(Submitted by Beeker’s General Store)
Beeker’s General Store in downtown Pemberville is eager to put together a Tiedtke’s display to honor and celebrate the late grocery/department store from Toledo. Many adults in Northwest Ohio reminisce of days past visiting Tiedtke’s and many still have keepsakes from the store and business. Beeker’s would like to memorialize items such as hat boxes, building signage, pastry boxes, wedding dresses, china sets, toys that were purchased from Tiedtke’s, photos of Tiedtke’s (along with written memories) and the like. The display “Holy Toledo, It’s Tiedtke’s” will be featured Dec. 1 – Jan. 6 as part of this year’s holiday season.
If you can share such a memory/artifact; please drop off, postal mail, or email such stories/memories to: Beeker’s General Store, 226 E. Front St., PO Box 273, Pemberville OH 43450 or 419-287-3274 or firstname.lastname@example.org . All items will be properly cataloged for proper ownership and returned promptly in
January of 2018. Help us celebrate a Toledo tradition!
Tiedtke’s is a former grocery and department store chain based in Toledo. At its peak, the store, which began life as a grocery, occupied a huge building at Summit Street and Adams downtown, maintained an annex store two blocks away, and a branch store in north Toledo. The family-founded store changed hands several times before all locations closed by 1973. The original store building was destroyed by fire two years later.