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Casey’s Dry Goods offering old-fashioned flair

7/31/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

Casey’s Dry Goods is an old-fashioned general store that offers penny candy, shown above, and soda flavors from a past generation.
The store, located at 2518 Brecksville Road, also carries a variety of antiques, collectibles and other items, some of which are shown above.
Photos courtesy of Casey’s Dry Goods
RICHFIELD — Casey’s Dry Goods is an “old general store” that specializes in antiques, home goods and some food items.

The business, located inside Constantine’s Nursery and Garden Center at 2518 Brecksville Road, is owned by Kim and Brett DeWester. Kim DeWester said they are in their third season at the site and are open April 1 through Dec. 24.

She added customers step back in time when they come into the shop.

“We have a variety of unique items, including collectible antiques, old advertising memorabilia and tins, crocks and tins, vintage music and vinyl records, lots of sports memorabilia such as football and baseball equipment, pennants and jerseys, and an old-fashioned penny candy counter,” she said. “We also have many wonderful made-in-Ohio products.”

Kim DeWester said the store has a little bit of everything, including: Woolrich and Hudson Bay blankets that are made of wool and are hand-loomed; a line of linens from South Carolina that “wash well”; “well-made” braided rugs in various sizes; totes made from vintage tablecloths; nightshirts and T-shirts; one-of-a-kind wool jackets; and purposely mismatched socks from Vermont.

She also said the store has quivers handmade from leather and suede, handmade wooden arrows with turkey feathers and Native American Indian birch baskets and switch plate covers; handmade lamps and shades; old crates with their original labels; and a line of soaps made from natural and fresh ingredients created by a family with a son with many allergies.

“We have a lot of items that we get from small local companies,” she said. “We work hard to find nice, good-quality things, and you can find items priced from $1 to several hundred dollars here.”

In addition to the old-fashioned penny candy, such as candy buttons, wax lips, NECCO wafers and mini wax bottles filled with flavored water that many of today’s adults grew up with, the store has an old-fashioned soda pop machine that carries flavors from long ago for $1 each, according to Kim DeWester.

She said Casey’s also offers from a Millersburg farm jams and 30 different syrup flavors that are not only good with pancakes but also for cooking. In addition, the store has cookie mixes such as orange drop, snickerdoodle and more.

Casey’s is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 317-370-6109 or visit Casey’s on Facebook.

 

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