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New shoe store to open at The Greene

A new women’s shoe store is set to open at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek.

JaeLuxe Shoetique has started renovating its 1,500-square-feet retail space on Magnolia Lane next to the Pandora store. Owner April Polk said there is no definite opening date, but she expects the store to be open before mid-June.

The store sells high fashion wear, handbags, accessories, club wear and designer shoes. JaeLuxe has already been in business through its website for about three years. Customers will be able to order items online and pick them up at the store. The owner said she was excited to get the space ready at The Greene.


New Hilton hotel proposed in Beavercreek

A Tru by Hilton hotel has been proposed on a property on the south side of Colonel Glenn Highway. Maani Beavercreek LLC has requested approval from the Beavercreek Planning Commission to construct a 109-room, 49,400-square-foot hotel on 2.4 acres east of Zink Road and Colonel Glenn Highway, according to city documents.

The Tru by Hilyon hotels are “vibrant, affordable and young at heart,” according to Hilton. The hotels typically include lounge spaces, free wireless printing, modern rooms with natural light, free wifi, markets with single-serve beer and wine and fitness centers.

The hotel would be situated across from Meijer and Discount Tire. During a planning meeting, the developer discussed the proposed site plan, parking requirements and other aspects of the project. The staff recommended approval of the case.


Friends Office to move to Moraine

A Findlay, Ohio-based office supplies retailer will occupy the former Staple’s store in Moraine, consolidating a Salem Avenue store into that location, Moraine’s economic developer said Monday.

On Friday, the $950,000 sale of a former Staples store at 1927 W. Dorothy Lane was recorded in Montgomery County. Cole St. Moraine Ohio LLC sold the building on 2.44 acres to Schroeder Commercial Properties LLC, county records indicated.

Mike Davis, Moraine development director, said Friends Office will locate there and acquire the building, a transaction he said was months in the making. He expects 15 to 20 employees to be hired there.

Ken Schroeder is the president and chief executive of Friends Office. The company was founded 1991 by Schroeder and Dale Alt.

He said the company bought the former Salem Office Products store at 4604 Salem Ave. Friends Office also has locations in Avon, Worthington, Kent, Hermitage, Pa., according to its web site. THOMAS GNAU

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