Growth & Projects
Butler Tech Bioscience Campus, one of Ohio’s largest vocational school districts with more than 20,000 high school and adult students, announced it will construct a 150,000 square-foot bioscience educational campus on 24 acres in West Chester Township overlooking Interstate 75 at the Cincinnati-Dayton Road interchange. Butler Tech will break ground in Spring 2014 on the first 50,000 square-foot building. When the $13 million project opens in August 2015, it will house labs and classrooms for more than 300 students in five medical-related programs and courses. www.butlertech.org
Systecon, developers and manufacturers of custom pumping and control systems for Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) water systems, announced a 50,000 square-foot expansion to its existing West Chester facility at 6121 Schumacher Park Drive in Schumacher Commerce Park. Systecon provides numerous solutions for data centers including modular chiller plants with waterside economizers, as well as CritiChill modular evaporative cooling and modular pumping systems. Systecon’s $2.1 million investment will retain 64 jobs and create 18 new positions. www.systecon.com
Contingent Network Services, a global technology services company specializing in WAN management, network integration, logistics and maintenance for large enterprises, announced it will construct a new 75,000 square-foot office building on its existing West Chester campus at 4400 Port Union Road. Contingent deploys and manages infrastructure such as circuits, security appliances, routers, switches, wireless devices, digital signage, mobility and many other components found in large, multi-site networks. Contingent recently announced their placement on the 2013 Inc. Magazine’s 5000 list as one of the fastest growing private companies in America, now making this list six years in a row. www.contingent.net
Bass Pro Shops, a national outdoor retailer specializing in hunting, fishing, camping and other related outdoor gear, announced plans for a new 150,000 square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. The new store will be built near Union Centre Boulevard and I-75 in West Chester’s Downtown. Bass Pro Shops will include a more than 10,000 square-foot restaurant and bowling alley called Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill. The 22-acre site off Allen Road was purchased in November for $6.5 million. Construction is set to begin in 2014 and the new store is scheduled to open in 2015. Bass Pro Shops’ award-winning outdoor stores are known for combining retail with entertainment, conservation and outdoor education. More than just a fishing and hunting store, Bass Pro Shops stores offer equipment and clothing for hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, camping, outdoor cooking and more. www.basspro.com
West Chester Hospital, the full-service, 160-bed premiere hospital located in West Chester Township, announced plans for expansion with the construction of a second tower to bring it to a 300-bed hospital. The new tower will also include obstetrics, maternity services and a parking garage. The $135 million project will take approximately two years to complete once plans are finalized and construction begins. www.uchealth.com
Cornerstone Brands, Inc., comprised of interactive, aspirational home and apparel lifestyle brands including Frontgate, Ballard Designs, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road, Chasing Fireflies, Improvements and Travelsmith, leased a 19,996 square-foot office facility at 8614 Jacquemin Drive in Schumacher Dugan Construction Company’s OfficePlex off Union Centre Boulevard. Cornerstone Brands operates separate e-commerce sites for all the brands, distributes more than 300 million catalogs annually, and has 11 retail and outlet stores. Cornerstone Brands remains one of West Chester’s major employers operating a nearly one million square-foot facility on West Chester Road where it provides logistics, call center, distribution services and outlet stores. www.hsni.com/cornerstone
GE Energy Services, providing digital, industrial and power conversion solutions, leased a 177,151 square-foot facility at 9701 Windisch Road off of Allen Road (former Dell building). GE Energy Service’s global teams design leading technology solutions for the transmission, distribution, management, conversion and optimization of electrical power for customers across multiple energy-intensive industries. GE is leading the charge to accommodate the world’s changing energy needs. www.ge.com
West Chester YMCA, a new branch of the Lakota Family YMCA, is planned for a 10-acre site near Union Centre Boulevard and Beckett Road adjacent to Beckett Park and West Chester Baseball Complex in Downtown West Chester. The new $12 million YMCA will include a 100,000 square-foot, two-story building, a 65,000 square-foot pool and deck area, and multiple athletic fields. The Lakota Family YMCA’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. www.lakotaymca.com
ABC Pediatric Therapy Network, providing speech, physical and occupational therapy for children, announced expansion of its existing West Chester business, constructing a new 20,173 square-foot building at 7591 Tylers Place Boulevard off Tylersville Road (Uptown). ABC Pediatric Therapy Network’s mission is to provide families with the highest level of quality care in a nurturing and compassionate environment. ABC Pediatric has five regional locations. www.abcpediatrictherapy.com
