HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN) — This weekend, businesses along state Route 7 held a 60-mile long yard sale.
It’s called Tour Route 7 and runs from Hubbard to Conneaut. Most business owners know not many people drive down the route often.
The large yard sale is designed to change all that.
“Once leave Hubbard you can go 60 miles without seeing one chain store,” said Market Square business owner Don Sutton.
When State Route 11 was built it drew travelers away from Route 7 and the locally owned businesses. On Saturday, these unique places banded together to change all that.
“Here you can stop and get an ice cream cone, you can go another block and go to an antique shop a gift shop,” said Marcia Bunda, an attendee of the yard sale.
There was also cooking at the Times Square Restaurant that even the first timers raved about.
“It’s awesome,” commented Betsy Konya of Loraine, Ohio.
That’s because food is prepared in a way not commonly seen anymore.
“This is one of the few places that is absolutely everything is home cooking,” said Cynthia Bauer of Times Square Restaurant.
Also along the stretch in an old diner that is one of the few soda fountains in Ohio.
“We’re one of the oldest functioning soda fountains in Ohio,” said Sutton.
With the variety of things such as what’s to be found in an Antique Shop, it brings in a variety of customers.
“We get an eclectic assortment of customers who are looking for all types of things,” added Bunda.
There are more than 20 businesses that took part in this year’s event. As the yard sale continues throughout the weekend, each business owner is excited to see what new faces this sale brings.