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With spring upon us, I thought it was time to feature another story about a business in Hartville. I ended up with three! There is so much to see and do in this beautiful town, it’s hard not to write about all of them!

My first stop was on South Prospect Avenue, which is considered downtown Hartville, the original heart of town. Modern Vintage opened in November 2012 and has been well-received by locals and visitors alike. This shop is a unique, upscale version of the newest trend – repurposed home furnishings. With items displayed by six local women, the vast variety of home goods is amazing. Glassware, pottery, jewelry, homemade soap, signs, antiques and furniture fill this deceptively huge retail store. Each girl works one day a week, allowing them to spend the rest of the week treasure hunting and repurposing their finds. Pictured are just a few items on display. For more photos, go to their website TRWModernVintage.wordpress.com or check them out on Instagram or Facebook. Modern Vintage is open Monday – Saturday 10-6. For more info, call 330-256-6790.

My next stop was the newest addition to Hartville, The Eclectic Rose. Owned and operated by Rose Banner, this fascinating store has something for everyone. Rose was the proprietor of Twice is Nice Consignment Shop for 16 years. “When I sold my business in January, I thought I was done with retail. You just never know what lies ahead,” said Rose during our interview. Rose also has repurposed items, but has expanded her experience in apparel to offer Bohemian Gypsy type clothing as well as distressed shirts and dresses. Jewelry, purses, glassware and furniture are just a part of what Rose calls “Friends with Treasures”. One such friend is described as the Tattoo Painter. She takes actual tattoos seen on friends and/or strangers and replicates them on pieces of furniture such as end tables and dressers. Pictured are a few items on display. The Eclectic Rose is located in the former Arabica Coffee house in the back. (619 & Market St. Open Monday, Friday and Saturday 11-6. Don’t miss this store during your trip to Hartville.

A trip to Hartville is never complete without visiting the Hartville Market Place. One of my favorite stops is Gourmet Marketplace. Celebrating over four years in the market place, owner Linda Eizenberg has something to offer for all pasta lovers. Linda offers many unique combinations of flavors to create her pasta, such as Basil or Rosemary Garlic Fettuccini, Lemon Poppyseed Pappardelle, or Spicy Thai Linguine to name a few. Complete with 11 varieties of Gluten-Free pastas, she also offers Gluten-free personal fresh frozen pizzas. Made in nearby Ellet, these pizzas are considered to be “America’s Healthiest Pizza”. What would pasta be without sauces and/or oils! From Chunky Tuscan Vegetable to Fire Roasted Portobello or Fresh Herb Marina (my personal favorite), you’ll be sure to find your favorite as well. Linda describes all of her products as “clean” – no preservatives or sugar.
For full descriptions of all products offered, go to www.gourmetmarketpasta.com.

Gourmet Marketplace is open Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 – 5:00. For more information call 216-316-9409.