YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- George Guarnieri is tackling head on the notion he says he heard from people who said restaurant patrons won’t go to the top floor of downtown’s Commerce Building to dine out.
“We’re not afraid of the fifth floor. We want to let the customer know that’s where we are,” Guarnieri said. In fact, “The Fifth Floor” is what the veteran restaurateur is calling his new restaurant, which will be open on the upper level of the two floors formerly occupied by the Youngstown Club.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Following 200 hours of discussion spanning 11 months, Youngstown CityScape and Wick Neighbors, Inc. are merging, expanding the area and type of projects that will be undertaken in the downtown and Wick Park neighborhoods.
While CityScape has typically focused on beautification projects downtown, most notably the annual StreetScape event, Wick Neighbors has worked on infrastructure and revitalization efforts in Wick Park and Smoky Hollow.
WASHINGTON -- Restaurant industry job growth remains broad-based on the state level, with employment gains outpacing the overall economy in the vast majority of states. Colorado leads the way with a 6.3% increase in jobs through September, while Ohio and Pennsylvania are closer to the bottom of the list with increases of 1.9% and 2.3%, respectively.
KENT, Ohio -- Kent State University has signed an agreement establishing a joint project with the U.S. Commercial Service to promote U.S. exports by locating a U.S. Export Assistance Center at the university. The U.S. Commercial Service is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Leaders involved in the redevelopment and future of downtown agree that the best years are still ahead for the city's central business district.
"For as far as we’ve come in such a short amount of time, I don't think we're even close to what our potential or peak upside will be," said Dominic Gatta, whose company, the Gatta Company, owns the Federal and Gallagher buildings downtown.
- New Kent State Trade Office to Promote Exporting - October 22, 2014
- Stakeholders Tell Action Group Visions for Downtown - October 22, 2014
- Small-Business Owners Optimistic about Growth - October 22, 2014
- Unemployment Rates Drop Across Mahoning Valley - October 21, 2014
- CCPA Seeks to Refinance Network Operations Center - October 21, 2014
- Regional Chamber Names Rossi Foundation President - October 20, 2014
- Ohio New Business Filings Nearly 8K in September - October 20, 2014
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