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July
31

July LoLo Gifts: Indulge at These Ohio Eateries

Ohio Eateries - July LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

Do you like to try before you buy? Then you'll love this month's freebies from LoLo Gifts, brought to you by Cutler Real Estate.

Northeast Ohio, Cincinnati, and Columbus are home to a wide variety of local businesses offering the best in goods and services. Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts are pleased to help you discover these small businesses through our monthly program of free treats.

 

July Gifts:

Canton: Two-Topping Mini-Pizza

Cincinnati: Olive Oil or Vinegar

Akron: Bread, Cookies or Scones

Columbus: Two Double-Dip Ice Cream Cones OR Quart of Ice Cream

 

Canton: Two-Topping Mini-Pizza

Expresso Pizza

123 Nassau St. W., East Canton, OH 44730

 
 
 
 
 
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What's not to love about pizza? Stop in at Expresso Pizza and pick up a personal mini-pizza with your choice of any two toppings.

About Expresso Pizza

Pizza's beauty lies in its simplicity, and Expresso Pizza makes sure they get all the components right. Their pies are prepared with dough made from scratch each day. Fresh, high-quality toppings complete the equation. Expresso Pizza's entire menu, including subs, pasta, and fried chicken, is available for carry-out or delivery. 

Contact and Hours

330.488.3100

Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - midnight
Sunday Noon - 11 p.m.

 

Cincinnati: Olive Oil or Vinegar

The Spicy Olive

7671 Cox Lane, West Chester, OH 45069

 
 
 
 
 
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Want to add some zest to your favorite recipes? Head to The Spicy Olive for a free bottle of flavored olive oil or balsamic vinegar.

About The Spicy Olive

Premium ingredients transform an average dish to a truly memorable one. Melanie, owner of The Spicy Olive, sells only fresh olive oil that's full of flavor and health benefits. The balsamic vinegars are aged from 12-18 years and come directly from Modena, a historic Italian city noted for its cuisine. Gourmet flavors include basil, honey ginger, and blood orange.

Contact and Hours

513.847.4397

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

 

Akron: Bread, Cookies or Scones

BREADS

3067 W. Market St., Fairlawn, OH 44333

 
 
 
 
 
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Whether your tastes run to sweet or savory, you'll find what you're looking for at BREADS. Choose your favorite bread, cookie, or scone from an assortment of delectable flavors.

About BREADS

Are you tired of overly processed baked goods that all taste the same? For more than 18 years, BREADS has been following the artisan process pioneered by top European bakers. Non-processed flours, grains, seeds, fruits, and herbs are in, while artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives are out. Offerings rotate daily from a selection of flavors including pepperjack sourdough, raspberry scones and carrot cake cookies.

Contact and Hours

234.334.7728

Tuesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Columbus: Two Double-Dip Ice Cream Cones OR Quart of Ice Cream

Clown Cones & Confections

3431-F Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH 43224

 
 
 
 
 
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Nothing caps off a lazy summer day better than some refreshing ice cream. Enjoy double-dip cones for two or a quart of ice cream for the family from the 39 flavors at Clown Cones & Confections.

About Clown Cones & Confections

Everyone's a kid at Clown Cones & Confections, which carries a seemingly endless selection of ice cream and candy to satisfy any sweet tooth. The 39 flavors of ice cream include classics as well as unique blends like Elephant Ear and Buckeyelicious. Candy choices run from modern-day Snickers and Twizzlers to nostalgic items such as Pop Rocks, Laffy Taffy and Nik-L-Nip. 

Contact and Hours

614.267.2925

Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 7 p.m.

Join the Club!

July LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

At Cutler Real Estate, we treat all our clients like VIPs. The monthly LoLo Gifts program is offered free of charge to help you discover the amazing local businesses around Northeast Ohio.

Ready to get started? Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent.

