The update | Empty Mall gets its first store in 20 years; Dana School of Music Lecture – Business Journal Daily

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s Bites and Bites of History lunch program at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., will present “The Journey to Excellence: The Dana School of Music” at noon on Thursday, June 16. . Cassie Nespor, curator of the Melnick Medical Museum at Youngstown State University, will present the program.

William Dana started his school of music in 1869 to provide the kind of rigorous study he believed to be
necessary for professional musicians.

This presentation will use historic photographs, programs and audio recordings.

Opening of a store at Cascade Galleria

NEW CASTLE, PA — The Cascade Galleria, formerly Towne Mall, downtown, will welcome its first new occupant in nearly two decades on Saturday when Bones ‘n’ Stones opens. The store is a joint venture between Pawsitively Natural Puppy Treats and Kat’s Treasure Tree.

Pawsitively Natural Puppy Treats was launched a year ago when New Castle resident and owner JoAnna Stoner discovered her dog had chicken allergies and after hours of research she discovered how to use natural ingredients to create her own recipes and treats for dogs.

The mall has been empty for many years but is attempting a revitalization.

After the success of Hometown Markets and other temporary mall sales events hosted by local event producer Jeff Feola, Stoner realized there was enough demand to open the store. She hopes this will encourage more entrepreneurs to take the necessary steps to realize their visions. “I was really encouraged by the crowds and the enthusiasm at the market events and hope that my business will be the first of many to come to the Galleria,” she says.

During the hometown markets, Stoner met Katrina Durant, owner of Kat’s Treasure Tree, a gift shop specializing in everything from candles to crystals. Durant combines his love for nature and art by creating specialty products and jewelry and using them as a catalyst for healing.

Together, the two women decided to co-locate their complementary businesses in the Galleria.

“It’s encouraging to see the Galleria beginning to reclaim some of its past glory with these new creative businesses finding a home here,” said Feola, who is also vice president of Citywide Development Corp.

The grand opening on Saturday will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will include a reception and several vendors offering handmade items.

Bones ‘n’ Stones will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information on renting space in the mall, contact Mark Hutton at [email protected].

The mall offers summer programs for children

NILES, Ohio – Eastwood Mall offers a series of fun and educational summer programs. All are free and take place in the mall’s central courtyard.

Visit for more information. Here is the program :

  • Tuesday for Toddlers (second Tuesday of each month), 11 a.m. Children ages 2-5 can enjoy crafts, snacks and story time.
  • Thursdays: The summer of the Medici Art Museum for children aged 7, teaching the basic principles of art, with an emphasis on the history of art and a culture. This program will run until July 7 from 1 to 2 p.m. Space is limited and parents are encouraged to register online at:
  • Camp Marshmallow, June 28 to July 26. Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., children ages 5 and up will discover the great outdoors through activities, guest speakers and interactive programs. Each week will have a new theme.

Pictured above: Shoppers crowded the Cascade Galleria for a pop-up Christmas market. The long-empty shopping center in downtown New Castle will have a new tenant on Saturday.

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Angela C. Hale