Tiffin Academy of Hair Design

Personal services available in downtown Tiffin

 

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Meraki Salon and Barber

Looking to treat yourself or just need a quick trim? Check out these places around downtown Tiffin that will make sure you’re looking and feeling your best! Hours vary by location, and some require appointments.

Salons

Barber Shops

Massage Therapists

Tanning Salons

Cosmetics Store

All of this information and more can also be found on the Discover Tiffin! mobile app, available from Google Play or the iTunes App Store.

Downtown Tiffin businesses offer “Trick or Treat”

Downtown Trick or TreatA new Tiffin Halloween event, the 1st Annual Downtown Trick or Treat is slated for Friday, Oct. 30 from 3:30-5 p.m. More than 60 businesses, organizations and offices all over downtown Tiffin will be opening their doors to provide candy to children. Afterward, Tom Rodgers Flowers will have cider and donuts for adult trick or treaters from 5-6 p.m.

Organizer Yolanda Gonzales got the idea from a similar event in Owensboro, KY, where she used to live. “It was a win for the community, businesses got positive exposure, kids got candy, caretakers learned more about their community and it was daylight. I found myself entering business that I would not normally go into – it was a wonderful way to meet businesses in town – also meet the people who own the businesses and  people who work there,” she said. “So, I contacted Mr. Montz with the idea and he said it was a great idea – but he needed someone to coordinate it.  I volunteered.”

Gonzales was greeted with excitement and enthusiastic responses from downtown businesses and hopes to make this an annual event. “The owners of Cabin Creations said they used to do this downtown – but no one else remembers.  I hope this becomes a new tradition for Tiffin.”

The following organizations are scheduled to participate, as well as businesses displaying a flyer in the window during the event:

If you have a downtown business, organization or office and would like to join the fun, contact Yolanda Gonzales at yolanda.gonzales4@gmail.com.

This is only one of the many events taking place over the next two weeks. Other upcoming community Halloween events include:

Around the Town event welcomes back university students

around the townNearly 1,000 Heidelberg and Tiffin University students will have an opportunity to see what more than 60 Tiffin businesses and organizations are all about at a Welcome Back Students/Around the Town Event this Saturday, Aug. 22 from 3 – 5 p.m. on the courthouse green space.

Around the Town is one of the signature events of the Downtown Strategic Plan, and this is the first year that the event will be held downtown and combine both universities.

WTSC Seneca County Radio will be live broadcasting from the event, playing music and interviewing guests. Several restaurants will be providing free samples, shops and restaurants will hand out coupons and menus, non-profits will provide students with information about how to get involved in their organizations and students can check out local services.

SIEDC Downtown Development Specialist Bryce Riggs is a Heidelberg student the lead organizer of the event. “As a student and lifelong Tiffin resident, I am aware of the opportunities in the community, but the majority of new students don’t know what’s out there or where they can go. Tiffin has so much to offer! I would like other students to know what’s out there, so they can get involved in the local organizations and visit our restaurants and shops,” Riggs said.

Participating businesses and organizations:

Businesses open around the square:

Tiffin Academy of Hair Design approved for Façade Grant

More than $275,000 invested in downtown Tiffin through Façade Enhancement program

Hair AcademyTIFFIN, OHIO – July 7, 2015 – Today, the Architectural Board of Review approved a Façade Enhancement Grant for the Tiffin Academy of Hair Design at 104 East Market Street.

The project is the ninth Façade Enhancement Grant of 2015, bringing the total investment in downtown improvement to more than $275,000. Halfway through the year more than half of the yearly budget for the grant, more than $50,000, has been allocated. The academy will receive $3,750 to aid in their $7,500 project.

“We are excited to receive this grant and to give our building a new look. It is great to see the buildings downtown taken care of.” owner Therese Vogel said.

Improvements include repairing the existing trim on the front of the building and painting it with a new color scheme in keeping with historic colors. The existing railing on the balcony will be repaired and repainted black. The stucco at the front corner of the building will also be repaired.

Mayor Aaron Montz is excited about the impact of the Façade Enhancement Grant on downtown improvements. “The program has been in place for less than a year and it is already making a noticeable difference in the atmosphere downtown. It is amazing to see how many building owners are taking the opportunity to invest in downtown Tiffin.”

The building at 104 East Market is known as the “Smith Block” and was constructed in 1895 by local contractor Frank Morcher for the owners William and Laura (Bloom) Smith. There was a twin building next door with exactly the same stone facade but it was torn down to create a parking lot.

About SIEDC

Started in 1983, the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, which consistently ranks among the top communities nationally for economic development. Learn more about the great things going on at the company’s blog at www.senecasuccess.com.

Building history courtesy of local historian John Huss.