westerville Square in phases from 1968 to 1972

Westerville Square owners bullish on future

As the renovation of Westerville Square progresses toward completion in late summer, George Hadler, CEO of The Hadler companies, shared some thoughts on the center that was built in phases from 1968-1972 by his father, William H. Hadler, who passed in 2005. “My Dad was one of the early pioneers during the golden age of shopping centers that began in the late 1950s through the mid-1970s,” Hadler said. “Although many new shopping centers have since been built, few enjoy the profitability of the original centers built during the golden age. Well-located centers with grocery store and general merchandise anchor tenants were so popular that owners actually enjoyed vacancies because replacement tenants were standing in line, and willing to pay higher rents and remodel the storerooms with their own money, just to get in the center.” He had the unique opportunity to watch his father make this happen. His father used to take him along on weekend driving trips to inspect the construction of the multiple projects he was building. “He would always show me the raw land he purchased,’ said George, “and over time I would watch it become a shopping center so popular that finding an empty parking space was challenging.” Their first centers were built as single buildings with red brick and aluminum storefronts. As retailers became stronger, they forced developers to build their storefronts with different colored brick to stand out from one another, with red, grey, white, and yellow brick. The centers were successful, but not pretty. As shopping centers like Polaris and Easton were built, centers like Westerville Square and Northland lost anchor tenants to the newer centers, leaving big, empty spaces in the older centers. Without the anchor, the smaller stores that depended on the anchors were forced to make difficult decisions to try to stay in business because they, too, were losing the same customers that shopped at the anchors. In recent years, everything has changed in the retail world; shopping center design standards have changed, and numerous new centers have been built. By the early 2000s, Westerville Square had lost its

Remodeling plans for the Center began in 2005. With help from businesses, the Westerville City Planning Commission and City Council, the new center is set to open soon. Top: The center will be all new, with landscaping and green space. That is what The Hadler Company wanted all along. Left: Artist’s rendering of a bird’s eye view from State Street of the plaza planned.

anchor tenants, and was aging badly. Hadler said that it is virtually impossible to finance millions of dollars to renovate shopping centers without anchor tenants to pay rent that offsets the mortgage payments, and today it costs 4-5 times more to renovate than the original cost to build. “We began working on our remodeling plans in 2005 and started courting replacement anchor tenants aggressively, and approached every conceivable tenant including Walmart, Target, Kroger, and regional chains like Marc’s,” he said. “The problem was that we couldn’t meet their strict criteria nor they ours. We knew we would have to present a plan that would be acceptable to Westerville’s Planning Commission according to new established criteria for new developments and redevelopments.” In 2011, after four years of negotiation, Walmart agreed to lease the property and partner with them in the redevelop-

Bottom: Demolition of the former Lazarus store and adjacent stores began in June 2012 after Walmart came on board to lease the property and partner in the redevelopment of Westerville Square.

ment of the center. Hadler’s initial plans met with some resistance, so they worked with the city planners to create a better shopping experience for Westerville shoppers for generations to come. Demolition of the former Lazarus store and adjacent stores began in June 2012 The plans include public park areas with extensive landscaping and original statuary, with trees and green areas along the State Street side of the center, which is shown in

an accompanying rendering. “I applaud the Westerville City Planning Commission and City Council for pushing developers and existing landlords like us to improve our buildings as opportunities permit,” Hadler said. “We agree that it is important to get it right now, and for future generations of Westerville shoppers. The project is moving forward on schedule, and our company has kept all its promises to make this one of Westerville’s premier shopping centers, and

it will certainly be the nicest looking shopping center that our company owns. “We look forward to our new working relationship with the City for years to come. Westerville Square depends on support from the community for it’s existence, and we, in turn, look to support the community, now and in the future. We appreciate the public’s patience during construction, and the end is near. The center will be all new, with all the landscaping and green space. That’s what we wanted all along. Watch for our grand reopening soon. It will have been worth the wait.” Westerville Square Shopping Center S. State St. & E. Schrock Rd. (614) 457-6650 westervillesquare.com


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