West Chester Development http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com West Chester Development West Chester Development West Chester development to add 176 homes http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/474 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:52:37 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/474 <p><a title="Cincinnati Business Courier" href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/10/12/west-chester-development-to-add-176-homes.html" target="_blank">Cincinnati Business Courier</a></p> <p>A new West Chester development is expected to include 176 patio homes designed for empty nesters,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2017/10/11/developer-envisions-176-west-chester-homes/755250001/" target="_blank">the Enquirer reports.</a></p> <p>Developer Epcon Communities is planning to build the Bel Haven development on a 75-acre site at the southeast corner of Tylersville and Beckett roads across from its nearly complete 85-home Villas at Park Place development.</p> <p>Homes will range from 1,700 to 3,000 square feet with selling prices from $350,000 to $500,000. They will have two to three bedrooms and two to three bathrooms with optional second stories. Each home will have a private courtyard and 2.5-car garage with an optional screened-in porch.</p> <p>A homeowners association will mow grass and shovel snow. Residents will also have access to a heated pool and clubhouse with a fitness center.</p> <p>The development is expected to be completed in five phases over 18 months and construction could begin in late spring or early summer 2018.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/10/12/west-chester-development-to-add-176-homes.html">https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/10/12/west-chester-development-to-add-176-homes.html</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/Bel Haven/">Bel Haven</a> Butler County cabinet manufacturer adding 35 full-time jobs http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/473 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:13:12 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/473 <p><a title="Journal News" href="http://www.journal-news.com/news/butler-county-cabinet-manufacturer-adding-full-time-jobs/uLBsHAQs1BfSPhuD1BwKfN/?ecmp=newspaper_email&amp;" target="_blank">Journal News</a></p> <p>A Butler County-based company is adding dozens of new jobs.</p> <p>Custom Millcraft Corp., which manufactures custom casework and architectural millwork interiors for bank, retail, restaurant, healthcare and hospitality industries throughout the United States, is adding approximately 35 new full-time positions to its current staff of both office and production personnel due to continued growth, according to founder and owner Jody Corbett.</p> <p>Positions at the company at 9092 Le Saint Drive in Fairfield include project managers, drafts persons, engineers, shop woodworkers and machine operators along with shipping and receiving.</p> <p>&ldquo;Items we fabricate include teller lines, kiosks, customer service counters, merchandise display, cashwraps, showcases, cabinetry and countertops,&rdquo; Corbett said. &ldquo;All products are typically made from wood, plastic laminate and solid surface materials to client&rsquo;s drawings and specifications.&rdquo;</p> <p>Started in Blue Ash in 1983, the company relocated to a larger, 56,000-square-foot facility in Fairfield in 2002. An additional 25,000 square feet was added to the factory floor last December.</p> <p>For more information about the company and its new jobs,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.custommillcraft.com/" target="_blank"><strong>click here.</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.journal-news.com/news/butler-county-cabinet-manufacturer-adding-full-time-jobs/uLBsHAQs1BfSPhuD1BwKfN/?ecmp=newspaper_email&amp;">http://www.journal-news.com/news/butler-county-cabinet-manufacturer-adding-full-time-jobs/uLBsHAQs1BfSPhuD1BwKfN/?ecmp=newspaper_email&amp;</a></p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/Custom Millcraft/">Custom Millcraft</a> Columbus operator readies two new Cincinnati restaurants http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/472 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:04:34 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/472 <p><a title="Columbus Business First" href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/10/11/columbus-operator-readies-two-new-cincinnati.html?ana=e_ae_set4&amp;s=scroll&amp;ed=2017-10-11&amp;u=tBmD2vXOO43GkvBi9gAy1GAUhYr&amp;t=1507750339&amp;j=78975211" target="_blank">Columbus Business First</a></p> <p>A Columbus restaurant brand is opening a pair of new dining destinations in Cincinnati.</p> <p>Matt the Miller&rsquo;s, owned by&nbsp;<a href="http://companies.bizjournals.com/profile/clb-restaurants/10927997/">CLB Restaurants</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/10/05/first-signed-restaurant-tenant-in-kenwood.html" target="_blank">will open its Kenwood Collection site restaurant at 5901 Galbraith Road on Oct. 23</a>&nbsp;and follow that with a West Chester site at 9558 Civic Center Blvd. on Nov. 9.