One of the East Coast's best-known members-only wholesale retailers, BJ's Inc. serves more than six million members in 201 clubs as far west as Ohio. Within these sprawling locations, BJ's helps provide more selections to savvy shoppers looking to knock out most of their errands in a single stop. In the same visit, members can stock up on economy-sized groceries—including USDA choice meats, farm-fresh produce, and everyday essentials—grab name-brand electronics, and even plan a vacation through BJ's Travel. Each service makes up a single part of the club's well-rounded retail experience, but simplifying shopping isn't BJ's only goal; in 2012 alone, the company donated more than $3.2 million to charitable organizations.
Sheraton Furniture’s showroom—filled with contemporary, name-brand furnishings and more than 3,000 special-order fabrics—helps outfit homes with accouterments for sitting, laying, and sprawling out. Prepare a living room for social gatherings or make a damp crawlspace appear more inviting with a cushy sofa ($599+) and a choice of 100 comfortable recliners ($399+). Five-piece wooden dining-room sets ($999+) create sturdy platforms for hearty family meals, and a collection of lamps ($99+) ensures that no one eats in the dark.
Willoughby native Susan Steele stocks Bella Me Bella You with an eclectic cornucopia of accessories for all ages. Shelves garnished with a myriad of sparkling frills line the shop's walls, and tables and racks supporting florid displays pepper the floors, providing browse-worthy convenience and an environment not conducive to bowling tournaments. Wrap extremities in glossy bracelets ($14.99+) and necklaces ($19.99+), or banish an incriminating driver's license photo to a secretive existence inside a stylish wallet ($10.99). Think tanks in need of fashionable furtherance receive sturdy reinforcement with headbands ($3.99) and scarves ($4.99), and blink-concealing sunglasses ($4.99) up the stakes of staring contests.
The family behind Schultz Upholstery has been covering chairs and couches with fresh fabric since 1938. These artisans strive to preserve antiques and heirlooms that last longer than today's furniture. At the beginning of the process, they help clients choose their new upholstery from a selection of more than 5,000 fabrics. Then they set to work by granting new skins to pieces ranging from vintage and modern furniture to careworn car seats.
The berber-busting detectives at Orion will carefully comb over your carpet for trouble spots, collaborating with you to formulate a blanketing game plan. Your Groupon is for the basic cleaning package, meaning that you will have to move furniture yourself in preparation for the cleaning. Then you can relax and leave the rest to the professionals, who will vacuum, precondition, and use hydrated heat to extract unwanted spots faster than a cheetah changing coats. After a detailed grooming, your textile lawn is fanned by industrial-strength dryers: average dry time is less than three hours.
Brilliant pianist and songwriter Jim Brickman has earned six gold- and platinum-selling albums, charted 28 adult radio hits, and lassoed two Grammy nominations. Joining him in a night of exceptional music, topped off with a fireworks spectacular (10 p.m.), are Michael Cavanaugh (star of Broadway hit, Movin' Out), Collin Raye, Anne Cochran, Ty Herndon, Jeff Timmons (of 98 Degrees), emcee of the night Robin Meade, and many other great artists. Tickets are valid for stadium seating (not field) in Classic Park's baseball stadium.