July
29

Love a Beach Vacation? Visit These 7 Places Around Northeast Ohio

Northeast Ohio Beaches - Cutler Real Estate

Who needs an expensive trip to the East or West Coast for a beach vacation? Northeast Ohio is home to a number of scenic beaches that rival those in any other state. Thanks to their convenient location, you can even head out for a day-long getaway.

Get your summertime sand-and-water fix at these fun-filled beaches near Cleveland, Akron, Canton, and other Northeast Ohio cities.

Baylor Beach Park

8777 Manchester Ave. SW, Navarre, OH 44662

 
 
 
 
 
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Ohio's beautiful countryside is the setting for Baylor Beach Park, just 30 minutes from Akron and an hour's drive from Cleveland. Named after its founding family, Baylor Beach Park has been a popular Northeast Ohio getaway since 1955. The two-acre lake includes diving boards and water slides, while a nearby one-acre lake is available for paddleboats, aquabikes, and "funyaks." If you want to stay on dry land, enjoy a friendly game of miniature golf, volleyball, basketball, or cornhole. Admission is $8-$10 for guests aged 3 and up. Park hours are 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Baylor Beach Park is maintaining social distancing rules by limiting daily guests, so arrive early.

Nelson Ledges Quarry Park

12001 Route 282, Garrettsville, OH 44231

 
 
 
 
 
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Have you ever marveled at pictures of daring swimmers leaping off a cliff into the water below? Indulge your adventurous spirit at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park. Grown-ups can get the thrill of jumping off centuries-old 50- to 60-foot cliffs, while kiddies splash around in their own shallow roped-off area in the clear, spring-fed water. With other activities such as scuba and snorkeling, fishing, and hiking, the whole family will find endless entertainment. Admission is $10-$12, with reduced rates for kids aged 4-14. Nelson Ledges is open daily, with day passes good until 8 p.m. Swimming is allowed 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. while lifeguards are on duty. 

Lakeview Park

1800 W. Erie Ave., Lorain, OH 44052

 
 
 
 
 
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Ironically, although Lorain is situated on Lake Erie, there was originally no lakefront recreation available to city residents. That changed in 1917 when city officials purchased 42 acres of land that later became Lakeview Park. The spacious beach provides opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. Take a break for a stroll through the historic Rose Garden, shaped like a wheel with eight spokes to honor the local Rotary Club. Lunch is served with a lakeside view at the Sunset Café, which also offers a limited concession menu throughout the afternoon. Lakeview Park is open seven days a week from sunrise - 11 p.m., with lifeguards on duty between noon - 6 p.m.

Clay's Park Resort

13190 Patterson St. NW, North Lawrence, OH 44666

 
 
 
 
 
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2020 marks the 72nd year Clay's Park Resort has been serving as a favorite summer retreat in Northeast Ohio. Founder Otis Clay's descendants carry on his tradition at the 10-acre, sandy-bottom lake that features dueling water slides and zip lines along with a barrel roll, inflatables, and a kids' splash pad. Unlimited use of kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards is included with park admission. There's plenty of fun to be had on the ground with miniature golf, sand volleyball, basketball, and life-sized foosball. Admission fees are $20-$30 and $6 for kids ages 3-5. Park hours are noon - 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Clay's Park is adhering to a specific number of guests daily, so follow their Facebook and Twitter pages for updates. 

Edgewater Park Beach

6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, OH 44102

 
 
 
 
 
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In 2013, Cleveland Metroparks assumed operational control of six lakefront parks formerly run by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. A subsequent multi-million dollar upgrade included formation of Lakefront Reservation, an outdoor oasis in the heart of downtown Cleveland and site of Edgewater Park Beach. With 9,000 feet of shoreline, there's lots of room for swimming, sunbathing, and yes, surfing when the wind is right. Bring Fido along to play and swim in the roped-off, leash-free area at the western end of the beach. Landlubbers can hang out at the pier and fish or just take in the views. Adjacent Perkins Beach isn't open for swimming, but it's a great spot to look for beach glass, shells, or driftwood. Park hours are 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily, with lifeguards on duty from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Kelleys Island State Park Beach

