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Medina Square showing signs of camaraderie with a little friendly rivalry

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Posted at 5:38 PM, Jul 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-29 08:55:03-04

MEDINA, Ohio — In Medina Square, businesses are taking part in a fun rivalry that everyone’s following, involving signs and lots of creative fun.

It all started in the square outside of Cool Beans.

“Our first sign just said, '1..2..3..4 we declare a sign war' and called out All Fired Up, the pottery place down the street,” said Laura Cavey, owner of Cool Beans.

“She did. She absolutely did,” said Amanda Hudak, owner of All Fired Up. “I'm trying to remember exactly how it was phrased — something about, 'Why go to All Fired Up when you can cool off here?' Low blow.”

Laura got the idea from social media and ran with it but those fighting words were just the first exchange. Soon, more people tagged in.

“We got tagged from All Fired up pottery store down the way,” said Julie McNabb, owner of JK Gift Shop.

From there it was one sign, two signs, three signs, four, and so many more.

“At least 20, and people are just jumping in,” Cavey said. “What kind of fun are you to have like this anywhere else other than local shops.”

So many shops are joining in that it caught shoppers' eyes.

“They are really cute, and it is a good way to get people from one business to another,” said Becky Capstick, a shopper in the area.

While shoppers see the signs in person, the internet also get a taste of the neighbors' face-off.

“Yeah, there's no beef. They're good friends of ours,” said Ali Burmeister, general manager of Sully's.

It’s really all love.

“I think we're really community-oriented and I just think we do like to have fun together,” said Hudak.

Written out in a pun with more to come.

“I got to think of what business to shout out next, I’m not sure, but I’ve got a few ideas brewing,” said Hudak.

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