AKRON, Ohio – Whole Foods Market 365 opened its first Ohio store in Akron Thursday— making it the first one in Ohio and only the sixth one in the country.
It is a big gain for the Rubber City, and a big opportunity for a local small business.
Tim and Emily Bechtel have turned their passion into their profession.
“We believe in high-quality ingredients and treating people right,” said Tim. “Yes, people first and profits second,” added Emily.
Two years after opening Artisan Coffee in Akron they have a new business venture brewing.
“Opening a second location, let alone with Whole Foods, is really unbelievable, and it’s really exciting,” said Tim.
“With every 365, we like to reach out to local businesses and have them live in our space with us,” explained Audree Lane, team leader for the new Whole Foods Market 365 in Akron. “We refer to them as our friends of 365.”
She said they couldn’t be more excited to have Artisan join them.
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