The Oberlin Review

Downtown Storefronts Continue Turnovers

Downtown Storefronts Continue Turnovers

February 3, 2017

The commercial face of East College Street has transformed over the past year — Magpie Pizza was replaced by India Garden last year, Tree Hugger’s Cafe closed last fall and, most recently, Cowhaus Creamery has closed at its former location, soon to be replaced by Dave’s Cosmic Subs. City Councilmember Bryan Burgess said that turnover for businesses on East College Street is a fairly regular occurrence, estimating that it happens about once or twice per year. Josh Rosen, OC ’01, of the Ea...

Cowhaus

Cowhaus

March 5, 2016

Concerns Over Parking Grow as Magpie Closes

Concerns Over Parking Grow as Magpie Closes

November 13, 2015

Magpie Pizza’s storefront on East College Street showed no sign of life on Sunday afternoon. Next to the “Closed” sign, a note hung ominously on the front door. “Dear Oberlin Residents and Valued Magpie Pizza Customers: It is with deep regret that Magpie Pizza has closed its doors permanently in the East College Street, Oberlin Location,” the typed letter read. “The management of Magpie Pizza was fortunate to have leased the beautiful space, created by Sustainable Community Associate...

Cowhaus Creamery Threatens Closure

Cowhaus Creamery Threatens Closure

February 20, 2015

Due to a significant decrease in revenue, Cowhaus Creamery has been forced to consider closing its store. The owners point to the lack of parking caused by the nearby construction of the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center at the corner of College Street and Main Street as a major reason for this drop in profit. Josef Bomback, OC ’76 and the coowner of Cowhaus, said the store has experienced a 30 percent decrease in revenue compared to the previous three years they have been in business. He said this...

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