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March
31

Say Hello to Spring and These 7 LoLo Gifts

March LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

Need a little pick-me-up to get you through the last gasp of winter and into spring? How about a free gift from a local shop or restaurant in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati?

Cutler Real Estate loves supporting small businesses in our area. We've partnered with LoLo Gifts to bring you exciting freebies so you can discover these great shops and restaurants for yourself.

March Gifts:

Canton: A Certificate

Akron: Artisan Soap

Columbus: Milk Tea or Bubble Tea

Cincinnati: Fudge

Wooster: A Pint

Medina: Donuts

Kent/Stow: Beer, Wine, or T-shirt

Canton: A Certificate

Sweet T's Cafe and Confections

3214 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646

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No excuse is needed to treat yourself to one of the scratch-made cookies, cupcakes, and other baked goods from Sweet T's Cafe and Confections. If savory is more your thing, Sweet T's also serves lunch and dinner.

About Sweet T's Cafe and Confections

Sweet T's Cafe and Confections is a true labor of love for owners Kristy and Tim Baumgardner. Kristy runs the kitchen and bakery, while Tim grills the steaks and made the dining tables using recycled 1890s barn siding. In addition to baked goods, the cafe's specialty is soup, with 28 different varieties in rotation. Reservations are required for indoor dining, and Sweet T's also offers curbside pickup.

Contact and Hours

330.418.2675

Tuesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Wednesday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Akron: Artisan Soap

Hope Soap Ohio

125 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Don't you deserve some pampering? Wash off the cares of the day with a bar of sweet-smelling artisan soap from Hope Soap Ohio.

About Hope Soap Ohio

Nathan Walden, founder of Hope Soap Ohio, was inspired to create his line of natural skincare products after years of struggle with dermatitis. Each purchase benefits the community, as Nathan pays it forward by donating a bar of soap to someone in need for each item sold. 

Contact and Hours

330.203.1316

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: Milk Tea or Bubble Tea

The Brewed Leaf

2060 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

It's not your grandmother's tea that they're serving at The Brewed Leaf. Stop in for a refreshing milk tea or bubble tea in your choice of flavors.

About The Brewed Leaf

Get your caffeine fix with a bit of "pop." Bubble teas from The Brewed Leaf include tapioca pearls for some added texture and a touch of whimsy. Choose milk tea if you like your drinks with a bit of creaminess.

Contact and Hours

614.369.8095

Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Cincinnati: Fudge

Tickled Sweet Artisan Chocolates and Candies

317 Main St., Milford, OH 45150

Fudge ... it's not just for the holidays. Tickled Sweet Artisan Chocolates and Candies features a whopping 33 flavors, so there's something for everyone. Each square comes with a small spoon so you can savor every last bite.

About Tickled Sweet Artisan Chocolates and Candies

Bambi Merz is an entrepreneur, but chocolates were never on her radar until she attended a candy and snack expo. After working as an "apprentice" at Auel's Fine Chocolates, Bambi eventually bought the shop, and Tickled Sweet Artisan Chocolates and Candies was born. 

Contact and Hours 

513.880.4169

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

Wooster: A Pint

JAFB Wooster Brewery

120 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691

At JAFB, half the fun will be selecting the brew for your free pint. With choices like Wayne County Cream Ale, Apricot Actually, and Rain Delay IPA, you can't go wrong whichever way you go.

About JAFB Wooster Brewery

JAFB Wooster Brewery has wholeheartedly embraced the eclectic nature of the craft beer movement. Their brews are inspired by a wide range of international styles, including American, Belgian, and German. JAFB's focus is on the beverage side, so you're free to bring your own food from a nearby restaurant or one of the food trucks frequently parked outside.

Contact and Hours

330.601.1827

Monday - Thursday 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday Noon - midnight
Sunday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Medina: Donuts

Circles on the Square

28 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256

Find out why Circles on the Square is a two-time winner of the Cleveland Donut Fest. Their menu of classic, glazed, sprinkled, and gourmet donuts is the stuff of Homer Simpson's dreams.

About Circles on the Square

Is there anything worse than biting into a stale donut? At Circles on the Square, they're making donuts fresh throughout the day instead of letting them sit in a display case for hours. When you order, your donut is handcrafted right before your eyes. Check out the tempting pictures on their Instagram page.

Contact and Hours

330.952.2728

Tuesday - Friday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Kent/Stow: Beer, Wine, or T-shirt

North Water Brewing Co.

101 Crain Ave., Kent, OH 44240

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The neighborhood gathering place is alive and well at North Water Brewing Co. Kick back with a beer or wine or pick up a new t-shirt for your collection.

About North Water Brewing Co.

