How we are rewriting the story of Ohio’s small-town spaces
With Celina being the home of our first HQ, we have a special love for this small town, so when we got the opportunity to help revitalize Celina, we jumped.Celina is a city in and the county seat of Mercer County, Ohio about 58 miles northwest of Dayton. The population is around 10,500. Celina is situated on the northwestern shores of Grand Lake.
Revitalization is vital for these rural communities. It brings life back into these small towns through downtown redevelopment. It is renovating these buildings and storefronts to make them ready for a business to move in that changes the landscape + overall vitality of a community.
Revival has had a role in many projects with downtown Celina area buildings + businesses – most recently:
Celina is a destination as it sits on the shores of Grand Lake – making The Anchor is a bar/restaurant where you can get their specialized craft beer and cocktails. The Anchor is one of Revival’s first projects doing architecture, interior design, and brand + concept. This trifecta gave us the opportunity to showcase our firm’s design abilities – that allowed us to collaborate with the clients to curate an incredible spot to connect with friends + family.
Downtown Revitalization in the Works
Downtown Wayfinding + Signage
We have donated around $8,000 dollars of our professional design services to downtown Celina wayfinding + signage! These signs are designed to increase walkability within downtown and to easily access businesses, so when enjoying a stroll downtown you can easily find your way to these destination restaurants + shops.
COMING SOON: The James Watson House
The James Watson House, a nice dining restaurant is planned for the“Old Millie”, as lovingly referred to by the community in honor of long time owner, Mildred Lininger. To learn more about this project follow The James Watson House.
Restoring historic buildings gives you the ability to preserve a piece of history while creating a new future for the space. Sometimes, it is challenging to match the historic architecture or renovate the structure of a historic building, but the finished product makes all the challenges worth it. The importance of downtown revitalization is to restore its prominence as a center of the community. We are thrilled to see Bellefontaine booming, people shopping at small businesses, eating at local restaurants, and enjoying downtown events!
Ready to revitalize your small town? We would love to help.