My dad and I are on vacation in Cleveland for a week, seeing all of the sights and museums, eating at all of the best restaurants, and searching for corkscrews when time allows. After having no luck finding anything at two small antique stores, I asked around and was recommended one antique store which "would definitely have what I'm looking for". We made our way to the recommended antique store and proceeded to enter the pink retro building. The store was packed with stuff and bursting at the seams. Despite how much stuff was in the store, it was fairly well organized. Looking for shaving items? Here's 30 straight razors and various safety razors. Looking for glass art vases? Here's a whole wall of them. There was even a high display case filled with adult themed novelty items. A sign on the case exclaimed that "You must be this tall to look at the adult themed items", which unsurprisingly had 3 corkscrews amongst the items. As I move through the store, scouring for corkscrews, I notice that the building was originally a bowling alley based on the bowling lanes which were still present and now just part of the floor. I finally reach the "bar" section and start looking through the meticulously sorted piles, holding my jacket tight so as to not knock over any of the hundreds of shot glasses in the "shot glass section" behind me. I find a couple of fairly modern corkscrews, but nothing worth buying. I then eventually find the folding bow corkscrew below, oddly enough in a section of odds and ends, much less organized than the rest of the items in the store. It's not a particularly rare corkscrew, but I didn't want to leave Cleveland empty handed and it does have a nice marking of WILLIAMSON'S.
We get back home on Christmas day. Hopefully, I'll have some nice corkscrews waiting for me.
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