The Lakeside Association Board of Directors' Enterprise Committee conducted a season-long survey in 2009 among 1,100 Lakesiders and seasonal guests. The purpose of the survey was to gage how well Lakeside businesses were serving 21st century guest expectations. Separate categories measured results for food vendors and retail stores among adults and youth.
The results indicated the need for additional businesses, including renovating the Lakeside Laundromat, reinstating the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room, and enlarging Artists-N-Cahoots retail space. All of these businesses opened in the 2010 summer season to meet Lakesiders' requests.
In further response to the survey, two businesses will open in Lakeside this summer – “the fine print” bookstore and "2nd Street Market." The 2nd Street Market will occupy the completely remodeled storefront connected to the Lakeside Laundromat. The business is co-owned by mother and daughter, Susan Henderson and Stephanie Carter respectively, who currently reside in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Their family has been visiting Lakeside for more than 20 years. Carter said, “We enjoy Lakeside’s peaceful and family-friendly atmosphere right on the lake.”
The small market will be stocked with basic essentials, including bread, butter, milk, eggs, produce, toiletries and cleaning supplies, among other traveling necessities. Signature specialties are fresh cut steaks and chops, homemade pies (strawberry, peanut butter, blueberry), strawberry jam and homemade cinnamon rolls. A deli counter will feature sliced meat and cheese and salads. The market will also open on Memorial Day weekend; store hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on Monday-Saturday, and 12-6 p.m. on Sunday.
Tom Hilty, member of the Lakeside Association Board of Directors’ Enterprise Committee, said, “Based on the survey response from the community, the 2nd Street Market is exactly what was missing in the business district.”
The 2nd Street Market is currently seeking part-time employment throughout the summer. If interested, contact Henderson at 567-242-8956.
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