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New local businesses team up to host ‘kick-off party,’ invites public to attend




TIFFIN, OH — Two new local businesses as well as one long-running established business in Tiffin have teamed up to host a “kick-off party.”

The Tiffin Pedal Company and The Chandelier Community Event Center are two new local businesses in Tiffin. The businesses are hosting a “kick-off party” at Madison Street Tavern on Sunday, May 5, 2019, and is inviting the public to attend.

“Tiffin Pedal Company and The Chandelier will be hosting a kick off party event! Tiffin Pedal Company will have it’s bike there to show off to the public as the Chandelier will be having an open house the same time. We are blocking the street off from the alley at Madison Street Tavern to Washington street. We will be serving food on the street and refreshments will also be offered by MST and the Chandelier as well. MST will also be having a open house for their new party room!,” the event description states.

“Dave and Glenn will be providing live entertainment for the event.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place for Tiffin Pedal Company starting at 1 PM followed by the Chandelier shortly after.

A 50/50 raffle will be offered with half the proceeds going to a local charity.

Another raffle to win the entire bike for a 2 hour tour by Tiffin Pedal company will also taking place.

We can not wait to see all you people here for this awesome party!”

More details about the event, as well as the Facebook RSVP, can be found here.

About Tiffin Pedal Company

Tiffin Pedal Company is a mobile party venue allowing patrons to pedal their way through different tours in Tiffin. The custom-made vehicle, which is powered by bicycle-like pedaling, is expected to hit the streets in April 2019.

The bike seats 14-15 people as well as a provided driver to steer the vehicle. It can be reserved for groups at an hourly rate of $140 (minimum two-hour reservation) or individuals can join mixer tours, reserving a seat for $11 per person per hour. The tours are expected to last an average of 2-3 hours, including stops at different locations, depending on the tour. All food and beverages are BYOB, and tours will include stops at bars, restaurants, retail shops, and places of interest.

Alcohol is allowed on the bike with a couple stipulations. Patrons can each have up to a 36 oz. beer or 18 oz. wine on the bike, in a non-glass container. Tours that might make use of this are bar crawls, bachelor and bachelorette parties, anniversaries, birthdays, and beer/wine tastings. The bike is open to all ages, so long as they meet the height requirement, and can be used in a variety of family friendly activities as well, such as town history tours, ice cream crawls, and kid birthday parties. Groups can decorate the bike to suit their party, and a Bluetooth stereo system will allow them to play their own music. Owner Dan Perry has a list of possible tours and uses for the bike but is always open to suggestions.

Perry is a Tiffin native, where he lives with his family. He is a barber at Champs Barber Shop in downtown Tiffin and a partner in a residential rental business he runs with his brothers.

About The Chandelier Community Event Center

The Chandelier, a full-service wedding and event venue, is set to open in the former Civic Center building in downtown Tiffin in late spring.

Investment partners Holly Hoffman and Tom Fretz are working to renovate the 7,500 square foot building, including upgrades to the kitchen, lighting, carpeting and dance floor. Once completed, the space could be used for weddings, corporate events and training, and community events.

“We will help plan the event right along with the client,” Hoffman said.

Hoffman and Fretz met through a mutual interest in the building, and bring complementing services to the table. Fretz is an experienced DJ and videographer and Hoffman previously managed the Neeley Center at Terra State Community College and will offer catering and event planning services.

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz is excited to see the vacant building back in use. “Downtown Tiffin has felt the lack of an event hall of this size since the Civic Center closed,” he said. “The Chandelier will be a great addition to what the downtown has to offer.”

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