Centre Park of West Chester, a new 116,000 square-foot contemporary design hotel, conference, event and banquet center will be constructed at 5800 Muhlhauser Road in Downtown West Chester. Centre Park of West Chester will be home to a full-service Holiday Inn & Suites, and an approximately 37,000 square-foot conference and event center, banquet hall and wedding chapel. The new five-story, 130-room hotel will include a restaurant and lounge, indoor pool and hot tub, outdoor kids splash park, versatile garden area and presidential suites. The project is being developed by Middletown Hotel Management and HiFive Development Services. Construction is slated to begin Fall 2013. www.middletownhotelmanagement.com
Group Health Associates, a TriHealth physician partner providing Greater Cincinnati with trusted care in internal and family medicine, announced plans to build a new 50,000 square-foot medical office building on a 7-acre parcel at 8040 Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747 (Beckett). The two-story building will be expandable to 75,000 square feet. Group Health Associates offers a wide range of quality health care services including many specialties. The project is pending final re-zoning approval. www.cgha.com
Industrial Tube & Steel, a leader in the metal working industry with one of the largest in-stock inventories of steel tubing, announced it will construct a new 79,063 square-foot building at 9206 Port Union-Rialto Road off of Princeton-Glendale Road/State Route 747 relocating its existing West Chester business. Industrial Tube & Steel’s state-of-the-art automatic cutting equipment is designed to cut the size needed to meet any unique specifications. www.industrialtube.com
Frutarom (formerly Flavor Systems), a rapidly growing global flavor and fine ingredients company, recently announced it will create 30 new jobs in the next two to three years at its existing West Chester facility, 9950 Commerce Park Drive in Schumacher Commerce Park. Frutarom creates, develops, manufactures and markets an extensive variety of high-quality flavors and fine ingredients for customers in the food, beverage, functional food, flavor, fragrance, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries. Frutarom markets and sells more than 30,000 products to more than 14,000 customers in 140 countries. www.frutarom.com
Graham Packaging Company, a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sales of custom blow-molded rigid plastic containers, leased an additional 77,450 square-foot facility adjacent to its existing West Chester location at 290 Circle Freeway off Crescentville Road. For nearly 50 years, Graham has made widely acclaimed technological advancements, provided unprecedented client service and developed significant major innovations in the rigid plastics packaging industry. www.grahampackaging.com
GE Energy, providing digital, industrial and power conversion solutions, leased a 9,117 square-foot Class A office space at 9050 Centre Pointe Drive in Duke Realty’s Centre Pointe Office Park (Downtown). GE Energy Management’s global teams design leading technology solutions for the transmission, distribution, management, conversion and optimization of electrical power for customers across multiple energy-intensive industries. GE is leading the charge to accommodate the world’s changing energy needs. www.ge.com
Hilton Garden Inn, a full-service hotel for business and family travelers, announced a new 72,515 square foot, five-story hotel will be constructed at 9306 Schulze Drive off Muhlhauser Road (Downtown). The new 125-room Hilton Garden Inn will have a full-service restaurant and bar, along with meeting and conference room space. Construction on the new hotel is slated to begin mid-May and the project is expected to create approximately 30 new jobs. www.hiltongardeninn.com
Homewood Suites, offering extended stay rooms and suites, announced it will construct a new 86,600 square-foot hotel at 9226 Schulze Drive off Muhlhauser Road in Downtown West Chester. The five-story, 112-room hotel will include a conference room, swimming pool and fitness area. Homewood Suites offers one-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio suites for business or personal travelers. www.homewoodsuites.hilton.com
LeanCor, a trusted supply chain partner delivering operational improvement and measurable results, leased a 105,042 square-foot facility at 4440 Muhlhauser Road west of Princeton-Glendale Road/State Route 747. LeanCor offers a unique combination of training and education, hands-on consulting and logistics services. www.leancor.com
Mondelez International, a global manufacturer of chocolate, biscuits, gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages, leased an 111,840 square-foot facility at 8900 Global Way off Union Centre Boulevard (Downtown). Mondelez International’s West Chester facility will house the company’s Cincinnati distribution operations. www.mondelezinternational.com
Liberty Urgent Care, a convenient walk-in medical care facility, announced it will open a 5,221 square-foot medical office at 8148 Princeton-Glendale Road/State Route 747 in Beckett Commons (anchored by Kroger). Urgent Care is equipped to provide care for most minor illnesses and injuries. Urgent Care’s board-certified physicians have extensive emergency medicine and family practice experience.
