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Heartland Bank chooses Whitehall for new HQ

Heartland Bank chooses Whitehall: The City of Whitehall announced at its State of the City Address Wednesday evening that Heartland Bank has chosen Whitehall for its new, expanded corporate headquarters.

Heartland’s plans include a two-story, 60,000-square-foot building located along North Hamilton Road at the gateway of Whitehall’s Community Park. The company has chosen the national architectural firm Moody Nolan for the project.

The corporate center, which will also feature Heartland’s 15th central Ohio branch office, will be positioned on a six-acre site that has served as the Whitehall Parks Maintenance Complex.

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Kroger Eyes Whitehall Site

Kroger Eyes Whitehall Site: Kroger Co. wants to move its Whitehall supermarket across Broad Street to the site of a former Big Bear, with financial assistance from the city.

The Cincinnati-based grocer would close its 65,000-square-foot store at 3675 E. Broad St. and open a 105,000-square-foot location on the west end of the Town and Country Shopping Center.

The former Big Bear and other nearby vacant storefronts – 150,000 square feet in all – would be demolished, said Zach Woodruff, director for the Whitehall Public Service/Building Department.

Kroger Eyes Whitehall Site

“It certainly has historical significance to Whitehall,” Woodruff said of the strip center at 3662-3712 E. Broad St. “(And) as the front door to our Broad Street gateway, that location has significance to us from a development standpoint.”

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Construction begins on New Industrial Building

 

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Construction begins on a new 140,000-square-foot industrial building on the corner of Hamilton Road and Poth Road. The first tenant on the Taggart Co. led project has been identified as an auto parts distributor that will bring 40 jobs to the City of Whitehall. The project is part of a three phase plan for the property which includes two additional industrial structures.


Craft beer: Childhood friends creating a brewery

Craft beer comes to Whitehall: In the cramped office in a Whitehall industrial park, the aspirations of Anthony McKeivier and Tony Hill are stacked in a pyramid atop a wooden desk.

Cardboard six-pack bottle totes rise to the ceiling: Columbus Brewing, Fat Head’s Brewery, SweetWater Brewing, Founders Brewing, Great Divide Brewing, Victory Brewing.

“That’s research and development,” McKeivier said.

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