Operating Partners

We would like to acknowledge those local businesses with which we are partnering to provide additional services, or who supply us with some of the special touches that makes a visit to The Willis-James so memorable. 

The Pour House at Machinery Hall is our exclusive caterer providing everything from private dinners for 12, holiday and client receptions, to couples’ wine and charcuterie platters. Check out the “Events” page on this site for additional information. Their restaurant on 2nd street is a short walk from TWJ and serves a great menu in a pub-like atmosphere.

25 E. 2nd St. - 740.771.4770

The Willis-James and Ivy’s Home and Garden have a long history. This charming store on the corner of Water and Paint Streets is a staple in Historic Downtown Chillicothe and offers a wide array of unique and elegant items for the home and beyond. Many of the details in The Willis-James were inspired by the designers at Ivy’s.

Ivy's Home and Garden
105 N. Paint St. - 740.779.9522

The Willis-James is proud to be working with Róst Coffee to provide our guests with a premium cup of coffee in the morning. Trent Fannin, owner of Róst is incredibly passionate about coffee and his love for the art of roasting beans is prevalent with every sip of his coffee. Róst in The Fort building on 2nd St. are also a great stop for lunch or an afternoon pick-me-up. Make sure to try out his proprietary, chilled Cubano or Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Róst Coffee
107 E. 2nd St. - 740.779.3679

We have always had a sense of confidence when it comes to growing outdoor plants and gardens, but indoor plants are a different matter. The folks at Julie’s Shop on Paint were very patient to help us identify species of plants suitable for the varying light conditions in an old house. They continue to provide advice and sourcing for us so that we can carry on the botanical tradition that the 19th century owners of The Willis-James started.

Julie's Shop on Paint
92 N. Paint St. - 740.773-8365

Dana and Jesse Stacy with Grass Powered Poultry and Meats are one of our premier suppliers for quality farm to table. Their pasture-based farm in Hillsboro and network of local suppliers are committed to providing the best organic food for their customers. A regular participant in the Chillicothe Farmer’s Market, we are delighted to serve Dana and Jesse’s supreme products to guests at The Willis-James.

Grass Powered Poultry and Meats
Hillsboro, OH - 740.408.3500

Hirsch Fruit Farm - Nothing compares to fresh, locally grown produce. For over 130 years the Hirsch family has been providing the tastiest fruits and vegetables to residents of Ross County and Southern Ohio. The Willis-James proudly serves Hirsch's peaches, strawberries, apricots, apples, cider and more to our guests.

Hirsch Fruit Farm on 772 - 12846 State Route 772 - 740-775-7055

Hirsch Market on Seney Rd - 41 Seney Rd. - 740-775-1037

Graham’s Greens is unmatched when it comes to the freshest and most nutritious microgreens, lettuces, and Asian vegetables. Graham’s urban growing practices ensure a hearty supply of product throughout the year. We are so lucky to have Graham in our community and providing a niche to provide healthy foods to our guests. Be sure to drop by his store and grab some greens to take home with you; they are delicious!

Graham's Greens

76 E. 2nd St. - 740.703.7394