What makes the beer from North Water Brewing Co. so special? According to co-owner Don Schjeldahl, there's a clue in the name. Thanks to the glaciers that once covered the area, Kent's water supply is even more pristine than water from reservoirs. 

Contact and Hours

330.778.4677

Tuesday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The Best Things in Life Are Free

LoLo Gifts for March - Cutler Real Estate

Each month, Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts bring you a selection of free gifts just like this. Wondering how you qualify? It couldn't be easier. Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to learn more.

March
24

Calling All Crafters! 9 Places Around Ohio to Stock Up on Supplies

Craft Stores Around Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

While crafts have long been popular recreational activities in the United States, 2020 saw a surge in people picking up these relaxing pastimes. CNN reports that crafting provides valuable stress relief and improves cognitive abilities that keep your brain young.

Unleash your inner creativity with projects and supplies from these great craft stores around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

Northeast Ohio

Hollo's Papercraft

1878 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, OH 44212

When it comes to paper, if you can't find it at Hollo's Papercraft, it doesn't exist. The warehouse-like store has shelf after shelf full of card stock, envelopes, stationery, and blank greeting cards in every color and style imaginable. Design to your heart's content with their amazing variety of pens, markers, stamps, stickers, and other artistic tools. Hours are 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday.

The Quilting Bee

15709 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107

In name and practice, The Quilting Bee honors the craft as a means of both individual expression and social connection. You'll be inspired by the impressive array of fabrics, organized by theme, designer, and color. Be sure to check out "Our Favorite Things," an assortment of supplies and accessories chosen by the shop's staff. Shop online for curbside pickup or delivery. The Quilting Bee is open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday.

Around the Table Yarns

20085 Chagrin Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44122

After numerous conversations about what they wanted to see in a yarn shop, Pam Berkson and Beth Billings decided the solution was DIY and Around the Table Yarns was born. Customers are encouraged to post photos of their "Fabulous Finished Objects" for a chance to win gift cards. Hours for curbside assistance and pickup only are 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The online shop is open 24/7 and there are two daily Zoom sessions for shopping, help, and socializing. 

Columbus

On Paper

743 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

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With so much interaction occurring online, eye-catching letters, invitations, and greeting cards are a fun way to make your communication stand out. On Paper has an extensive range of products, including gifts such as picture frames, ornaments, and guest towels, that can be personalized for added appeal. Brighten up your private writing with one of their stylish journals and notebooks. Embellish them with stickers and stamps to create your own individual design. Visit their new location Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Crafters Pantry

3607 Interchange Rd., Columbus, OH 43204

True to its name, Crafters Pantry serves as a convenient "storage" for your materials and supplies. Whether crafting is your hobby or business, Crafters Pantry can quickly provide whatever you need, when you need it. The shop buys in bulk from manufacturers and uses their own equipment to create smaller, more affordable pieces than you would be able to get directly.  Order online for quick shipping.

614 Knit Studio

4436 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43214

614 Knit Studio proclaims they are "fluent in fiber," and their goal is to help the local community become equally articulate. Owner Andrea Panzica has a strong background in fashion design and uses her experience to curate a yarn boutique with products from top independent dyers and artisans. The studio also offers a robust schedule of in-person and virtual classes focused on specific projects as well as general topics, such as knitting for beginners and spinning your own yarn. Hours are noon - 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday, 1 - 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday. 

Cincinnati

Knit On!

735 Monmouth St., Newport, KY 41071

Frequently named as the best yarn shop in the Cincinnati area, Knit On! lets you shop for yarns from around the world without leaving home. In addition to purchasing from the shop's own inventory, you can place a drop-ship order from one of their suppliers. Knit On! is currently open from 2 - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday for curbside pickup and limited in-store shopping. Call ahead to inquire about individual appointments outside regular store hours.

Indigo Hippo

1334 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

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The quirky name isn't the only unique feature of Indigo Hippo. Founded as the brainchild of a group of Cincinnati art students, Indigo Hippo is a nonprofit "creative reuse" shop. Donated materials are sold under a price range, allowing customers to pay what they can so arts and crafts are accessible to everyone, regardless of budget. Shopping is currently by appointment Thursday through Friday from noon - 5 p.m., although walk-ins are admitted as space permits.  

Paper Wings

1207 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Carolyn Deininger has always loved the promise held by a blank sheet of paper. When Carolyn and husband Mike began receiving requests for more paper goods at their gallery MiCA 12/v, she saw it as the perfect excuse to open Paper Wings. The shop carries a lovingly curated selection of cards, notebooks, and accessories along with works from local artists.  Hours are 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily except Sunday when doors close at 5 p.m. Their online shop is open 24/7, with free delivery within the Cincinnati 275 area.

Feeling Crafty?

Do you have a handmade item in your Ohio home that holds a special memory?

