Gloria Ferris

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Another addition to: local business for local consumption

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Just got back from Lake Shore Feed and Seed located at  5112 Clark Avenue which is family-owned and operated.  When I was a kid,  Saturday morning was spent doing the weekly errands with my dad.  One of our stops was the local Gold Star Feed Store which had everything you could imagine for pets and farm animals.  Times change and the local Gold Star Feed Store in Wooster is now Emily Moorefield’s pottery shop, and right next door is her husband’s restaurant, South Market Bistro.

But who knew right in the heart of an urban neighborhood in Cleveland nestles a pet store that takes you back in time.  The owners stock food, toys, collars, over-the-counter medications and shampoos, and thousands of treats for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, and probably other animals that I have failed to mention.  One of the owners waits on you behind the counter with a friendly smile and ready to help.  After she rings up the sale, a gentleman who works with her carries the fifty pound bag out to your car.  Buy in bulk, the savings are fantastic. 

There is easy access to the store from I-90 take the West 41-44th Street exit and go south turn right on to Clark and if you make it to 52nd street, you’ve missed it.  They have a large parking lot that is surrounded by a beautiful garden.  It is a great urban space.  Check it out!  

Written by Gloria Ferris

August 11th, 2006 at 12:27 pm

3 Responses to 'Another addition to: local business for local consumption'

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  1. You need to point up some of the features of the South Market Bistro soon–there’s a link there to Parker Bosley, “sustainable cuisine,” and running and triathlons. Good stuff.


    12 Aug 06 at 4:55 AM

  2. Gloria,

    How can you forget the Bistro? Tonerre!


    13 Aug 06 at 11:05 AM

  3. WE had for the last 40+ years, since I was a wee tad of a child – the same sort of store – mom & pop – “Broadway Feed” right in downtown Lorain.

    It was the one place you could buy chicks and ducks, fish and the occasional cat or dog along with feed, seed and virtually everything else under the sun.

    It closed up and went out of business late last year. The City of Lorain and I truly miss Broadway Feed.

    Glad you have the Lake Shore still – keep supporting them!

    scott bakalar

    13 Aug 06 at 10:40 PM

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