A couple of fellow MALTZ members took the plunge and opened a homebrew store. Both are members here - salad_419 and hotrod.
Its only a 20 minute drive from my office so I stopped up yesterday and took some pics. For those of you in the north central Ohio area, this may be just what you've been waiting for.
These guys certainly did a fantastic job setting up the store and getting their initial inventory in. They're still working on their website
and are currently open for retail only. From what I understand they plan on having an online ordering system available sometime in the future.
The Hops Shack:
1687 Marion Road
Bucyrus, OH 44820
The owners (and the child labor):