Alesci’s embraces family traditions. If it’s not already apparent by the third generation of brothers who co-manage the deli and grocer, it shimmers to the surface in the stories of old regulars and those who remember Grandpa Frank Alesci. Starting with Frank, and now for more than 50 years, the Alesci family has curated a collection of imported products, providing immigrants with the sought-after goods from across the pond. Beyond that, it’s a place for fresh, crusty bread, pizza, a myriad of cheeses, and deli meats sliced by hand. Inside the 7,000-square-foot location, shelves are lined with everything from polenta to biscotti, olives to olive oil, and peppers who share space with their natural enemy: the tomato.
A Bedder Mattress Store's selection of Posturecraft V8 memory-foam mattresses cradles sleepers in hypoallergenic comfort. Made in Alabama, the Posturecraft mattress supports snoozers with plush memory foam resistant to bacteria and microbes. A stretch-knit cover enshrouds each mattress and an included five-year warranty protects purchasers in the event of defects or an owner's increased interest in hosting pillow-fighting championships.
Laurel Howes and her team of clothing and style experts help guests pick out gently used designer apparel for women of all sizes and styles. With brands such as Coach, BCBG, White House Black Market, Laurel curates a collection of upscale clothing and helps find pieces to suit any occasion. She invites guests to try on pieces in the large multi-mirrored dressing rooms.
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.