Several New Businesses Align Front Street

Dec 28, 2021

Several New Businesses Align Front Street

Within the past few months, several businesses have come to call Downtown Cuyahoga Falls “home.” The newly renovated Front Street has become a popular location for new and growing businesses in the area. 

Below are some of the newest businesses to check out:

The Farmers Rail

Sustainability has long been a priority for Cuyahoga Falls’ historical downtown district, and The Farmer’s Rail knows sustainability.

The artisanal meat and butcher shop sells pasture-raised meats from local farms, as well as wild-caught seafood and all natural cheeses and deli meats.

The Farmer’s Rail has opened its newest location in the heart of downtown Cuyahoga Falls, taking over the old Levinson’s uniform building. Its DTCF location, 2231 Front Street,  is now the third location for owners Jeff and Melanie Brunty of Brunty Farms. The cozy aura of the newly renovated building is a must see for residents and visitors, as chandeliers line the ceiling providing a calm and inviting atmosphere for shoppers.

With a goal to build an alternative to big-box grocery, The Farmer’s Rail takes pride in providing farm-to-plate experience. 

KR Bridal

This mother and daughter owned bridal boutique is located at 2044 Front Street in downtown Cuyahoga Falls directly across from the pavilion area. Previously located in Merriman Valley, KR Bridal brings a unique approach for women searching for that special gown. Rather than big-brand bridal shops, KR Bridal offers a wide variety of hand-picked gowns from nine different designers all around the United States — some of which are exclusive to their store. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and being appointment-only based allows the utmost customer service experience to each bride. 

The philosophy of KR Bridal is to offer both out of the box and traditional options for every bride. In addition to gowns, KR Bridal does their own alterations in house, allowing the business to create a more customizable experience and tailor to each individual bride, allowing their visions to come to life.

With dozens of unique gowns to choose from, every type of bride is sure to find something they will love, all while supporting a locally owned business. With new styles being added in time for the 2022 wedding season, you can book your appointment today through their website, KRbridaltailoring.

Shelf Life Bookstore

Located below Magna wine bar (2115 Front St, Suite L), this independent bookstore sells affordable books, most ranging from just one dollar. Along with literary classics and many children’s books, Shelf Life has dedicated a section of their store to display books from local authors. 

Owner Danielle Sawat is keen on community outreach and believes books are a catalyst for growth and general awareness of community needs. Shelf Life is involved with several nonprofits such as Closet of Caring and Bright Star Books as a collection location for donations. In addition, Sawat and Shelf Life holds a variety of book raffles to support local nonprofits and serve the community in a multitude of ways. 

Sawat says her main intention is in helping the community become aware of missions that are close by and available for community engagement. 

“Overall, my goal is to be offering something to engage with directly in the store on a continuous basis,” said Sawat.

Whether you are looking for new names to discover or rediscovering the classics, Shelf Life has something for everyone — and purchasing from Shelf Life helps build the community along with supporting a small business. 


Currently open to the public from 12-6 on Saturdays and accepting appointments throughout the week, New2Me is a unique vintage clothing shop located at 2150 Front Street in the historic district of downtown Cuyahoga Falls.

Specializing in ’80s and ‘90s fashion, the store’s slogan is “Rare Finds, New Feels!”

Everything offered is hand-picked and in excellent condition, with prices ranging from $5-$100 or more depending on the item. Owner Jonny Watkins says the diversity of the items and pricing gives the store the opportunity to offer something for everyone.

Booking appointments is easy and can be done through their website, as well as directly through the brand’s Instagram account @New2Meco.

Looking Glass Gifts & Gallery

Functionality and beauty unite with this unique gift store. Looking Glass Gifts and Gallery specializes in selling fair-trade merchandise curated by local and surrounding artists. Owner Rachel Forbes is a Cuyahoga Falls native who now shares her love of art with her community. From glass and ceramic, to stone and wood, this shop has something suitable for all creative personalities. 

Located in the historic Falls Savings and Loan building (2140 Front Street), when you shop at Looking Glass you are not only supporting the community but also Ohio artisans. You can also purchase goods online through their website here

This business is truly one-of-a-kind for the area, offering a distinctive take on gifts, jewelry and decor. Spice things up this holiday season by giving the gift of authentic art work.

Hope Soap Ohio (moved location)

2101 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls

Hope Soap Ohio manufactures and sells plant-based and natural skin and hair care products. Through transparency, compassion, purposefulness, sustainability, and diversity, our mission is to create products with high-quality ingredients that cater to all skin types. We also strive to provide those same high-quality products to the local homeless community.

Free Parking is available on the street (metered) or in the parking garage.

  • Monday- Closed
  • Tuesday- Thursday 11-7
  • Friday- Saturday 10-8
  • Sunday 11-4

Loud & Clear Music School

(New Name! Formally Falls Music School)

2160 Front St unit B, Cuyahoga Falls


Loud & Clear Music School has given over 16,000 lessons to over 800 students since 2014! We serve all ages, all skill levels, and all styles for guitar, piano, voice, violin, and more!

Tiki Underground (opening Soon)

A Tiki Bar for the 21st Century! Join us when we re-open in 2022 for delicious cocktails and food at 1832 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Enjoy 40+ tiki and craft cocktails cultivated by our Tiki Ambassador Tonga Tim Harnett.We will re-open in downtown Cuyahoga Falls in 2022. 


Written by Emily Scharf