Sunday, March 18, 2001

Tristate business notes

Gold Star to open Franklin location in early April

        FRANKLIN — Local dining options will increase in early April with the opening of a Gold Star Chili franchise at 711 E. Second Street.

        The new store will be open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Owner is Rasem Saleh.

        Gold Star Chili operates 94 restaurants throughout the Tristate, including mall locations in several cities and concessions at Cinergy Field and Paul Brown Stadium, Children's Hospital and the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

        Company officials encourage anyone interested in applying for positions at the Franklin restaurant to call the corporate office or apply online. Information: 231-4541 or

Del-Fair center to welcome three new businesses

        DELHI TOWNSHIP — Three new businesses will join the retail mix at Del-Fair Shopping Center this spring, according to the center's owner Jack Michael.

        A Jersey Mike's sub shop and an office for Cingular Cellular will move into space formerly occupied by Boston Market. The shopping center is also preparing for the opening of Continental Hair Designers. Both the sandwich shop and telephone store are tentatively scheduled to open in April. May 1 is the launch date for the hair salon.

        Del-Fair Shopping Center is at the intersection of Delhi Pike and Anderson Ferry Road. Information: 281-8088.

Midwest Jet Center joins Phillips 66 Aviation network

        EAST END — Midwest Jet Center, a so-called fixed base operator (FBO) at the southwest corner of Lunken Airport, has joined the Phillips 66 Aviation FBO network.

        The fuel station for airplanes will provide 24-hour service with the brand's preblended Jet-A fuel and aviation gasoline.

        “For us, the Phillips 66 brand name means an assured supply of both jet fuel and avgas, and the services to back that up,” said Art O'Connor, operations manager for Midwest Jet Center.

        The center sells more than 1.2 million gallons of aviation fuel annually. It has space to park more than 30 business jets at one time and its 16 employees provide 18-hour service, with 24-hour service on call. Information: 871-8600.

Xavier U. alumnus offers multifaceted consulting

        ANDERSON TOWNSHIP — Xavier University alumnus Kurt Borne has launched an editorial consulting firm offering business writing, editing and proofreading services. The company, EditWrite LLC, also has Spanish-language and Web content capabilities.

        Mr. Borne said he has assembled a cadre of free-lance writers, editors, translators and graphic designers to serve EditWrite customers. Information: 232-5439 or 515-1856.

Furnace fatigue, cooling crises are firm's forte

        SHARONVILLE — Dealing with furnace fatigue and cooling crises is the province of Air Authority Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., an HVAC company that opened for business Feb. 1. The new business will sell and service residential units.

        Owner Dan Reupert has logged 25 years' experience in the Cincinnati HVAC market and in 1999 served as president of the Greater Cincinnati Heating & Cooling Association.

        The company, at 2300 E. Kemper Road, Suite D1, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment evenings and Saturdays. Information: 771-1661.


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