Guidebook for Willoughby Hills

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Guidebook for Willoughby Hills

Food Scene

Anytime is the best time to go... Try the Calamari Fries and the Famous Little Devils. Yum! They have live music in the summer on the patio, and every Wednesday is open mic jam night.
Local Tavern Willoughby Hills
29007 Chardon Road
Anytime is the best time to go... Try the Calamari Fries and the Famous Little Devils. Yum! They have live music in the summer on the patio, and every Wednesday is open mic jam night.
The restaurant is called Local Sol. Wonderful atmosphere, stunning patio. Portugese-inspired food is excellent, although a bit pricey for the portion sizes. We love the mussels, and the grilled octopus. The tapas are very traditional, and small sizes, but soo tasty! Chef is the winner of Cleveland's Iron Chef competition.
38257 Glenn Ave
38257 Glenn Ave
The restaurant is called Local Sol. Wonderful atmosphere, stunning patio. Portugese-inspired food is excellent, although a bit pricey for the portion sizes. We love the mussels, and the grilled octopus. The tapas are very traditional, and small sizes, but soo tasty! Chef is the winner of Cleveland's Iron Chef competition.
There's no shortage of venues to see good music in Cleveland, but the only location bringing in world-renowned jazz artists on a regular basis is at the top of Cedar hill in Cleveland Heights. Nighttown's eclectic and unique schedule will show you something you won't see anywhere else in town. Not to mention, the food is fabulous!!
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Nighttown
12383 Cedar Road
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There's no shortage of venues to see good music in Cleveland, but the only location bringing in world-renowned jazz artists on a regular basis is at the top of Cedar hill in Cleveland Heights. Nighttown's eclectic and unique schedule will show you something you won't see anywhere else in town. Not to mention, the food is fabulous!!

Drinks & Nightlife

Great little bar, good food, friendly staff. The place is packed on the weekends, but so much fun. 17 beers on tap and about 75 microbrews.
1899 Pub
38228 Glenn Ave
Great little bar, good food, friendly staff. The place is packed on the weekends, but so much fun. 17 beers on tap and about 75 microbrews.
The Woodroom Martini and Wine Bar on Chardon Road might just be one of the best kept secrets in Willoughby Hills. The cozy, warm ambiance will put you at ease while you choose from an expansive wine list. Choose anyone of their appetizers that are served hot, prompt, and guaranteed to make your mouth water. Be sure to try the signature martinis that draw in thirsty visitors from miles around. We love this place! It is so wonderful to sit on the patio in the summer in front of the fireplace and have a few drinks with friends. There is also a new outdoor party room which is fabulous for small parties. They make a great Bellini and have a nice little appetizer menu. Try the bruschetta - yummy!
Wood Room Martini & Wine Bar
34100 Chardon Rd
The Woodroom Martini and Wine Bar on Chardon Road might just be one of the best kept secrets in Willoughby Hills. The cozy, warm ambiance will put you at ease while you choose from an expansive wine list. Choose anyone of their appetizers that are served hot, prompt, and guaranteed to make your mouth water. Be sure to try the signature martinis that draw in thirsty visitors from miles around. We love this place! It is so wonderful to sit on the patio in the summer in front of the fireplace and have a few drinks with friends. There is also a new outdoor party room which is fabulous for small parties. They make a great Bellini and have a nice little appetizer menu. Try the bruschetta - yummy!
The Flats East Bank is more than Cleveland’s best place to eat, drink, play and live. It’s flat out electric. Rising at the union of the Cuyahoga River and beautiful Lake Erie, the Flats East Bank is a lifestyle all its own, with cutting edge waterfront living and a combination of dining and entertainment options you won’t find anywhere else. Flat Out Fridays - live music every Friday along the River.
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The Flats
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The Flats East Bank is more than Cleveland’s best place to eat, drink, play and live. It’s flat out electric. Rising at the union of the Cuyahoga River and beautiful Lake Erie, the Flats East Bank is a lifestyle all its own, with cutting edge waterfront living and a combination of dining and entertainment options you won’t find anywhere else. Flat Out Fridays - live music every Friday along the River.

