End of the Commons General Store
4366 Kinsman Road Mesopotamia, OH 44439
Ken and Margaret Schaden and their 11 children run the End of the Commons General Store, located at state routes 87 and 534 in Mesopotamia, Ohio, just 6 miles east of Middlefield in Geauga County.
End of the Commons General Store was established in 1840 and has been serving the community as a general store for over 170 years!
Familiar with shopping in bulk for their own large family, the Schadens decided they could best serve the Amish community with bulk products at reasonable prices.
Penny candy still lines the shelves by the checkout counter, where slots and boxes of the old post office remain. People actually ask "How much is the penny candy?" but at this store it still is a penny!
You'll find old time memorabilia, old-fashioned candy, Amish country meats & cheese, hand-dipped ice cream, over 150 varieties of glass bottle soda, popcorn, home-made fudge, hard-to-find kitchen gadgets & clothing, just to name a few. It's a treasure trove of products for those filling Easter baskets or shopping for Valentine, Fall Harvest, or Christmas. Many thousands of pounds of chocolate wafers are sold for candy making at Christmas time.
Bread bakers who come across the general store return again and again. They find the unusual flours they seek in quantities suitable for frequent baking of all kinds of goodies. Get rice flour, potato flour, rye flour and semolina flour here along with wheat gluten. In 2010, an additional 5,000 square feet were built to bring together the Schaden's 1940 era gas station & hardware with the 1840 general store. In addition to their expanded product line they have added the Commons Cafe which serves both lunch and dinner daily.
Take a journey back into yesteryear and visit this unique general store and enjoy a slower pace in the quiet surroundings of Amish country.
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 8:30pm
Saturday 8:30am - 6:00pm