O’Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt Armoring Company, a pioneer and leader in designing, engineering and manufacturing armored vehicles, acquired 200,000 square feet that comprises three buildings on the Le Saint Drive campus (formerly BAE Systems). This acquisition included a 60,000-square-foot transparent armor business for producing highly engineered ballistic and blast systems to provide security vehicles with the highest levels of protection to counter terrorism. www.ogaragroup.com
Esther Price Candies, recognized as one of the finest candy producing operations in the world, announced plans to open a 3,495 square-foot stand-alone retail store at 8621 North Pavilion Drive in the Union Centre Pavilion development (Downtown). Esther Price Candies continues the tradition of old-fashioned quality using the same recipes that Esther Price herself perfected years ago. Today, Esther Price Candies produces about one million boxes of candy per year. Retail stores are open year-round or customers can place orders online 24 hours a day. Esther Price Candies announced it will open its new West Chester retail store on October 1st just in time for Sweetest Day! www.estherprice.com
Fortiline Waterworks, specializing in the sales and distribution of underground water, sewer and storm products, opened a 10,350 square-foot facility at 9899 Charter Park Drive in Schumacher Commerce Park. Fortiline is an industry leader, distributing a wide range of water, waste water, gas drainage and safety products throughout the country. www.fortiline.com
Buckeye Power Sales, the leading supplier of Kohler Generators in Ohio, Indiana and Northern Kentucky announced it will relocate its existing West Chester business to an existing 15,000 square-foot facility while adding an additional 7,500 square-foot expansion at 4994 Rialto Road off Beckett Road or Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747 on a four acre site. The general contractor award was given to John Westheimer of Cincinnati Commercial Contracting. Buckeye Power Sales moved into its current location off Cox Road in 1995. The standby emergency business has seen a steady growth over the years and the move was necessitated as the number of employees has doubled. Buckeye Power Sales, celebrating more than 65 years in service, distributes reliable standby power generators for the home and business. www.buckeyepowersales.com
Netrada, a German-owned international provider of full-service ecommerce solutions for the fashion industry, leased a 400,000 square-foot facility at 9271 Meridian Way in the former Jack of All Games building (Downtown). The new facility, Netrada’s third West Chester location, will begin shipping product in April. www.Netrada.com
Milano’s Atlantic City Submarines, specializing in homemade subs, calzones, pizza and more, announced it will open a 6,700 square-foot restaurant at 7701 Voice of America Centre Drive at the former Marlin & Rays (Uptown). Milano’s Atlantic City Submarines first opened in 1969 near the University of Dayton where they baked their breads and pizza crusts from scratch every day. The West Chester Milano’s will also feature a wide variety of local and craft beers. The restaurant is slated to open mid-January. www.milanossubs.com
Acuren, specializing in non-destructive testing, inspection and engineering services, announced a 15,591 square-foot expansion of its existing West Chester facility at 502 West Crescentville Road. With more than 30 years in business, Acuren has grown to more than 3,000 employees at more than 90 locations in North America. www.acuren.com
Aztech Apparel, a California-based business specializing in quality custom screen printing services, announced it open an 11,163 square-foot facility at 4729 Interstate Drive off Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747. Aztech Apparel uses state-of-the-art automated equipment for mass production, as well as having a complete self-sufficient plant with plate making capabilities for fast, affordable and efficient processing. www.aztechapparel.com
