BEREA, Ohio -- The escape hatch from a digital world is at 76 Front Street.
The door there opens to Suburban Clock and Repair, an almost magical place where time has ticked, chimed, chirped and gonged for 60 years.
They'll celebrate the anniversary on Saturday with "Clocktoberfest," a festival featuring polka and big band music, German food, vintage cars, a mayoral proclamation, presentations by the Berea Historical Society and a kids' activity tent -- all starting at 1 p.m. and running until the little hand hits 9.
The vintage cars? "All 60 years and older," said Rudolf "Dolf" Kamper, who owns the business with his father, 78-year-old Rudolf "Rudi" Kamper -- who, coincidentally, came to the United States from his native Germany 60 years ago.
Rudi's uncle, Karl Schleutermann, who was famous for building giant cuckoo clocks, founded Suburban Clock in 1953. Rudi took it over when he got out of the Air Force in 1965. -Tom Feran, The Plain Dealer
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