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Main Street Shopping: Perrysburg

Find flowers and gifts at Angel 101, buy beautiful serving pieces at Packer Creek Pottery and make custom scents at Riverfront Candle Co.

Located on the banks of the Maumee River and the site of a War of 1812 fort, Perrysburg has no shortage of history. The town, about a 20-minute drive south from Toledo, was founded a few years after general and future president William Henry Harrison and his troops defeated British soldiers at Fort Meigs. (Perrysburg was named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, another War of 1812 hero.) Today, Fort Meigs and Perrysburg’s downtown, which is full of eclectic shops and eateries and borders a marina and park along the river, attract travelers. “Our downtown is adorable,” says Sandy Latchem, executive director of the Perrysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We have really imaginative entrepreneurs who want to have their shop down there.”

Vintage Groves:  This home decor store mixes antique finds with modern accents, from desks and buffets to lights, paintings and table centerpieces. With several rooms full of vintage and whimsical pieces, as well as new furniture, a hunt for that special piece is sure to uncover finds for every home. 116 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg 43551, 419/931-1010, vintagegroves116.com

Meig: This on-trend boutique is all about special, handmade touches. Owner Meigen McIntyre’s shop offers items ranging from boho finds to beautiful earrings and hand-beaded bags. Choose from a rainbow of threads, and McIntyre will monogram your purchase, whether it’s a sweater or another special piece, right in the store. 119 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg 43551, 419/874-6559, meigshop.com

Swig appetizer (photo by Jonathan Miksanek)
Swig: Promising “Charcuterie and Suds for the Curious,” this place specializes in made-in-house prepared meats, from All-American and Cleveland-style hot dogs to bratwurst, kielbasa and more. Curiosities include must-sample sweet potato tater tots, pierogies and Scotch eggs. Try craft beers from more than 15 taps or choose from a variety of lemonade flavors. 219 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg 43551, 419/873-6224, swigrestaurant.com

Alice Louise Press: Using vintage letterpresses from the early 1900s and 1950s, owner Amy Lesniewicz creates one-of-kind wedding invitations, cards for any occasion, guestbooks, stickers and more. The shop also sells a selection of handmade jewelry and magnets crafted from vintage brooches and buttons, as well as whimsical aprons, kitchen towels and socks. 107 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg 43551, 419/345-8045, alice-louise.com

Zingo’s Mediterranean: Specializing in Greek food, Zingo’s is known for its gyros, which come in a traditional pita wrap or “Zingo-style” in a thinner pita. The Mediterranean Junk Salad — a mix of more than a dozen ingredients from grilled chicken and gyro meat to Kalamata olives — is also a customer favorite. 106 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg 43551, 419/872-5800, eatzingos.com

Riverfront Candle Co. products (photo by Jonathan Miksanek)
Riverfront Candle Co.: Choose from more than 130 scents to blend and create your own unique candle, wax tarts, diffuser oils or room spray. Create your own mix of scents or follow a recipe for ones that fit your mood, such as Sweet Crackling Fire, Pina Colada or Hot Apple Pie. 105 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg 43551, 567/331-8761, riverfrontcandleco.com

The Kids Klothesline: Owner Emily Fall selects each high-fashion piece she sells in this upscale kids boutique and ensures items are available at a variety of prices. Choose from fun everyday clothes to couture fashion, such as tulle-skirted dresses and multicolored fur vests. Sizes range from newborn to preteen. 111 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg 43551, 419/874-5437, facebook.com/thekidsklothesline

Packer Creek Pottery: From functional to fabulous, this retail store features brightly patterned handmade pieces. Using the majolica style of pottery, Packer Creek Pottery’s artists craft each unique work, whether it’s one of the store’s signature fish wall-decor pieces or bakeware and serving dishes. 322 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg 43551, 419/806-1355, packercreekpottery.com

Angel 101 plants (photo by Jonathan Miksanek)

Angel 101: The aroma of fresh flowers greets visitors to this full-service flower shop and gift boutique. The pressed-and-painted tin ceiling and walls, the Kelly green front door and floral-shaped iron chandeliers give this corner shop a modern-vintage vibe. Succulents in eclectic containers, Lily Pulitzer watchbands and more make for great gifts. 101 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg 43551, 419/874-4409, shopangel101.com

Maddie & Bella Coffee Roasters: Two generations of the Jambor family run this coffee shop, which roasts beans harvested from around the world. Named for the family’s Australian shepherds, Maddie & Bella is known for its flavorful blends, which customers can buy by the bag or cup, as well as specialty seasonal drinks. 117 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg 43551, 419/931-0082, maddieandbella.com

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