Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Personalizing Spring

Great style is personal, so welcome this spring and summer your own special way!

Amy Robinson says It's All In The Name is featuring some great new items this Spring.

Amy shares: "We are actually adding new albums for wedding, shower, and birth announcements to our store. We also have fun spring and summer flip flops, coozies and sunglass cases that are personalized."

Stop by It's All In The Name, 20-K S. State St., on the Brickwalk, 614.890.1332,

Uptown Westerville is a Place for A Good Cup of Coffee

New This Spring at Java Central....

New Spring hours:
Monday -Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.

Early Bird Special (weekdays before 9 a.m.):
Jump start your morning with a cup of gourmet coffee for $1.00

Meetings and Events:

Are you looking for a nice and cost effective place to hold your formal or casual meetings and events? Do you need gourmet coffee, specialty drinks, or pastries to energize your meetings and events? Reserve Java Central's Library, Parlor, or newly renovated Meeting Room. With plenty of comfy seating and free WiFi, Java Central will make your meetings or events a great hit.

It's the Goods:

Java Central roasts their coffee beans and sells their gourmet coffee beans whole, ground, and brewed. They have a full range of specialty drinks, including a variety of espresso based drinks, coffee based and cream based ice blends, spiced Chai, and a wide selection of tea. (You can can even "indulge" in guilt-free vanilla or caramel-flavored lattes at 90 calories!)

Ask about Java Central's Organic, Fair Trade selection.

Java Central features an amazing selection of fresh bagels and pastries that can easily become a part of your daily routine!

A Surprise Inside!

Java Central also features a dazzling line of unique gifts from around the world -- beautiful, hand-made Egyptian cotton scarves, jewlery, mugs, candles, beaded bags, ceramics, accents, and more -- treat yourself, surprise a friend, and... perfect gift basket ingredients. With plenty of comfy seating and free WiFi, Java Central is a great place to enjoy a delicious drink or pastry, meet with friends, or shop the boutique.

Java Central says Thanks to its Uptown Neighbors:

Since opening last October, many uptown merchants and residents have come to Java Central to sample or buy their products, and refer customers. Java Central says thank you to the Uptown community for its support and business. Ed Shadi says, "It has been exciting for us to be part of the Uptown Westerville Community. Thank you all for being part of our success!"

Check out Java Central's website for more information, including their menu.

Highly recommended!

Java Central is located right across from City Hall at 20 S. State, Westerville, 614.839.0618,

Uptown Westerville is a Place for New Business

Welcome to new WUMA member: Brown Tax Accounting (18 W. College).

Owner Julie Brown offers services that include all personal income tax returns, IRS E-File, IRS problems, prior-year returns, business & non-profit tax returns & bookkeeping.

Contact Julie Brown at 614.882.4482 or e-mail:

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Fine Jewelry

Bill and Shelley Morgan of Morgan's Treasure announce their brand new website:

Add this site to your favorites! Bill is a tremendously talented, creative jeweler and customer service is a Morgan's Treasure hallmark. Check out the website, stop by the store!

Morgan's Treasure, The Uptown Jeweler, 12 W. Main St., Westerville, OH, 614.882.4401,

Photo courtesy of Morgan's Treasure. ©2007 Morgan's Treasure. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Saving the Date

Saturday, May 31, 2008.

That's the Garrett Wonders Memorial Bike Race sponsored by Westerville Bike Shop.

Westerville Bike Shop owner, Kurt Lehmkuhl explains:

This is a non-profit race put on in honor of Garrett Wonders, a former employee of the Westerville Bike Shop, former president and cyclist for the OSU cycling team, member of the Armed Forces cycling team, and Olympic hopeful. He was tragically struck by a car while on a training ride in South Carolina. Because of his enthusiasm for developing new riders and for the sport of cycling, we put this race on every year with all proceeds being donated to the Garrett Wonders Memorial Fund, a 501C(3) organization which provides a collegiate cycling scholarship to an OSU student every year as well as promoting cycling awareness.

Details soon. Right now, for more information contact Kurt at Westerville Bike Shop.

Westerville Bike Shop, Bicycles, Accessories, Care & Repair, 29 W. Main St.. Westerville, Ohio, 614.891.5654,

Click here more information about Garrett Wonders and Share the Road.

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Getting Personal.

Welcome to new WUMA member:

It’s All In The Name (20-K S. State) each item is unique when it’s personalized!

