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Cozy Inn | Tour with Nicole

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A Chillicothe staple! If you’ve lived in this town for quite some time, odds are you’ve walked these floors. Priding themselves in the original tasty recipes, customer regulars & the history this place brings!

Watch Meredith’s Summer Cocktail Challenge and check out her first time bartending as she whips up one of Cozy’s Blackberry Mules.

Farmer’s Markets | Tour with Duane

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No plans for this upcoming Saturday? Well, be sure to head on over to the Farmer’s Market! With 46 different vendors, you’re sure to find something that’ll make your taste buds happy! We’re incredibly thankful for what the market brings to our community, and all the fresh & healthy produce they offer! So be sure to check it out!

Livy Cupcakes | Tour with Olivia

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If you’ve never tried Livy Cakes before, you are missing out! Check out our interview with Olivia Johnson, owner of Livy Cakes, hear how she got started in the cake business and why she specializes in cakes, cupcakes and even creates custom design

Watch Meredith’s Livy Cakes Cupcake Challenge! While Meredith admits she may not be a cupcake decorating master, she does know one thing—these sweet treats are absolutely delicious!

Buckeye Cafe | Tour with Heather

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Whether you want to cool down with a smoothie or stop in for some homemade soup, meet Heather from Buckeye Cafe and hear why this cafe is a little gem in Chillicothe. The cookies are a must-try and all the food is homemade fresh every day. Of course they do coffee, but expect to be surprised by the selection of to-die-for baked goods, ice cream, and milkshakes.

Two Roasting Joes | Tour with Tom

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After he and his neighbor, Brian, had a conversation one day about how much they love coffee, Brian mentioned that he knew a friend that was roasting his own beans. They started looking into where to source green beans and brought a small roaster and started enjoying one, fragrant cup of a coffee at a time. They were hooked!

They decided to share this joy and, when trying to figure out what to call themselves, Tom asked Brian: “What are we all about?”—the answer? “We’re just two average joes roasting coffee.” and so the name “Two Roasting Joes” was born. Tom’s daughter also provides baked goods for the store, “Livy Cakes” for a sweet treat with your coffee. In a rush? Drop your money in the slot and grab it right from the front counter.

410 degrees + 15minutes = coffee that’s worth taking a moment to savor! Watch how Two Roasting Joes roast and package all their coffee in-house, have over 25 flavors, and why they take the trouble to make high-quality coffee because they believe you deserve great coffee!

Eastern Avenue Lumber | Tour with Chelsea

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When people think Eastern Avenue Lumber they generally just think lumber, but we bet you didn’t know that this 70+ year family-owned local business rivals big-box hardware in what’s on offer.  Founded in 1947, when it was first established Eastern Avenue Lumber mainly provided milling and lumbar for contractors and large projects, but today its offerings have expanded to provide a convenient, general hardware store for the local community.

After growing up in the business, Chelsea didn’t plan to run it as she now does with her husband, but instead went to college and graduated with a degree in teaching. Life led her in a different direction back to a family business that rivals big-box hardware stores. Meet Chelsea and be surprised by all that’s on offer including all your plumbing needs, paint, power tools, nuts and bolts, garage door parts, cutting keys, screen doors, windows, and they even work with external suppliers for special orders.

Come get your hands dirty with Chelsea from Eastern Avenue Lumber as she shows Meredith a super simple DIY way to fix and fill nail holes in your drywall at home.

Chillicothe Carpet | Tour with Jon

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“I didn’t’ know you carried that?” is a frequent comment from people who walk into Chillicothe Carpet. Meet the owner, Jon and learn about a business that stocks every type of flooring you could imagine from carpet, vinyl, hardwood, laminate, and waterproof options that are scratch resistant and holds up to children and pets.

Jon and his business partner Jeff have been in the flooring business for more than 20 years as carpet installers and have done just about every type of flooring job imaginable. After their fathers both worked in flooring for 3-40 years, Jon and Jeff have been around flooring from their early years and have been expanding Chillicothe Carpet since its establishment more than 15 years ago. They now have seven employees and service the Ross Country and surrounding areas as well as providing free estimates and measurements.


Wouldn’t your hard-working feet just love to walk on a plush rug after another long day? Check out how Meredith made it happen on a quick visit to Chillicothe Carpet.

Monster Brazillian Jiu Jitsu | Tour with James

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After teaching in the basement of his house for seven to eight months, Professor James “Monster” Mullins opened Monster Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Chillicothe in November 2018 after starting his teaching career in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2007. Monster offers classes for kids as little as four in his Mini Monsters class designed to help them with balance and body strength, through to classes for adults and encourages all ages, fitness levels, and believes everyone should be allowed to work at their own pace.

Whether your goals are fitness, self-confidence, anti-bullying, self-defense, competition, or any other personal goal in-between Monster is the place to be and your first class is free! We love that Monster brings to the community a unique combination of physical improvements, like greater flexibility, strength, and endurance right through to learning the principles of modesty, courtesy, integrity, self-control, and perseverance.

Charley’s Flowers | Tour with Mary

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When you’re lost for words, Charley’s Flowers can help! Opened in 1966, this family owned and operated business has been serving downtown since 1980. Whether it’s a dozen long stem red roses, a beautiful bouquet of anniversary flowers, or flowers for a special event, there’s no occasion that doesn’t need flowers!

There’s really no occasion that doesn’t need flowers—watch Mary from Charley’s Flowers create the perfect Mother’s Day bouquet, “Hello, Sunshine,” in under 2 minutes flat!

Could you imagine running your family-owned business with your three siblings? For Mary and her siblings, their successful collaboration is just one reason Charley’s Flower’s has been such a long-standing business in our downtown. Let them help you express sentiment or make any occasion special with beautiful flowers.

Printex Same-Day Printing | Tour with Jeff

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Started by his father in 1975 in the living room of his house—after six years Printex Same-Day Printing eventually came to settle in its current location and they are here for the long-haul! As a young kid, Jeff would come in and help on Saturdays with the family business—after college he decided to go fulltime, not because he HAD to but because he WANTED to and it shows.

Gone are the days of printing in a dark room with negatives and film. Printex now works with manufacturers worldwide as well as local retail stores using digital machines and large digital presses to turn projects around in as quick as THAT day. They can bring your special event to life with party printables like announcements, greeting cards, postcards, full-color envelopes, programs; and if there’s something custom you want to be printed, like an invitation, wall calendar, photo canvas or banner, just let them know!