</p> <p>&ldquo;These are two A-plus locations,&rdquo; founder and president&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/search/results?q=Craig%20Barnum">Craig Barnum</a>&nbsp;told me. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ll be able to go against the big boys &ndash; Cheesecake Factory, Cooper&rsquo;s Hawk (Winery &amp; Restaurant). That&rsquo;s great. That&rsquo;s what we want.&rdquo;</p> <p>The two restaurants&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/05/06/cincinnati-up-next-for-matt-the-millers-with-more.html" target="_blank">were announced</a>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/07/01/columbus-upscale-casual-tavern-lands-2nd.html" target="_blank">last year</a>, but construction and other issues delayed the openings, more prominently with Kenwood, which was expected to open last fall.</p> <p>Both are around 5,500 square feet, which is bigger than the four existing Matt the Miller&rsquo;s near Columbus in Dublin, near Grandview Heights, Polaris and Carmel, Ind. CLB owns Tucci&rsquo;s in Dublin as well.</p> <p>Barnum said the new Matt the Miller&rsquo;s locations have larger kitchens and larger foyers for waiting guests.</p> <p>The annual sales goal for both is around $3.5 million, which is in line with the existing restaurants and would put the company at around $20 million in annual sales.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re in the market to be in,&rdquo; Barnum said. &ldquo;Casual dining like Applebee&rsquo;s, Max &amp; Erma&rsquo;s is getting killed, but we&rsquo;re not white table cloth either (like) Eddie Merlot&rsquo;s (or) Ruth&rsquo;s Chris.</p> <p>"We&rsquo;re a great environment. We have chefs in our kitchen.&rdquo;</p> <p>Matt the Miller&rsquo;s slots between that traditional casual and the higher end. Some call it "polished casual" or "upscale casual." Competitors include the aforementioned Cooper&rsquo;s Hawk and J. Alexander&rsquo;s. Several Cameron Mitchell Restaurants LLC spots fit in the space as well.</p> <p>The Cincinnati restaurants will have a few menu tweaks. There will be more seafood, for example, and a greater emphasis on wine. Both restaurants will have two eight-bottle Enomatic dispenser systems. Barnum said those spots will be filled with some more upscale wine choices.</p> <p>&ldquo;The wine market is going great right now,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Craft beer is doing well but isn&rsquo;t selling as much as it was.&rdquo;</p> <p>In response to that he reduced the number of taps in the new restaurants from 26 to 21.</p> <p>&ldquo;That&rsquo;s still a good number, but we want to focus on upscaling our wine program,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p><a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/10/11/columbus-operator-readies-two-new-cincinnati.html?ana=e_ae_set4&amp;s=scroll&amp;ed=2017-10-11&amp;u=tBmD2vXOO43GkvBi9gAy1GAUhYr&amp;t=1507750339&amp;j=78975211">https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/10/11/columbus-operator-readies-two-new-cincinnati.html?ana=e_ae_set4&amp;s=scroll&amp;ed=2017-10-11&amp;u=tBmD2vXOO43GkvBi9gAy1GAUhYr&amp;t=1507750339&amp;j=78975211</a></p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/Matt the Millerís/">Matt the Millerís</a> UPS planning $30 million investment, 130 jobs in West Chester http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/471 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:41:57 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/471 <p><a title="Cincinnati Business Courier" href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/09/25/ups-planning-30-million-investment-130-jobs-in.html?ana=e_cinci_bn&amp;u=tBmD2vXOO43GkvBi9gAy1GAUhYr&amp;t=1506357587&amp;j=78881191" target="_blank">Cincinnati Business Courier</a></p> <p><a href="http://companies.bizjournals.com/profile/united-parcel-service/123050/">UPS</a>&nbsp;Inc. is looking at making a $30 million investment and hiring dozens of employees in West Chester Township.</p> <p><a href="http://companies.bizjournals.com/profile/united-parcel-service/123050/">UPS</a>&nbsp;Supply Chain Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of Atlanta-based UPS, received approval on Monday morning for a more than 1.5 percent, seven-year tax credit from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority to create 130 full-time jobs and make a capital investment of $30 million. The tax credit, valued at $550,000, would help UPS Supply Chain Solutions as it looks to select a site for this expansion.