CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Gordon Square area of Cleveland's Detroit Shoreway neighborhood is bustling with retail activity both traditional and bizarre.
Two special weekend events are planned to highlight the retail shopping opportunities on the city's near west side on Dec. 8 and 9.
On both Saturday and Sunday the annual Bazaar Bizarre holiday show will take place at the 78th Street Studios complex. Bazaar Bizarre is billed as the area's largest art, craft and gift extravaganza - featuring unique, handmade and repurposed items.
NewsChannel5 visited the show Saturday morning and found hundreds of customers perusing the merchandise offered by dozens of crafts people. Bazaar Bizarre estimates more than 4,000 shoppers attended the event last year.
The show takes place in the large exhibit hall at 1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland OH, 44102. Hours are, Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Another special Detroit Shoreway retail opportunity is being held nearby and simultaneously on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
"Wrapped in Tradition" is a holiday event taking place in the Gordon Square Arts District near the intersection of Detroit Avenue and West 65th Street.
Wrapped in Tradition features shopping, entertainment and dining options at more than 40 locations in the area. In addition, numerous special holiday attractions are scheduled including: horse drawn carriage rides, live music and theater productions, an ice sculpture competition, and an appearance by Mr. Jingeling.
According to the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, Lolly the Trolley will be circling throughout the district - providing free shuttle transportation to those attending the events.
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