Adjacent to Summerside, the Eastgate Mall, and the area surrounding it, houses a multitude of department stores that sell everything from clothing and jewelry to toys and electronics. Some of the options include: Kohl’s, Toys ‘R’ Us, and Dillard’s. You have to drive downtown to shop at upscale retail establishments, such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co., but neighboring communities house a handful of interesting shops.
Book Rack, located on Beechmont Avenue, specializes in used books. The shop has a reputation for having a friendly staff that’s willing to find the book you’re looking for if it isn’t in stock. The shop also carries a selection of new books at discounted prices and allows customers to trade in their used books for store credit.
Also on Beechmont Avenue, Snooty Fox dubs itself Cincinnati’s most-fashionable consignment store. The store specializes in name-brand clothing, formal wear and designer handbags. It also purchases old clothing from customers, so clean out your closet before you shop.
Several large grocery-store chains service the Summerside community, including Meijer, Kroger, GFS Marketplace and Aldi’s. Jungle Jim’s International Market on Eastgate South Drive carries a vast selection of international food, fresh produce, meat, seafood and baked goods. For Mexican food, visit El Porvenir Mexican Grocery on Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, and visit Baker’s Bright Inc. on Old State Route 74 for fresh baked goods. Two farmers markets sit near Summerside: Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot on Beechmont Avenue, which stays open year-round and Newtown
Farm Market on Round Bottom Road.