Historic Downtown Alliance
Finding Inspiration at Every Turn
Revitalizing Downtown Alliance
SSB&M is the newest attraction on
Main Street in Historic Downtown Alliance
where 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 the Come Visit Camelot building, opened Wisecracks Comedy Escape Room, a family-friendly escape room game, and opened Mad Dogs and Crazy Cats, an immersive cat cafe and pet boutique, as well as renovating countless other buildings on Main St.
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 scavenger hunts and family activities for the neighborhood children to enjoy!
Sherry also reached out to the local Summit Arts Academy to create an exciting new art installation, the ABCs of Cats, around of the Mad Dogs and Crazy Cats patio. The beautiful installation showcases the many unique breeds of cats found all over the world!
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.
If you have an interest in helping us grow our community, please contact us with your information.
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!
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.
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.
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.