MicroTek Finishing, delivering innovative precision surface finishing services using Swiss technology known as MMP Technology, announced it will relocate and expand its existing West Chester business to an 18,097 square-foot facility at 5579 Spellmire Drive off of International Boulevard. MicroTek Finishing’s treatment labs offer the North American market convenient access to this versatile and unique Swiss super finishing technology. www.microtekfinishing.com
Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc., formerly Liz Claiborne, announced its West Chester distribution facility will remain open. The company has renamed and restructured its local operations. Fifth & Pacific will continue to distribute fashion apparel and accessories from its facility at 8741 Jacquemin Drive (Downtown). Fifth & Pacific will have up to 300 employees by May in addition to a seasonal workforce. www.FifthandPacific.com
Harmon, Inc., a leading U.S. curtain wall contractor, announced it will relocate its existing West Chester fabrication center to a 150,000 square-foot facility at 4290 Port Union Road. Harmon, Inc. is the industry’s single-source provider for expertise in design, quality manufacturing and on-time installation of the exterior envelope of a building. www.harmoninc.com
CTL Aerospace, a proud and proven supplier to both the U.S. government and major aerospace companies since 1946, leased a 4,250 square-foot facility at 10002 International Boulevard off Muhlhauser Road. Core competencies of CTL Aerospace include the manufacturing of fiber reinforced polymer structures, isostatic molding, RTM, compression molding, filament winding, sandwich panel fabrication and metal to metal manufacturing. CTL Aerospace has three West Chester locations. www.ctlaerospace.com
Reading Rock, manufacturers of high-quality masonry building material products, began construction of a 9,720 square-foot warehouse building at its existing West Chester facility, 10025 Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747. Since 1947, Reading Rock has been recognized for outstanding solutions and services for the divisions of hardscapes, precast, masonry, tile and hearth. www.readingrock.com
BiKEFIX, a unique custom bike fitting facility that repairs bikes of all types, opened a 2,400 square-foot shop at 8781 Cincinnati-Dayton Road in Olde West Chester adjacent to Mojo Running. BiKEFIX provides custom bike building expertise, speedy same day service, exceptional customer service and a great selection of complete bikes and parts. BiKEFIX is a place for the enthusiast of any riding style, or the novice that wants to learn more. www.bikefixonline.com
Dancing Roll Japanese Restaurant, specializing in sushi and traditional Japanese cuisine, opened a 1,560 square-foot restaurant at 7759 Tylersville Road in the Kingsgate Shopping Center (Uptown). Dancing Roll Japanese Restaurant is known for its half-priced sushi all day, every day along with other specials. www.dancingroll.com
Firehouse Subs, serving hearty subs with high quality meats and cheeses, announced it will open a 1,460 square-foot restaurant at 9336 Union Centre Boulevard in the U.S. Bank Centre building (Downtown). The Firehouse Sub family has more than 200 years of public service as firefighters. Firehouse Subs is slated to open early January 2014 and this restaurant will be the second West Chester Firehouse Sub location. www.firehousesubs.com
Employers Health, a national coalition of employers seeking to reduce the costs and improve the quality of health care, announced it will relocate to a 2,350 square-foot office at 9032 Union Centre Boulevard in Schumacher Dugan Construction Company’s new two-story, 31,569 square-foot Class A office building, Centre Place (Downtown). Through its value-based group purchasing, government relations and other member benefits, Employers Health is cutting costs of pharmacy and other services. Employers Health team members are experts in their fields—medicine, pharmacy, law and programs—who share their knowledge and skills with its members individually and corporately to solve today’s health and wellness issues. www.ehpco.com
