There is a tremendous amount of history at the Main Street Cafe. Many patrons ask us questions about the building and the decor, so for all you curious souls, here is the Main Street Cafe Story:
On April 14th, 1870, a fire raged through Medina burning virtually the whole square except the courthouse (Now Whitey's Army & Navy located on the corner just north of the MSC), which was built with brick. Despite the horrendous loss, the Medina businessmen began to rebuild. During their tireless effort of rebuilding the town, the first building to arise from its ashes was The Old Phoenix Bank (named after the mythical bird that rose from its ashes). Wisely deciding to rebuild in brick and due to the fires timing (1870), the town still maintains its Victorian stature.