Parks & Nature

A point of historical interest is the remains of the gatehouse erected by Feargus B. Squire (1850-1932). Squire, vice-president of Standard Oil Company began assembling a country estate in the Chagrin Valley in the 1800s, gradually acquiring 525 acres. He built a gatehouse of stone quarried on the property, eight miles of gravel roads and a pond, but sold the property in 1922. Three years later it was purchased by the Cleveland Metropolitan Park Board as the heart of North Chagrin Reservation. Great hiking trails and a large grassy area perfect for picnics.
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Squire's Castle
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A point of historical interest is the remains of the gatehouse erected by Feargus B. Squire (1850-1932). Squire, vice-president of Standard Oil Company began assembling a country estate in the Chagrin Valley in the 1800s, gradually acquiring 525 acres. He built a gatehouse of stone quarried on the property, eight miles of gravel roads and a pond, but sold the property in 1922. Three years later it was purchased by the Cleveland Metropolitan Park Board as the heart of North Chagrin Reservation. Great hiking trails and a large grassy area perfect for picnics.
Pleasant Valley Park covers nearly 80 acres of land along the Chagrin River. A hot spot for fishing, it offers access to 2,000 feet of fishable stream with a scenic view of the densely forested area that surrounds it. Bald Eagles have claimed this area as a home providing a chance to catch a glimpse of America's majestic national symbol. Over half a mile of hikable trails offer a scenic escape from city life.
Pleasant Valley Park
38990 Pleasant Valley Rd
Pleasant Valley Park covers nearly 80 acres of land along the Chagrin River. A hot spot for fishing, it offers access to 2,000 feet of fishable stream with a scenic view of the densely forested area that surrounds it. Bald Eagles have claimed this area as a home providing a chance to catch a glimpse of America's majestic national symbol. Over half a mile of hikable trails offer a scenic escape from city life.
The Cleveland Botanical Garden, located in the University Circle neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States, was founded in 1930 as the Garden Center of Greater Cleveland. It was the first such organization in an American city. Originally housed in a converted boathouse on Wade Park Lagoon, the center served as a horticultural library, offering classes and workshops for gardeners and spearheading beautification projects in the community. In 1966, having outgrown its original home, the Garden Center moved to its present location in University Circle, the site of the old Cleveland Zoo. Remnants of the old bear pit still remain in the Ohio Woodland Garden. In 1994, the organization's Board of Trustees changed the name to Cleveland Botanical Garden to reflect a dramatically expanded mission and launched an ambitious capital campaign to develop a facility that would support the enhanced program agenda. The expanded and renovated building, designed by Graham Gund Architects of Cambridge, Massachusetts, opened to the public in July 2003. The centerpiece of the $50 million 2003 expansion is The Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse, an 18,000 square foot (1,700 m²) conservatory home to plant and animal life from two separate biomes, the spiny desert of Madagascar and the cloud forest of Costa Rica. They feature over 350 species of plants and 50 species of animals, including hundreds of butterflies. There are also 10 acres (40,000 m2) of gardens, including the award-winning Hershey Children's Garden (the first children's garden in Ohio), the Elizabeth and Nona Evans Restorative Garden, the David and Paula Swetland Topiary Garden, the Western Reserve Herb Society Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Sears-Swetland Rose Garden, the Ohio Woodland, the C.K. "Pat" Patrick Perennial Border, and the public Campsey-Stauffer Gateway Garden. The gardens were featured in a fifth-season episode of Supernatural, titled "Dark Side of the Moon".
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Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard
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The Cleveland Botanical Garden, located in the University Circle neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States, was founded in 1930 as the Garden Center of Greater Cleveland. It was the first such organization in an American city. Originally housed in a converted boathouse on Wade Park Lagoon, the center served as a horticultural library, offering classes and workshops for gardeners and spearheading beautification projects in the community. In 1966, having outgrown its original home, the Garden Center moved to its present location in University Circle, the site of the old Cleveland Zoo. Remnants of the old bear pit still remain in the Ohio Woodland Garden. In 1994, the organization's Board of Trustees changed the name to Cleveland Botanical Garden to reflect a dramatically expanded mission and launched an ambitious capital campaign to develop a facility that would support the enhanced program agenda. The expanded and renovated building, designed by Graham Gund Architects of Cambridge, Massachusetts, opened to the public in July 2003. The centerpiece of the $50 million 2003 expansion is The Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse, an 18,000 square foot (1,700 m²) conservatory home to plant and animal life from two separate biomes, the spiny desert of Madagascar and the cloud forest of Costa Rica. They feature over 350 species of plants and 50 species of animals, including hundreds of butterflies. There are also 10 acres (40,000 m2) of gardens, including the award-winning Hershey Children's Garden (the first children's garden in Ohio), the Elizabeth and Nona Evans Restorative Garden, the David and Paula Swetland Topiary Garden, the Western Reserve Herb Society Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Sears-Swetland Rose Garden, the Ohio Woodland, the C.K. "Pat" Patrick Perennial Border, and the public Campsey-Stauffer Gateway Garden. The gardens were featured in a fifth-season episode of Supernatural, titled "Dark Side of the Moon".