920 Division St., Kelleys Island, OH 43438

 
 
 
 
 
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The short ferry ride to Kelleys Island State Park enhances the sense of "getting away from it all." Along the north side of the island, you'll find a pristine 100-foot beach with stunning views. Water depth changes gradually, so there's a generous shallow area for kids. If you'd rather be on water than in it, a public boat launch and kayak rentals are available. Explore the six miles of hiking trails that include scenic vistas and historic sites. Leashed dogs are welcome in specific beach areas, so bring the whole family along. Kelleys Island State Park is open 24/7.

East Harbor State Park Beach

1169 N. Buck Rd., Marblehead, OH 43440

 
 
 
 
 
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Situated on a peninsula that extends into Lake Erie, East Harbor State Park Beach is surrounded by wetlands that offer sightings of Ohio birds and wildlife. The two-mile lakefront stretch includes a 1,500-foot beach with plentiful shade trees. While pets are not allowed on the beach, leashed dogs are permitted in other areas of the park such as the picnic area, where you and Fido can enjoy views of the shoreline. East Harbor State Park is open around the clock, year-round.

Just Another Day at the Beach

Where would you like to spend your summer vacation in Ohio? Let us know in the comments below.

July
24

Northeast Ohio: 9 Places for Furniture Shopping Around Amish Country

Furniture Stores - Amish Country - Cutler Real Estate

If you've ever looked at a new piece of furniture and thought, "They just don't make them like they used to," you've surely been shopping at the wrong furniture stores. Luckily, Stark County is a short drive to Amish Country, granting us access to fine handmade wooden furniture. Here are a few of our favorite places to go furniture shopping around Amish Country.

Walnut Creek Furniture

3473 OH-39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

 
 
 
 
 
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If you've ever been to Walnut Creek Furniture, then you know that it is not your traditional Ohio furniture store. They believe that their customers deserve a quality piece of furniture that meets their standards in style and form. Walnut Creek Furniture invites all customers to collaborate with their decorators and designers to create the piece that they've always dreamed of. You can even bring in other paints or stains from home, and they'll gladly use them in the custom creation of your piece so that it matches your other furniture perfectly.

Dutch Craft Furniture

4774 US Route 62, Berlin, OH 44610

Dutch Craft Furniture understands that sometimes you can't wait up to 10 weeks for furniture to arrive. Thankfully, their showroom conveniently keeps their most popular items always in stock. Visit their store and browse their newest items. Locally handcrafted furniture is fantastic, but the folks at Dutch Craft Furniture make these pieces even better by offering exceptional pricing in their clearance section. Imagine taking home a beautiful custom piece of furniture for a bargain!

Schlabach Furniture

11463 Harrison Road, Apple Creek, OH 44606

 
 
 
 
 
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With a 16,000-square-foot showroom dedicated to their handcrafted hardwood furniture, you'll surely find what you're looking for at Schlabach Furniture. We love their wide selection that covers all of the bases. For example, they're ready to outfit your entire office with wooden bookcases, computer desks, file cabinets, rolltop desks, and executive/secretary desks. Schlabach even produces children's furniture like bunk beds, nightstands, and chests. Trust us, one stop at Schlabach Furniture, and you can check off every room of your home.

Schrock's Heritage Furniture

4760 E. Main St., Millersburg, OH 44654

 
 
 
 
 
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Experience exceptional beauty and extraordinary quality at Schrock's Heritage Furniture. Living rooms, bedrooms, offices, kitchens, dining rooms, and entertainment rooms — Schrock's has a unique piece of handcrafted Amish furniture to fit any space. If they don't happen to have exactly what you're looking for, their designers will build any piece according to your specifications and allow you to choose the wood type and finish.

