Big turnout at first event for new book on Medina bars, hotels and restaurants
MEDINA – Renee Lama worked about a decade collecting information and stories about Medina’s restaurants, bars and hotels.
The exhausting effort chronicles Medina history going back 150 years. The project grew to a 390-page book, “Last Call: Hotels, Restaurants and Bars. A History of the Service Industry in Medina.”
She held her first public event on Monday at Lee-Whedon Memorial Library as the featured speaker for the Medina Historical Society.
About 80 people attended and Lama sold six cases of books.
“I was so happy with the turnout and that so many people are interested in the book,” she said. “I have been wanting to share my findings with everyone for so long. I am glad that I finally can.
There are some pretty cool stories in there!”
She will be back in Medina again on Saturday at the Author’s Note bookstore from 1 to 3 p.m.