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Historic Downtown Alliance

Finding Inspiration at Every Turn

Revitalizing Downtown Alliance

Heritage Ohio revitalization program is working with Main St Alliance , board member Sherry Groom and her team of creative entrepreneurs and artists are using art

as a tool to save the historic buildings

on Main Street from decay and neglect while

stimulating our local economy and revitalizing

our beautiful neighborhood.

Where is Alliance, Ohio?

Our Vision of Main Street

Sherry and Jay Groom are on a mission to revitalize the neighborhood of Alliance, Ohio.

  In 2013, Sherry and Jay opened the Troll Hole Museum to showcase Sherry's World Record Largest Troll Doll Collection.

  As the Troll Hole Museum gained popularity, the Grooms renovated 5 buildings including opened Wisecracks Comedy Escape Room, a family-friendly escape room game, Mad Dogs and Crazy Cats, an immersive cat cafe and pet boutique, , Jupiter Event Center and Thebes Event Center. 

  In addition to opening family-friendly attractions on Main Street, Sherry is always actively pursuing opportunities to bring the community together. The Troll Hole hosts public events like First Fridays with family activities for the neighborhood children to enjoy!​

  You can find murals all over Main Street depicting the rich history of The Crossing, Alliance, Ohio. Artists like David McDowell and Sudipta Dasgupta have contributed countless works of art to our neighborhood and we invite other local artists to collaborate with us on new and upcoming projects.

We are always looking for creative ideas, volunteers, artists.. anything we can get!


Our Partners on Main Street

Visit the fun and exciting activities our friends have to offer on Historic Main Street.

The Troll Hole Museum

The home of the Guinness World Record Largest Troll Doll Collection.

Guided tours of the mystical and magical museum are available for all ages!

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Grumpy Troll Coffee

Located in the Gift Shop of the Troll Hole Museum is the best cup of coffee in town and the locals' favorite spot for hand-crafted coffees, teas, smoothies, and gourmet Belgian waffles.

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Mad Dogs and Crazy Cats

Play with our cats and kittens in our immersive jungle room, relax in our bamboo zen room, or outside in our outdoor art installment, the Catio.

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Wisecracks Comedy Escape Room

A funny and clever twist on traditional escape room games, these family- friendly escape rooms are great for friends, families, date nights, and birthdays. 

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