Swiss Country Lawn & Craft

2131 OH-39, Sugarcreek, OH 44681

 
 
 
 
 
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Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts wants you to enjoy their Amish furniture indoors and outdoors! Their expansive collection of the finest Amish outdoor furniture includes garden décor, swings, gazebos, and lawn furniture. For the interior of the home, their gift shop has plenty of crafts, décor, candles, rhythm clocks, and gifts. Their outdoor handcrafted furniture made from polyethylene is maintenance-free and comes with a lifetime warranty so you'll never have to worry about purchasing outdoor furniture again.

Homestead Furniture

8233 OH-241, Mt. Hope, OH 44660

If you're searching for refined furniture for your beautiful home, look no further than Homestead Furniture. Blending quality Amish craftsmanship with stylish and trendy design, Homestead Furniture prides itself on impressive pieces that you won't believe are featured in an Amish furniture store. While their showroom showcases a variety of different pieces, these items can all be customized to fit your home aesthetic. All upholstery, outdoor, and hardwood pieces can be modified — including color with their in-house color lab — to match any home design scheme. Come and discover custom furniture that will last your family a lifetime.

Weaver's Fine Furniture of Sugarcreek

7011 Old Route 39 NW, Sugarcreek, OH 44681

 
 
 
 
 
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What can you expect to find at the number one furniture destination in Ohio's Amish Country? A 25,000-square-foot showroom with everything you need for your indoor and outdoor spaces. Browse their incredible selection and choose the furniture design that best suits your home. Weaver's Fine Furniture of Sugarcreek will then take the design and turn it into a handmade custom piece, complete with your choice of hardware options, wood, stain, finish, upholstery selection, and more. As one of the most expansive showrooms in the area, Weaver's has earned a reputation for exceptional service, craftsmanship, and the integrity you deserve from a trusted local supplier.

Troyer Furniture

985 W. Main St., Sugarcreek, OH 44681

 
 
 
 
 
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Troyer Furniture understands the value of a simple yet elegant handcrafted piece of furniture. They're known for simplifying the Amish furniture selection process by providing customers with an experience like no other. Instead of allowing you to become overwhelmed by so many options, Troyer's staff guide you through the store by first getting to know how you want your living space to reflect your style. Come in for a spell and tell them about your ideas. You can bring photographs, sketches, or even just describe what you're looking for, and Troyer Furniture will be happy to make it to your exact specifications.

Yoder's Oak & Cherry

5911 S. Kansas Road, Apple Creek, OH 44606

Yoder's Oak & Cherry Furnishings has a full line of high-quality hardwood furniture ready to find a spot in your home. They have 10 species of wood to choose from and are happy to offer you a free quote on your next piece of custom furniture. From entertainment centers and office desks to rockers, coffee tables, and pie and jelly cupboards, Yoder's is a must-visit stop when shopping for authentic Amish furniture.


Fitting Furniture

Do you own a fantastic piece of Amish furniture? Let us know where you purchased it in the comments below!

July
15

Northeast Ohio: 10 Places for Charcuterie Board Picnic Ingredients

Places for Picnic Ingredients - Cutler Real Estate

Whether the occasion is a romantic getaway with your significant other or a rowdy, light-hearted family gathering, a charcuterie board is a great selection for a picnic. Sliced meats and cheeses, bite-size veggies and finger foods provide a nice variety of items that are perfect for day-long nibbling.

When it's time to start planning, you'll find everything you're looking for and more at these wonderful specialty food and beverage shops around Northeast Ohio.

