Friday, December 21, 2012
With one weekend left for Christmas shopping, here are a few local options
Just like shoppers, business owners are hoping for the best results going into the final weekend of Christmas shopping. "We should have a really busy weekend on Coventry," Big Fun Toy Store owner Steve Presser said. "I really feel good about the mix of stores on this street. In the next four days, (a business owner) could do 15 to 20 percent of your sales." Presser is cautiously optimistic, though. Cleveland Heights could get up to 12 inches of snow this weekend. Still, Presser expects large crowds on through Monday. Thinking of visiting Coventry? Check out Santa and caroling this weekend. "We have a number of independent stores," he said. "We have the full range of offerings — clothes, jewelry, books, records — really, the full gamut." …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Looking for a unique gift for The Ohio State Buckeye fan in your life? Here's some ideas ... and they are all under $50!
For a full list of more than 3,000 Ohio State-themed products for sale on Etsy.com, click here.
Friday, December 14, 2012
The 18-year-old shop has thousands of titles to choose from and a holiday annex shop with cards, handmade gifts and ornaments
Editor's note: This story about a nearby business is part of a series on Shaker Heights Patch. If you have a bookworm on your holiday shopping list, Loganberry Books might be worth a try. Just make sure you have time — the store has about 70,000 books for sale, a holiday annex and a cat named Otis who likes to cozy up to shoppers. Here's more information about the 18-year-old business store: 1. What makes it a destination? Categories at this shop extend well beyond the fiction and non-fiction selections at most stores. Among those 70,000 books are titles in categories like Collectibles, Local History, Leather and Decorative and Books on Books. "I think that one thing people don't quite get is that because we used to be used and rare books…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
View Santa's holiday season schedule here
Area children have less than two weeks left to give Santa Claus their Christmas wishes in person. Santa will be at Beachwood Place Mall every day through Christmas Eve, according to Beachwood Place's website. Children can visit Santa in the Saks Fifth Avenue lower-level wing. The mall is marketing Santa's appearance as an opportunity for new parents to commemorate their babies' first chat with Santa with a photo package. Click here for package options. Here is Santa's schedule for the remainder of the holiday season: Have any cute or funny pictures of your child with Santa? Share them here!
Monday, December 10, 2012
Open through Dec. 30, Heights Arts will sell ornaments, cards, jewelry and CDs by local artists
The Heights Arts Holiday Store is back for an 11th year, and executive director Peggy Spaeth believes 2012 marks the best edition yet to hit the organization's Lee Road gallery. "Every year is the best," she said. "There's a lot of things we don't carry year-round. We have more stock, more arts and crafts than we normally do." Though it's considered one of six Heights Arts galleries each year, the organization pushes it as a retail option to promote local shopping for local products. "We want the message to be loud and clear that you should come shop for local art for the holidays," Spaeth said. "It's like blatant commercialism. If you're going to buy something, buy something handmade by a professional artist who lives right here at home…
Friday, November 25, 2011
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.