Wednesday, November 21, 2012
To encourage residents and neighbors to shop locally, some Cleveland Heights merchants are offering deals this Saturday, and the City of Cleveland Heights is providing free parking all weekend.
Big Fun owner Steve Presser says every day is small business day. But there is at least one day per calendar year where local businesses get a special mention, and shoppers are urged to skip the big malls and visit the mom-and-pop stores. It's Small Business Saturday, and it's this weekend. Small Business Saturday, which is Nov. 24 this year, is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Local businesses in Cleveland Heights provide a variety of holiday gift …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Witnesses at the Cleveland Heights Ohio Savings Bank said the man gave an employee a note, demanded money and motioned to his jacket as if he had a weapon. They also noticed he had something on his face.
Cleveland Heights Police are searching for a man who robbed Ohio Savings Bank at about 10:15 a.m. Nov. 1. Witnesses at the Lee Road branch said the man, who had white paint on his cheeks, gave an employee a note and demanded money. He reached his right hand into his left side jacket as if he was about to grab a gun, but never actually revealed a weapon. The man was wearing all black, a black cap and was described as black, about 6 feet tall, medium build, 200 to 230 pounds and in his early to mid 40s. After he stole money, he fled and ran toward Yorkshire. Police are still searching for a suspect. Reports compiled from call logs and information from the Cleveland Heights Police Department.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Kids celebrated Halloween early with the Cedar Lee Kids Candy Crawl and the Phoenix Pumpkin Carving party Oct. 25. Browse photos submitted by business owners and add your own.
Browse photos above from the Cedar Lee Kids Candy Crawl and Pumpkin Carving Party and click "Upload Photos and Videos" to add your own shots. Make sure you've signed into Patch first by clicking the "sign in" or "join" button on the upper right hand corner of the site. Thanks to Shawn Paul Gustafson, owner of Shawn Paul Salon, and Elisabeth Gevelber, owner of Simply Charming, for sharing their photos!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The City of Cleveland Heights extended its free parking weekends 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, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 28. 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 and shops here," said Mayor Ed Kelley in an interview in June. "I think it will be an …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Four Cleveland Heights teens are accused of stealing a customer's phone and laptop.
Four Cleveland Heights teens are accused of stealing a Stone Oven customer's laptop and cell phone at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. The 15- and 16-year-olds ran into the Lee Road store and grabbed the man's computer and phone, police said. The incident was caught on surveillance cameras installed around the business district, and police arrested the boys at various times after the crime. The group has been charged with grand theft and violating curfew, as anyone under 18 is not permitted to be in the Cedar Lee District past 6 p.m. (with exceptions for work, school activities, patronizing businesses and others.) Police also said they found items stolen from cars on one of the boys, so he has been charged with receiving stolen property. Reports compiled…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Organizers are discussing how they can put on a safe, successful festival in 2013, and are asking for input from the community.
If the Coventry Street Arts Fair comes back in the summer of 2013, it won't be exactly as residents remember it, said Steve Presser, owner of Big Fun and marketing director for the Coventry Village Special Improvement District. Presser had organized a public meeting for Tuesday, Oct. 16, to discuss ideas for the possible fair but announced the meeting was canceled today. "We’re not going to have it as people remember us having it – the closed street, and traffic shut down to cars. We're going to try to figure out something creatively, maybe incorporate Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park," Presser said. For more updates on the Coventry Street Arts Fair, Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook He said the festival may have similar logistics to …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The business' original brew-your-own-beer concept has been trumped by the popularity of the brewery's own drinks
Some aspects of BottleHouse Brewery's early success came as a surprise to owner Brian Benchek. Popularized on the West Coast, Benchek was positive that the brewery/public space business model would be a hit in Cleveland Heights once he and founder Dave Schubert opened BottleHouse in May. He just wasn't sure that the gathering spot would be popular because of his own beer. BottleHouse was originally meant to be a brew-your-own-beer premises, complimented by beer brewed by Benchek and Schubert and drinks from other vendors. Four months later, BottleHouse sells every drop it produces — six barrels per week or about 12 kegs worth of beer. The customers aren't doing much brewing, but they are packing the place and enjoying BottleHouse's variety…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
One of many Organizing for America-Ohio offices, the "Cleveland Heights hub" celebrated its grand opening Friday.
An Organizing for America-Ohio office, part of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, is now open in Cleveland Heights in the former Mirage Studio space, 2174 Lee Road. There was a grand opening celebration for the office Friday that included speakers Armond D. Budish (D-Beachwood), the Democratic Leader of the House for the Ohio General Assembly, and state representative Barbara Boyd (D-Cleveland). The Cleveland Heights office is meant to serve as "community hub for 2012 election activities," according to a press release from the Obama for America-Ohio Press Office. There are similar offices in Shaker Heights, Parma, Lakewood, Euclid, East Cleveland, Richmond Heights and Cleveland. "Volunteers will be available to discuss the …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The owner decided to open the new business because his ribs sold so well at his other restaurant, The Seafood Place, according to the article.
You may have noticed a sign for The Rib Cage at the former storefront that used to be Club Sober on Lee Road. The space will now house a BBQ restaurant that opens this Friday, according to an article in Scene Magazine. The owner, Robert Hill, told Scene that he decided to open the new restaurant because his the ribs at his other business, The Seafood Place on Cedar Road, were selling "like crazy." Read more about the new business in the Cedar Lee Business District in Scene.
Friday, August 10, 2012
J. Taylor, a new women's boutique on Lee Road, is celebrating its grand opening Friday.
Janel Taylor did not want to make a coil basket. But that was her assignment in freshman art class, and everyone had to make one. So the 26-year-old Cleveland Heights resident created the basket, as required, but converted it into a purse by adding a handle to the top. Her teacher didn't scold her for adjusting the assignment — she loved it and submitted it to an art show. Taylor has always had a creative knack, and has brought that spirit to her new boutique, J. Taylor, located at Lee Road. The Michigan native sells new and vintage women’s clothing, purses, sunglasses, jewelry, scarves, and some items that she made by hand. Most items are $10 to $40, she said. To celebrate her opening, Taylor is hosting a Grand Opening Fashion Show Mixer …