The nearby city of Ontario, a regular destination for many Galionites, is set to welcome a vibrant mix of new and relocated businesses this spring and summer, bringing fresh energy and a diverse array of services to the community. From aquatic enthusiasts to foodies and healthcare services, the upcoming establishments promise to enrich the local landscape, offering residents and visitors alike novel experiences and essential services.

A Splash of Diversity at Richland Mall

Richland Mall is about to get a little more exotic with the opening of Stumps Aquatics and Exotics. Nestled next to JJ Nails at 2210 Richland Mall C32, this specialty store is dedicated to bringing the best-kept and highest quality animals to the market. Whether you’re an avid aquarist or looking for a unique pet, Stumps Aquatics and Exotics is set to become your go-to destination for all things rare and beautiful in the animal kingdom.

Culinary Delights on the Horizon

Food enthusiasts have much to look forward to with the opening of Culver’s on April 15 across from Meijer. Famous for its ButterBurger hamburgers and decadent frozen custard, Culver’s is poised to become a new favorite among local residents craving comfort food with a twist. Additionally, an Italian-themed restaurant is slated to open this summer at the former site of Papa Gondola’s restaurant on Ohio 309, promising a culinary journey to Italy right in the heart of Ontario.

Celebrations and Self-Care

The former Oswalt Furniture building at 557 Home Road is being transformed into Loft and Rails, a new event center that promises to be the perfect backdrop for celebrations and gatherings. Meanwhile, Bath and Body Works is relocating from the Richland Mall to a new home at 2293 Walker Road within the Ontario Towne Center, ensuring that residents can continue to indulge in their favorite self-care and fragrance products.

Expanding Services: Internet Café and Akron Children’s Hospital

The digital divide is set to narrow with the opening of an Internet Café at 2250 Stumbo Road, offering a cozy spot for online browsing, work, or study. Additionally, Akron Children’s Hospital has acquired the Pediatric Consultant office at 896 N. Lexington-Springmill Road, ensuring that the youngest members of the Ontario community have access to top-notch healthcare services.

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