Medina downtown was hopping with customers for sidewalk sale

Photos by Ginny Kropf: Two shoppers look over the sales on the sidewalk of the Downtown Browsery during Medina’s Sidewalk Sale on Saturday.

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 9 August 2020 at 8:04 am

MEDINA – Sunny weather and lots of people made for a very successful Sidewalk Sale in Medina on Saturday.

A handful of merchants set up displays outside, offering discounts of up to 75 percent off.

Jamie Wagner at Creekside Florist said the traffic had been steady all day. They offered merchandise outside for 50 percent off, but said they had a lot of sales inside, too. Two customers, Viktor Kachaluba and Jimmy Bieliski of Medina said they came downtown to check everything out.

Ariana Pluskwa, clerk at Creekside Florist in Medina, helps shoppers looking over the items on sale on the sidewalk Saturday. At left is Viktor Kachaluba and Jimmy Bieliski, both of Medina, who said they were just checking things out.

At the Downtown Browsery, vendor Lucy Sacket said they were much busier than usual.

“A lot of people have been walking up and down the street,” she said. “We are pleased with the amount of traffic. There have been a lot of families out shopping.”

At the English Rose Tea Shoppe, they had items for sale on the sidewalk for 75 percent off.  Becky Robinson, daughter of shop owner Cindy Robinson, said a lot of people had been in for the sale.

One customer was Barbara Hoffman of Lewiston, who said she has been to Medina before and loved the village. She came back Saturday to see what was going on.

After months of being shut in due to the pandemic, Medina merchants decided it was time to do something. Customers were all seen wearing masks as they browsed through the stores and checked out the merchandise displayed on the sidewalk.

Barbara Hoffman of Lewiston came to Medina to see what the stores had to offer during the sidewalk sale on Saturday. She is shown looking over sale items at the English Rose Tea Shoppe.

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