West Chester Development http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com West Chester Development West Chester Development New Panera restaurant planned in West Chester http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/477 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:52:40 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/477 <p><a title="Journal News" href="http://www.journal-news.com/news/new-panera-restaurant-planned-west-chester/nQ0SV1doc8k7hIoNlEzvLL/" target="_blank">Journal News</a></p> <p>WEST CHESTER TWP.</p> <p>Panera Bread&rsquo;s largest franchisee has plans to expand the restaurant&rsquo;s footprint in Butler County.</p> <p>Covelli Enterprises plans to open a Panera Bread next spring in West Chester&rsquo;s Beckett Ridge area along Ohio 747.</p> <p>News of the eatery&rsquo;s next location comes on the heels of the Nov. 7 grand opening of the new Panera bakery-caf&eacute; at 5270 Kings Mills Road near Kroger in Mason, the first new Panera in the TriState since the Newport, Ky., location opened its doors in January 2014.</p> <p>The new Becket Ridge bakery-caf&eacute; will need 50 to 60 employees total, according to Melanie Murray, regional marketing director for Covelli Enterprises.</p> <p>The planned 5,000-square-foot restaurant &ldquo;pretty much embodies&rdquo; the same features as the new Mason/Kings Mills location, including a drive-thru, Rapid Pick-Up and digital ordering kiosks &mdash; all services designed to improve the customer experience, Murray said.</p> <p>&ldquo;Opening day is tentatively set for early April, but that could shift due in part to how the winter weather impacts construction, as well as how hiring for the caf&eacute; transpires these next few months,&rdquo; Murray told the Journal-News.</p> <p>The new West Chester Twp. location will be the fifth Panera Bread in the Mason and West Chester Twp. areas, according to Murray.</p> <p>Covelli Enterprises, which acquired the market in 2016, now owns 135 Panera Bread bakery-cafes in Ohio, the largest amount of cafes owned in one state by any franchisee of Panera Bread.</p> <p>The company has taken steps to grow the brand&rsquo;s overall presence through the recent launch of small order delivery, the addition of a drive-thru to the Finneytown location earlier this year, and the development of large-scale partnerships with the Cincinnati Reds and University of Cincinnati.</p> <p>It plans to continue the momentum through the addition of more locations and expanded offerings at existing locations in the near future as part of an aggressive growth plan in and around the Queen City including new caf&eacute;s in Dent, Mariemont and Cold Springs, Ky. near the Northern Kentucky University campus.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re an Ohio company, so growing our brand in our state&rsquo;s largest cities is a major priority for us,&rdquo; said Covelli Enterprises CEO Sam Covelli. &ldquo;We feel there is so much potential in the Cincinnati market, and we look forward to not only expanding in our number of locations but also in our ability to better serve our guests through services like delivery, drive-thru and ordering kiosks.&rdquo;</p> <p>Covelli Enterprises&rsquo; plans for expansion include retrofitting existing caf&eacute; locations in the Cincinnati market with these conveniences over the next several years.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.journal-news.com/news/new-panera-restaurant-planned-west-chester/nQ0SV1doc8k7hIoNlEzvLL/">http://www.journal-news.com/news/new-panera-restaurant-planned-west-chester/nQ0SV1doc8k7hIoNlEzvLL/</a></p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/Panera Bread/">Panera Bread</a> Streets of West Chester signs new restaurant http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/476 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:37:28 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/476 <p>Cincinnati Business Courier</p> <p>A North College Hill restaurant is expanding with a second location in the Streets of West Chester development next to Holtman's Donuts.</p> <p>Skally's Old World Bakery is opening its second restaurant at 9885 Civic Centre Blvd. the Streets of West Chester with a target to be open by spring 2018.</p> <p>Skally's, located at 1933 W. Galbraith Road, is primarily a bakery and is one of the biggest in Cincinnati you'd instantly recognize walking through the Kroger bread aisle. The bakery produces 25,000 bagels an hour in more than 20 varieties and is sold not only under its own brand but as the private label for big brands.</p> <p>The restaurant opened to showcase the kind of foods that can be made with its products &ndash; things like pita pocket sandwiches made with roast beef, ham, turkey or tuna; bagel sandwiches; gyros; and pizzas.</p> <p>The West Chester Skally's is going to beef up that menu with new items like pita wraps; reuben in a pita; salads with house-made dressings like bleu cheese, honey mustard and ranch; soups; chili; vegetarian chili; pita and bagel chips; and gluten-free options.</p> <p>It will also serve as a catering operation to serve all of the nearby businesses.</p> <p>"We're trying to push in this restaurant, expand on what we do at Skally's now in a great new location," co-founder&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/search/results?q=Drew%20Skally">Drew Skally</a>&nbsp;told me. "We specialize in making good, fresh products, and everything will be made from scratch."</p> <p>Skally's first started in 1977 when a New York family moved to Cincinnati after the Skally patriarch got a job with Federated Department Stores, back in its pre-Macy's days.</p> <p><a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/search/results?q=Drew%20Skally">Drew Skally</a>&nbsp;said his dad, Ephraim, brought his love of pita, bagels and especially pizza with him from New York.</p> <p>"Back in the day, LaRosa's only had two shops &ndash; there wasn't a lot of pizza," he said. "But coming from New York, you had pizza stands on every corner."</p> <p><a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/search/results?q=Ephraim%20Skally">Ephraim Skally</a>&nbsp;had to bake everything at home. That love passed on to his kids.