Monday, November 26, 2012
New sandwich shop is first of its kind in the area
So how does Strongsville like its first Firehouse Subs? Very well, it seems. "It's been great," said franchise owner Matthew Mikola. "People are happy we're here." How happy? "We've had some people come in every single day since we opened and try a different sub each day," Mikola said. The area's first Firehouse Subs opened Nov. 9 at 17250 Royalton Rd., in the former Borders plaza. Mikola said fans who have had the subs in other states "found us right away," and the staff is now introducing Strongsville-area residents to the sandwiches. The restaurant is known for steaming its premium meats and cheeses, piling them on toasted sub rolls and serving them “Fully Involved®” with fresh produce. The authentic firehouse setting is based on the…
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Here's what happened around town over the last few days
A wrap-up of headlines from Strongsville Patch this week: New restaurant to open -- Old Carolina Barbecue is expected to open on Pearl Road by the end of November. Accessory store moving in -- Wicked Sugar will open a fashion jewelry and accessory store on West 130th Street this month. New fitness center opens -- Pure Health & Fitness celebrated its grand opening on Prospect Road. Residents thank city -- In an unusual move, homeowners who complained about the condition of their street return to a City Council meeting to express their gratitude when it's repaired. Police target drunken drivers -- Strongsville officers know when the most dangerous night on the road is in November.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Wicked Sugar is hoping to be doing business in Strongsville by Dec. 1
A new store featuring fashion jewelry and accessories is expected to open by the end of November in Strongsville. Wicked Sugar, owned by two sisters from North Royalton, is renovating space at 10252 West 130th St., near Albion Road. "It was always a dream of ours to do this," said Kelly Cvijovic, who will operate the store with her sister, Katie. "We finally said, let's just go ahead and do it." The store will feature affordable jewelry and other accessories. Both sisters have fashion merchandising degrees from Kent State University and experience in retail as buyers and executive team leaders. The items they showcase will come from vendors across the country, but will offer space in their store to some local designers, as well. For …
AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong gives advice to small business owners via Patch Partners.
There are dozens of small businesses in Strongsville. Some of them may be places you and your family frequent, businesses that have been inStrongsvill for as long as you can remember. And some may be your go-to places instead of national chains. AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong may stand behind a global brand, but he believes in the power of small businesses. In his recent interview with Patch Partners, a website connecting business owners to Patch in local communities, he offered his insight into what can set a small business above the rest of the competition. Small businesses can hold a lot of power if they are intuitive with their customer base, Armstrong said. “Small businesses can be nimble and can have intimate relationships with …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Hundreds flock to city's annual showcase of local companies
It was a packed house at the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center Wednesday evening for the third annual Strongsville Business Expo. Economic Development Director Brent Painter said the show has gotten larger, with all 100 tables reserved this year. About 40 percent of the businesses were from outside of Strongsville. "It's great to see companies from all across northeast Ohio wanting to be involved in our community," Painter said. Bill Wills from WTAM-AM acted as emcee for the event. Mayor Tom Perciak said the expo is a way for Strongsville to showcase its unique companies. "At the end of the day, what we're always trying to do is promote our business community," he said.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Local craft beer aficionados share their holiday favorites to help you expand your beer palate. And you can get them close to home.
Rozi's Wine & Liquor House Inc. 14900 Detroit Ave. Lakewood 216-221-1119 Rozi's Manager Bill Barak gave us the rundown between the two general classifications of Christmas-time beers, Christmas or spiced and winter warmers. “Winter warmers are scotch ales or strong ales. Basically they are heavier more malty. They warm your belly. They are thick and thus take longer to get through. “Then you have your Christmas beers which are spice beers. The actual classification is spice or vegetable beers is the broad style.” In his opinion Ohio is the leader of the spice beers as far as Christmas ales go. There really aren't other areas that produce it or produce it as well as we do, he said. Winter warmer craft beer selection: Breckenridge Christmas…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Slurpees coming soon as business changes hands
The AM PM store inside the BP station on Royalton Road is now a 7-Eleven, although most customers haven't noticed it yet. An employee, who asked that her name not be used, said BP sold its AM PM stores a few years ago and now 7-Eleven has acquired some of them. Signs reflecting the new store have not yet been installed, leaving some customers confused. "People are calling saying, 'why does my receipt say 7-Eleven,'" the employee said. She said the products in the store will change soon and a Slurpee machine will be delivered. "We all can't wait," she said. The Subway shop inside the store will close by the end of the year. Even some city officials were surprised this week to hear about the change to 7-Eleven. At a meeting Monday night…
Too busy to cook or have you burned the turkey? Patch to the rescue. Check out this list of restaurants and grocery stores that will take care of your Thanksgiving Feast.
There's no rule that says you have to cook on Thanksgiving and while eating out eliminates the need to clean up, you could enjoy the comfort of home without the work by ordering Thanksgiving to go. Many of these places need you to order in advance. (*some places require advance ordering) BUBBA'S Q 820 Center Road Avon 440-937-7859 Features Bubba's Q smoked turkeys and brown glazed hams. Contact catering for further details. Carriage House Bakery & Market 36741 Detroit Road Avon Features takeout holiday side dishes, desserts and other bread based bakery for Thanksgiving. Giant Eagle 31990 Walker Rd. Avon Lake 440-933-5078 Features pre-made traditional Thanksgiving meal, turkey, side dishes and dessert. Order by November 18, 2012 Heinen's …
Eating out on Thanksgiving spares you the massive clean up, but some restaurants may require reservations in advance.
There's no rule that says you have to cook on Thanksgiving and while you could order the dinner to go, eating out eliminates the cleaning up part of the holiday. Taste Restaurant and Lounge 2317 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 216-932-3170 Features dine-in or carry-out Traditional Thanksgiving meal, Turkey, side dishes and dessert as well as holiday specials. Boston Market 14833 Detroit Ave. Lakewood 216-228-1236 Boston Market offers several options for your Thanksgiving meal. You can dine-in, order pre-made heat & serve meals, or order a catered dinner for pick-up or delivery. Their website details the combinations that serve large holiday feasts, or smaller meals. All restaurants open Thanksgiving Day. Pier W 12700 Lake Ave. …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Buy apparel, golf gift cards and other items in Strongsville
Cleveland Metroparks now has a kiosk at SouthPark Mall featuring clothing and gifts. Mall shoppers can pick up Cleveland Metroparks apparel, gift cards to golf courses and other items. The kiosk will be open Monday through Friday from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will join the mall in extended hours on Black Friday, Nov. 23. Visit shoppingsouthparkmall.com for more information about hours that day. You can also buy Metroparks merchandise at all three Cleveland Metroparks EarthWord Shops, eight golf pro shops and online at clevelandmetroparks.com. Call 216-635-3200 for more information.