The Millstone Grind & Cafe to hold grand opening

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CCM/ Thomas Clapper Jenna (left) and Andrew Powell launched The Millstone Grind & Café at the corner of State Route 43 and Milo Rd. north of Carrollton. A grand opening celebration is planned April 16.

By Thomas Clapper
CCM Reporter
New business owners Andrew and Jenna Powell are realizing a lifelong dream by opening The Millstone Grind & Café in the former The Market at Milo restaurant.
The business “soft opened” last week and is planning a grand opening April 16.
“I always wanted to do a coffee shop for many years,” said Andrew Powell. “My wife Jenna and I put an order for gift cards from The Market at Milo for a banquet. When it started closing, we had to use the gift card and I started speaking to co-owner David Daniels and asking questions. One thing led to another and here we are.”
Powell said he and his wife purchased the building, property and business from David and Heidi Daniels, but David agreed to help cook and set the couple up the best he can.
“I will primarily be doing the cooking once we really get going,” said Powell. “We are very thankful for David’s assistance.”
The menu is built on the previous menu from The Market at Milo but tweaked to the Powell’s The Millstone Grind & Café version.
“We took some things off and added things such as a burger and fries which has been a big hit,” said Powell. Also added was a meatball sub and other things tweaked such as the soup rotation, more soups traditional menu of coffees and more.
There is a separate menu of coffee and ice cream. There are at least 24 flavors of ice cream on offer. Powell noted they are one of the only local businesses to offer Hershey’s ice cream. Milk shakes and malts can be made out of any flavor of ice cream. Millstone Grind & Café also offers several blends of coffee. Powell said the hope is to have light and dark roast options and more, and expand where it is needed.
“We didn’t change too much,” said Powell. “There are sandwiches, artisan pizzas, salads; we still have bakery items.”
“We offer low carb keto options for some of the sandwiches and food,” said Jenna Powell. “We still offer farm to table healthy options.”
Powell spoke to the fact that the previous business had the building set up to continue serving.
“It was ready to go for the most part, which was attractive as a new business owner,” said Andrew Powell. “A business was already there, and David was willing to step up and show us the ropes. As we go, we will start to tweak it a little bit here and there. In the next few months, we would like to add some breakfast hours and possibly additional hours in the summer.”
The Market at Milo closed March 1 and The Millstone Grind and Café opened April 2 because most things were ready to go.
“We hope to very soon have online ordering available with the goal of possibly having an app by the end of the year,” said Powell. “The app will take some time, but we want online ordering to be an option.”
Customers have the option to call ahead and pick up the order through the drive-thru.
“This is one of the features I knew we had to have, a drive-thru is very important to the business,” said Powell. “We are not fast food, but if you call ahead, we’ll get it to you as fast as fast food.”
“I am looking forward to having a family business with our four children around,” said Jenna. “Our kids will be here a lot and it will be family atmosphere.”

“We hope to be a go to location for the community as far as quality food and a comfortable place to hang out,” said Andrew. “We thank the Lord for the opportunity, He has definitely lined it all up for us and we will continue praying for His guidance.”
The Millstone Grind & Café can be found on Facebook and Instagram. There is free wi-fi available.
The business offers take-out or dine-in. Call orders ahead at 330-324-9976. The Millstone Grind & Café is located at 3282 Canton Rd. NW, Carrollton at the corner of SR 43 and Milo Rd. (former Market At Milo). The current hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

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