Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Event March 14 aims to raise awareness of disease
The Kidney Foundation of Ohio will host World Kidney Day at SouthPark Mall on Thursday, March 14. The event will include free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings, information on kidney disease and related disorders, and local hospitals and health organizations will be on hand for questions. The goal of World Kidney Day is to promote kidney health and bring awareness to chronic kidney disease, which affects one in nine adults in the United States. Everyone screened at SouthPark Mall will be entered into a drawing to receive an 'Around Town' package that includes gift cards to local stores and restaurants valued at more than $250. Other free health screening locations include: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Great Hall, 9500 Euclid …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Shop serves cookies, more at SouthPark Mall
Ohio's first Nestle Toll House Café by Chip has opened at SouthPark Mall. The shop, located in the corridor of the mall's main entrance, near Sephora, offers Nestle's signature cookies, as well as macaroons, cupcakes, and brownies. The cafés also serve ice cream, premium coffee drinks, frozen yogurt and real fruit smoothies. The first of the businesses opened in August 2000, and franchises have since spread across the country, according to the company's website. Emily Hartwig, senior account executive for Fishman Public Relations, said the company plans to open 10 new locations in the Cleveland area within the next seven to 10 years.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Check out the attached map to see what it's like around SouthPark and other shopping areas
Here's a look at current road and traffic conditions reported for the SouthPark Mall area. In this real-time traffic map from Mapquest, green portions mean traffic is flowing freely. Yellow indicates slow traffic and delays; red means traffic is snarled. Click the map to enlarge it.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Go ahead, tell Santa
Santa took a break from his duties at SouthPark Mall to pose for a photo for Strongsville Patch. So tell him -- what would you like him to bring for Christmas this year? Put your wish list in the Comments section below.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Here's what happened in the last few days
Headlines from the past week: Quality Catering in foreclosure -- Two parcels at Pearl and Whitney are going to sheriff's sale this month. Homes in foreclosure -- 12 residential properties are slated for sheriff's sale in December. Changes for Giant Eagle -- Developers have made significant changes to the plans for the Market District store on Pearl Road. Kids going hungry -- Kemper House launches a program to send students home from school with food on Fridays. Feeding the hungry, part 2 -- If you've ever wondered about the blue bus at the United Methodist Church, here's what it's up to. Counterfeiter arrested -- Strongsville police nab a man suspected of passing fake bills at SouthPark Mall.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Permanent signs installed at main entrances
New signs went up at SouthPark Mall Tuesday -- just in time for the holiday shopping season. For details on the new signs, check the mall's Facebook page. In April, the mall was sold by Westfield to Starwood Capital Group in April, meaning the name would have to be changed. The mall started out as SouthPark Center, then became Westfield Shoppingtown SouthPark. Starwood simply went with SouthPark Mall.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Best Buy, Kohl's, Target, other stores announce their hours
SouthPark Mall will start its Black Friday sales right when the day begins -- at midnight. Marketing Director Andy Selesnik said at least 90 percent of the stores will be open for the event. "Dillard's won't be open, and some of the service-oriented stores, like for harcuts or eyeglasses, won't open," he said This is the second year the mall has opened at midnight, although last year, the decision was last-minute and only about 70 percent of the stores participated. Selesnik admits he was skeptical about the idea. "Then I sat at the concierge desk, watching people riding up the escalator at 2 a.m. like it was the week before Christmas," he said. "I was shocked." In talking to shoppers, he learned many decided to make a midnight shopping …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The Jolly Old Elf will be at SouthPark Mall Wednesday and start regular visits Thursday
Santa will make his first appearance at SouthPark Mall Wednesday, Nov. 7 during Santa's Pajama Party. Kids can help Q104's Tim Richards wake up Santa starting at 6:30 p.m. Once he's awake, Santa will be available for pictures from 7:30 to 9 p.m. under the Magical Clock Tower. There will also be meet-and-greets with costumed characters from 7-8 p.m. Make a $2 donation to A Kid Again to help children with life threatening illnesses and receive a fun filled stocking. Starting Nov. 8, Santa's hours are: Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and on Christmas Eve, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pet Photo Nights: Have your pet's photo taken with Santa from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25 and Dec. 2 and support the Cleveland Animal …
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.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
When's the last time you were at Southland or Parmatown?
SouthPark Mall is 16 years old this month, and it raises a question: Do you even remember what shopping was like in Strongsville before 1996? Where did you buy shoes? Back-to-school clothes? No only was there no mall in town, there was no Kohl's, no Old Navy, no Target. You drove farther, that's for sure. "We always went to Sears (at Southland Shopping Center in Middleburg Heights)," recalls Ward 3 Councilman Jim Carbone. "I think Sears was one of the first department stores to move to the suburbs." And now? "I can't even remember the last time I shopped at Southland. I drove by about a year ago and couldn't believe all the closed stores," Carbone says. Along those lines, have you seen the inside of Parmatown Mall since 1996? Do you …