Nationwide Insurance, one of the largest insurance and financial companies in the world, announced it will open a 3,300 square-foot office at 9032 Union Centre Boulevard in Schumacher Dugan Construction Company’s new two-story, 31,569 square-foot Class A office building Centre Place (Downtown). www.nationwide.com
Gen IV Technology, offering direct to consumer CCTV products at competitive pricing, announced it will relocate its existing West Chester business to a 12,000 square-foot facility at 5239 Muhlhauser Road (Downtown). Gen IV Technology is slated to open its new facility April 1. www.genivtechnology.com
U.S. Tool Grinding, a multi-faceted supplier of innovative tooling solutions, opened a 6,700 square-foot facility at 8944 Beckett Road in West Chester Commerce Center II (Downtown). U.S. Tool Grinding specializes in integrated supply chain management, production cutting tool reconditioning, industrial vending, value-added solutions, information technology and project engineering. www.ustg.net
El Toro Bar and Grill, featuring authentic Mexican cuisine, announced it will open a 7,515 square-foot restaurant at 7758 Dudley Drive in Tylersville Farm Retail Center (Uptown). El Toro’s menu includes Mexican staples, such as burritos, enchiladas and fajitas, as well as many specialty dishes. This will be the first Cincinnati area location for El Toro’s Bar and Grill. www.eltorobarandgrill.com
ARC Document Solutions, providers of content-enabled technology solutions and cloud computing solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction industries, opened a 15,000 square-foot supplies and service office at 4884 Duff Drive off Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747. www.e-arc.com
Stretch Physical Therapy & Total Wellness, specializing in physical therapy, massage therapy, personal training, acupuncture, nutrition and more, opened a 1,805 square-foot integrated healthcare facility at 4851 Wunnenberg Way off Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747 (Downtown). Stretch Physical Therapy & Total Wellness offers services including orthopedics & spine care, fitness at any age, post-surgical rehabilitation, kid’s fitness/nutrition classes, osteoporosis and fracture prevention programs, fibromyalgia programs and classes for seniors to prevent falls, build strength and live a fuller life. Stretch Physical Therapy helps patients at any level in their lives to reach their goal of living a healthy lifestyle without pain. www.stretchphysicaltherapy.com
Raytheon BBN Technologies, a technology and innovation leader, leased a 12,000 square-foot facility at 10008 International Boulevard off Muhlhauser Road. Raytheon BBN Technologies specializes in licensing intellectual property, patents, software and technical know-how that is developed in the course of performing leading edge research and development. www.bbn.com
Bellwyck Packaging Solutions, specializing in premium and healthcare clinical trial and contract packaging services, leased an 11,604 square-foot facility at 8946 Global Way (Downtown). Bellwyck Packaging Solutions offers a seamless one-stop approach from pre-press design through to printing, labeling, packaging and fulfillment options. www.bellwyck.com
CAVU Coffee, a full-service coffee boutique with drive-thru service, opened a 1,300 square-foot coffee shop at 7755 Cox Lane in the Dudley Center of Uptown West Chester. CAVU Coffee offers high quality, handcrafted coffee from La Terza Artisan Coffee Roasterie. CAVU Coffee’s experienced baristas craft beverages from behind a La Marzocco espresso machine handmade in Italy. CAVU Coffee also offers a variety of quality teas, smoothies and baked goods.
India Palace Restaurant & Banquet Hall
India Palace Restaurant & Banquet Hall, specializing in Indian cuisine in a family-friendly, casual dining atmosphere, opened a 5,000 square-foot restaurant and banquet hall at 4958 Union Centre Pavilion Drive in the Union Centre Pavilion at Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747 and Union Centre Boulevard. India Palace Restaurant & Banquet Hall is available for wedding receptions, private parties and corporate events with seating for as many as 400 people.