SPECIALTY DELIS

DiStefano's Authentic Italian Foods

5600 Highland Rd., Highland Heights, OH 44143

 
 
 
 
 
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DiStefano's Authentic Italian Foods has been a Northeast Ohio tradition since 1972. Their imported and domestic cold cuts, ranging from prosciutto to turkey breast, are sliced fresh to order for the highest quality. While you're there, pick up some imported olives and ready-to-eat salads to complement your meal. If you have a larger group, DiStefano's offers party and antipasto trays for a minimum of 10 people. Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Larder Delicatessen & Bakery

1455 W. 29th St., Cleveland, OH 44113

 
 
 
 
 
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Native son Jeremy, accompanied by culinary school pals Allie and Kenny, came home to open Larder Delicatessen & Bakery in the historic Ohio City Firehouse building. In their first year, the trio was rewarded with a James Beard Award nomination for Best New Restaurant. True to its name, Larder stocks a sizable variety of meats, cheeses, and other groceries to fill your picnic basket. Save time by purchasing one of Larder's traditional or vegetarian charcuterie boards. Larder is open noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Gust Gallucci Company

6610 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103

 
 
 
 
 
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The namesake of the Gust Gallucci Company arrived in Cleveland from Faeto, Italy during the early 1900s and found a number of fellow transplants longing for food from their native land. Gust's first "shop" was a large wooden cart, and succeeding locations grew to accommodate the booming business. The Gallucci family still operates the store with its fine selection of deli meats, gourmet cheeses, and Italian and Hungarian specialty items. Hours are 8 a.m - 6 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday.

CHEESE SHOPS

Old Brooklyn Cheese Co.

4138 Pearl Rd., Cleveland, OH 44109

 
 
 
 
 
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How good are the products from Old Brooklyn Cheese Co.? Brides have actually ordered "wedding cakes" made with their cheese wheels. Old Brooklyn makes their own cheeses using non-GMO-certified cow's milk aged for at least 90 days. Their pickled and beer-infused whole mustards were developed for use in-house, but they proved to be so popular that Old Brooklyn began selling them at retail. With 48 hours' notice, Old Brooklyn will prepare one of their specialty charcuterie boards or create one customized to your request. Hours are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

Grandpa's Cheesebarn

668 U.S. Hwy. 250 E., Ashland, OH 44805

 
 
 
 
 
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How could you resist a name like Grandpa's Cheesebarn? There really was a Grandpa Baum, and the third generation of his family recently entered the business to carry on his tradition. Product selection includes local and imported, smoked and grilling cheeses along with homemade cheese spreads and cheese curds. Grandpa's beef jerky, beef sticks, and summer sausage pair nicely with the cheeses. In 2018, granddaughter Misty Ankerman opened Best of Grandpa's Cheesebarn at 3916 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd. in Norton. The original location is open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday. Hours at Best of Grandpa's are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday.

Shisler's Cheese House

55 Kidron Rd., Orrville, OH 44667 

 
 
 
 
 
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Yes, Shisler's Cheese House is literally a house. John Shisler opened his modestly charming shop in 1958 for the purpose of showcasing local cheeses and gourmet foods to the community and passers-by on the Lincoln Highway. Its success led to the opening of a second location at 1275 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd. in Copley as well as a thriving business shipping products around the world. The third generation of Shislers now runs the shops with the same emphasis on customer service pioneered by their grandfather. Shisler's Orrville location is open daily from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. except Sunday, when doors open at 9 a.m., while the Copley location's hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday.

PRODUCE MARKETS

West Side Market

1979 W. 25th St., Cleveland, OH 44113

 
 
 
 
 
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Originally opened in 1912, West Side Market is such an institution that it's a popular tourist attraction featured on Travel Channel and Food Network. The market is home to more than 100 vendors selling every food item imaginable, from meats and seafood to spices and nuts. With more than a dozen produce vendors on hand, you'll find the widest assortment of fruits and vegetables direct from the field. While you're there, pick up some crusty breads and other fresh baked goods for your picnic basket. West Side Market is open 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and now 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday as well. 

