Rich Merino, a Hudson original

Posted in the Hudson Forum

John Campanelli

Brunswick, OH

#1 Jun 13, 2010
Any Hudson resident from 1940 on remembers Mr. Merino.

Well, Mr. Merino is not only still alive -- at age 89 -- but he's still selling beer and wine! Here is a Q-and-A with a Hudson original, with a video too. Enjoy ...


#2 Jun 14, 2010

I read this as well on the Plain Dealer site this morning. What a sweet, kind man! We moved to Hudson just a few years ago and have passed by "Merino's" and had NO IDEA it was a beer & wine STORE. We just assumed it was a pub and meant to stop by sometime. We will definitely send our business his way.

I am disappointed that the Hudson Hub or the city does nothing to promote this man! We had NO IDEA it was a store...with all the people that come and go (not from the area) there are MANY people that know nothing about this...not everyone lived here all their life.

The way the city promotes all the other businesses (and the pathetic article the Hub ran promoting the new TANNING BED SALON, quoting the owner as saying her mission is to "EDUCATE the public"... as if she knows more than doctors) would THINK they's want to focus on people that DESRVE the business and have been here for so long!

Get the word out Hudson...YOU should be running articles like this! Good job Plain Dealer!


#3 Jun 14, 2010
PS--- LOVE the video with the article as well! He's a sweetheart!

PSS--If the links do not work for anyone (my computer isn't ging to them from this board for some reason)...
just cut and paste the title (below) into Google:

Rich Merino has been selling beer, wine since '46


#4 Jun 21, 2010
LOVED IT! He picked out a great wine we loved and a nice value!


#5 Jul 3, 2010
didn't know either and went a few days ago. Super nice guy and steers you right.
Is he involved in the Hudson Wine Fest? Seems like he would be obvious to be

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