Toni, a 1965 Port Clinton High School graduate, and Doug Garrett, a former Port Clinton High School art teacher, have started Erie Cottage Trading Company and 2nd Street Gallery and Shoppes, both upscale consignment galleries and resale shops. This month Erie Cottage Trading Company is celebrating its fourth year in business.
The Garretts moved to Perrysburg after college to raise their children. After Perrysburg, the Garretts moved to Florida.
“It’s nice to be back in the Midwest,” said Toni. “When working retail in Florida there were people from all over the world, but here it’s comfortable. I missed the Great Lakes. Even with seeing the ocean, I missed the Great Lakes.”