Shopping

This health conscious little town would not be complete without its year-round farmers market located right on the corner of Route 6 and I-91. Sun Plum Market offers a large selection of the finest organic produce. This open air farmers market also offers a great deli selection. Fresh baked goods, and a variety of specialty items make this a frequent stop for the locals.
Produce Place Market
2740 Som Center Road
This health conscious little town would not be complete without its year-round farmers market located right on the corner of Route 6 and I-91. Sun Plum Market offers a large selection of the finest organic produce. This open air farmers market also offers a great deli selection. Fresh baked goods, and a variety of specialty items make this a frequent stop for the locals.
With origins of the land dating back to 1840 the West Side Market is Cleveland’s oldest publicly owned market. Beginning as an open air marketplace on a tract of land donated by two Ohio City landowners, Josiah Barber and Richard Lord, at the corner of West 25th (Pearl) and Lorain it has undergone much growth and many improvements to arrive at its current form. The centerpiece of the market, the yellow brick markethouse with an interior concourse, was designed by the architects Benjamin Hubbel and W. Dominick Benes who also designed other famous buildings in Cleveland, such the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Wade Memorial Chapel in Lakeview Cemetery. The markethouse was dedicated and opened to the public in 1912. Its 137 foot clock tower has stood as a Cleveland landmark for over a century. The last major renovation of the West Side Market took place in 2004 when the arcade portion of the market was enclosed and heated and major interior and architectural renovations were completed in the main building. Today the market is home to over 100 vendors of great ethnic diversity. You can find not only fine meats and fresh vegetables, but also fresh seafood, baked goods, dairy and cheese products, and even fresh flowers. There are also booths that sell ready-to-eat foods, herbs, candy and nuts. Tourists from all over the world tour the market every year drawn by television programs produced by the Travel Channel and Food Network featuring segments on the West Side Market. Last year it is estimated that over a million people visited the market. Whether as a day-tour destination or a weekly shopping experience, the West Side Market continues to be an interesting and historical Cleveland tradition.
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West Side Market
1979 West 25th Street
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With origins of the land dating back to 1840 the West Side Market is Cleveland’s oldest publicly owned market. Beginning as an open air marketplace on a tract of land donated by two Ohio City landowners, Josiah Barber and Richard Lord, at the corner of West 25th (Pearl) and Lorain it has undergone much growth and many improvements to arrive at its current form. The centerpiece of the market, the yellow brick markethouse with an interior concourse, was designed by the architects Benjamin Hubbel and W. Dominick Benes who also designed other famous buildings in Cleveland, such the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Wade Memorial Chapel in Lakeview Cemetery. The markethouse was dedicated and opened to the public in 1912. Its 137 foot clock tower has stood as a Cleveland landmark for over a century. The last major renovation of the West Side Market took place in 2004 when the arcade portion of the market was enclosed and heated and major interior and architectural renovations were completed in the main building. Today the market is home to over 100 vendors of great ethnic diversity. You can find not only fine meats and fresh vegetables, but also fresh seafood, baked goods, dairy and cheese products, and even fresh flowers. There are also booths that sell ready-to-eat foods, herbs, candy and nuts. Tourists from all over the world tour the market every year drawn by television programs produced by the Travel Channel and Food Network featuring segments on the West Side Market. Last year it is estimated that over a million people visited the market. Whether as a day-tour destination or a weekly shopping experience, the West Side Market continues to be an interesting and historical Cleveland tradition.

Essentials

The store prides itself on its one-stop shopping and the variety of products it provides, and it says it all in their slogan 'We Save You the Runaround'. They have EVERYTHING. Toys, food, beer, cards, live bait, makeup and the list goes on and on. If you need something - anything - there is a good chance Drug Mart will have it.
Discount Drug Mart
765 Alpha Dr
The store prides itself on its one-stop shopping and the variety of products it provides, and it says it all in their slogan 'We Save You the Runaround'. They have EVERYTHING. Toys, food, beer, cards, live bait, makeup and the list goes on and on. If you need something - anything - there is a good chance Drug Mart will have it.

