February is Black History Month

All month long we celebrate achievements by African Americans and recognize the contributions and central role the Black community has in U.S. history. As an extension of this celebration and in honor of Black History Month, we are honored to recognize Black-owned businesses in the Grove City area.

If you would like your Black-owned business or organization to be spotlighted, please forward your information to our Business and Community Relations office.

E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co.

Celebrating 140 years of outstanding customer service is E. E. Ward Moving & Storage Co. – America’s oldest, continuously operating Black-owned business. What started with just two horses and a wagon in Columbus, Ohio, has grown into one of the most respected and trusted residential and commercial moving companies in the country.

Headquartered on Southwest Boulevard in Grove City since 2016, E. E. Ward prides itself on providing an unmatched sense of comfort and security while helping families relocate locally or long distance, including international moves. As an agent for North American Van Lines, E.E. Ward has a large network of resources available to provide a seamless and comfortable moving experience.

E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co.
2235 Southwest Blvd., Suite H, Grove City, Ohio 43123
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m. | Saturday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

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MrSouthernflava – A taste of the South

Photo Credit: Lorrie Cecil,
ThisWeek Community News

This family-owned, curbside pick-up and delivery restaurant serves delicious smoked meats and southern classic sides from its quaint location in historic Grove City Town Center. From his hometown in Canton, Miss., co-owner and Pitmaster Neal Newsome brought his love of cooking and passion for southern cuisine, earning him the nickname MrSouthernflava.

Neal and his wife Renee Glover (a Grove City native and GCHS graduate) opened MrSouthernflava – A taste of the south in early 2020 and have since delivered on their promise to bring local families an authentic taste of the south with Mississippi family recipes passed down for generations. Some favorites are the Cajun shrimp po’boys, the Big Mouth Burger and the pulled pork sandwiches with homemade rubs and sauces.

MrSouthernflava – A taste of the South
4086 Broadway (in the rear of the building), Grove City, Ohio 43123
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday. 12 p.m.-8 p.m. | Closed Sunday-Tuesday

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Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce Business Connection, Winter 2021
ThisWeek Community News – Grove City Record, Sept. 2020

OneLove Lawn LLC, Commercial and Residential Lawn Care and Snow Removal Services

Grove City natives Sierra and Nick Saint started their veteran and family-owned lawn care, landscape and snow removal business in 2013 with a push mower, trimmer, hand blower and a lot of hard work and dedication. Today their smiling sun trucks can be seen out and about as they meticulously care for commercial and residential businesses throughout Grove City.

OneLove Lawn prides themselves on treating each property owner as if they are their first, without ever taking the client’s trust for granted. “When you hire OneLove Lawn LLC, you hire a family-operated business,” explains Nick. “From the office to the field, our family is there for yours.”

OneLove Lawn LLC
Office Hours: Monday-Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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