Saturday, November 24, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally-owned stores on Nov. 24 during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday has arrived. It's a day for everyone to support the local shops and restaurants that give communities their unique and familiar touch. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses garner exposure during the holiday season, when they might otherwise be overlooked. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally-owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities. Here are some Cuyahoga Falls businesses participating in the day: (Click here for an extensive list.) You can “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook by visitingwww.facebook.com/shopsmall. Everyone has locally-owned businesses in their community, and shopping on Small …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The new restaurant is set to open this week in Cuyahoga Falls.
The Office Bistro and Lounge grand opening is set; the wait is almost over. The popular North Hill restaurant will open its second location in Cuyahoga Falls on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the new Watermark Building, according to Kyle Nelson, front of house manager at the Akron Office location. Doors open at 5 p.m. There will be “much continuity” between the existing and new locations, said Nelson. “Customers should expect a polished, casual atmosphere and American fare with a contemporary twist,” he said. The restaurant is set to accommodate a mix of patrons – from those who want to make it their neighborhood bar to those celebrating a special occasion. “There has been a lot of buzz about (the Office Bistro) and we are elated they will be …
Monday, November 19, 2012
In an unexpected move, Cuyahoga Falls officials requested for City Council to postpone any discussion on the proposed retail development; however some details were offered on the negotiations between the city and developer Stark Enterprises.
Updated Nov. 19, 11:44 p.m. Those eager to find out what's in store for the proposed Portage Crossing development will probably have to wait until early December. At Monday's meeting, Ward 5 Councilwoman Diana Colavecchio introduced iegislation that would have detailed some of the changes planned for Portage Crossing; however, council members were unable to discuss the ordinance publicly per the request of Mayor Don Robart's administration. The move to table discussion till Dec. 3 came Monday evening as negotiations between the city and developer Stark Enterprises are still ongoing, said Colavecchio. "...Just when you believe the plan is set in stone, another change emerges and that triggers other actions," said Cuyahoga Falls …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
It appears there's been a miscommunication between owner Vince Bowen and the Cuyahoga Falls Planning Commission over future plans for the car repair/tow business.
The proposed Joe's Auto development plan might be taking a detour. Earlier this week, the Stow Sentry reported Vince Bowen, owner of Joe's Auto, intended to move his car repair and tow business to 488 E. Steels Corners Rd. in Cuyahoga Falls from its existing location at 3679 Darrow Rd. in Stow. Planning and Zoning Director Fred Guerra and the Cuyahoga Falls Planning Commission were under the same impression as Bowen's plan called for a new 2,800-square-foot building and 11,000-square-foot impound lot at the 1.813-acre Falls site. The Steels Corners parcel, zoned E-1 Employment, appeared to be the ideal site as it allows for auto repair, and can include the use of a tow/impound lot after a conditional zoning permit has been issued. At its …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly cash mob Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m. to support two local businesses.
On your marks, get set...shop! On Wednesday, Nov. 28, the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly Cash Mob event in support of two local businesses. Catch is, the mob won't find out which two businesses until the night of the event; however, chamber CEO Laura Petrella hinted at a retail shop and local restaurant or tavern. Participants are asked to meet at the chamber parking lot, located at 151 Portage Tr., Suite 1 at 5:30 p.m. If you're interested, be prepared to spend at least $10 at each location. You also must be 21 or older. To join the mob, click here.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Did we miss your favorite store? Tell us in the comments.
Thanksgiving is upon us, which means Black Friday is quickly approaching. If you live in Cuyahoga Falls, chances are you'll be out shopping. Here's a list of Black Friday opening hours for stores you requested on the Cuyahoga Falls Patch Facebook page. Don't see your favorite store? Submit it in the Comments. Barnes Sewing Center: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Best Buy: 12 a.m. Burlington Coat Factory: 6 a.m. Chapel Hill Mall: 12 a.m. Home Depot: 5 a.m. La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries: 9 a.m. Lil Frog Fashions: 3 p.m. Round 2 Kids: 12 p.m. Staples: 5 a.m. Target: Thanksgiving evening, 9 p.m. Toys R Us: Thanksgiving evening, 8 p.m. Wal-Mart (Stow): Open 24 hours through Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
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…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
According to pending legislation put forth by Cuyahoga Falls city officials, it appears the proposed development plan now calls for the construction of a movie theater.
Editor's Note: Stay tuned to Patch for breaking news coverage following the Nov. 19 Cuyahoga Falls City Council meeting. Sick of catching flicks at Chapel Hill? Well, it appears a movie theater is in the works for the proposed Portage Crossing development, according to a Nov. 12 Cuyahoga Falls City Council agenda. In the agenda, city officials put forth new legislation asking for an amendment to the existing Portage Crossing contract. As it stands, details are scarce, other than the ordinance asking, “to provide for a movie theater to be part of the development.” The legislation was introduced at Monday’s Cuyahoga Falls City Council meeting, but not discussed. Council will publicly review the ordinance at its Nov. 19 meeting. According to…
The Stow car repair and towing shop will likely pick up and move to Cuyahoga Falls to expand its business.
Customers of Joe’s Auto in Stow may soon have to drive a little farther for car maintenance and service, reports the Stow Sentry. Vincent Bowen – owner of the repair and towing business located at 3679 Darrow Rd. – approached the Cuyahoga Falls Planning Commission on Nov. 6 and requested a zoning certificate to build a 2,800-square-foot building and 11,000-square-foot impound lot at 488 E. Steels Corners Rd. in the Falls. The parcel is zoned E-1 Employment, which permits auto repair and tow/impound lots after a conditional zoning permit has been issued. The commission unanimously approved the request for Joe’s to move onto the 1.813-acre parcel. The plan will now go in front of Cuyahoga Falls City Council for final approval. "...I'm all …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Polk's music videos have raked in millions of YouTube views and made him one of the most popular comedians in Northeast Ohio. He'll be performing Friday and Saturday at the Funny Stop.
Chances are, you've heard of Mike Polk Jr. He's the Cleveland-area comedian responsible for the "Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video" (parts one and two), "LeBron James is a (expletive)" and "I'm a Stupid Cat." (Warning: The videos all contain language that may be offensive to some.) The self-proclaimed "comedian provocateur" will be performing at the Funny Stop Comedy Club on Friday and Saturday, and probably won't disappoint with his songs and standup that have raked in millions of YouTube views. For tickets and showtimes, click here: funnystop.com.