If you have amorous feelings left over from Valentine’s Day, or if you forgot to buy a gift, the Fairview Park Small Business Alliance is inviting you and your significant other to take a “Sweetheart Walk” along Lorain Road Saturday.
Chris Young, owner of Different Things Gallery and founder of the Alliance, organized the promotion.
Participants are invited to purchase a passbook for $15, or two for $25, then visit each of 19 participating Fairview Park businesses. At each business, walkers will get their passbooks validated and receive a gift.
Tomorrow is the last day of passbook sales.
In a letter inviting local businesses to participate, Young suggested the gifts have a Valentine theme, such as chocolate, or decorative cookies or bakery goods.
Young believes the promotion is a good way to encourage new customers to visit the Lorain Road stores.
“This is a team effort for all 19 participating businesses,” Young told West Life. “The money that is raised from this event will be used to fund a future Business Alliance community event.”
Those who visit all 19 businesses will be eligible for a drawing for a gift basket filled with items donated from members of the Small Business Alliance.
Participating businesses are Parkview Hair Design, Cyclones Pitas, Murton’s Child Development Center, Giant Eagle, Tan Rx, Ohliger Drug, Excellent Cuts, DKM Salon & Spa, Stamper’s Grill Pub, Leonard Chiropractic/ Refreshing Massage, Different Things Gallery, My Time Skin & Nails, Dodd Camera, All American Karate, Tony G’s Pizza & Bakery, Peter Alfred Salon, Gift Hut & Flowers, Fairview Cycle and Aberdeen Commons.
In December, the Fairview Park Small Business Alliance sponsored a holiday decoration contest among businesses, which was won by The Gift Hut & Flowers. Fairview Cycle came in second in the contest, which was based on customer votes. Tony G’s Pizza & Bakery finished third.
For more information on Saturday’s event, contact Young at (216) 370-2414.