</p> <p><a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/search/results?q=Drew%20Skally">Drew Skally</a>&nbsp;originally intended on going through medical school but ended up helping his brother&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/search/results?q=Ephraim%20Skally%20Jr.">Ephraim Skally Jr.</a>, and sisters&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/search/results?q=Jennifer%20Skally">Jennifer Skally</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/search/results?q=Cheryl%20Deleon">Cheryl Deleon</a>&nbsp;start the bakery. He had every intention of going back to school to earn a master's or doctorate in physiology but ended up tied to the family business.</p> <p>"We didn't have much family in Cincinnati, and when we got out of school, we went into business together,"&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/search/results?q=Drew%20Skally">Drew Skally</a> said. "We work well together because when we got here, we didn't know anybody. All we had was each other."</p> <p>The family always intended to open a second restaurant location but got sidetracked as they expanded and grew their bakery, recently adding a 350,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and production line in Dearborn County&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2015/10/07/cincinnati-based-bakery-expands-in-indiana.html" target="_blank">after residents in Liberty Township objected to an expansion there</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/search/results?q=Drew%20Skally">Drew Skally</a>&nbsp;said he noticed the Streets of West Chester, a retail development off of Union Centre Boulevard and Exit 19 of Interstate 75, while driving.</p> <p>"I saw the building from the highway and didn't realize it was such a nice site," Skally said.</p> <p><a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/search/results?q=Joshua%20Rothstein">Joshua Rothstein</a>&nbsp;of&nbsp;<a href="http://companies.bizjournals.com/profile/onsite-retail-group/4156265/">OnSite Retail Group</a>&nbsp;LLC handles marketing and leasing of the development. Streets of West Chester houses concepts like Top Golf, Matt the Miller's, Duluth Trading Co. and Chuy's Tex-Mex. He said Skally's is bringing a nice restaurant option that hits all three meals of the day.</p> <p>"They're bringing a home-grown, booming concept to our project, which is what we always wanted," Rothstein told me. "It's sort of like that omni-channel experience: their business bread and butter is pita and bagels, and they're giving the community a taste of their product in a cool atmosphere, which will inevitably drive up sales at their core business."</p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/Skally's Old World Bakery/">Skally's Old World Bakery</a> West Chester's new Boys & Girls Club 'One of the best in Ohio' http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/475 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:42:52 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/475 <p><a title="Journal News" href="http://www.journal-news.com/news/west-chester-new-boys-girls-club-one-the-best-ohio/IlN4ZFGkVc9iPaFBvmMfYN/">Journal News</a></p> <p>WEST CHESTER TWP.</p> <p>A community&rsquo;s collective dream to brighten the future for local youth will soon become a reality as the new $6.8 million Boys &amp; Girls Club prepares to open.</p> <p>The youth club, which at 30,000 square feet is six times larger than the current youth center on Smith Road, will open for public tours on Dec. 3 and begin operation on Jan. 4, when students at Lakota Schools return from winter break.</p> <p>The woman who was one of the main driving forces behind the project recently walked around construction crews finishing up the interiors of the youth club and said the facility is a reflection of area residents&rsquo; dedication to the next generation.</p> <p>Patti Alderson &mdash; board director for the club and a top official with the Ohio alliance of Boys &amp; Girls Clubs &mdash; is in charge of the private fundraising and solicitation of state grants as officials campaign to raise money toward the project.</p> <p>Alderson is familiar with many other such clubs around the state and she said the youth of West Chester and Liberty townships will have access to one of the best in Ohio.</p> <p>&ldquo;If it&rsquo;s not the best, it&rsquo;s darn close to it. We have everything the kids need here,&rdquo; said Alderson as she stood outside the club, which sits on the site of the former Lakota Union School at 8735 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, across from the post office.</p> <p>The youth center is a brick and mortar transformation of the two townships&rsquo; love for future generations, said Alderson.</p> <p>&ldquo;This club is here because we have a community that cares. We have raised $6.3 million &hellip; quite frankly it&rsquo;s amazing. There is not a community in the state that can do what we&rsquo;ve done,&rdquo; she said.</p> <p>For area youth, which will include students at Lakota Local Schools &mdash; the eighth largest school district in Ohio.</p> <p>Besides a gym and indoor sports, the new center will feature a variety of fun and educational activities and programs as well as a cafe. In the spring, outdoor playground equipment will be installed near an already constructed outdoor basketball court.</p> <p>The club will also offer community meeting and event spaces for area adults.</p> <p>The spacious, visually striking, two-story building is also the most visible symbol of a revitalized Olde West Chester business district that lines Cincinnati-Dayton road, just south of the Interstate 75 exchange to West Chester Road.</p> <p>Alderson said because the new club is so much bigger than the current facility, which serves on average 300 students daily, they can&rsquo;t yet estimate how many more youngsters and teens will make the center part of their after-school day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.journal-news.com/news/west-chester-new-boys-girls-club-one-the-best-ohio/IlN4ZFGkVc9iPaFBvmMfYN/">http://www.journal-news.com/news/west-chester-new-boys-girls-club-one-the-best-ohio/IlN4ZFGkVc9iPaFBvmMfYN/</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/">Boys & Girls Club of West Chester</a> 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>