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Longtime CLE retail store owner launches group of local retail stores to help inspire local spending

Posted at 8:03 AM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 08:04:11-04

CLEVELAND — The holidays are right around the corner and thanks to a newly formed group you can begin marking off your gift list, saving money and supporting local businesses all at the same time.

Cleveland Shops is an organization of local businesses and retail shops founded by Gordon Geiger, the owner of Geiger's. Already more than 40 shops are apart of the group.

"We have seen the change in how people consume things, in how people buy things," Geiger said. "We're trying to make sure people think locally and shop locally."

From clothing to jewelry, to toys there's a specialty shop among the group for anyone.

To encourage those in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio to shop locally this holiday season, Cleveland Shops is offering discounted gift cards.

Starting today, you can get 30% off $100 and $50 gift cards. To score the deal, you need to sign up for the e-newsletter from Cleveland Shops. If you'd like to opt-out of signing up, you can purchase a gift card Oct. 23 when they're available for everyone. However, the retail shops are only offering a limited number of discounted gift cards.

Geiger said Cleveland Shops was created to not only inspire shopping local but to remind consumers that by shopping local they're boosting the local economy.

"We're here. We need your support. We want your support. You don’t really want to take our types of businesses for granted," he said. "For those who believe that this message needs to be carried through will support. We think it's a great concept."

Click here to go to the Cleveland Shops website for the discounted gift cards.