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“The tile business is a style business,” says Hamilton Parker president Adam Lewin. At the company’s newest showroom in Sharonville, a dizzying number of finishes are on parade for builders, designers, and homeowners. “Glass tiles have made a comeback over the last five years,” says Lewin, whose family has a long view of the industry: His grandparents, Alvin and Gertrude, bought the original business—then called Hamilton Parker Fuel and Supply—in 1934. Eventually, they and Lewin’s father, Milton, expanded the company to include tile. The result is a mammoth 15,000-square-foot showroom in Columbus.
Kenwood Towne Centre may be Cincinnati’s most efficient place to score the latest fashion booty, but for those who prefer the thrill of the chase, there is Mannequin. Moe Rouse’s resale shop on Vine Street packs loads of unique pieces into its small space. Her vintage room is stocked with looks that could easily fill the closet of Mad