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UnCommon Barber Offers Fresh Perspective, Looks

UnCommon Barber Offers Fresh Perspective, Looks

by Kristen Hamilton From afar, Ed Bankston looks like he’s all business. He moves with a slow and deliberate precision that suggests an air of confidence. Bankston’s hands are gloved like that of a surgeon in the operating room, which is fitting given his tag name on his business card, which declares him “The UnCommon […]

The evolution of the home-town barbershop

By Joanne Wyant From sharp stones to squeezable hand-operated razors, to different styles of electric razors, to the various services offered, the unfolding of the barbershop brought changes for today’s customers. Small, home-town barbershops not only transitioned their equipment over time but also encountered several changes that transformed their business. Barber Ed Bankston, “UnCommon the […]

Ohio wine merchants welcome new and experienced tasters

by Susan Gray Cathy Ironmonger sits alone on the deck at The Winery at Wolf Creek. Below her a green hill dotted with picnic tables sweeps down to a lake as gray as the overcast sky. On her table rest a book, a snack and a glass of Rhapsody, a semisweet wine made from the […]

Local coffee shop’s vibe fulfills community’s social needs

Local coffee shop’s vibe fulfills community’s social needs

by Michelle Huss   There was no light bulb moment. No one shouted, “Eureka” from a bathtub. Evan Bailey didn’t wake up in the middle of the night and scream, “Coffee.” Bailey, a co-owner of Tree City Coffee and Pastry, said he and business partner Mike Beder’s simply decided to open the coffee shop in […]

Tree City adds happy hour to traditional coffee beverage menu

by Julie Rowse Within a five-mile radius of the City of Kent, coffee drinkers can hit Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts or any number of independent, local coffee shops. As of Wednesday, July 15, Tree City Coffee and Pastry has something the other coffee stores do not: alcoholic beverages. The local coffee shop launched a new happy […]

Scribbles Coffee Co. caters to artists

by Marissa D’Orazio Coffee and the arts go together like espresso and lemonade, apparently. Scribbles Coffee Co., the oldest coffee shop in Kent, will turn 10 this fall. As customers enter the store, they see rotating local art prominently displayed on the walls — prints, collages, sculptures, even glass work — and it’s all for […]