Come “Chill” at the new ice cream shop downtown

Akron has a new ice cream shop that is truly one of a kind. Chill is an Artisan ice cream shop located in Downtown Akron. The shop features a variety of over 50 flavors of hand-crafted ice cream and a plethora of toppings to chose from.


Ribbon cutting on Sept. 12

The shop was started by three Northeast Ohio brothers, Jeremy, Patrick and Zachary Jaworksi with the Downtown Akron location being their second store. Their goal is to create a fun atmosphere for people of all ages and to take local and fresh ingredients and turn it into unique flavors of ice cream.

Chill has a huge variety of flavors such as Rubber City Grape Grapenuts, Porch Rocker, Lavender Queen Bee, Jack and Coke, Fear the Roo, Brownie Points, Szaley’s Sweet Corn and many more. The interesting and eclectic flavors guarantee that you’ll find something you’ll enjoy as well as letting you explore a new palette.

Chill focuses on using fresh ingredients and giving you countless options while keeping it affordable. They have vegan options and many different sundae toppings to chose from if you wish to spice up the flavors even more.


Fear the Roo is one of Chill’s new flavors

A select few of Akron’s famous icons have their own personal flavors available to customers. Akron’s mayor Dan Horrigan, Akron Coffee Roasters, LeBron James and the University of Akron are a few examples who inspired the ice cream shop to create a custom flavor that represents them.

The grand opening of the shop occurred on Monday, September 12 at 12:30 p.m. The grand opening featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free ice cream for those in attendance. Chill is located at 21 Maiden Lane in the Historic Arts District in Downtown Akron. They are located next to Urban Eats and Musica and accessible from both High St. and Maiden Lane.

By: Courtney Bosetti
Downtown Akron Partnership Communication Intern

Introducing “Distinctly Downtown”

The staff members at Downtown Akron Partnership come into contact with a wide variety of people when we are out and about in the community visiting businesses, participating in community events, making connections between stakeholders, and promoting Downtown Akron. We continually hear from residents, employees, students and visitors who are inspired by the positive energy in Downtown and the revitalization that has happened here in the last several years. We love telling the story of Downtown and talking about all of the businesses, organizations and people that make Downtown so welcoming and vibrant.

DAP’s new “Distinctly Downtown” feature is a way for you to find out about all of the wonderful things going on in Downtown Akron. Each week we’ll shine a spotlight on the places and faces that make Downtown Akron unique!

What makes Downtown Akron so distinct? Find out here!

We hope to see you soon in Downtown Akron!

51 E. Market St.

Located on Maiden Lane in the same building that houses Musica and Urban Eats, NOTO is a charming boutique that offers a selection of chic women’s clothing and accessories, all offered at a price to suit any budget! Stop by and visit the infamous blue couch, take a seat and talk fashion! An array of vintage shoes priced under $20, blouses and dresses made from great fabrics and colors, and a variety of trendy accessories are just a few of the reasons to explore NOTO. The fresh spirited style of owner Lauren Ward radiates through NOTO and makes it the boutique to find original fashion Downtown.

Purchase an outfit that provides comfort and style to embody a busy schedule or a fabulous piece for your next night out and you’re sure to receive praise from admirers!

Keep up to date with NOTO’s blog at, where trend reports and fun new items are posted regularly. Keep an eye out for details about NOTO’s yearly fashion show featuring items that may be purchased in the boutique!

Downtown Akron is for Lovers

Looking for something special to do with your Valentine tomorrow night or still need to pick out a unique gift? Check out a few of the options available in Downtown Akron!

Dining Specials:

3 Point

This Valentine’s Day, enjoy a 14 oz. Prime Rib for $25.99 and a bottle of House Chardonnay or Cabernet for only $10 (while supplies last)!


Diners at Cilantro will enjoy a $40 Dinner for Two with the option to purchase any wine at 50% off. Live music will be performed by the Calvin & Hopp Jazz Project from 6-8 p.m.

Check out one of the many fabulous spots in Downtown Akron to have dinner with your Valentine:

House of Hunan

Valentine’s Day diners will enjoy dinner for two for $49.95! Each person gets a glass of wine or saki, an appetizer, choice of soup, salad or spicy crab salad, an entree and a dessert!

Unique Gift Options:

Akron Aeros Valentine’s Day Ticket Package

Looking for the perfect gift for the sports fan in your life? The Akron Aeros are offering a special ticket package complete with four tickets to Opening Night (April 12), a 10 ticket flex pack, an Aeros travel mug filled with candy, and the choice of a his or hers Aeros hat (pink or blue). This package, a $145 value, is only $95! Contact the Aeros at 330-253-5151 to place your order.

Akron Glass Works

Give your sweetie something special for Valentine’s Day! Akron Glass Works has a great variety of hand made gifts such as blown glass, stained glass, jewelry, photography and more! There are also still a few spots left in the hands-on Heart Paperweight workshop on Sunday, February 19…a great date idea!

If sending flowers is more your style, you can order from Downtown businesses Akron CitiCenter Florist, Klaus Wildflower or Neil Lesson Floral!

Happy Valentine’s Day!