How We Got Started
At Crosley Field in the early 1960's my grandfather tried selling tomatoes a block away from the stadium. Well he sold quite a few, so each game he brought more. After a few games the owner of the Reds came out to see my grandfather and asked if he would like to sell his tomatoes right on the doorstep of the ballpark. Of course grandpa liked that idea, but he had to ask "why?" The answer was a shocker, the fans were throwing the tomatoes at the players. So with the owners permission my grandpa moved his produce sales to the front door of the ballpark but he only sold them to the people leaving the park. His business grew and the players appreciated the end of the onslaught.
50 years later our family is still present at every Reds and Bengals game. We moved from loose tomatoes to sealed bags of peanuts and souvenirs.
In 1982 we added sports apparel to our menu and after the 1988 MLB Allstar Game and the Bengals run to the Superbowl in early 1989 our family of businesses grew exponentially.
Throughout the 1990's and 2000's my father owned and operated one of the largest licensed sportswear wholesaler in the Midwest. The buying power of both retail and wholesale help mold the great savings Reds and Bengals fans have enjoyed at our many kiosks around town.
Our goal is to bring these savings to web, the world, and most importantly the man caves we all love to watch our beloved teams in.