Sometimes my day trips turn out to be half day trips. And when I am close to home, they might even be less than that. This is the case of my most recent visit to Downtown Wooster.
I recently wrote about how my husband, Bobby, and I had lunch with Marty Starkey, the executive director of the Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau. We met at Broken Rocks Cafe, where we enjoyed a delicious lunch. You can read more about our visit with Marty here.
After we had lunch, Bobby and I decided to do a little exploring. We went into The Urban Cottage. It is this really neat store that sells consignment furniture and other home decor. The owner, Daniela Savage, had a sign out front advertising a painting class at the end of February. The class is $75 and all you have to bring in is a small piece of furniture (something that can be painted in a relatively short amount of time.) She provides the paint, instruction and a little bit of wine between coats. I guess her classes fill up fast, because she had just one slot left for the February 28 class. Don’t worry, though, she holds the classes once a month. Daniela indicated that the classes alternate between Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings.
Next we went into Wooster Natural Foods. This store is one we have visited often. Sometimes just for fun, to check out what they have added. Sometimes when we are on a mission to find something unique. This time we were there to find malt syrup. This is a key ingredient for Bobby’s New York style bagels. Thankfully the staff was very helpful. Otherwise I would not have had a clue where to find it.
Our final stop on this very short visit to downtown was to Books In Stock. Honestly you could spend a day in this store and not have seen every thing. The staff there told us that there are over 100,000 books in stock. All of them have been brought in by individuals. A word of caution to those of you who have books you want to eliminate from your home, they only take two boxes at one time. Although Bobby thinks he heard the worker say three boxes. If you want to be sent home with a box, you can take your chances. (Just as an aside, I am usually right. Ask Bobby, he’ll tell you the same thing.)
I’ve said it before and probably will say it many more times in my blog, Wooster is a great place to visit. Doesn’t matter if you come from a long way away or if you live just down the road. There is something for everyone here. Hope you can check it out for yourself sometime!