RETAIL ROUND-UP: 3 stories about Cabela’s, RadioShack, Starbucks

Published: Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 8:36 AM

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If you missed out on some of your retail and business news this week, here’s what you need to catch up on before the weekend.

Early on in the week, another teen clothing retailer announced it was closing 400 stores nationwide — including some locations in Ohio. Clothing store rue21 announced it is planning on closing hundreds of stores, including stores in Mason, Hamilton and Cincinnati. Here’s what you need to know about the closures.

Find out what stores are closing down.

Then, a phone retailer announced it would open up in Sugarcreek Twp. this week. Round Room LLC, a retailer of Verizon Authorized Wireless, will open its newly relocated TCC store at 6252 Wilmington Pike in Sugarcreek Plaza. The store was formerly located nearby at 6212 Wilmington Pike. Here’s what to know about what the new stores offers.

The three hot stories of the week? Cabela’s, RadioShack, Starbucks:

1. Bass Pro Shops is even closer to buying Cabela’s. 

After several snags along the way, outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops could be one step closer to officially purchasing Cabela’s. Here’s what to know about all the complicated details of the acquisition.

2. A Facebook account claiming to be an Ohio RadioShack posted some vulgar things, and it went viral. 

A social media account claiming to represent a RadioShack store in Reynoldsburg, Ohio has posted vulgar messages about its closure. The store was named as one of several in the state that are scheduled to close in the coming months. Here’s what the posts said.

3. Starbucks launched its newest menu item — the Unicorn Frappuccino

The color-changing, flavor-changing drink will only be at Starbucks locations for a few days, according to the company’s website. The multi-colored drink has hints of sour and fruity flavors. The drink contains mango syrup, according to the Starbucks app. Here’s what our reporters thought about the frap.

Do you know about a new store opening in the region? Tell reporter Kara Driscoll about it. Email her at kara.driscoll@coxinc.com. 

INSIDE LOOK: $1.7M home with indoor pool for sale in Washington Twp.

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 9:53 AM

1658 W. Alex Bell Road
1658 W. Alex Bell Road

An Italian-inspired home on West Alex Bell Road is for sale for $1.7 million in Washington Twp.

The home, located at 1658 West Alex Bell Road, sites on more than seven acres of land — overlooking thickly wooded areas and Hole’s Creek. The architecture of the home features multiple arches, wide limestone columns, walls of windows and glass doors.

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The home offers 6,130 square feet of space with an indoor swimming pool, tennis court and a guest home with a private driveway. There are also 50 sconces around the home, including custom-made ones in the foyer. The kitchen also has a six-burner gas cooktop with double ovens under a counter and a custom-built wine rack. The side buffet counter offers a wet bar and upper display cabinets.

1658 W. Alex Bell Road(Staff Writer)

1658 W. Alex Bell Road(Staff Writer)

1658 W. Alex Bell Road(Staff Writer)

1658 W. Alex Bell Road(Staff Writer)
1658 W. Alex Bell Road(Staff Writer)

Price: $1,695,000

Directions: West on Alex Bell Road, left before Chartwell Drive

Highlights:About 6,130 sq. ft., 3-plus bedrooms, 3 full baths, gated estate, 7.6 acres, indoor pool, Italianate architecture, 1998 ranch, study, addition in 2003, multi-purpose room, 7 fireplaces, patio, screened porches, veranda, custom-designed lighting, attached 3-car garage, updated ranch guest house with 4-car garage

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Dozens of Joe's Crab Shack restaurants abruptly close

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 3:17 PM

Over 40 Joe's Crab Shack Locations Close Without Warning

Dozens of Joe’s Crab Shack locations across the United States abruptly closed without warning amidst its parent company’s bankruptcy proceedings.

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Calls to a location in Duluth, Georgia, went unanswered Thursday afternoon, and restaurant review site Yelp deemed it closed based on user feedback. The Gwinnett site is also not listed on the company’s website.

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The Duluth location was included in a list of the 41 locations that closed without advance warning to employees, originally reported by Consumerist. The list included restaurants in nearly 20 states, including Florida, Oklahoma and Texas.

Joe’s Crab Shack’s parent company, Ignite Restaurant Group, did not return a request for comment. Ignite filed for bankruptcy in June. Landry’s, Inc. won an auction this month to acquire Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern and Tap brands from Ignite for $57 million.

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk and WSBTV.com contributed to this report.

Moraine-based wholesaler celebrates growth, new office

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 3:43 PM

Besides Miamisburg’s 200,000-square-foot distribution center, seen here, Winsupply has similar centers in Middletown, Conn., Aurora, Colo. and in Prince George, Va. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF
Besides Miamisburg’s 200,000-square-foot distribution center, seen here, Winsupply has similar centers in Middletown, Conn., Aurora, Colo. and in Prince George, Va. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

Moraine-based Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has opened a new Winsupply company in Franklin, Tenn., its fifth new company of 2017.

Winsupply of Franklin will serve plumbing contractors in one of the fastest growing markets in the United States, and throughout greater Nashville, the company said Friday.

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The construction and industrial goods wholesaler operates on a unique business model, sharing risk and equity with partner companies — more than 580 of them — in 45 states.

The newly announced location has a new 3,000-square foot plumbing showroom, Winsupply said.

Local Winsupply companies meet the needs of local customers while the overall company provides local units with centralized support and goods.

Wright State gets grant for opioid addiction training

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 3:07 PM


            Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has been awarded a $499,095 grant toward the school’s primary care curriculum and a $80,000 supplemental grant for medically assisted treatment for opioid addiction.
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has been awarded a $499,095 grant toward the school’s primary care curriculum and a $80,000 supplemental grant for medically assisted treatment for opioid addiction.

An $80,000 federal grant will help train local phyisicians on medically assisted treatment of opioid addiction.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was awarded it to the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, along with a $499,095 grant toward the school’s primary care curriculum.

The one-year supplemental grant toward medically assisted addiction treatment will help Binder and an interdisciplinary team to develop elective coursework in opioid use disorder and medically assisted treatment.

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“In Ohio, unintentional drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death. In Montgomery and Greene counties, unintentional drug overdose rates increased by more than 100 percent since 2010,” said Dr. S. Bruce Binder, associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Boonshoft School of Medicine. Binder is the principal investigator of the supplemental grant.

“By expanding the number of trained physicians, nurses and physician assistants to provide medical assisted treatment, we can more effectively address the opioid epidemic in Montgomery and Greene counties in addition to the rural counties affiliated with the Wright State University-Lake Campus in Celina,” he said in a statment from Wright State.

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The interdisciplinary team working on the grant project includes faculty members from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and the Center for Interventions, Treatment, and Addictions Research in addition to the Wright State College of Nursing and Health, Wright State School of Professional Psychology and the Kettering College Physician Assistant Program.

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