CLEVELAND — Northeast Ohio is once again coming together during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cleveland Shops, an organization of locally owned stores, has announced its first gift certificate sale of the year, hoping to help drive-up business in anticipation of the holiday season.
Each location has a limited number of gift cards to sell, either 5-$100s or 10-$50s. $50 certificates will be sold at $35 and $100’s at $70.
The list of local shops involved includes: Alson Jeweler’s, Lisa Moran Ltd., Casey’s Irish Imports, Paisley Monkey and Kilgore Trout to Cara’s Boutique, Marshall Carpet One, Mar-Lou Shoes, Cleveland Lighting, Calvetta Brothers, J3, Knuth’s Shoes, Geiger’s and more.
“Plans for this launch have been over a year in the making,” says Gordon Geiger, President of Cleveland Shops and owner of Geiger’s in Chagrin Falls, Lakewood and Downtown. “We believe that the time is right. We’ll help our members kick off the holiday season by giving the public insight into the many outstanding locally owned, independent stores located within minutes of their homes.”
The group also says they are planning an upcoming gift card program in anticipation of the fall.
"We’re also excited about offering a Cleveland Shops Gift Card, redeemable at any member location," Geiger said "Not only will this be an attractive gift but it will also act as a revenue resource for our members."