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Brent Wesley, owner of Akron Honey Company, caring for his bees.

Akron Honey Company: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-08-16

1045 Jefferson Ave (beehives) 106 N Main St (skin care production space)
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor December 8, 2016

Akron has an abundance of unique small businesses and one of those that I just discovered is Akron Honey Company. Owner and beekeeper Brent Wesley calls his company “The Sweet Spot of Akron, Ohio.”...

NOTO North is located across from Luigis Italian Restaurant.

NOTO North & NOTO South: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-06-16

106 North Main Street & 76 South Main Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor December 5, 2016

I found your retail therapy fix for finals week. NOTO North and NOTO South – two unique boutiques in Akron – are sure to give your mind a short break with some relaxing shopping. NOTO North features...

Time Traveler Records is your one stop destination for new and used vinyl and CDs.

Time Traveler Records: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-01-16

118 W. Market Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 30, 2016

Time Traveler Records is by far my favorite record store in Akron and it’s just about 10 minutes away from campus. You should shop at local businesses in order to give back to the community members that...

Uncorked Wine Bar: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-29-16

22 High Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 29, 2016

Want to taste some quality wines while viewing quality art exhibits? This wine bar, art gallery and music venue needs to be your next location for date night and girl’s night. This elegant wine bar is...

Pick up a festive pie or cake during Sweet Marys Bakerys extended Thanksgiving hours.

Sweet Mary’s Bakery: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-22-16

76 E. Mill Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 21, 2016

  I know you’ll be binge eating yourself to oblivion on Thanksgiving, so why not stop by Sweet Mary’s Bakery for a festive pie and add just a few more calories. Baker Mary Hospodarsky has...

Rubber City Comics: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-17-16

74 E. Mill Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 16, 2016

Are you a self-proclaimed comic book nerd? Stop by Rubber City Comics (RCC) in downtown Akron to expand your collection. You deserve to treat yourself because it’s almost finals week. The comic book...

Stray Dog Cafe & Cart: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-15-16

Stray Dog Cafe & Cart: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-15-16

75 S. Main Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 14, 2016

Imagine you’re studying at the Akron Public Library downtown and your stomach lets out a deep rumble. You have so much work to get done that your growling stomach is an inconvenience. You need something...

Enter BLU Jazz + by entering the alley to the right of the sign. The entrance is on top of a small parking lot across from Ely Road Boutique and near Musica.

BLU Jazz +: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-10-16

47 E Market Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 9, 2016

Think of BLU Jazz + as a fancier version of your usual club hangout with your crew. This club is located in downtown Akron, so it is quite accessible for UA students. BLU Jazz + is known for its quality...

The Lockview entrance featuring the Akron skyline.

The Lockview: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-08-16

207 S Main Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 7, 2016

Channel your inner kid with a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich and a side of Goldfish, but feel grown up with a full menu of wine and beer at The Lockview. It sounds too good to be true, but I promise...

Owner Suzie Pruitt holder her corgi Huey at Ely Road Boutique.

Ely Road Boutique: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-01-16

20 Maiden Lane
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 3, 2016

Come to Ely Road Boutique for unique and fashionable pieces and an adorable corgi named Huey. This local boutique is new to downtown Akron. Owner Suzie Pruitt opened the boutique in January, 2016....

The Steam Trunk, Highland Squares mens boutique, has antiques, clothing, cigars, and manly candles.

The Steam Trunk: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-03-16

16 S Highland Ave
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 2, 2016

Men, this Hidden Gem is for you. And don’t bash it because it’s considered a “boutique.” This shop has some of the most manly accessories and housewear you’ll find. The first thing I noticed...

There are a variety of pastry options at Artisan Coffee Shop

Artisan Coffee Shop: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-27-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 26, 2016

Coffee is an essential part of the college life for many students, so it only seems appropriate to share with you a coffee shop with a cozy atmosphere. I want to expand your coffee horizons with a coffee...

One of the Firestone Metro Park locations in Akron.

Summit Metro Parks: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-20-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 19, 2016

Imagine the crunching of dead leaves under your feet and breathing in the smells of the woods surrounding you. Fall hiking is a great way to relax and, in Akron, there is so much beautiful scenery. If...

If you find nothing else interesting here, promise you’ll take a selfie with the creature.

The Bomb Shelter: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-18-16

923 Bank Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 17, 2016

 Visit The Bomb Shelter for unique finds that will make your dorm room or apartment the only place where your friends will want to hang out. A statement on thebombshelterstore.com summed it up perfectly:...

My cone of Pavs recent Pikachu flavor. Its cake batter ice cream with crushed Kit Kat bars.

Pav’s Creamery: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-13-16

3769 Manchester Road
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 12, 2016

As I’m sure you gathered from my first Hidden Gem of the semester, Chill Artisan Ice Cream, I  consume too much ice cream. I worked at an ice cream parlor for about five-and-a-half years, which has...

The third floor of Kolbe Hall needs to be your new study spot.

Third floor of Kolbe Hall: Hidden Gem of (U)Akron 10-11-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 10, 2016

With midterms and exams in full swing, students can be found cramming in every campus building. I’m sharing one of my favorite spots with you. For the past few semesters, all of my classes have been...

The Eye Opener & Arnie’s Public House: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-06-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 5, 2016

If an omelette with gooey cheese and a Bloody Mary for breakfast is your thing, The Eye Opener is your spot. It has a variety of breakfast classics: omelettes, pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, gourmet...

A glimpse at some of the merchandise at Rubber City Clothing.

Rubber City Clothing: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-04-16

18 N. High Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 3, 2016

While it may be more well known than some of my previous Hidden Gems, Rubber City Clothing should be a go-to for any Akronite, native or new, who needs some Akron-proud gear in their wardrobe. For those...

Photo courtesy of oneofakindpets.com

One of a Kind Pet Rescue: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-29-16

1929 W. Market St
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor September 28, 2016

I encourage everyone to adopt from this shelter. It’s a non-profit organization that is funded by donations. From its website, oneofakindpets.com, this is its mission statement: “One of a Kind Pet...

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The Bookseller: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-27-16

39 Westgate Circle, Westgate Shopping Center
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor September 26, 2016

I was driving down the road behind Swensons Drive-In the other day and I saw this shop, The Bookseller, out of the corner of my eye. I quickly pulled into the parking lot because I knew it would be perfect...

Akron Glass Works: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-15-16

421 Spicer Street
By Michelle DeShon , Opinion Editor September 15, 2016

Akron Glass Works has been providing Akronites with a hands-on glassblowing experience for 10 years and is currently the only glassblowing studio and gallery in Akron. It was previously located across...

Entrance of Don Drumm Studios & Gallery.

Don Drumm Studios & Gallery: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-13-16

437 Crouse Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor September 12, 2016

Today’s Hidden Gem of Akron, Don Drumm Studios & Gallery, is within walking distance of campus - so there’s no excuse for not checking it out. Why not absorb some art during a break between classes?...

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