A Love Affair with the Lima Bean Blend

We love our customers here at The Meeting Place so we decided to treat our facebook followers to a monthly customer testimonial and appreciation post. Here is what Sophie Starr had to say about us! WHY DO YOU LIKE COMING TO THE MEETING PLACE?: The staff is extremely friendly and I love the Gluten Free…

The Top 9 Benefits of Buying Locally

1. Money Spent Here Stays Here: Out of country retail spending does not benefit our community. If you spend money at a locally owned business, that money is much more likely to be spent at other local businesses, which strengthen’s the local economy.   2. Jobs & Wages: Supporting local businesses provides support to the…

Suzanne Kinstle Nocera Art Exhibit December 2012

The Fine Art of Suzanne Kinstle Nocera Organic Elements in Contemporary Color Art Exhibit at The Meeting Place on Market December 2012 A native of Ohio, Suzanne’s discipline of focus is concentrated in transparent watercolor with mixed media in a contemporary style. Her colorful portrayal of nature and the land that surrounds her, is the…

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Sales

Friday, November 23, open 7:30 am – 5:30 pm Saturday, November 24, open 9 am – 3 pm Buy 2 tea tins, get 1 FREE! Each tin contains 36 to 50 round tea bags filled with premium tea. Regular price is $11.95/tin. Black Teas: British Breakfast, British Breakfast Decaf, Earl Greyer, Mango Ceylon, Ginger Peach,…

Downtown Lima Shops and Restaurants Offer Prizes for Shopping

Twelve downtown shops and restaurants are offering a fun and easy way to support your small businesses during this holiday season, while shopping for quality gifts! The Holiday Shopping Pass lists twelve downtown shops and restaurants that offer fun and unique holiday shopping experiences. As customers visit the shops, they can present the pass and…

Carl Rust “State of Zero” Live Music & Video Show July 21

State of Zero has arrived! Saturday, July 21st, the State of Zero Live Music and Video Show rolls into The Meeting Place on Market in Lima, Ohio. Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner. Show starts at 7:30! The latest album by singer songwriter Carl Rust explores the boundaries of soul, spirit, and sound. The…

Live Music & Movies July 6th-8th

You’re going to have a hard time choosing what to do the weekend of July 6-8. Check out these fun activities involving music and movies! The Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival The Veterans Memorial Civic and Conventions Center along with other venues in downtown Lima, Ohio are proud to host the Northwest Ohio Independent Film…

Live Music and Art at The Meeting Place on Market in June

Support your local and regional independent musicians and artists by coming to listen to their music and view their artwork! Invite your friends, and have a great time, too! How better to stimulate our local economy than to support the efforts of these talented people, instead of listening to music fed to us by large…

How to Brew Coffee With a French Press

1.  Start with high quality, freshly roasted coffee. 2.  Grind coffee coarsely using a burr grinder.  Grounds should be consistent in size, but larger than drip coffee grounds.  If you don’t have burr grinder, instead of using a blade grinder, ask your local coffee shop to grind it for you. 3.  Take the lid and plunger…

Measuring Life in Coffee Spoons

Just for fun: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock S’io credesse che mia risposta fosse A persona che mai tornasse al mondo, Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse. Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo Non torno vivo alcun, s’i’odo il vero, Senza tema d’infamia ti rispondo. LET us go then, you and I, When…

Live Music – Gospel/ Jazz/ Blues – Mary Murphy May 12th

A celebration of versatility ranging from jazzy blues to light neo-classical with an underlying celtic feel. Lima, OH – Touring artist, Mary Murphy, is visiting friends & family in Lima and agreed to give a free concert at The Meeting Place on Market while in town. Mary Murphy is a Maine native singer/songwriter indie recording artist who…