If you are in northeast Ohio, you should find a way to visit Lehman’s Store in Kidron. Founded by Jay Lehman in 1955 as a hardware store to serve the Amish community, it now is way more than a hardware store. It has grown to include four pre-Civil War era buildings and a modern two-story building housing their outlet ceter.
Under the management of Jay’s children, Galen and Glenda, it has become a 35,000 square foot destination still selling to the Amish and also to just about everyone else.
It is a museum of Americana, a museum in which most of the exhibits are for sale. And when you want to take a break, it has a nice cafe where a half sandwich on fresh bread easily makes a lunch. The entrance line is framed by two antique wood stoves, just part of Jay’s extensive hardware collection around the store.
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