7 retailers open temporary locations in Cleveland's historic Arcade for RNC

Posted at 2:04 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 14:04:16-04

Seven retailers are temporarily setting up shop inside Cleveland's historic Arcade just in time for the Republican National Convention, the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee announced Wednesday.

“The continuous addition of retail options both inside the Historic Euclid Arcade as well as throughout Downtown Cleveland is an important element of enhancing the visitor experience,” said David Gilbert, president and CEO, Cleveland 2016 Host Committee. “While helping to fuel our local economy, these businesses will provide our convention visitors greater accessibility to a host of amenities that will make their stay more convenient and their impression of our city more favorable.” 

“I am so excited to have an opportunity to bring my business to my hometown," said actress Monica Potter, whose retail store Monica Potter Home is set up downtown. "The idea for MPH was born in Cleveland and nurtured by my brilliant dad, a master inventor. Having a store downtown is truly a homecoming."

The temporary stores include: 

J3 Clothing Company

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday/Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Cleveland in a Box

Hours of Operation: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. with extended hours during the week of the convention


Hours of Operation: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

216 Gallery

Hours of Operation: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Hidden Closet

Hours of Operation: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Powder Room
Hours of Operation: Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Available by appointment

Monica Potter Home
Hours of Operation: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

New permanent retail locations in the Arcade include:

  • Rising Star Coffee, now open
  • Rose’s Braai, opening soon
  • Pizza 216, now open
  • Daydreams & Tea, now open
  • Boney Fingers BBQ, opening soon