One of the East Coast's best-known Members-only wholesale retailers, BJ's serves more than six million Members in more than 200 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 BJ's well-rounded retail experience, but simplifying shopping isn't BJ's only goal; in 2012 alone, the company donated more than $2.2 million to charitable organizations.
Sheraton Furniture owners Larry and Lori Weisman are carrying on the tradition established by Larry's grandparents, who opened the store in 1961. With guidance from a team of passionate interior consultants, customers can carefully determine their furniture and flooring needs and receive expert advice about furniture placement, décor, and how to keep favorite easy chairs from following their owners to work. The store's four floors of housewares include name-brand items for every room and secret bat cave in the house, including dining and living-room sets and bedroom furniture. A selection of more than 3,000 special-order fabrics and leathers lets customers customize their purchases, while a loaner program provides temporary furniture until the plush new pieces arrive.
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.