In the Neighborhood: Downtown Medina
1 | Dan's Dogs: Choose from 43 options at this no-frills hot dog diner. If you're feeling wild, try the Mac Attack hot dog (smothered in macaroni and cheese) or the Deputy Dog (nestled in peanut butter and jelly). 111 W. Liberty St., 330-723-3647
2 | The BookShelf: Filled with 8,000 used books on a mission, the store is staffed entirely by volunteers, and all proceeds go to Project:LEARN's adult literacy programs. 105 W. Liberty St., 330-723-1314, projectlearnmedina.org
3 | Miss Molly's Tea Room and Gift Shop: More than 30 varieties are served in the tearoom, where little girls don frilly dresses and sip chocolate milk from teacups. 140 W. Washington St., 330-725-6830, missmollys.net
4 | Potomac Bead Company: Create your own jewelry from beads of pearl, crystal, semi-precious stones and more, or bring girlfriends and a bottle of wine for dozens of beading classes. 109 W. Washington St., 330-722-2555, potomacbeads.com
5 | Main Street Cupcakes: Traffic in this new location is fueled by the popularity of this bakery's Hudson and Rocky River locations. It serves the same moist cake, creamy and not-too-sweet frosting, and inventive flavors. 102 W. Washington St., 330-725-6421, mainstreetcupcakes.com
6 | Main Street Cafe: The menu is straight-up contemporary American with decor that's right out of late-1800s Medina. It's also the local party hub. Main Street sponsors Rally in the Alley outdoor Friday night concerts all summer long. 17 Public Square, 330-722-2729, themainstreetcafe.com
7 | House of Hunan: Levered windows extend the lounge right onto the square when the weather is nice. Enjoy sushi and contemporary Thai and Chinese dishes in a hip atmosphere. 18 Public Square, 330-722-1899, houseofhunan.net
8 | Ormandy's: Browse wall-to-wall train supplies for the hobbyist plus toys for train-loving kids. The Medina Toy and Train Museum is upstairs. 10 Public Square, 330-722-1019, ormandys.com
9 | Whitey's Army-Navy Store: Stationed on the square's southwest corner for 62 years, Whitey's military and work gear and memorabilia includes treasures such as vintage combat and dress jackets. 2 Public Square, 330-723-8604
10 | One Lucky Dog: This doggie bakery is a year old, but owner Stacey Sutphen has been honing her recipes for nearly two decades, with treats such as pumpkin biscotti, peanut butter, and fish and chips. 45 Public Square, 330-952-0900, oneluckydogbakery.com
11 | Gramercy Gallery: This something-for-everyone gift shop sells hand-crafted scarves, gourmet foods, Crabtree & Evelyn skin care products, and gifts for babies. It also features works by local artists such as sculptor Elaine Lamb and painter Cindy Allman. 221 S. Court St., 330-725-6626
12 | Medina Hardware: A treasure from the past, Medina Hardware has called this storefront home for more than 100 years and has a 92-year-old cash register (still in use!) to prove it. 225 S. Court St., 330-722-6541
Here are some favorites we uncovered in downtown Medina.
Mud Mothers Pate Dish ($34), Gramercy Gallery: Elaine Lamb, the one-time owner of the popular Mud Mothers gallery in Medina, sells her handmade serving ware here.
Dan's Famous Dog ($2.15 for regular, $3.10 for jumbo), Dan's Dogs: Go classic with an all-beef hot dog topped with mustard, relish, onions, cucumber, hot peppers, pickles and celery salt. Yum.
Fish-and-Chips Gourmet Dog Treats ($8 for 8-ounce bag), One Lucky Dog Bakery: All treats, which include organic, wheat-free and preservative-free varieties, are baked right at the store.