The Community

As a lifelong resident, I have fond memories of shopping on East Ohio Street growing up, meeting friends, buying shoes, records and even my prom grown. I guess it was meant to be that I opened Sweet Time General Store, 18 years ago. I wanted a business that reflected my commitment to my neighborhood.


In opening the store, I wanted to demonstrate my belief that the business district could again become a viable shopping district to better serve the larger North Side community. The neighborhood has made great strides to overcome disinvestment and the impact of the highway development. One house and family at a time, we are now a neighborhood that people chose to live in. I am pleased to have been a part of its success. And now there is a major effort to focus on the revitalization of the business district – a new hotel, new restaurants and businesses.

I enjoy coming to my store each day and providing service to my customers, chatting with the neighbors and keeping up with what is going on in their lives and the community. This has become an extension of my years of public service and has broadened my definition of neighbor. I invite you to be a part of supporting small merchants and restaurateurs helping to make a difference here on East Ohio Street.

Come in and see!
Barbara Burns

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Barbara Burns

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