Shopping in Monroe

Merle Norman – Up to 50% Off Jewelry and Slippers

Springboro

$20 $10

Skincare studio houses a selection of accessories such as fuzzy Snoozies slippers and Bauble LuLu jewelry

Half Off Apparel at Ramone's Chic Boutique

Symmes

$40 $20

No two dresses are alike at this boutique stocked with new and gently used items, most of which boast brand names

$10 for Fishing Gear at On The Way Bait & Tackle

West Price Hill

$20 $10

Tackle and live bait such as night crawlers, red wigglers, leeches, minnows, meal worms, and crickets; frozen Skip Jack and Shad

Up to 51% Off Bike Equipment and Services

Madeira

$40 $20

Wide selection of gear to improve rides; full tune-up includes adjustments, cleaning, and lubing

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

Central Business District

$149 $24.99

Show off your knowledge of the stacking-bracelets trend by adorning your wrist with a set of three fashionable bracelets

Up to 55% Off Custom Ornament or Jewelry

Montgomery

$19 $9

Metal ornaments and jewelry are stamped by customers with a personalized message

Half Off Art Supplies

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Art-materials store stocks artist workspaces with acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints, canvases, and graphite pencils

The Body Shop – $15 for Skincare and Body Products

Kenwood Towne Center

$30 $15

Luxurious bath and body products, skincare, cruelty free make-up and more made with ingredients from 25 international fair-trade suppliers

50% Off Bouquet Package or Flowers

Grafton Hill

$80 $40

Impress your loved one with an elegant bouquet and a bottle of moscato to share plus wineglasses or choose your own arrangement

40% Off from Tri College Bookstore

Kettering

$100 $60

Students get the textbooks they need for their courses at Wright State University, Sinclair Community College, or the University of Dayton

Half Off Fireworks

Wilder

$50 $25

Fireworks include artillery shells, fountains, 500-gram cakes, and Chinese lanterns

55% Off Mattresses

Erlanger

$100 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

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15 American Way
Monroe,
OH
US

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.

3385 Princeton Rd
Hamilton,
OH
US

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.

710 South Breiel Boulevard
Middletown,
OH
US

BlastZone Paintball's 20 acres of outdoor playfields incorporate the area's dense trees and open fields. Across six wooded courses, fallen branches, trails, and leaves set the stage for stealthy play, and a speedball field fosters quicker games. As colorful barrages fly, BlastZone's safety equipment absorbs the shots and protects the body from welts or hail damage. Away from the paint-covered battlefield, certified techs man an on-site gear shop. A free-to-use grill cooks up visitors' brought-from-home eats, which they can nibble at a covered picnic area.

8762 Thomas Rd
Middletown,
OH
US

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.

4101 U.S. 52
New Trenton,
IN
US

Train hobbyist Don Oeters founded EnterTRAINment Junction in 2008 to showcase railroading in an educational and amusing way. Two years later, his 80,000-square-foot facility was voted Ohio's Best Family Entertainment Center of 2010.

At the centerpiece, a 25,000-square-foot indoor model train display dazzles visitors with 90 G-scale trains and 2 miles of track winding through handcrafted landscapes, including an 11-foot waterfall, thousands of trees, and scenes documenting railroad's early, middle, and modern periods. Each train car is the size of a loaf of bread, making it easier for groups to see it or break it into communal pieces, and Oeters and his staff continually tweak the locomotive's surroundings by adding seasonal touches and installing minor or major updates. Historical train artifacts, educational videos, and interactive exhibits await amblers in the railroad museum, and the Imagination Junction kids' area entertains youngsters with train-themed play structures, hand-cranked and electronic locomotive rides, and a section dedicated to Thomas the Tank Engine, the first train to successfully learn sign language.

7379 Squire Ct
West Chester,
OH
US