It’s hard to replicate the complete Mexican restaurant experience at home. You can’t really carry out bottomless baskets of chips and salsa or order another pitcher of margaritas without emptying your own bottles of tequila and triple sec.
Anne Graffice always has been a builder of things. The St. Thomas Aquinas graduate who was born, raised and still lives in Alliance helped people build their wealth during the nearly 10 years she worked as a stockbroker.
About 10 years ago, Andrew (Drew) Koehn bought a home espresso machine, and his future found a new direction. In November 2017, Andrew and his younger brother, Kirby, opened Esso Coffee in Alliance, a shop located at 1686 S Union Avenue, directly across from the University of Mount Union campus.
A young widow’s determination to provide for her children was the impetus for one of Stark County’s oldest and most successful retailers. For more than 90 years, Lingenfelter-Brill, a furrier and women’s apparel store at 670 W State Street in Alliance has been a staple of Stark County.
Not everyone finds his life’s calling at 9 years old. But that’s when Jerry Petros found his true passion for coin collecting. In the decades hence, he has forged a highly successful career as the founding owner of Alliance Coins & Jewelry at 1194 W State Street.
Once upon a time, there were no malls, no super Wal-Marts, no online shopping. If you wanted to buy or sell, or see a doctor, or borrow a library book, you headed to the center of the community where you lived. In other words, you headed downtown.