Growing on E. 200th Street

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There’s more growing on E. 200th Street than just day lilies.  New businesses have been sprouting up just in time to join us in celebrating the East 200th Street Stroll’s fifth birthday on Saturday, June 4 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Starting at the south end by Kildeer Street is Quality Used Furniture (822) owned by Ron Payne.  Look in the future for a new name change but look now at Ron’s great selection of clean, used furniture.  Park and enter in the rear parking lot formally occupied by the laundromat.

Funky Thrift & Stuff (756) is a great place to purchase brand name clothing (as well as movies, jewelry and more) without the brand name prices and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm.  Megan, Amparo, and Phil are there to assist.

Diverse Hair Studio and Visionary Financial Services (714) are two businesses owned by Randy Evans.  Another E. 200th Street business owner, Stan Abston of SBA Electrical (and Abston’s Place Family Restaurant) made the introduction while providing some electrical services to this newly remodeled site.

Open by appointment only, Gown Chic (699) is an exclusive special occasion boutique for purchasing or renting fashionable designer gowns at reasonable prices.  Althea Jones, founder, strives to make every customer’s visit special.

A beautiful garden is what you will find inside The Way is…Day Spa located at 625 E. 200th St. I found Annie, former owner of Johnston’s Drug Store, in the site of the new spa, in a styling chair on a recent visit.  Dorothy, the spa’s owner, has many services available to transform your mind, body, and spirit.

You’ll find Marcy’s Buy, Sell and Trade Clothing Shop (423) between Euclid Dairy Queen and Pizza Pan Pizza.  A busy mom, Marcy’s hours are sporadic but for the persistent shopper, your fashion budget will appreciate your patience.

After relocating from Randall Park Mall, we are fortunate to have Nakeli’s African Village and Cultural Closet (419) on E. 200th Street.  Furnace problems in her building have forced Enid to be away from her shop this winter but expect to see her on a regular basis soon.  Especially impressive are the colorful fabrics that she uses on site to create beautiful garments.

Kiddie City Child Care Community’s (395) expansion into the former sites of Sam’s Barber Shop and the Epitome Beauty Salon has increased the enrollment capacity for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years at this award winning site.  Jennifer Boger, the executive director, and the staff of 23 full and part time teachers provide quality care and education Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm at the corner of Wilmore and E. 200th Street.  Two new signs, awarded through a Project Access Cleveland Foundation grant, now point the way to their location of five years.

Jason’s Iconz Barber Shop (321) shares parking with Always Beautiful Salon and the Tradewinds at the corner of Ball Avenue.  Busy the day visited, they have a great barbershop atmosphere for the whole family.

Count on Josh and his employees to continue a great tradition and a great service to Euclid.  Josh’s Family Meats (20068 Lake Shore Blvd.) is located in the former Ross’ Meats.  Although not technically on E. 200th Street, that section of businesses on Lake Shore Boulevard (along with Our Lady of the Lake Church) greatly adds to the variety of businesses in our neighborhood.

Don’t wait until the Saturday after Memorial Day to visit the great businesses on E. 200th Street.  We encourage all E. 200th Street and neighboring businesses to shine but especially during the E. 200th Street Stroll on Saturday, June 4 from 10 am to 2 pm.  Most of all, we need our friends and neighbors to join us on that day.  Need information on the E. 200th Street Stroll?  Contact Sherrie at Kiddie City 216-481-9044 or [email protected]

Zagorc, Sherrie “Growing on E. 200th Street.” Euclid Observer. N.p., 13 April 2011. Web. 26 Feb. 2015. <http://euclidobserver.com>.