Youngstown Nation celebrates first year

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A self-made, small business in downtown Youngstown celebrated its one year anniversary Monday.

Youngstown Nation, the creation of community activist Phil Kidd, celebrated one year in business on North Phelps Street.

The shop features T-shirts, books, posters, stickers and all things Youngstown past and present.

Kidd says it’s been a busy year claiming he’s had visitors from 50 states.

The word about Kidd’s business has gotten out mostly through social media and his Defend Youngstown blog.

“Someone described it as kind of like a barber shop in many regards,” said Kidd. “Some people come here to buy something, but a lot of people just of come here to talk about what’s going on in Youngstown. It’s really been interesting. We’ve had the governor. We’ve had a press conference with Senator Brown.”

Kidd hopes the store can continue to sponsor more community outreach and programming.

Youngstown Nation is open Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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