The Beanstalk & Company

Library kicks off summer reading program with downtown StoryWalk

storywalkPress release provided by Tiffin-Seneca Public Library

As a kick-off to this year’s summer reading program, “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!” Tiffin-Seneca Public Library and businesses in downtown Tiffin will be hosting a StoryWalk May 27 through June 3.

A StoryWalk is an innovative and delightful way for families to enjoy reading and exercise at the same time. Each page from the book “Because I Stubbed My Toe” by Shawn Byous will be taped to a different business window downtown in a specific order. As participants walk through downtown, they will be directed to the next page in the story and essentially read a book as they walk.

The StoryWalk is to begin at Bailiwicks Coffee Company, then participants can read a page at the next business in the Walk, which includes Simply Susan’s, Assured Title Agency of Tiffin, Liberty Tax Service, Line Drive Sports Cards, The Beehive Café, Level Up, The Beanstalk, LLC, Bookmyer Printing, Deckers Furniture, Cabin Creations Crafts & Supplies, The RTA Building, Burns Eelectric and Seneca Cleaners. The last page will be featured at the Library, where families will receive a prize and an opportunity to sign up for the summer reading program.

StoryWalks have been installed in 50 states and 11 countries including, Germany, Cananda, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia and Pakistan. They are always received with appreciation. StoryWalk was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and has developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

For more information, log onto the Library’s website at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org or ask at the Junior Library.

Historic downtown building undergoes renovation

Tiffin couple to renovate 8,000 sq. ft. building, create high-end apartments

KeBolt ExteriorTIFFIN, OHIO – June 15, 2015 – Renovations have begun on the building at 140/142 South Washington Street in Tiffin. Built in the late 1800s by Tiffin’s first millionaire, Rezin Shawhan, the building is part of what was once the “Empire Block” on South Washington Street and is the current location of The Beanstalk & Company.

The Beanstalk is to remain in the commercial space on the first floor and three upstairs apartments will be renovated in two phases. Phase one includes restoring the flooring, reverting the plaster back to brick, painting, redoing the railing around the loft and updating the bathroom and kitchen in the 2,000 square foot loft apartment occupying two stories of the building. Phase two involves renovating the other two apartments.KeBolt inside

The project may also qualify for a Façade Enhancement Grant for external work such as window restoration, trim painting and front door replacement.

“We love downtown Tiffin and think with all the positive development, it’s a great time to invest.” owner Weston Reinbolt said. Both Tiffin natives, Reinbolt and his wife Suzie Reineke moved back to Tiffin after living in Columbus and Findlay, and recently remodeled a previously foreclosed home in Findlay. “We are really looking forward to living in downtown Tiffin and to be part of its renaissance. It’s an exciting time,” Reineke added.

About SIEDC

Started in 1983, the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, which consistently ranks among the top communities nationally for economic development. Learn more about the great things going on at the company’s blog at www.senecasuccess.com.