55 East College Street

To date we have an exciting group of tenants who either have opened or are in the process of opening up in Oberlin at the East College Street Project.


Slow Train Cafe is already the go-to spot for coffee, good music and great desserts around town. The local owners have created a terrific space for everyone in town to congregate.


Ohio Educational Credit Union has opened a branch within the East College Street Project. We’re really excited that this not-for-profit financial cooperative has chosen East College Street for its permanent home

65 East College Street

Magpie Pizza – Magpie will open this November on the corner of 65 East College Street. We asked the owners Jim and Rachael Strader for a description and they replied: Magpie Pizza’s aim will be to provide our guests with an affordable, casual dining experience without compromising the quality of ingredients. We believe that food is best in its most natural state, and our local farmers will provide us with the freshest produce possible for our seasonal pizzas and salads. Additionally, we will offer traditional, delicious pizzas using tomatoes from the San Marzano Valley and fresh Mozzarella cheese. We hope to provide locals and visitors alike the most popular regional dishes, made with the finest and freshest ingredients, artfully presented, and served in a friendly, casual and naturally beautiful atmosphere.”

Oberlin College Alumni Center and Art Gallery — Oberlin College has purchased 7,000 square feet of first floor space facing the courtyard which will be used as art gallery and classroom space as well as the new home for the Oberlin College Alumni Association.


Credo – Credo is a 501c3 who has purchased office space in the East College Street development. The offices will be located next to the new Oberlin College Art Gallery and Studio Space and fronting onto the courtyard area. It is especially gratifying for us to be working with a non-profit organization that shares our values of commitment to community and is willing to invest in downtown Oberlin. Credo has been serving the Oberlin community for the past seven years by performing chamber music concerts for underserved audiences and devoting hundreds of hours to hands-on community service projects.

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Kim’s Market will be Lorain County’s only Asian grocery store. In addition to selling Asian Groceries Kim will also have fresh homemade authentic korean influenced food to eat at the market and to-go. You can look forward to an array of kim-chees, soups, dumplings and Korea BBQ and sushi. We expect Kim to open by the end of October.

Tansu is the name of Jacques Rutzky’s new artist studio and gallery in downtown Oberlin. Jacques creates Tansu, which is the word for chest, chest of drawers or cupboard in Japanese. We can’t wait to see some of Jacques artisan works in the windows at East College Street.

Isabella and Company is one of Lorain County’s fastest growing accounting firms for individual and small-business tax planning and financial management services. Their Avon, Ohio office opened in August 2004 and their Oberlin office will open in the Fall of 2010

Dr. Dyane Sherwood, PHD, is opening up a psychology practice on the second floor of the office building at the East College Street project. Dr. Sherwood is a Jungian analyst.