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New commercial center opening downtown

A building in Tiffin’s Historic Downtown is undergoing a cosmetic renovation to provide opportunities for unique micro-retail and office spaces, according to a news release from Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership.

Releve Barre Studio has been announced as the first business in “131 Arcade,” 131 S. Washington St., the release said, and by spring it is expected to be joined by a juice and smoothie bar with fresh-squeezed juices, fresh salads, wraps and other healthy options.

Owner Eduardo Hernando has been working with a group of four students, Katie Vogel, Jeffrey Baker, Tyler Barker and Joell Williams, from Heidelberg and Tiffin universities through a student entrepreneurship development program developing the new juice bar as a business development project, the release said.

Another new business in “131 Arcade” is a shared workspace. It is available for a monthly membership fee for people wanting a professional space to do business. With a modern, industrial design, the space is to have workstations for people to use their own laptops as well as a lounge area with chairs and sofas.

“I think it’s a big need in the area,” Hernando said in the release. “I believe in Tiffin and its future, and I’m excited to be able to invest in this thriving community.”

“I’m pleased to see Eduardo and the Hernando Group’s continued interest in Tiffin. I hope they continue to play an exciting role in the growth of our downtown,” said Mayor Aaron Montz.

For information regarding leasing a micro-retail or office space, email info@131arcade.com or ShuffConsulting@gmail.com.

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