Lucia’s Steakhouse in Jackson Township offers an upscale dining experience and a menu with many enticing choices. The restaurant has a long history in Stark County: The original Lucia’s opened in the 1940s on Mahoning Road as a sandwich-and-soup lunch stop for factory workers.
Mandi Sponseller started her event design and rental business by renting decorations from her own wedding. And while her business still has a focus on rentals, it also has morphed into event design. Whiskey and Lace Events offers rentals, styling and day-of design, though not just for weddings.
Doreen Leaf Designs gives brides a choice between something old and something new. The Hartville bridal salon has 300 dresses in its inventory and also offers restoration of vintage wedding dresses.
The food at Meyers Landing Bar and Grill is worth the visit, which came as a pleasant surprise to me. I’m not much of a sports bar fan, and I (incorrectly) had pegged the indoor-outdoor spot in the Meyers Lake Plaza as more of a bar that happened to serve food.
Heather Haden purchases the art and designs the exhibitions that are on display at the Massillon Museum. Her day-to-day job includes keeping the gallery in order, checking technology, running reports about temperature and humidity, writing grants and even identifying any bugs that are found in the museum.
Tozzi’s Restaurant of Magnolia is the best Italian food I’ve had in my four years of living in Stark County. The cozy restaurant, which specializes in steaks, seafood and Italian cuisine, offers a leisurely and delicious dining experience. It would be a great spot for a date or a family dinner.