Unique gifts and everyday items can be personalized with embroidery and print details.

To learn more, contact owners Amy Robinson and Lisa Herrmann at 614.890.1332 or email:

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Sitting in the Great Outdoors

Amish Originals Furniture Co. announces new outdoor furniture options!

▪ Amish-crafted cypress deep seating with Sunbrella® cushions. Accents include coffee and accent tables. Comfy and stylish. Purchase pieces separately or create a conversation group.

▪ Amish-crafted Adirondack seating in a selection of vibrant colors: Jamestown Red, Zook Cream, Barn White, Pequea Green, Minuet (pink), Freshwater (light blue), Black, and Mocha. Mix or match.

▪ Amish Originals continues to carry its popular poly and treated-pine outdoor furniture: Adirondack Chairs & Ottomans, Gliders, Side and Accent tables.

Your outdoor furniture choices are made-to-order, so stop by today.

Amish Originals Furniture Co. is located at 8 and 38 N. State St. 614.891.6257

Get the inside scoop about furniture, home accents, and more. Sign up for the Amish Originals eNewsletter.

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Special Recognition

2008 is Westerville's 150th Anniversary!

This May, Columbus Monthly magazine will be featuring Westerville in a special section.

If you don't already subscribe, keep an eye out for the May 2008 issue of Columbus Monthly at your favorite bookstore or newsstand.

WUMA member City of Westerville, 21 S. State, Westerville, Ohio, 614.901.6400.

Celebrate Westerville continues, visit

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Good Advice

Debbie Bennati, owner of WUMA member A Gal Named Cinda Lou, 24 E. College off Haywood Alley, starts the business day by adding a thought of the day to a chalkboard that sits outside the store.

The morning Westerville started getting hit by recent record snowfall, the 'Cinda Lou' chalkboard coincidentally observed: "Soon life will become more interesting."

'Cinda Lou' is an absolute find -- featuring an imaginative collection of vintage handbags, jewelry, t-shirts (Choonimals and Wowch), gift items, candles, art, accents, and furnishings. 'Cinda Lou' also features CDs and t-shirts from Debbie's son, Adam's band, Early Man. A Gal Named Cinda Lou has recently been featured in Columbus Alive! and The Columbus Dispatch's Shop Talk column.

Visit Debbie and daughter Juli at A Gal Named Cinda Lou often (click here for hours) -- you never know what new merchandise you might find or what tidbit of wisdom will be on the chalkboard today!

Photos courtesy of Brickstreet Communications. ©2008 Brickstreet Communications. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Honoring Good Dogs

Mayor Anne Gonzales and the Westerville City Council recently honored WUMA member Suite 59's Gerry & Joan Domanik's Irish Setter, Killian; Killian recently retired as a therapy dog.

As a healing presence, Killian has a special ability to offer gentle solace to patients in palliative care, connect with people with alzheimer's, and brighten residential care & rehab facilities.

Thank you to Killian and to Gerry & Joan for their random acts of unconditional kindness.

There are some simple truths... and the dogs know what they are. -- Joseph Deumer

Suite 59 Hair Design is located at 59 E. Home St., Westerville, OH, 614.891.HAIR.

Photo courtesy of City of Westerville. ©2008 City of Westerville. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Value

Artful. Beautiful. Useful. Amish-Crafted.

Amish Originals Furniture Co. is currently featuring floor model markdowns.

Click here to view Amish Originals Floor Model Price List.

An experience for the senses -- next time you're Uptown, stop in -- beautiful furniture and, from soy candles to distinctive wall art, accents and features that help make your house a home.

Visit Amish Originals online.

Get the inside scoop about furniture, home accents, and more. Sign up for the Amish Originals eNewsletter.

Amish Originals Furniture Co. is located at 8 and 38 N. State St. 614.891.6257

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Snow!

This is what Uptown Westerville looks like this afternoon on March 8th!!

Sheriff's departments have issued both Level 2 and Level 3 travel advisories, depending on where you live.

Stay Safe. Be Safe.

Westerville Uptown Merchants Association members The Old Bag of Nails Pub and Pasquale's Pizza are both open tonight.

Call, e-mail, or check the websites and blogs of your Uptown favorites first, they may be closed!

Photo image courtesy Brickstreet Communications. (c) 2008 Brickstreet Communications. All rights reserved. Used with permission.