Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Three days of holiday events and Christmas specials.
Avon’s Candlelite Walk, a perennial favorite holiday tradition, is scheduled for Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 this year. The event, sponsored by the French Creek Merchants and the French Creek Development Associations, draws visitors from all over Northeast Ohio as well as locally. Starting at noon on Friday, Nov. French Creek merchants and restaurants will offer “Candy Cane” specials, valuable prize drawings and tasty treats for holiday shoppers. Shops will be adorned in their holiday best showcasing thousands of ornaments and gift ideas. Friday at dusk, stroll the candlelit sidewalks of Avon’s French Creek District, starting with the second annual “Winter Wine Walk” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m, where participants are invited to taste an array of wines and …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Whether you have Black Friday gift-buying plans or you like to wait until the last minute, our guide can help you buy for everyone on your list
With Thanksgiving around the corner, the holiday season is upon us. Starting today and running through the holidays, Patch is running a special page we hope will make your holiday gift-giving a little easier. The Holiday Shopping Guide, which appears on the tab at the top of this page, is the place for you to find local deals on gifts, holiday décor and more, plus all of your local Patch site’s holiday content like event listings and helpful articles. Local businesses will have the option to change their advertisements on this page daily, which means we will deliver to you the most up-to-date information on holiday sales, clearances and limited-time offers. The best part? You will not have to scour paper ads and drive around your city to …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Annual festival promotes local businesses
With Labor Day done, summer is winding down and it is time to look towards fall. The French Creek Merchants Association has paired up with the French Creek Development Association and other local organizations to host the city’s annual Fall into Avon festival Sept. 10-11. The event draws crowds in excess of 5,000 from the community, and from all of Northern Ohio. This year, the festival will include a Farmer’s Market, Taste of Avon, Kids Pavilion, and live music, according to Fran Burik, president of the French Creek Development Association. Many of the activities will take place behind the former police station on Detroit Road. “This event keeps on evolving through the years,” said Burik. “For many years it used to be just antique dealers…
Friday, August 12, 2011
Store for teens sells items for $1 to $5
Preteens and teens looking to buy anything from school gear to clothes to room décor for $5 or less will be in luck come October when Five Below opens in Avon Commons. The 7,000-sq. ft. store will be located at 35852 Detroit Road, next to Old Navy and partially in its neighbor's downsized spot, said Liz Romaine, Five Below's director of marketing operations. “We're aiming for an early October opening. We're hoping Oct. 7, but that's subject to change,” she said, depending on how construction goes. Romaine said the response from city officials regarding the business coming to Avon had been so favorable that Five Below staff were able to move up the grand opening date, which was originally slated for November. The company has been eying the …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Have you finished shopping yet or are you just starting?
In just a little over two weeks, kids will be climbing into buses and minivans to go back to school. And while they may be glumly counting the days, parents are trying to get everything ready. That usually means doing some shopping. Kids need stuff to go back to school. Clothes, shoes, school supplies, it all adds up. Let's share experiences and wisdom on back-to-school shopping. Do you like to stock up on school supplies when there are sales, or just get it done in one trip? What's the item on your child's school-issued supply list that has you gritting your teeth, either because of brand-naming or expense? When you're shopping for back-to-school clothes, how do you save money? And how do you balance what your kids want with what they …
Friday, May 20, 2011
No job is too small, and they've had some weird requests.
Sisters Carol Dean and Brenda Hudson got the idea for their new business while driving through Louisville, KY last fall. “We were on a girls weekend for my mom’s 75th birthday,” Hudson said. “We do all mom’s errands, including driving.” They were on a trip to visit their mom’s friend who also doesn’t drive when they saw a sign on the car next to them advertising an errand service and a light bulb went off. Dean was working in the treasury department for Electrolux at the time and knew the company was relocating. “I knew I was going to lose my job and was looking for something,” she said. With that, “Errands 4 U” was born. Dean, an Avon Lake resident is the active partner in the business, also based in Avon Lake. The ladies mean business. …
Monday, March 7, 2011
Lots of development coming, give us your wish list!
Big changes are coming for Avon. Work on the new interchange at Nagel Road and Interstate 90 is set to begin this year. The Cleveland Clinic facility there is being built. There is a lot of undeveloped land near that interchange. And let's not forget Chester Road. Just west of Jaycox Road, the Richard E. Jacobs Group has been clearing the almost 90 acres of land it owns between Chester and Interstate 90. While the company has not announced what will go in there, something will eventually. Let's talk growth. What would you like to see go into those pieces of land? Avon Patch came up with 10 ideas. These are all our ideas, nothing suggested to us by anyone official. It's just pure speculative fun. We've set up a poll for you to vote on which…
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Diverse selection, price range attract shoppers
If you're looking for a more intimate, unique shopping experience outside the big box stores, boutique shopping is plentiful in and around Avon. Here is a selection of stores catering to different kinds of shoppers, but this list just scratches the surface.