Shop Local this Holiday Season
Check out the Heights Observer‘s annual Holiday Gift Guide — it has everything you need for everyone on your shopping list this year. Cleveland Heights and University Heights abound with independent businesses—boutiques, salons, restaurants and artist collaboratives—which enhance our local character and anchor our business districts.
COVID took its toll on many of these businesses, shuttering some and forcing others to augment online sales. Purchasing directly from brick-and-mortar stores bolsters our local economy and supports our identity, which is locally minded, and artisan supporting.
A few new businesses have opened in the Heights, despite the uncertain economy of 2020–21. Remember to check out these new spaces; with community patronage, they could become the new local staples.
Click on the links below to peruse some of the many gifts available for purchase at local merchants.
Small businesses are so crucial to the vitality of our community and so we encourage you to shop local not only this time of year but all year round.