Guest Blogger: Sarah Milheim, Advancement & Communications Coordinator


Lakeside Chautauqua offers a variety of boutiques and shops in the Business District. The stores are filled with distinctive souvenirs to take back home with you or gifts for those special occasions and people in your life.

1.)    Artist-N-Cahoots – Artist-N-Cahoots is the place to find original artwork and high-quality, handcrafted items produced by artist who teach classes at the C. Kirk Rhein, Jr. Center for the Living Arts. If you are interested in taking a class, visit for classes and times.

2.)    Joseph Wise Fine Clocks – Joseph Wise Fine Clocks features a variety of grandfather, wall, mantel, cuckoo and anniversary clocks. Don’t let the name turn you away the store also includes exclusive watches, home décor, baby room décor and women’s clothing – such as FLAX and Fresh Produce. The store will also restore antique clocks and watches.

3.)    Lakeside Cottage Accessories – Lakeside Cottage Accessories has a selection of new and vintage jewelry, pictures, linens, china, glassware, aprons, mirrors, teacups, teapots, Tasha Tudor books, vintage lamps and beaded purses. If you are looking for that one of kind item, Lakeside Cottage Accessories may be just the place you are looking for.

4.)    Lakeside Farmers’ Market – Lakeside’s Farmers’ Market provides the opportunity for Lakesiders to eat more healthy and decrease our carbon footprint by purchasing fresh produce within the Lakeside Chautauqua community. Locally grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, jams and tea are available two days per week during the summer season.

5.)    Lakeside Landing – Lakeside Landing offers everything needed for a day at the dock; including, candy, refreshing drinks, snacks, books, water toys and rafts, sunscreen and bait. Stop in to pick up those last minute items but don’t forget to take a look at the vacation souvenirs as well.

6.)    Marilyn’s – Marilyn’s includes a variety of sweatshirts, t-shirts and candy. The shop also sells some specialty items; including, Reef flip flops, Oakley sunglasses and Groovy Girls. Are you a Christmas fan? Check out the selection of cards and ornaments.

7.)    Marilyn’s Two – This second Marilyn’s store features nautical décor, Willow Tree Angels, clothing and greeting cards. A distinctive feature of Marilyn’s Two is the room dedicated to The Ohio State University merchandise.

8.)    Miss Mercedes – This unique boutique includes women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories. Miss Mercedes carries a wide selection of Vera Bradley bags and accessories. Stop in and peruse the beautiful jewelry and accessories.

9.)    North Coast Kite Co. – Headed to the dock on a breezy day? North Coast Kite Co. offers whimsical kites and a great selection of Lakeside-wear; including sweatshirts, t-shirts and hats.

10.) The Fine Print Bookstore – The Fine Print bookstore offers a wide range of books for both adults and kids; the store also has children’s toys. The bookstore features several Lakeside book club and review group books, as well as books related to Lakeside Chautauqua Lecture Series. Interested in this summer season’s lecture series, visit for more information.

11.) The Shade Tree – The Shade Tree’s selection includes items ranging from sundries to fudge and sweatshirts to collectibles. Take some time out of the sun and check out the Shade Tree.

12.) World Next Door – World Next Door offers fair trade, handcrafted items from around the world while providing an artisan or farmer a fair wage. This gift shop offers truly extraordinary, one-of-a-kind gifts.

We want to hear from you! Please share a comment about your favorite shop, souvenir or cozy sweatshirt bought in one of the shops in the Business District.