March
10

Everything Old is New Again at These 9 Ohio Shops

Antique Shops - Explore Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

When you're looking for special items for your home or a unique gift that didn't come from a big-box store, an antique shop makes the perfect destination. You'll find treasures that have withstood the test of time and add special character to your décor, and besides that, it's just fun to browse in these shops!

Find out why everything old is new again at these nine Northeast OhioColumbus, and Cincinnati antique shops:

Grandview Mercantile   

1489 Grandview Ave., Columbus, OH 43212  

If you're looking for antiques, you're sure to find something at Grandview Mercantile, the largest store of its kind in the Midwest. It comprises 22,000 square feet of antiques and home items from 20 dealers and over 500 consignors. You can buy everything from fine art to vintage and estate jewelry at the store, and its inventory is constantly changing. Whether you're looking to decorate your new home or are searching for a one-of-a-kind gift, you're likely to find it at Grandview Mercantile. Hours are noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday.

Columbus Architectural Salvage Antiques & Artifacts

1580 Clara St., Columbus, OH 43211      

Located near the State Fairgrounds, Columbus Architectural Salvage Antiques & Artifacts is a unique 10,000-square-foot store that specializes in fixtures and other items that were salvaged from historic homes and properties. The shop's doors, windows, bathtubs, lighting fixtures, doorknobs, and other items can help make your décor interesting while giving it an authentic touch of the past. In addition to architectural items, the shop also carries vintage signs, artwork, home décor, and more. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday by appointment only.

Mary Catherine's Antiques

1128-1130 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

Mary Catherine's Antiques encompasses two large storerooms in Columbus' Short North Arts District and has sold special antique and retro pieces since the late 1970s. They're stocked with antique and vintage furniture, artwork, jewelry, advertising signs, jewelry, and much more. Rounding out the inventory are unusual items from the mid to late 20th century, such as a recently sold vintage canoe. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and by appointment.

Wooden Nickel Antiques

1410 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202 

The best-selling items at Wooden Nickel Antiques may come as a slight surprise since they're so unique. The shop specializes in antique saloon back bars – most of which are from the late 1800s to the early 1900s – that they restore, so if you're planning to upgrade your home entertainment area, you might check them out. You'll also be able to find plenty of fireplace mantles, architectural salvage items, stained glass, furniture, and much more as you browse through their ever-changing items. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Lentz and Company

339 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

Nestled in the heart of Clifton's Gaslight Business District, Lentz and Company prides itself in making its shop a fun treasure hunt where you're sure to find something you want to take home. If you're looking for furniture, kitchenware, bar accessories, art, or jewelry that's special, you'll be able to find it at this antique shop. Hours are 2-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 2-8 p.m. Friday, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, and 1-5 p.m., but when the weather's nice and people are out and about in the area, the shop stays open later.

Riverside Centre Antique Mall

3742 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226

Riverside Centre Antique Mall has been described as "a fun, funky 30,000-square-foot treasure trove" by Cincinnati Magazine, which contrasts it with musty old antique malls of the past. The shop sells furniture, salvaged architectural items, jewelry, and more and is a frequent destination for set designers for television shows and movies. The shop has earned a reputation for a family-like atmosphere and serves coffee and cookies to its customers on the weekends. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Sweet Lorain

7501 Lorain Rd., Cleveland, OH 44102

Sweet Lorain is celebrating its 29th year of helping Northeast Ohio residents find one-of-a-kind treasures. With over 8,000 square feet of merchandise to choose from, the shop truly has something for everyone. Find a vintage toy and relive your childhood, buy some travel-related mementos from Ohio, or spruce up your kitchen with some vintage canisters. Although the shop is packed with goodies, it's well organized into logical sections so you can find the areas you're most interested in. Hours are noon-5 p.m. Sunday and Monday and noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

Moonstruck CLE Vintage

11917 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106

Located in the historic Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland, Moonstruck CLE Vintage has a cozy, friendly atmosphere. The shop has a wide variety of vintage wares, including accessories, home décor, clothing, kitchen items, books, jewelry, and more. The search is half of the fun, but chances are good that you'll find something you love enough to buy and give a cherished spot in your home. Hours are 3-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday by appointment. 

Flower Child

11508 Clifton Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44102  

Stepping into Flower Child is like stepping into the past since items are displayed as they would have been when they were originally sold. You'll be able to browse in a living room that looks like it's been transported from the '50s and walk over to a plush bedroom from the '60s. The shop has an excellent mid-century collection of items, and the staff is happy to help you find some treasures. Hours are noon-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday; noon-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Picker's Paradise

What are some special treasures you've found at antique shops in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Northeast Ohio? 

March
3

Make Your March More Nutritious at These 8 Northeast Ohio Restaurants

Healthy Dining - Northeast Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

When New Year's comes around, most people recommit to living a healthier lifestyle. However, as the months go by, it gets a bit harder to stick to these resolutions. 

