Revilatizing Alliance, Ohio
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, 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!
Mad Dogs and Crazy Cats has partnered with Angels for Animals, our local animal shelter to raise awareness about their spay and neuter program. We will also provide some relief to the shelter by fostering cats at the cafe where they will be loved by our visitors until they find their forever home.
As a believer in the power of the arts, Sherry also founded Arts for Alzheimer's, a non-profit charity that works with creative minds to bring art to patients with Alzheimer's disease as art has been shown to improve the state of their mental health.
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 Crossings, 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!