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With the celebration of Stow Pride Festival, the Stow Sentry is recognizing businesses that have been in Stow for half a century or more. The following are businesses that responded to our request for a look at their 50 years in our community.
nnName of business: Anderson Drilling and Pump Inc. nnDate of opening: Anderson Hardware became J.R. Anderson Drilling and Pump Inc in 1919. nnOriginal owner: Jim Anderson was the original owner. Anderson’s son Jim, and son-in-law Chuck Fischer, lat-
nnName of business: Marhofer Chevrolet; the original name of our business was Marhofer Garage nnDate of opening: 1919 nnOriginal owner: Chester Marhofer. Chester learned auto mechanics while serving in World War I.
nnName of business: Eddy’s Bike Shop
nnName of business: Dunn-Quigley Funeral Home
nnDate of opening: Since the 1940s
nnDate of opening: 1962.
nnOriginal owner: Eddy Ruggles
nnOriginal owner: The original Titus Wetmore home, a Stow land-
nnOriginal location: 3735 Darrow Road, Stow
mark, was converted into Stow’s first funeral home by the Rev.
nnName of business: Altieri’s Pizza
nnName of business: Acme Fresh Market in Stow
nnDate of opening: February 23, 1965
nnDate of opening: Opened on November 11, 1965 as Click 50 — the first Click store in the Acme Fresh Market chain. The store opened with “hundreds jamming the aisles” according to news at the time.
nnOriginal owner: Earl & Joann Altieri nnOriginal location: 3390 Kent Road, Stow
Leo Gregory who operated the business until turning the opera-
nnPresent owner: Dennis Altieri
tion over to Jack Dunn and Bill Quigley.
nnPresent location: 3291 Kent Road, Stow
nnOriginal owner: Frederick W. Albrecht, founder of the company
nnOriginal location: 3333 Kent Road, Stow
nnRelationship to original owner: Son
nnOriginal location: 4445 Kent Road, Stow
nnWhat are your reasons for staying in Stow? Stow has been
nnPresent owner: Albrecht Family - Acme Fresh Market is a fifth-generation family owned and operated company.
nnOriginal location: Same as the current location at Routes 59 and 91. The original building was a barn that was previously used as a livery for horses traveling from Pittsburgh to Cleveland.
nnPresent owner: Jim Ruggles
nnPresent owner: Ron Marhofer. Chester sold the business to Ron’s father, John “Jack” Marhofer in the late 1920s. The Chevrolet franchise was acquired in 1933. Ron’s brother, John Marhofer, bought the business in 1971. He sold the business to Ron in 1975.
nnWhat are your reasons for staying in Stow? Nice communi-
nnRelationship to original owner: Dennis Dunn is the son of Jack
ty, spent a lot of my life in Stow. Ruggles family has history in Kent-
nnWhy do you believe your business has thrived in Stow? At
nnPresent location: 3333 Kent Road, Stow
nnWhy do you believe your business has thrived in Stow? Over
nnPresent location: Routes 59 and 91
the years we have gone from Central Market, Eddy’s Market, Eddy’s
nnWhat are your reasons for staying in Stow? I was born and
Cycle and Supply, to current day Eddy’s Bike Shop. Customers have
Hudson combined still have a small town feel.
raised in Stow. Stow is a great community and has been very good to our family.
always had easy access to our location for the products that we offer
nnWhy do you believe your business has thrived in Stow?
nnWhy do you believe your business has thrived in Stow? As
Stow has grown, our business has grown.
ried a lot of traffic. It’s always been about customer service that we
All of our customers are word of mouth. We earned our reputation years ago and work hard to maintain that reputation.
nnWhat is the biggest change you’ve seen in 50 years?
Altieri’s Pizza we strive to treat our customers with hospitality that is unmatched in the pizza industry! We still use Earl Altieri’s original recipes and offer 15 Specialty Pizzas on our menu. In addition a Specialty Pizza of the Month! Unlike the pizza chains, we offer Fried Chicken, Buffalo Wings that have never been frozen, and Jojos. We were the first pizza shop anywhere to offer Gluten Free Pizza and have since added Gluten Free Subs, Rontini Pasta, Cookies, Brownies and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, we offer Gluten Free Fried Chicken, Buffalo Wings and Jojos.!
er took over the business. Ken Conger then purchased the business from Anderson and Fischer. nnOriginal location: On Route 59 near Route 91. nnPresent owner: Dave Logan. He purchased the business in 1999. nnPresent location: On Route 91 on the Stow and Hudson border. nnWhat are your reasons for staying in Stow? Stow and
nnWhat is the biggest change you’ve seen in 50 years?
The overwhelming amount of traffic.
There have been many changes in the last 50 years. Probably the biggest change is that in 1965 most everyone knew most of the families in Stow. It was still a small town.
nnPresent location: 3707 Darrow Road, Stow nnRelationship to original owner: Son
Stow area dating back to the early 1800s
current and past. Route 91 was the main road north and south, carhave offered. nnWhat is the biggest change you’ve seen in 50 years? Regula-
tion on small business. The knowledge of today’s consumer. The Internet. Credit cards.
nnPresent owner: Dennis Dunn serves as company president
nnWhat are your reasons for staying in Stow? Stow is a special
place to live and work. We wouldn’t want it any other way. nnWhy do you believe your business has thrived in Stow? Dunn-
Quigley, which has another location in Akron, is still family owned. We are proud of the fact that our roots go so deeply in this community. nnWhat is the biggest change you’ve seen in 50 years? While we
have seen many changes over the years we have been here, there are some things that remain the same. The people of this community for example, although more in number, are still basically good family folks with a strong sense of family, faith and community.
my home for over 50 years. I love living and working in the city of Stow.
nnWhat is the biggest change you’ve seen in 50 years? The
city’s population and businesses have grown tremendously as well as many competitors in the pizza business.
nnWhat are your reasons for staying in Stow? Through all the
change, Acme Fresh Market is proud to consistently provide low prices, friendly people, and fast checkout to the Stow community. Acme Fresh Market does more than sell groceries — we feed families. nnWhy do you believe your business has thrived in Stow? Acme
Fresh Market evolves in response to our customers’ needs — the products we sell, the size and decor of our stores — we listen to our customers and fulfill their needs. nnWhat is the biggest change you’ve seen in 50 years? The
Acme Fresh Market in Stow has been through many evolutions. The original was located at the same place as our current Acme Fresh Market. We look forward to feeding the families of Stow for the next 50 years and beyond.
Published on Jul 6, 2015
With the celebration of Stow Pride Festival, the Stow Sentry is recognizing businesses that have been in Stow for half a century or more. Th...