Ziggy's Produce & Farm Market

4641 Broadview Rd., Cleveland, OH 44109

If you're looking for a slick, modern "food shoppe," Ziggy's Produce & Farm Market isn't the place for you. But if you want a modest, family-run store where the focus is on high-quality produce, this is it. Butternut squash, watermelon, apples and other fruits and vegetables come fresh from local Amish growers. Have a sweet tooth? Slip some of Ziggy's imported chocolates and candy into your order. Customers especially appreciate the friendly, helpful service from Ziggy's staff. Hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily except Sunday, when Ziggy's closes at 4 p.m. 

WINE SHOPS

The Wine Spot

2271 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

 
 
 
 
 
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Owners of The Wine Spot aim to be more than just a purveyor of the finest brands of red and white. Their goal is to be a valued Cleveland Heights neighbor as a gathering place and resource for the local community. The Wine Shop is housed in the former Seitz-Agin Hardware, whose sign is still lovingly displayed above the coolers, and the store serves as the student-run gallery of Cleveland Institute of Art. Store hours are 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday;  11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon - 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Little Birdie Wine Nest

6060 Broadview Rd., Parma, OH 44134

 
 
 
 
 
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Named Best Wine Shop on Cleveland Hot List, The Little Birdie Wine Nest is one of a trio of businesses that grew out of owner Robin's passions. The Little Birdie is joined by The Morning Owl Coffee Bar and The Balancing Flamingo Yoga Lounge. Robin is a professional sommelier who uses her extensive knowledge to curate the shop's selection of more than 1,000 wines from around the world. Still can't find the right wine? Special orders are cheerfully accepted. The Little Birdie is open 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine, and Thou

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July
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Northeast Ohio: How to Spend 24 Hours in Hartville

24 Hours in Hartville, Oh - Cutler Real Estate

Hartville is a historic village that's home to approximately 3,000 people, and each year this charming spot draws upwards of two million visitors. Explore the delights Hartville has to offer with this look at how to spend a fun 24 hours in this popular community.

WHERE TO STAY

Quail's Covey Bed & Breakfast

3631 Swamp St. NE, Hartville, OH 44832

 
 
 
 
 
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Visit Quail's Covey Bed & Breakfast and you'll truly enjoy the comforts of home. The stunning Tudor-style house features a comfy great room and cozy sunroom where you can read, play games or simply relax. Stroll the peaceful grounds and view the gardens, waterfall, koi pond, and bass-filled lake with swans Gracie and George. Fall asleep to the sounds of waterfalls and wildlife, then wake to the scent of Charlotte's homemade apple dumplings. Call 330.312.0083 for reservations.

Comfort Suites Hartville-North Canton

953 Edison St. NW, Hartville, OH 44632

 
 
 
 
 
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Visiting Hartville became even more convenient with the opening of Comfort Suites Hartville-North Canton, the first hotel of any kind in the area. Pet-friendly Comfort Suites is within walking distance of the famous Marketplace & Flea Market, hardware store, and other Hartville attractions. Hotel amenities include free WiFi and hot breakfast, flat-screen TVs, fitness center, heated pool, and hot tub. Call 330.587.4347 for reservations.

WHERE TO SHOP

Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market

1289 Edison St. NW, Hartville, OH 44632

 
 
 
 
 
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Recognized as one of the top 20 flea markets in the United States, family-owned Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2019. The 12-acre grounds, largest in the country, accommodate 1,000 vendors displaying everything from antiques to collectibles to fresh produce. There's also a full calendar of events such as specialty markets, craft workshops, and movie nights. Weather isn't cooperating? No problem! Spend the day browsing the three-acre indoor marketplace, which includes dozens of vendors along with Sarah's Market Fresh Grill and The Coffee Mill. Hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

The Shops at Hartville Kitchen

1015 Edison St. NW, Hartville, OH 44632

 
 
 
 
 
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From jewelry by Alex and Ani and Pandora, to bags from Vera Bradley and Brighton, The Shops at Hartville Kitchen have something for everyone. Shop for gifts or treat yourself to figurines by Swarovski, shoes by Crocs, or apparel from Life is Good. Don't forget to browse the Children's Shoppe for toys, clothing, and other essentials. The Shops at Hartville Kitchen is open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday through Saturday.

