Best New Business


Sara Anderson puts icing on cupcakes at Sara’s Sweets.

Sara Anderson puts icing on cupcakes at Sara’s Sweets.


1. Sara’s Sweets

Location: 435 S. Eastown Road, Lima

Phone: 419-371-4745

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday

Highlights: A former math teacher explored a hobby and turned it into what is now a booming business. Sara’s Sweets has been the talk of town since it first opened its doors.

2. Menchie’s

Location: 2300 Elida Road, Lima

Phone: 419-224-2564

Hours: Noon to 10 p.m. Monday to Sunday

Highlights: Vibrantly decorated and sporting a lighthearted atmosphere, Menchie’s brings fun and the yummy yogurt. The unique flavors are switched out each day, but don’t worry your favorite will always come back! Not to mention their nearly endless topping bar is full of sugary sweets and fresh fruits.

3. Jimmy John’s

Location: 715 N. Cable Road, Lima

Phone: 567-712-6556

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Sunday

Highlights: Jimmy John’s got its start when owner Jim Lyons purchased a sandwich shop in Illinois formerly known as Booby’s Sandwiches. From there, the restaurant has become a major chain, spreading all over the nation and finally popping up Lima.

Sara Anderson puts icing on cupcakes at Sara’s Sweets.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2016/07/web1_sarasweets001smaller.jpgSara Anderson puts icing on cupcakes at Sara’s Sweets.

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