Four New Businesses Hold Ribbon Cuttings In Edgerton

RIBBON CUTTING … Cup O’ Joy Coffee Barn celebrates rribbon cutting. (PHOTO PROVIDED)


By: Lacie Fish

Cup O’ Joy Coffee Barn is a new business in Edgerton that had their ribbon cutting ceremony on November 16th

“I was a nurse, then a stay-at-home mom with our four children,” Stephanie said. “Our youngest just entered kindergarten, opening up time for me to pursue my dream.”

But she needed to learn the coffee business. So, Stephanie and her husband Shea Walkup who is a dentist in Edgerton, found Crimson Cup on the internet and learned how to open their own coffee shop. They ordered Seven Steps to Success:A Common-Sense Guide to Succeed in Specialty Coffee.

“We read Crimson Cup story, then came and visited their Columbus headquarters and saw how impressive their facilities were,” Stephanie said.

“I loved how their Friend2Farmer program works and was impressed with Coffee Buyer Dave Eldridge and his travels around the globe to build relationships with farmers.

Stephanie and Shea demolished a run-down house and small building on the north side of Vine Street in Edgerton for their new coffee house, which looks like a white barn with a red roof. There is also a drive-through for those that need their pick-me-up on the go.

“I don’t think I would have had a clue how to open a coffee business without Crimson Cup,” Stephanie said. “I don’t know how people do this without getting someone to help,” Stephanie said.

Stephanie was asked what she would say to people who are thinking about opening a coffee shop, and she offered this advice:

“Be prepared for all that comes with owning and running a business. Owning a coffee shop is way different from going into a coffee shop as a customer. I love to serve and this is definitely a great service.”

Cup O’ Joy offers a full menu of hot, cold and iced espresso-based drinks. One review on Facebook said, “Stopped this morning the cup o’ joy mocha is to die for! Muffin was delightful!!

Such a cozy place wanted to curl up with a book, and the ladies working are so friendly and welcoming, will definitely be back.”

The Walkups invite everyone to visit Cup O’ Joy Coffee Barn at 108 West Vine Street in Edgerton. You can also follow their Facebook Page for any upcoming news and hours.

NEVER LET GO MINISTRIES

We believe that every person is born for a specific purpose in life. For that purpose to be fulfilled, we need to provide guidance, values, and strong support systems.

We believe, now more than ever, with broken families, suicides, drug and alcohol abuse, and hopelessness, there is a desperate need to bring faith, hope, and courage back into society. That is the belief statement of Never Let Go Ministries, another new business at 324 N. Michigan Ave level 2.

Mary Juarez is a mother that lost her son due to a drug overdose in 2010. She is on a mission. Mary is dedicating her life to fighting drug addiction through awareness and prevention programming.

Never Let Go Ministries will strive to create drug-free communities by educating and building awareness about the deadly effects of drugs and alcohol while simultaneously providing support to those struggling with addiction, those who love someone struggling with addiction, and those in recovery.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ohio Ranks #2 in the nation in drug overdose deaths, followed by West Virginia at #1. Every day in Ohio 14 people die from drugs.

More Americans died of drug overdose in 2016 than in the entire Vietnam War. Every day in the United States 174 people die from a drug overdose. Never Let Go Ministries wants to change these statistics.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call: 1-855-DRUGFREE (378-4373). The Parent\Teen hotline is 1-877-419-7233 and they are available 24\7 365 days a year and are confidential and anonymous.

The phone number for Never Let Go Ministries is 1-419-971-4791 Never Let Go Ministries is committed to holding your hand and they promise to Never Let Go.

RIBBON CUTTING … Never Let Go Ministries Ribbon Cutting on November 19th. (PHOTO PROVIDED)


PARK VIEW CARE CENTER

Park View Care Center and Edgerton Chamber of Commerce joined for a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate new beginning at Park View Care Center.

In early October, Park View Care Center joined the Exceptional Living Centers family of communities which includes 15 other health care centers across four states – Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin.

“After an extensive search, we hand-selected this center to join Exceptional Living Centers,” said Tom Watts, president and CEO of Exceptional Living Centers. “The staff you have come to love and the care you have come to expect will continue without interruption.”

Park View Care Center hosted an open house event to commemorate the occasion, along with special guests Mayor Bob Day and City Administrator Dawn Fitzcharles. Lunch and tours were provided.

“We are very grateful for Exceptional Living Centers,” said Park View Executive Director Tina Woodward. “The support, guidance and care they give to our residents and the community is so appreciated.” Park View Care Center located in Edgerton, Ohio is a 92-bed skilled nursing facility offering short-term rehab, long-term care and secure behavioral care.

Tom Watts, CEO if Exceptional Living Centers stated, “Exceptional Living Centers (ELC) is a growing company specializing in the operation of skilled nursing facilities and is routinely looking for skilled nursing facilities to complement its current operations.

The physical location of Edgerton was initially attractive to us because it aligns well with our current regional footprint, but after having the opportunity to visit the center and the town of Edgerton, our management team fell in love with the area as well as the hospitality of the community.”

There are currently 61 residents and 85 staff members. Park View is also seeking vaccinated volunteers to help the dietary and activity teams. If you are interested, please contact Tina Woodward.

For more information, visit www.parkviewedgerton.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/parkviewedgerton.

RIBBON CUTTING … Park View Care Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. (PHOTO BY LACIE FISH, STAFF)


FAT SATURDAY SALVAGE

Fat Saturday Salvage is a new modern vintage market that features Vintage, repurposed, and farmhouse style items.

This new shop is owned by Frank & Amy Thomas. They were part of a vintage market for 6 years in Florida. Amy grew up in Edgerton but after nursing school she moved to Florida and met Frank.

They raised their kids and had lived there for 35 years and just returned 2 months ago. From 1908-2004 the building was used as a pharmacy and Amy’s dad owned it from 1972 till when the Bryan Wal Mart went in, in 1999.

In 2004 it was turned into an antique store then Frank and Amy bought the building in 2015 and have been making plans over the years on what they would do. During that time, they have been renovating the building and getting it ready to reopen.

The floors, ceiling, and cabinets are all still original from 1908 when the building was built. They gather items from auction, yard sales, estate sales, and sometimes people bring things in. Frank builds furniture and repurposes things to appeal to the younger generation.

They are dedicated to saving items from the landfill and from being thrown out, and want to be able to create a purpose for items if possible.

Some might wonder where the name Fat Saturday Salvage comes from and the answer to that question is the word FAT is Frank, Amy Thomas. The first initial of their names.

It also comes from one time when the Thomas’ were out picking up items and Frank looked at Amy and said it has been a really “Fat Saturday.” Meaning they had done really well that day. And that is when Amy said that would be the name of the business.

The hours of Fat Saturday Salvage are Monday-Saturday 9am-4:30 pm. They have now been officially open for 4 weeks. If you have an item that you think they can use just contact them by calling 419-298-7134 or by reaching out on Facebook or Instagram.

Lacie can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

RIBBON CUTTING … Fat Saturday Salvage stands in front of their shop for ribbon cutting. (PHOTO BY LACIE FISH, STAFF)



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