VACAY 9, a dog training academy specializing in Making Time With Dogs Prime, opened a 3,000 square-foot training facility at 7967 Cincinnati-Dayton Road near Tylersville Road. VACAY 9 specializes in making the time owners spend with their dogs enjoyable and interactive. In addition to the high level training programs, VACAY 9 offers overnight boarding and kennel services. www.vacay9.com
RE/MAX Preferred Group, a full-service real estate group, announced it will relocate and expand its existing West Chester business to a 2,232 square-foot office at 9032 Union Centre Boulevard in Schumacher Dugan Construction’s new Class A office building Centre Place (Downtown). RE/MAX Preferred Group is a company built on the promise of exceptional customer service with the knowledge and experience to get desired results. www.preferredgrouprealtors.com
Langefels Equipment Company
Langefels Equipment Company, specializing in the purchase and sales of used construction equipment, relocated its existing West Chester business to a 10,114 square-foot facility at 8461 Cincinnati-Columbus Road/Route 42. Langefels Equipment Company is slated to open its new location late March.
F.W. Marsh, Energy Services, providers of turbine support, operations & maintenance, commissioning, engineering services, technical writing and training, has opened a 5,350 square-foot facility at 9786 Windisch Road off Allen and Crescentville roads. F.W. Marsh operates a workforce of highly skilled, qualified technicians who provide an excellent level of service to a worldwide customer base. www.fwmarsh.com
Learning Kitchen (The), a premiere destination for cooking lessons in Ohio, relocated and expanded its existing West Chester business to a 1,820 square-foot facility at 7659 Cox Lane in The Pointe between Dewey’s Pizza and Graeter’s Ice Cream (Uptown). The Learning Kitchen offers hands-on cooking lessons in its state-of-the-art kitchen, along with an opportunity to shop for unique items in its boutique. www.thelearningkitchen.com
RadmediX, a leading source of the radiography industry’s most innovative products, announced a 4,372 square-foot expansion to its existing facility at 10148 International Boulevard. RadmediX provides products and services to dealers and end users in the medical, orthopedic, podiatry, chiropractic and veterinary industries. www.radmedix.com
FastAPPZ, LLC, a custom mobile app developer has chosen West Chester Township as the new location for its corporate office opening a 2,109 square-foot facility at 9018 Sutton Place. FastAPPZ custom mobile apps offer business owners, schools, government offices, and non-profits, an opportunity to connect with the lifestyle trend of consumers. Embracing the smartphone world, FastAPPZ provides an affordable customer service product that places businesses in the pocket of current and potential customers. FastAPPZ is an approved Apple developer. www.fastappz.com.
NUTRISHOP of West Chester, a sports nutrition and weight loss superstore, opened a 1,873 square-foot facility at 6078 West Chester Road in the West Chester Centre, Downtown. With more than 100 locations nationwide, NUTRISHOP is one of the fastest growing sports nutrition and weight loss product retail chains offering consumers a large selection of all the top brands and latest cutting edge supplements at guaranteed low prices. www.nutrishopohio.com
Fibertech Networks, operating one of the fastest growing providers of metro-based, fiber-optic data transport services for enterprise customers, leased a 3,794 square-foot facility at 10188 International Boulevard off Muhlhauser Road where it will house its communications data center. Fibertech Networks recently received the highest service and operations honors in an industry-wide survey conducted by Boston-based research and consulting firm ATLANTIC-ACM for the eighth consecutive year. www.fibertech.com
MidWest EyeCenter, specializing in LASIK and cataract eye surgeries, announced a nearly 1,000 square-foot expansion to its existing West Chester medical facility at 8760 Union Centre Boulevard (Downtown). The surgeons of the MidWest EyeCenter are recognized as one of the most experienced teams of vision correction specialists in the country. www.midwesteyecenter.com
Edward Jones, providing financial services for individual investors in the United States and Canada, opened a 1,270 square-foot office at 9393 Cincinnati-Columbus Road/SR42. Every aspect of the firm’s business is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. Financial Advisor, Phil Gatch, visits West Chester/Pisgah community members personally via his Segway. Edward Jones serves nearly 7 million investors through more than 12,000 financial advisors in the United States and Canada. www.edwardjones.com