</p> <p><a href="http://companies.bizjournals.com/profile/united-parcel-service/123050/">UPS</a>&nbsp;is considering placing this expansion in Louisville where it can continue to manage its large business customers&rsquo; logistical networks out of its world hub and other logistics and distribution facilities, according to a scope of work document from the Ohio Development Services Agency. UPS operates Centennial Hub in Louisville, which is&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2016/04/14/image-shows-massive-ups-expansion-plans-in.html" target="_blank">undergoing a more than $300 million expansion</a>. UPS opened Centennial Hub in 2008.</p> <p>Officials with&nbsp;<a href="http://companies.bizjournals.com/profile/united-parcel-service/123050/">UPS</a>&nbsp;(NYSE: UPS) were not immediately available to comment.</p> <p><a href="http://companies.bizjournals.com/profile/united-parcel-service/123050/">UPS</a>&nbsp;is expected to create more than $5.5 million in new annual payroll, which breaks down to an average of more than $42,500 per job, by the end of 2020. As part of the tax credit agreement, the authority requires the company to maintain operations at the project location for at least 10 years.</p> <p><a href="http://companies.bizjournals.com/profile/united-parcel-service/123050/">UPS</a>&nbsp;offers services including logistics and distribution, transportation and freight, consulting, customs brokerage and international trade services.</p> <p><a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/09/25/ups-planning-30-million-investment-130-jobs-in.html?ana=e_cinci_bn&amp;u=tBmD2vXOO43GkvBi9gAy1GAUhYr&amp;t=1506357587&amp;j=78881191">https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/09/25/ups-planning-30-million-investment-130-jobs-in.html?ana=e_cinci_bn&amp;u=tBmD2vXOO43GkvBi9gAy1GAUhYr&amp;t=1506357587&amp;j=78881191</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/UPS Supply Chain Solutions/">UPS Supply Chain Solutions</a> WEST CHESTER NAMED TO "BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN AMERICA" LIST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/470 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:21:47 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/470 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:</p> <p>CONTACT: Barbara Wilson, 759-7308 or 304-4701&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>WEST CHESTER NAMED TO NEW&nbsp;</strong><strong>&ldquo;BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN AMERICA&rdquo; LIST</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Money Magazine released a new &ldquo;Best Places to Live&rdquo; list this week and West Chester again ranks in the top 100 communities across the country. This is the sixth time West Chester has made Money Magazine&rsquo;s list - a credit to the community&rsquo;s private and corporate citizens who have invested in its success and sustainability.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;To be included among so many truly great communities across the country is amazing,&rdquo; said West Chester Township Board of Trustees President Mark Welch. &ldquo;Money Magazine&rsquo;s &lsquo;Best Places to Live&rsquo; list starts with data, highlighting attributes that make communities ideal places to live. Those who live in West Chester, however, know our community&rsquo;s success runs even deeper. Nearly 65,000 residents and 3,600 businesses give West Chester a unique point of view as a vibrant community with great heart.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>The 2017 Money Magazine list considers communities with populations of 10,000 to 100,000, eliminating those with more than double the national crime risk, less than 85 percent of its state&rsquo;s median household income, or a lack of diversity.&nbsp;</p> <p>From the resulting pool of 2,400 places, Money Magazine, a publication of Time, Inc., collected 170,000 different data points to narrow the list. &ldquo;We considered data on each place&rsquo;s economic health, cost of living, public education, crime, ease of living and amenities,&rdquo; reported Money Magazine. The magazine&rsquo;s reporters then researched each place, interviewing residents and checking out neighborhoods for the intangibles that define great communities.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Being one of America&rsquo;s best places to live is a standard we strive to earn every day as our private and corporate stakeholders, residents, elected officials and staff continue to invest in the attributes that promote a sense of place, livability and community spirit,&rdquo; said West Chester Trustee Lee Wong. &ldquo;To be named six times to this list is remarkable, and the continued commitment of our citizens and businesses to inspire such recognition is humbling.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>West Chester was first named to the Money Magazine list in 2005 and has been included in the top 50 on the five most recent lists &ndash; 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 &ndash; recognizing communities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000. West Chester placed 56 on the 2017 list recognizing the top 100 places to live with populations of 10,000 to 100,000.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/West Chester/">West Chester</a>