Arts & Culture

Accommodating 262 audience members in comfortable cushioned seats, the Main Stage at CVLT is the primary venue for most of the theatre's productions and special events. The space has enjoyed an honorable history, featuring hundreds of productions. Notable actors: Tim Conway, Howard Da Silva. Production schedule: THE ADDAMS FAMILY (July 22 - Aug. 20, 2016) Charles Addam's familiar family of macabre and hilarious characters come to life with wonderful music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.
Chagrin Valley Little Theatre
40 River Street
Accommodating 262 audience members in comfortable cushioned seats, the Main Stage at CVLT is the primary venue for most of the theatre's productions and special events. The space has enjoyed an honorable history, featuring hundreds of productions. Notable actors: Tim Conway, Howard Da Silva. Production schedule: THE ADDAMS FAMILY (July 22 - Aug. 20, 2016) Charles Addam's familiar family of macabre and hilarious characters come to life with wonderful music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.
Playhouse Square is the country’s largest performing arts center outside of New York. This summer, "Steel Magnolias" is scheduled for the week of the RNC, in the historic Allen Theatre.
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Playhouse Square
1501 Euclid Avenue
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Playhouse Square is the country’s largest performing arts center outside of New York. This summer, "Steel Magnolias" is scheduled for the week of the RNC, in the historic Allen Theatre.

Sightseeing

A Christmas Story House is a museum in Cleveland, Ohio's Tremont neighborhood. The 19th-century Victorian, which was used in the exterior scenes of Ralphie Parker's house in the 1983 film A Christmas Story, was purchased by a private developer in 2004 and has been restored and renovated to appear as it did both inside and outside in the film. The museum is open to the public year round.
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A Christmas Story House
3159 West 11th Street
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A Christmas Story House is a museum in Cleveland, Ohio's Tremont neighborhood. The 19th-century Victorian, which was used in the exterior scenes of Ralphie Parker's house in the 1983 film A Christmas Story, was purchased by a private developer in 2004 and has been restored and renovated to appear as it did both inside and outside in the film. The museum is open to the public year round.
Known locally as "Cleveland's Outdoor Museum," Lake View Cemetery is home to the James A. Garfield Memorial, Wade Memorial Chapel, which features an interior designed by Louis Tiffany, as well as an 80,000,000-US-gallon capacity concrete-filled dam. The James A. Garfield Memorial is the most prominent point of interest at Lake View Cemetery. The ornate interior features a large marble statue, stained glass, bas relief, and various historical relics from Garfield's life and presidency. The monument also serves as a scenic observation deck and picnic area. President and Mrs. Garfield are entombed in the lower level crypt, their coffins placed side by side and visible to cemetery visitors. Another prominent structure in the cemetery is the Wade Chapel. A small but magnificent chapel with Tiffany windows and elaborate Biblically-inspired mosaics on the walls, the edifice is still used for small weddings and located north and down the hill from the Garfield monument. Behind the chapel is a large pond. A smaller and very well-known memorial, the Angel of Death Victorious at the gravesite of the Haserot family, was created by sculptor Herman Matzen. Other prominent people interred there: John D. Rockefeller, Eliot Ness
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Lake View Cemetery
12316 Euclid Avenue
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Known locally as "Cleveland's Outdoor Museum," Lake View Cemetery is home to the James A. Garfield Memorial, Wade Memorial Chapel, which features an interior designed by Louis Tiffany, as well as an 80,000,000-US-gallon capacity concrete-filled dam. The James A. Garfield Memorial is the most prominent point of interest at Lake View Cemetery. The ornate interior features a large marble statue, stained glass, bas relief, and various historical relics from Garfield's life and presidency. The monument also serves as a scenic observation deck and picnic area. President and Mrs. Garfield are entombed in the lower level crypt, their coffins placed side by side and visible to cemetery visitors. Another prominent structure in the cemetery is the Wade Chapel. A small but magnificent chapel with Tiffany windows and elaborate Biblically-inspired mosaics on the walls, the edifice is still used for small weddings and located north and down the hill from the Garfield monument. Behind the chapel is a large pond. A smaller and very well-known memorial, the Angel of Death Victorious at the gravesite of the Haserot family, was created by sculptor Herman Matzen. Other prominent people interred there: John D. Rockefeller, Eliot Ness