Olmsted Falls, Ohio — The owners of Le Gray House, a new pet store in town, are enthusiastic about feeding your dog or cat healthy food. We also offer accessories for puppies that any pet owner will love.
Eden LeGrand and Keith Gray opened a pet store on Columbia Avenue in November.
“We wanted to provide a place where people could pamper their dogs and not worry about what was in their pet’s treats and food,” says Eden.
“We offer limited ingredients and no additives or preservatives. Our products come primarily from the United States and ethical places,” she said.
“My dog has allergies and I have to be careful what I buy. And I know others do too. I did a lot of research.”
The Northridgeville-based couple began their journey into the pet world during the COVID-19 pandemic when Eden, who worked in the medical field, was laid off.
She began sewing face masks for nursing homes and taught herself how to needle the material. She enjoyed her new talents, helped others, and even opened her Etsy mask shop.
“But I wore so many masks that I got bored,” Eden said. “So I decided to sew a dog bandana. We didn’t have a dog, so I was dressing up a mannequin to make a bandana and see what it looked like.” is needed,” he said.
“This is how Leia the Cavapoo was born, a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle.”
They opened a small kiosk-style store in Crocker Park, but soon learned that dog bananas weren’t the only way to help pay the rent. They received support from SCORE, a volunteer mentor network that helps small businesses grow and thrive.
“I definitely learned how to be a small business owner along the way,” laughs Eden. “I started adding clothes and harnesses and worked with other small businesses. I realized I couldn’t do this all by myself.”
Their North Ridgeville home became a warehouse, filled with her handmade items and other small business items.
“We loved walking Princess Leia in this neighborhood in downtown Olmsted Falls. We thought it would be a great place for businesses, but there was no space available,” says Eden.
“I went to the popcorn shop across the street one day and saw a sign saying it was renting out. It’s ten times the size of Crocker Park. So here’s the second location.
Their most popular items include their food. Made in Maryland, Bare Bites offers dog and cat treats without chemicals, additives or preservatives. They come in a variety of flavors.
The store also offers dried mahi skin rolls made by small business owners in Florida, and dried turkey necks, duck wings, and frog legs from small business owners in Medina.
Need new leads? no problem. The store sells biothane reeds made by the Amish of Ohio. They are an alternative to leather, highly durable, waterproof and ‘smell proof’.
To team up with dog walking, you can purchase Pow Balm, an item Eden makes with organic beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil, lavender, and lemongrass. We did some research to create this natural foot butter that will keep you moisturized and smooth.
The shop is full of toys, some of which are specially made for sturdy dogs. The Fluff & Tuff range offers non-toxic, durable play equipment in shark, dinosaur, penguin and turtle shapes.
We also sell dog puzzles, dog and cat strollers, lots of sweaters and coats, and cat houses.
Is your pet having a birthday soon? Le Gray Haus sells pet birthday cake his kits and ice cream mixes in flavors such as maple bacon, cheese, pumpkin, peanut butter, and carob. There is also a small bakery area stocked with cookies and other pet treats.
Oh, and don’t forget Eden’s homemade bandana. There are seasonal ones, colorful designs, and ones with personalized names.
“I was part of the marriage proposal,” Eden said. She said, “I customized my dog’s bandana with the words ‘Will you marry my dad? she said yes. ”
From top to bottom and all around, the shop is filled with healthy, creative and fun items that pet owners want to offer their dogs and cats. Of course, dogs and cats are welcome in the store.
Couples love the Grand Pacific Junction’s location on Columbia Road.
“Everyone was so welcoming. The mayor stopped a few times to say hello and just talk,” Eden said. “We love it here.”
The store’s name is a combination of both their name and heritage. Keith is German, so “House”.
Keith, who works in the insurance business and is the store’s financial manager, invites pet owners to the store.
“This is a place that not only serves healthy meals, but pampers your dog or pet with new and exciting items as you walk through the door of your home,” Keith said. I am sure you will like it too.”
The store will have a grand opening on January 28th and 29th from 11am to 6pm, offering refreshments for pets and their owners.
Local shops are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 6 PM and Sunday from 12 PM to 4 PM. It is located at 8064 Columbia Road, just south of the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks.
Le Gray Haus also has an online presence where you can purchase products. Visit legrayhaus.com for options and information about this small business.
To the community, Eden, Keith and Leia. With all the dog walkers we see on the sidewalks, their pets will certainly benefit from the new store in town.
Christmas lights winner: Votes have been tallied for the Bright Light Battle Holiday Lights Competition hosted by the Olmsted Chamber of Commerce.
Drum Roll… The winner was Lados Mansion, Lewis Road 7597. In second place he was 27182 Perry Circle and in third place was 9295 Driftwood Drive. Each winner received a trophy, prize money, and, of course, all-important bragging rights.
The community had a lot of great exhibits. Thank you to everyone who entered and to everyone who lit up the neighborhood brightly.
Special thanks to the Chamber of Commerce and sponsor Awesome Paws Pet Salon. Mary Vedda, member of the National Association of Realtors. Margaret T. Carl, attorney. Nicole E. Brewer & Crew.
Dodge it: Is it time for another school to win the coveted dodgeball trophy? Olmsted Falls High School staff have held the title in the competition for some time.
Cheer on your favorite team in the annual Battle of the Schools Dodgeball Tournament on January 26th at 7pm in the Olmsted Falls High School gymnasium. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Admission is $4 for students and $6 for adults.
It’s fun to watch them play at halftime. $1 gets you into the 3 Point Shoot Contest. Sink it and win $2. There will also be 50/50 raffles and concessions.
The Olmsted Falls High School PTA is sponsoring the event, with all proceeds going to a scholarship fund for 2023 graduates.
Join the fun and support your favorite school.
Toy tally: Thanks to the community, the Olmsted Township Fire Department’s Tots for Tots collection of Christmas toys is once again a huge success.
The donation box had over 3,200 toys during the 78-day collection period. This equates to over 64 boxes of toys. Children and families in need in Cuyahoga County have benefited from your generosity.
Thanks to everyone including Rob Crow, the fire department and firefighter/medic who spearhead this collection each year.
Street parking: The city is asking residents to ban street parking between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. and when the snow is more than 2 inches deep. Keeping the streets clear of parked cars helps the city snowplow to do its job properly and helps all drivers to drive safely in the city.
Campus accolades: Congratulations to Jonathan Gedeon after taking a year off on Bowling Green State University’s fall semester dean’s list.
Jonathan is back in college as a sophomore majoring in apparel merchandising and product development.
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