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Eric Schwartzberg

Eric covers business and housing for the Journal-News. Since being hired by Cox Media Group Ohio in 2005, he has reported on local government, crime, business, education, politics and entertainment in Butler and Warren counties.  Eric earned a bachelor's of science in journalism from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. He is married with three children.

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Hamilton store that recently expanded is shutting down Saturday
 Serendipity on Main will close its doors for the final time on Saturday. “It’s time to retire so we’re moving on to other pastures,” the business posted to Facebook. “Thanks for all the support we’ve received from Hamilton and the surrounding area!” Serendipity’s nearly two-year run on...

Posted: 16 hours ago

Serendipity on Main will close its doors for the final time on Saturday. “It’s time to retire so we’re moving on to other pastures,” the business posted to Facebook. “Thanks for all the support we’ve received from Hamilton and the surrounding area!” Serendipity’s nearly two-year run on...
Liberty Center steakhouse reopens after six-month closure
 Rodizio Grill reopened its Liberty Center location Monday. The restaurant is now under franchise ownership of George Chaposky, who has been operating Rodizio Grill in Columbus for nearly six years. Located at 7630 Gibson St. inside the mega retail and dining destination Liberty Center, the restaurant in October said it was closing for renovations...

Posted: 18 hours ago

Rodizio Grill reopened its Liberty Center location Monday. The restaurant is now under franchise ownership of George Chaposky, who has been operating Rodizio Grill in Columbus for nearly six years. Located at 7630 Gibson St. inside the mega retail and dining destination Liberty Center, the restaurant in October said it was closing for renovations...
Butler County, Cincinnati shops offer deals for Record Store Day
 Record Store Day is Saturday and a number of local stores, two of them in Butler County, have special deals planned to celebrate the occasion. Here’s a look at five Butler County and Cincinnati stores where you can, as vinyl advocates Pearl Jam put it, “Spin the Black Circle.” MORE: Nostalgia for vinyl? Hamilton store&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

Record Store Day is Saturday and a number of local stores, two of them in Butler County, have special deals planned to celebrate the occasion. Here’s a look at five Butler County and Cincinnati stores where you can, as vinyl advocates Pearl Jam put it, “Spin the Black Circle.” MORE: Nostalgia for vinyl? Hamilton store&rsquo...
Jungle Jim’s to unveil new attraction: It’s top secret, but here are a few clues
 Jungle Jim’s International Market will unveil a “sweet” new something on Saturday — but the surprise is staying under under wraps until then.  The secret-for-now item will become part of the store’s permanent decor on Saturday, which also happens to be National Jelly Bean Day.  Here’s what the...

Posted: 2 days ago

Jungle Jim’s International Market will unveil a “sweet” new something on Saturday — but the surprise is staying under under wraps until then.  The secret-for-now item will become part of the store’s permanent decor on Saturday, which also happens to be National Jelly Bean Day.  Here’s what the...
Grocery chain to remodel Hamilton, Middletown stores
 No-frills grocer ALDI is working to remodel its area locations with changes it says will give shoppers a smarter, faster and easier shopping experience. Fresh off the expansion, remodeling and reopening of its West Chester Twp. location, ALDI is now doing the same to its Hamilton location, which opened at 1431 Main St. in 1995 and was last...

Posted: 2 days ago

No-frills grocer ALDI is working to remodel its area locations with changes it says will give shoppers a smarter, faster and easier shopping experience. Fresh off the expansion, remodeling and reopening of its West Chester Twp. location, ALDI is now doing the same to its Hamilton location, which opened at 1431 Main St. in 1995 and was last...
Kate Spade store to open at Cincinnati Premium Outlets in Monroe
 Cincinnati Premium Outlets is getting a Kate Spade store. The new store will open this summer among the outlet mall’s roster of nearly 100 stores. MORE: Elder-Beerman likely going out of business without bid from buyer “People have been clamoring for a Kate Spade at Cincinnati Premium Outlets for years, and now we are excited...

Posted: 3 days ago

Cincinnati Premium Outlets is getting a Kate Spade store. The new store will open this summer among the outlet mall’s roster of nearly 100 stores. MORE: Elder-Beerman likely going out of business without bid from buyer “People have been clamoring for a Kate Spade at Cincinnati Premium Outlets for years, and now we are excited...
Developers: Deerfield Twp. will be home to the next Hyde Park Square
 A $140 million mixed-use development coming to Deerfield Twp. will have the “experiential qualities” to combat e-commerce’s growing retail dominance and other mixed-use communities in the area, officials with the project said. The District at Deerfield is billed as a dining, shopping and entertainment destination with &ldquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

A $140 million mixed-use development coming to Deerfield Twp. will have the “experiential qualities” to combat e-commerce’s growing retail dominance and other mixed-use communities in the area, officials with the project said. The District at Deerfield is billed as a dining, shopping and entertainment destination with &ldquo...
Chicken chain opens first Southwest Ohio restaurant in Butler County
 Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers recently opened at 6775 Dixie Highway in Fairfield. The restaurant is part of Fairfield’s Stockton Station, a $2 million, 8,919-square-foot multi-tenant retail center between the Spinning Fork and a new Starbucks that also includes Rapid Fired Pizza. Owner/operator Patrick Harder said the new location...

Posted: 4 days ago

Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers recently opened at 6775 Dixie Highway in Fairfield. The restaurant is part of Fairfield’s Stockton Station, a $2 million, 8,919-square-foot multi-tenant retail center between the Spinning Fork and a new Starbucks that also includes Rapid Fired Pizza. Owner/operator Patrick Harder said the new location...
New health care center to open in Hamilton by next spring
 A new medical office building is expected to boost access to health care in Hamilton and create jobs in the city. Kettering Health Network on Monday launched construction of Hamilton Health Center on Main, 1391 W. Main St. The 16,000-square-foot health center will cost approximately $6 million and will offer outpatient services to meet the...

Posted: 3 days ago

A new medical office building is expected to boost access to health care in Hamilton and create jobs in the city. Kettering Health Network on Monday launched construction of Hamilton Health Center on Main, 1391 W. Main St. The 16,000-square-foot health center will cost approximately $6 million and will offer outpatient services to meet the...
Butler County restaurants where you can get Cincinnati Restaurant Week deals
 Several of the restaurants featured as part of Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week, which starts today, are located in Butler  and Warren counties. The week (April 16-22) features select regional restaurants offering three-course meals at significantly lowered prices. Here’s where you can find Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week...

Posted: 4 days ago

Several of the restaurants featured as part of Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week, which starts today, are located in Butler  and Warren counties. The week (April 16-22) features select regional restaurants offering three-course meals at significantly lowered prices. Here’s where you can find Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week...
ALDI reopens Butler County store TODAY
 ALDI is reopening another of its Cincinnati-area locations today, April 16, with changes it says will give shoppers a smarter, faster and easier shopping experience. Revamping the store at 7910 Tylersville Square Drive in West Chester Twp. is a continuation of the $14 million investment ALDI is making to remodel 11 stores in Cincinnati and...

Posted: 4 days ago

ALDI is reopening another of its Cincinnati-area locations today, April 16, with changes it says will give shoppers a smarter, faster and easier shopping experience. Revamping the store at 7910 Tylersville Square Drive in West Chester Twp. is a continuation of the $14 million investment ALDI is making to remodel 11 stores in Cincinnati and...