About 10 years ago, Andrew (Drew) Koehn bought a home espresso machine, and his future found a new direction. In November 2017, Andrew and his younger brother, Kirby, opened Esso Coffee in Alliance, a shop located at 1686 S Union Avenue, directly across from the University of Mount Union campus.
A young widow’s determination to provide for her children was the impetus for one of Stark County’s oldest and most successful retailers. For more than 90 years, Lingenfelter-Brill, a furrier and women’s apparel store at 670 W State Street in Alliance has been a staple of Stark County.
Not everyone finds his life’s calling at 9 years old. But that’s when Jerry Petros found his true passion for coin collecting. In the decades hence, he has forged a highly successful career as the founding owner of Alliance Coins & Jewelry at 1194 W State Street.
Once upon a time, there were no malls, no super Wal-Marts, no online shopping. If you wanted to buy or sell, or see a doctor, or borrow a library book, you headed to the center of the community where you lived. In other words, you headed downtown.
Slowly, surely, downtown Alliance is coming back to life. The 1-mile section of E. Main Street, just steps from the bucolic University of Mount Union campus, is reinventing itself as the go-to place for items that can’t be found in your average mall.
The Repository Select Rite Aid Stores Spee-D Foods Buehler's Fresh Foods Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations Aultman Hospital Gift Shop Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations News Depot Avenue Arts Marketplace Yum Yum Tree Alliance Grapes in a Glass