Sue Aschliman, owner and operator of B & H Fashionwear and Footwear, has purchased the building that currently houses her business at the corner of Ninth Street and Main Street in Clintonville.
The building was previously owned by Carol Johnson, who passed away last fall. Johnson donated the building to the Clintonville Area Foundation. The Foundation can’t accept a building, but they can take the proceeds from the sale of the building as a donation.
Johnson’s executor of the will decided to put the building up for auction on Oct. 13. A local realtor began to publish the auction date last week in various forms of advertising. Meanwhile, Aschliman had put in an offer on the building, which was accepted Monday, Oct. 1.
“Since the advertising hit, we have had numerous concerned patrons call thinking we are closing the shoe store and the clothing store,” said Aschliman. “The answer to that is absolutely not. With purchasing both the Trophies and Treasures building along with B & H Fashionwear’s building, we were trying to keep two successful businesses open without having to relocate if the building had been sold to someone else and we were asked to vacate the buildings.
“Both Kathy Schmoll (owner of Trophies and Treasures) and my family wish to serve our community needs for as long as we can,” said Aschliman. “Go Clintonville!”