Dentistry Details, specializing in general dentistry, opened a 1,475 square-foot facility at 8919 Brookside Avenue off Cincinnati-Dayton Road in Olde West Chester. Dr. April Hearns and her team help to create healthy, beautiful smiles using the latest advancements in dental technology. www.dentistrydetailscincy.com
Heits Building Services, a leader in professional commercial cleaning services, relocated its existing West Chester business to a 2,744 square-foot facility at 52 E. Crescentville Road. Heits Building Services is managed by a team of industry experts with more than 20 years of janitorial and building maintenance services to health care facilities, general office and banks, retail, real estate and construction, schools, health and fitness clubs, and more. Heits Building Services provides a high level of professionalism, customized options and personalized plans to fit every need and budget. www.heits-cnkd.com
Elements Therapeutic Massage, featuring professional massage therapists with flexible scheduling, announced it will open a 1,662 square-foot facility at 7594 Cox Lane in the Marketplace at University Pointe (Uptown). Element Therapeutic Massage will open soon. www.elementsmassage.com/westchester
Interstates, a single-source, design-build electrical engineering and construction company, announced a nearly 1,000 square-foot expansion of its existing Cincinnati regional office at 6037 Schumacher Park Drive in Schumacher Commerce Park. Interstates’ control system company was built on the vision of understanding its customer’s needs and delivering results. www.interstates.com
Mathnasium, the math learning center, opened a 1,365 square-foot facility at 9225 Floer Drive (Downtown). Mathnasium specializes in teaching kids math the way that makes sense to them by providing expert math tutors, custom learning plans, personalized instruction and homework help. www.mathnasium.com/westchester
Play It Again Sports, a U.S. chain that buys, sells, trades and consigns new and used sports merchandise, announced it will open a 4,130 square-foot facility at 7645 Voice of America Centre Drive in the VOA Shopping Centre at Cox and Tylersville Roads (Uptown). www.playitagainsports.com
Cut Ups Salon
Cut Ups Salon, a full-service barber and beauty salon, announced it will relocate to a 1,630 square-foot facility at 8809 Cincinnati-Dayton Road in Olde West Chester.
Tammies Cafe & Bake Shop
Tammie’s Cafe & Bake Shop, featuring daily breakfast and lunch specials, announced it will open a 1,920 square-foot café and bake shop at 9020 Sutton Place off of Princeton-Glendale Road/State Route 747. Tammie’s will offer deli sandwiches, soups, salads, coffee, candy and homemade baked goods daily from 6:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Tammie’s Café & Bake Shop is slated to open mid-October.
Cameo Solutions, a leading converged network provider, announced a 4,045 square-foot expansion to its existing West Chester facility at 9998 International Boulevard off Muhlhauser Road. Cameo Solutions specializes in providing solutions for the unified communications and contract center market. Cameo Solutions’ team of highly skilled engineers and software developers are dedicated to solving the business requirements for its customers and partners. www.cameosolutions.com
Sushi Samurais, specializing in Japanese cuisine with an emphasis on sushi, announced it will open a 1,539 square-foot restaurant at 9326 Union Centre Boulevard in the U.S. Bank Centre building (Downtown). Sushi Samurais will open in early May.
American Mortgage Service Company, specializing in mortgage loan origination, opened a 2,196 square-foot office at 8240 Beckett Park Drive off Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747 (Beckett). American Mortgage is a privately-held, family-owned company with more than 30 locations. www.americanmortgage.com
Champion Elite Detailing, providing full service auto detailing and conditioning, opened a 5,000 square-foot facility at 9283 Cincinnati-Columbus Road/SR42. Champion Elite Detailing also provides detailing and reconditioning services for boats, trucks, RVs, bikes, airplanes and more. www.championelitedetailing.com
Helping Hands Childcare
Helping Hands Childcare, early childhood education facility serving children six weeks to 12 years old, announced it will open a 5,040 square-foot daycare at 7443 Dimmick Road west of Cincinnati-Columbus Road/U.S. Route 42. Helping Hands Childcare is slated to open December 2013.
