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Women’s Market Day Celebrates Female Entrepreneurs

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words by Noor Hindi, photos by Shane Wynn 8/21/2017   Superheroes don’t always look like Wonder Woman. Most of the time, they look more like Denise Debo of Saint Augustine & Suds, or Beth Stropki Knorr of Popsmith. They’re badass women entrepreneurs, ... More »

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AkroPreneurs | Stay Frosty, Popsmith

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  words by Noor Hindi, photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti Blackberry watermelon, rhubarb orange blossom and sour cherry rose. If you’re familiar with Popsmith, you know these are just some of the weird and wacky flavors they offer to Akronites on hot summer days.... More »

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Snacking with a Purpose

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An Akron Startup Makes Snacks that Promote the Social Good words and photos by Andrew Leask UPDATE: This article was originally published in Issue 20, April 2016. Since then, founder Evan Delahanty has been chosen to be featured on an upcoming episode of ABC&#... More »

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Urban Explorer: Wallhaven

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words and photos by Kristina Aiad-Toss Located along Market Street between Highland Square and the Summit Mall, Wallhaven does not seem to have much to offer other than monotonous chain stores and mainstream restaurants. But, if you look past the Starbucks and... More »

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Saint Augustine and Suds: An Aromatic Experience

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by Jessica Kaisk Entering Saint Augustine and Suds, you first notice waves of heavenly scents. With a cozy cabin feel that mimics the mountainous area owner Denise Debo grew up in, the shop is a delight to the senses. The new artisan soap shop will allow fans ... More »

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What I Wish I Knew: With Kevin Royer of The Bomb Shelter

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words by Jessica Kaisk; photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti Kevin Royer owns The Bomb Shelter, Akron’s Retro Superstore. The Bomb Shelter is a radically cool vintage store that takes you back to your childhood. We asked Royer what he wishes he had known when he first o... More »