iFLY Indoor Skydiving is gearing up to construct and open a new location at Liberty Center in Liberty Twp. The new business would be iFLY’s first location in Ohio and its 66th worldwide.

The 7 newest places to shop and visit at Liberty Center (the latest opens TODAY)

Here’s a look at the newest places you can shop or experience at the $350 million mixed-use destination this year.

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iFLY

The 5,175-square-foot indoor skydiving attraction at 7689 Warehouse Row that simulates freefall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel will open this Friday, officials said.

Each “flight” includes flight gear rental, pre-flight training, one-on-one flight instruction and a personalized flight certificate.  

The business provides an opportunity for flyers to purchase photos and video of their experience.

READ MORE: Indoor skydiving business iFLY sets opening date at Liberty Center, and it’s close

MidPointe Library opens new branch

MidPointe Library opened its fifth full-service branch Nov. 2 at Liberty Center.

Located on the second floor of Liberty Center’s Foundry building, the 3,681-square-foot library features 10,000 items for check out, on-site programming, WiFi, public computers with Internet access, the ability to reserve items for checkout and more.

Le Macaron opens first Ohio location

Le Macaron French Pastries opened a new location Dec. 26 on Bales Street between Torrid and Lush and across the street from Forever 21.

Although the French-inspired patisserie serves a wide array of gelato, cakes, specialty European-style coffees, classic French pastries and homemade candies, the macaron is Le Macaron’s claim to fame.

It offers 26 different types, from Belgian Chocolate, Colombian Coffee, Lemon Cream and Salted Caramel to Bailey’s, Mojito, Tea Matcha and Madagascar Black Vanilla. Each macaron resembles a colorful mini-hamburger and bears resemblance in name only with the coconut-laden macaroon.

Sorella Boutique opens

Founded in Los Angeles, Sorella Boutique is a fashion boutique/streetwear brand home to the “Girls Tour” Wall.

Sorella represents the ever-growing culture of what it takes to be a girl with style, class, and business, according to the company, and its main goal is geared toward women’s growth and empowerment.

The boutique is adjacent to Hanna Andersson.

Sugar & Spice Spa/Event Center debuts

Sugar & Spice Spa/Event Center, which is located inside The Foundry near Old Navy, offers planning, production, design and decor for all occasions and celebrations from weddings to birthday parties.

When it’s not used as an event center, it is a children’s drop-and-shop activity center, where parents can drop their children off with certified babysitters for up to four hours for a fee while they shop.

Home decor store Burlap & Birch opens

Burlap & Birch, which offers contemporary home decor, custom furniture and accessories, opened this summer at 7550 Bales St. in Liberty Center. It offers dining tables, benches, kitchen islands, hutches, coffee tables, media centers, mirrors, side tables, sofa tables, home goods, artisan crafted custom furniture and more.

Burlap & Birch also has locations at 15 E. Main St. in Lebanon and at 9281 Governor’s Way in Deerfield Twp.

Last fall at Liberty Center, the same family that owns Burlap & Birch launched a new location of sister store Rose & Remington, which offers contemporary clothing as well as home decor.

Claire’s retail fashion store added

Claire’s, the international specialty retailer of value-priced jewelry and chic accessories for girls and young women, opened in June in the indoor mall, The Foundry.

Located between Zales and Buckle, it replaces Sphere Virtual Reality Arcade, which closed earlier this year.

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