Friday, November 23, 2012
The City of Cleveland Heights extended its free parking weekends it established this summer. People don't have to feed the meters on one designated weekend each month until the end of the year.
The City of Cleveland Heights is offering free parking at all on-street, garage and parking lot meters this weekend. You don't need to feed the meters Friday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 25. That will make it a little easier for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shoppers. The city provided free parking during three weekends over the summer as part of its "Summer in the City" celebration. Not surprisingly, the promotion was a success, so Cleveland Heights has extended the offer until the end of the year on the last weekend of each month. Here are the upcoming free parking weekend dates: "It gives people a chance to rediscover Cleveland Heights and let people know Cleveland Heights is alive and well and let people see the restaurants…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
We rounded up the hours for you so you can start planning your Black Friday shopping.
For some, the day after Thanksgiving is a time to relax, spend time with family and digest that bird they gobbled down yesterday. For many others, it's a day to get the best bargains on gifts and, often, the electronics and big-ticket items they have been eyeing for themselves all year. We rounded up the hours for Legacy Village and the Beachwood Place Mall so you can start planning your bargain shopping early. Click the links to go to each store's website. Beachwood Place: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m with the following extended hours: Opening at midnight Thanksgiving night: Opening at 3 a.m. Opening at 4 a.m. Opening at 5 a.m. Opening at 6 a.m. Legacy Village closes at 9 p.m. The shopping center will provide free Black Friday Survival Kits that will…
Friday, November 25, 2011
Approximately 30 protesters gathered along Cedar Road near Beachwood Place Mall to protest the sale of animal furs
Some 30 protesters led a Fur Free Friday protest at Beachwood Place Mall along Cedar Road just outside the mall's property. Leigh Davis of Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance said that forty-five million animals are killed a year at fur farms for their fur. The alliance has been in existence for 19 years. Davis urged shoppers to buy cruelty free products.
90 photos that define Cleveland Heights
Cleveland Heights officially became a city in 1921. Cleveland Heights Patch is observing that 90th anniversary by compiling 90 photos to create an album of the city's past and present. We'll run the feature for 90 days, one photo at a time. Today's photo features bargain hunters at the Walmart in Severance Town Center. Walmart was one of several national chains that offered bargains to shoppers on Thanksgiving instead of waiting until "Black Friday." The deals started at 10 p.m. Thursday. Shoppers were lined up inside the store waiting for electronics bargains that would offered around midnight.
People started shopping at the stroke of midnight at Great Lakes Mall
Thousands of shoppers got the earliest possible start at midnight on Black Friday in Great Lakes Mall. One of those Mindi Kikel, who said she had never gone shopping on Black Friday before. "I just like the commotion because there's so many people. It's exciting," she said, standing outside of the Toys 'R Us store with a friend. Jennifer Praniewicz came to the mall with eight of her family members. "It's just for fun and adventure," she said. "We were all together for Thanksgiving, so we thought, 'Hey, let's go at midnight. They're giving away prizes.'" The first 100 shoppers in the Macy's concourse received a free goody bag. Additionally, DJ Jesse Webb entertained shoppers in the early morning hours and gave away gifts from stores in the …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Target employee starts petition effort on Change.org.
More than 187,000 have signed a petition started by a Nebraska Target employee on Change.org to "save Thanksgiving" by having Black Friday sales start at 5 a.m. rather than at midnight. Anthony Hardwick said a midnight opening robs employees of time off with their families on Thanksgiving. That started 26 other campaigns on Change.org to get Kohl's, Best Buy, Macy's and other stores to change their midnight openings, said Benjamin Joffe-Walt, director of communications for Change.org. What do you think? Take our poll – you can also explain your vote with a message in the "comments" box.