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Design company sells Centerville property

A design and stationery company has sold its retail space at 60 N. Main St. in Centerville.

The Envelope, a small shop owned by Annie Bowers, has closed its retail location but will continue offering services. Bowers said she has owned the business for nearly 12 years, and it has evolved in recent years.

The design aspects of her work has become more popular, and she said she will focus on that. Bowers is currently building a new home studio in Oakwood, and will offer consultations by appointment only for clients interested in products like wedding invitations, graduation announcements, personalized gifts and stationery.

The property at 60 N. Main St. was sold in late January for $290,000. Bowers said it’s possible that a home decor boutique will open in the space.

ECONOMY

Amazon to add 2,700 jobs at Cincinnati airport

Online retail giant Amazon will add an air cargo hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, according to a report from our news partner WCPO.

Amazon plans to invest more than $1 billion into the new hub, and plans to employ 2,700 people at the airport. Earlier today, the airport announced Frontier was adding three new, nonstop flights from the Cincinnati airport.

Amazon announced earlier this month that it plans to create more than 100,000 new positions by 2018. The company already employs 180,000 people.

Amazon does have a presence in Ohio, with a distribution center in central area of state. Back in July, the company announced it was hiring to fill thousands of jobs at its Etna Fulfillment Center. The company also has a brick-and-mortar store near the University of Cincinnati.

In October, the company said it was looking to hire 120,000 seasonal employees for the holiday season.

RESTAURANTS

Pizza chain with local presence adds another Ohio location

Happy’s Pizza, which launched its product in Dayton, will open a new location in Toledo in the next month.

The new restaurant will be located at 513 Door St. near Collingwood Boulevard in Toledo. This is the 14th location in Ohio.

The restaurant serves ribs, chicken, wings, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, salads, desserts and beverages. There are options for carry-out or delivery services.

Happy’s has locations in Cincinnati and Dayton. Happy’s opened its first Dayton location in December 2015 at 2804 Salem Ave.

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