Hartville Hardware & Lumber

1315 Edison St. NW, Hartville, OH, 44632

 
 
 
 
 
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Hardware stores may not be on the must-see list in other cities, but Hartville Hardware & Lumber is on a level of its own. Founded in 1947 as a general farm store, Hartville Hardware has grown to become the largest independent hardware store in the country. With nearly seven acres under its roof, the store includes unique features such as Idea House, a complete 1,850-square-foot showcase home, and the Row House, a facade of various architectural styles. Check out the Farm and Pet area, which features a section of the original livestock auction barn from Hartville Hardware's humble beginnings. Hours are 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday.

Best Bib and Tucker

127 Mill St. SE, Hartville, OH 44632

 
 
 
 
 
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Tired of looking at the same things in national clothing store chains? It's easy to put together a one-of-a-kind wardrobe at Best Bib and Tucker. Mother-and-daughter team Barb and Megan Wise's stylish boutique combines high-fashion consignment items with a carefully curated selection of jewelry, handbags, and accessories from their buying trips to Chicago. Sign up for the BBT newsletter and get birthday discounts, secret sales, and other perks. Hours are 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

WHERE TO EAT

Peace, Love & Little Donuts

115 S. Prospect Ave., Hartville, OH 44632

 
 
 
 
 
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Peace, Love & Little Donuts is the result of a fortunate mistake made by founders Ron and Marci when their used fryer produced tennis ball-sized cakes. By the time the couple realized they had simply assembled the machine incorrectly, they had a hit on their hands. The range of creative flavors, including salted caramel macchiato, Fruity Pebbles, and Robert Brulee, is enough to make Homer Simpson's head spin. Phone ahead and your order will be ready for pickup when you arrive. Hours are 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday.

Hartville Kitchen Restaurant & Bakery

1015 Edison St. NW, Hartville, OH 44632

 
 
 
 
 
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Hartville Kitchen Restaurant & Bakery is part of the same family-owned group operating Hartville Hardware, Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market and Hartville Collectibles. After more than 50 years, Hartville Kitchen is still serving tasty homemade meals created from the recipes handed down by grandma Soloma Miller. The menu features comfort food classics such as hot roast beef sandwiches, chicken noodle soup, and breaded pork chops. Don't leave without pastries, pie, or breads from the onsite bakery. Plan a special night out at one of Hartville Kitchen's dinner shows featuring comedians, musical actsm and tribute bands. Hartville Kitchen is open 11 p.m. - 8 p.m. every day but Wednesday and Sunday.

Carlo's Trattoria

733 W. Maple St., Hartville, OH 44632

 
 
 
 
 
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Italian restaurants are appropriate for every occasion from a family dinner to a romantic date night for two. In fact, true love led to the opening of Carlo's Trattoria when the restaurant's namesake met his future wife on a cruise ship and followed her back to her hometown of Hartville. Carlo's signature dish is the plate-sized stromboli, a turnover-style sandwich loaded with cheese, sauce, and fillings. Other customer favorites include chicken Parmigiano and lasagna. Hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon - 9  p.m. Sunday.

WHERE TO ENJOY NATURE

Quail Hollow Park

13480 Congress Lake Ave. NE, Hartville, OH 44632

 
 
 
 
 
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When you want to spend some quiet time away from it all, you're just minutes from scenic Quail Hollow Park. Explore the 700 acres of meadows, marshes, and woods on foot, horseback, or mountain bike or try your luck fishing in Shady Lane Pond. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails. The nature center is open weekends for live animal exhibits and interactive educational programs. Cross-country skiing, skating, and sledding are available Saturdays and Sundays during winter for a minimal fee. Quail Hollow Park is open sunrise to sunset seven days a week.

The 'Hart' of Ohio

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