Select Kitchen Design, a premier source for custom kitchen design, cabinetry, countertops, doors and windows, announced it will open a 1,657 square-foot showroom at 6214 Muhlhauser Road in the Huff Centre in Downtown West Chester. The experts at Select Kitchen Design have more than 25 years of experience to see your project to completion. Select Kitchen Design will open mid-October. www.selectkitchendesign.com
Sunshine House, one of the country’s largest childcare and early education providers, opened a 4,736 square-foot facility at 6860 Fountains Boulevard off Cincinnati-Dayton Road in West Chester’s Midtown. The Sunshine House features an exclusive free diapering service for infants and toddlers, an award-winning music curriculum for preschool students and the NFL Play 60 program for school-age children. To schedule a tour of their state-of-the-art West Chester educational facility, visit www.sunshineshouse.com
Maks Family Pharmacy
Maks Family Pharmacy, a new locally-owned family pharmacy, opened an 800 square-foot medical facility at 7324 Kingsgate Way and Monarch Court near Tylersville Road (Uptown). Maks Family Pharmacy features prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as small medical appliances.
Studio 58, a member-operated photography studio, announced it will open a 3,140 square-foot facility at 58 East Crescentville Road just north of I-275. Studio 58 offers a full range of photographic services, as well as portraits, senior and event photography. Studio 58 is open by appointment only and rental space is available to commercial photographers. Studio 58 will open early January 2014.
PITT OHIO, a transportation solutions provider, purchased a 10-acre truck terminal at 5000 Duff Drive and will relocate its company to West Chester in June 2014. PITT OHIO has begun a 17,086 square-foot expansion to the existing 25,000 square-foot facility with the construction of an additional terminal and a new truck service shop. PITT OHIO has been consistently recognized as having one of the highest rated safety departments in the industry receiving many awards, including the American Trucking Association's (ATA) President Trophy for operating the safest fleet in the United States. www.pittohio.com
Minuteman Press, a full-service printing and design business specializing in retail sales, marketing and digital print, opened a 697 square-foot store at 6094 West Chester Road in West Chester Billiards Center (Downtown). Minuteman Press was rated the number-one printing franchise in the printing industry by Entrepreneur magazine in 2013. www.westchesterminutemanpress.com
My Little Store
My Little Store, selling gently used furniture, home accents, appliances and televisions, opened a 1,950 square-foot store at 7967 Cincinnati-Dayton Road in Lakota Plaza (Midtown).
Starbucks Coffee Company, an upscale coffeehouse committed to purchasing and roasting the highest quality whole beans, announced it will open a new 1,553 square-foot coffee company at 4747 Tylersville Road and Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747. The new Starbucks is slated to open late January 2014. www.starbucks.com
Prime Lending, residential mortgage lenders, announced it will open a 3,113 square-foot lending office at 7594 Tylers Place Boulevard (Uptown). Prime Lending specializes in purchasing and refinancing mortgages without obstacles. Prime Lending currently has six employees with plans to quickly expand its lending staff.
G.F. Frank and Sons, specializing in stainless steel packer and butcher equipment supplies, announced a 15,705 square-foot expansion to its existing West Chester facility at 9075 LeSaint Drive. G.F. Frank and Sons’ product knowledge and expertise spans three generations. www.gffrankandsons.com
Form Tech Concrete Forms, an industry leader in concrete forming and concrete shoring systems, opened a 9,600 square-foot facility at 9950 Farr Court off Duff Drive. Form Tech Concrete Forms provides a wide variety of concrete forming and shoring systems and a full range of related products from some of the most respected brands in the industry. www.formtechinc.com
Neff Packaging Solutions, an innovative, premium custom packaging company with 51 years of industry experience, opened a 1,258 square-foot design center at 4739 Devitt Drive. Neff Packaging Solutions specializes in the creative design of high-quality, premium paperboard packaging, custom-designed boxes, point-of-purchase displays and more. www.neffpackaging.com
Rose Pest Solutions, a full-service pest control business, opened a 2,671 square-foot facility at 8100 Beckett Center Drive. Since 1860, Rose Pest Solutions has been offering effective pest control solutions for homes and businesses in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. www.rosepestsolutions.com
Salon 747, offering haircuts, color, perms and more, announced it will open a 571 square-foot salon at 8300 Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747 (Beckett). Salon 747 is slated to open early January 2014.