If you want to keep focusing on your nutrition, finding some healthy restaurants can really help! Luckily, there are many excellent choices in Northeast Ohio. Here are a few of our favorites. 

Town Hall 

1909 W. 25th St., Cleveland, OH 44113

If you believe that being healthy is all about balance, you'll love the vibe at Town Hall. They're committed to offering a menu that's fully non-GMO and mostly organic. Even better, the menu is created by an in-house nutritionist.

There's no shortage of healthy options on the menu, from vegan chili and bone broth to poke bowls and salads. You'll also find tasty items like Curry Chicken Noodle bowls, Food Truck Tacos, Keto Fried Chicken, Korean BBQ Flat Breads, and more! 

When you want something super healthy, you can grab an organic cold-pressed juice or organic smoothie. Need some balance in your life? Complement your healthy meal with a Cold-Brewed Nutella Milkshake, Skillet Cookie, or a cold beer.  

REBOL Urban Cafe

101 W. Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

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Named one of the healthiest fast-casual restaurants in the country, REBOL Urban Cafe offers a menu full of non-GMO, organic, vegan, gluten-free, keto, and paleo-friendly items. They also serve both dine-in and carry-out meals so you can "eat like you give a damn" while social distancing.

When you dine here, you can expect to find meals made of pasture-raised chicken, grass-fed meats, low-mercury seafood, and more. You'll also enjoy their breakfast sandwiches, pastries, bowls, broths, and non-toxic coffee. We love the "Build Your Own Bol" options since we can create so many different healthy and delicious combinations. 

pHuel Cafe

1350 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115

For delicious, healthy American cuisine, you can't go wrong with dining in or ordering takeout from pHuel Cafe. They insist on only using high-quality ingredients and serve delicious meals like a Portabella Sandwich, Ahi-Tuna Bowl with Quinoa, or a Kimchi Stir Fry. You'll also love their healthy drink options like Kale-Ade, Ginger Get Well, and Green Smoothies. 

Johnny Mango

3120 Bridge Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

When you're ready for a bit of excitement in your life, head over to Johnny Mango to try some of their healthy dishes made with a Mexican, Caribbean, and Asian flare. They offer a selection of meatless meals, most of which are gluten-free. This includes a delicious Fried Tofu, Miso Soup with Asian Greens and Soba Noodles, and killer Vegan Nachos. The menu also includes burritos, quesadillas, Pad Thai, a selection of salads, and more! You'll also love their brunch menu and juice bar. 

The Root Cafe

15118 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107

When you're looking for a substantial meal, we recommend visiting The Root Cafe. They're known for their large, filling entrees made with the freshest and highest-quality ingredients available. They make incredible hummus, an excellent Roasted Root Salad, and a Tempeh Reuben Sandwich that even carnivores will love!

If you're not into vegan fare, don't worry! They also have healthy stone oven pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, and breakfast foods.  

Munch: A Simple Kitchen

28500 Miles Rd. Suite J, Solon, OH 44139

One of the area's favorite vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants, Munch offers an incredible selection of healthy foods. They don't just serve veggie items, though. Take a look through their menu, and you'll see sandwiches made with off-the-bone turkey, salads with oven-roasted chicken breast, pastrami sandwiches, and more. 

While everything on the menu is good, we really love the falafel, tabbouleh, and the Israeli salad. For take-out, we suggest trying the Family Falafel Kit. They're just $15 per person, and you can order for 2 to 15 people. It's so much fun to take and make at home! 

Water Garden Cafe

7646 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102

Another delicious choice for vegetarian, vegan, and fresh organic meals, Water Garden Cafe offers a huge variety of healthy choices. Some of their most popular items include the Agave Soy Marinated Portobello, Spicy Cauliflower, and Impossible Burgers. They also offer non-vegan dishes, including salmon, club sandwiches, Chicken Paprikash, and a variety of breakfast items.

If you choose to dine in, you'll love the cafe's cozy atmosphere. They also offer take-out, so you can enjoy their tasty meals from the comfort of your home. 

Earth Bistro Cafe

11100 Clifton Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44102

Earth Bistro Cafe is known for its contemporary American cuisine with a Cuban flair. Their menu is packed with delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes and traditional cuisine -- all made with the freshest possible local ingredients. Some of our favorite dishes include the Pickle Fries, Marinated Tofu Wrap, and the Tequila-Lime Grilled Chicken Club.

You also won't want to miss their amazing breakfast every Sunday from 11 am until 3 pm. If you're craving a "cheat meal," this is the perfect place to get one! We recommend the Hot Chicken Fried Steak, Cheese and Sausage Sammy or the Ham, Egg, and Cheese Crepes.

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