In 1939, James Clark bought Belmont Pharmacy, where he had worked as store pharmacist. His son, James Clark Jr., followed him into the business, and eventually the enthusiastic, dedicated family began opening additional branches. Today, a third-generation Clark, Tim, oversees the operation of the eight locations.
Each location mingles old-fashioned corner-store friendliness with modern health-care tools. Medical equipment, such as lift chairs and canes, ease home life, as do prescription medications that can be delivered by a friendly staff member. The Huber Heights location also has a compounding pharmacy, in which highly trained workers customize prescriptions to individual needs, combining multiple medications into a single dosage, adding kid-friendly flavors, or carving each pill into the shape of a white blood cell.
Sacksteder's Interiors brings 20 years of experience and two locations to aid you in the endless struggle to maintain a pleasant living space. Sacksteder's eclectic selection is constantly rotating so finding the right puzzle piece that completes a room is easy, no matter if you're aiming for a traditional, transitional, or European look. Offering a comprehensive selection of accessories, the knowledgeable staff will aid you in finding that perfect something that will perfectly accent the individuality of each room of the house. Accessorize your walls with clocks ($25–$200) and frames ($15¬–$40), or arrive at a picky-homeowner's housewarming with the perfect wine stoppers ($10–$35) or candlesticks ($25–$50 per stick). Adorn the harder-to-furnish large home with sizable pieces of art and substantially sized furniture. Reanimate the cobwebby corners of your home with a customized floral arrangement.
At Direct Tools Factory Outlet, power tools, outdoor equipment, and floor-care products flaunt the titles of major manufacturers such as Ryobi, Homelite, and Hoover. Patrons can peruse the emporium's towering displays for discounted, reconditioned items, such as a Ryobi One+ right-angle drill ($55.99). Customers can liberate rugs from the remnants of a balding Chia pet with a Dirt Devil pet hand vac ($39.99), or employ the rotating blades of a reconditioned electric saw ($44.99) to effortlessly cut wood for a tree house. Products at Directory Tools Factory Outlet carry a minimum one-year warranty, and knowledgeable staffers are available to answer questions and guide customers through the inventory like a Sherpa guiding lost travelers through the plotlines of M.A.S.H.
Craig and Laura Decker seem to have a difficult time making up their minds. They also seem to have a knack for turning this indecisiveness into an advantage at every turn. When it came to opening their new business, for example, they briefly wondered whether it should feature a wine shop, a wine bar, or a gourmet bistro. Their solution? All three.
This spirit of inclusivity pervades W.G. Kitchen & Bar, a Wine Guy company, where the Deckers pair seasonal wine varietals with globally inspired cuisine. Rather than choose between European elegance and New-American pizzazz, they settled on a compromise they describe as “Old World chic.” This label suits a menu that features small plates of housemade meatballs and bruschetta alongside assorted cheeses from around the world. The focus on small plates is in keeping with the Deckers’ have-it-all mentality and gives diners the option to sample several dishes without having to barter with adjacent tables.
“There’s something for everybody here and if there isn’t, we’ll make it.”
With Lisa Little's approach to DIY art, as she tells Middletown Journal, no one gets left out at one of her pottery-painting parties. Visitors to The Splattered Platter are treated to Lisa's diverse ceramic collection, which includes more than 500 decorative and functional pieces—including bowls, plates, and figurines—with each matte-white porcelain surface awaiting decoration.
The decorating tools are all-inclusive as well. Crayons accommodate younger hands, and paintbrushes on canvases suit the finer motor skills of older artists. These seasoned crafters can also drop in for Lisa's in-depth project classes, which tackle trickier subjects, such as topping a wrought-iron table in mosaic or knitting leg warmers for a millipede.
Balloons Galore & Gifts boasts an array of gift items, gourmet foods, and colorful balloon bouquets fit for commemorating any occasion. The You’re Still the One singing balloon expresses undying love ($14.99), and themed gift baskets such as the Ohio Proud basket ($52.99) or chocolate rose basket ($25.99) serve as a tasty alternative to flowers. Along with a variety of balloon basket options, the 3-foot hot air balloon basket is filled with chocolate chip cookies and truffles, floats for up to three months, and gives bored action figures the chance to experience the sensation of parachuting. Customized gift baskets are available upon request.