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.
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.
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.
The Equestrian Center at Andrews Osborne Academy’s staff of accomplished equestrians imbue participants of all skill sets with a foundation of riding techniques and overall horsemanship. Before beginning the half-hour lesson, which ingrains riders with English Hunter/Jumper discipline, each pupil selects a mare from a string of trustworthy and trained horses based on its size and ACT scores. Two 100’x200’ indoor arenas, a 300’x300’ outdoor arena, and a plethora of scenic campus trails host sessions depending on each apprentice’s preference. After dismounting from saddles, students can recline in Andrew Osborne Academy’s two-story heated and air-conditioned viewing lounge, which permits glimpses of stallions galloping in the indoor arena or a view short-lived horse Jenga tournaments in the main barn.
Like many minor-league baseball teams, the Captains didn't start out with their current name or even in their current state. The Columbus Indians (from Columbus, Georgia) were founded in 1991, and a year later, they became the RedStixx. It wasn't until 2003 that the franchise moved to Eastlake, Ohio, where they adopted the Captains moniker and caught their first bluegill. That same year, the newly established Captains treated Eastlake fans to a 97-win season and a trip to the South Atlantic League championship.
It was also in 2003 that the gates opened to Classic Park. The 6,150-seat facility features a grassy berm above its outfield walls and mixes nostalgic charm with modern features. Over the years, Classic Park has hosted many future big leaguers and many classic moments, including the Captains' first-ever championship season in 2010—the team's inaugural year as part of the Midwest League.
With three locations dotting the map, Michelle Cleaners keeps Clevelanders' clothes spotless with thorough dry cleaning complemented by attentive customer service. Customers haul in hampers full of sport shirts, skirts, and sweaters, whereupon the dry-cleaning experts set to work with Sanitone products to shoo away spots and unveil brighter colors and softer textures. The shop also offers an array of non-dry-cleaning services, such as alterations and wedding-gown preservation.