Friday, October 16, 2009

Lehmans an Amish Country Icon

Lehmans Hardware is a one-of-a-kind store that is not to be missed when visiting Amish Country according to the owners of Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast.   It all started when owner, Jay Lehman, decided to cater to the local Amish community with non-electric items.  In the early years of Lehmans Hardware the Amish accounted for 95% of the business.   Today it is such a tourist attraction that the Amish business is less than 10%.  There is still a need for non-electric products from missionaries, survivalists, environmentalists, and more.  Hollywood even got in on the picture to purchase items for movies that are authentic to the period of time that the movie is set in.  The Amish don't just get served by Lehmans Hardware but they supply 40-50% of the products that the store sells.  From old stove reproductions to fireplaces to kitchen items to oil lamps to kids toys and more, you will feel like a kid in a toy store when you shop at Lehmans.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608


Galen Lehman said...

Carol - Thanks for a nice blog post! We would love to have you and your guests stop by any time!

Galen Lehman

Galen Lehman said...

Carol - Thanks for a nice blog post! We're grateful for your kind words and we'd love to have your guests stop by any time!

Galen Lehman, President