I'm not old enough to remember that even before Mutt & Jeff's was the Sherwood Inn, it was the Airport Tavern.
The Airport Tavern first showed up in the City Directory in 1942. It must have been the only thing along that stretch of Oberlin Avenue back then. According to the 1945 City Directory, there were no other street addresses listed between the Airport Tavern and 29th street.
Also, according to the 1942 City Directory, the airport at that time was called the Lorain Airport and it was located at the northeast corner of Meister Road and Leavitt Road.
The Airport Tavern became the Sherwood Inn around 1962. Here's a 1942 ad from the City Directory (above).